Resources & information for New Yorkers about the novel coronavirus


There is a constant stream of new information about how the coronavirus is impacting our lives, and it can be hard to keep up. Our goal is to provide information, helpful resources, and positive news to help New Yorkers deal during this challenging time.

important updates

As of Monday, July 20th ALL New York State regions including New York City are in Phase 4 of reopening.

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latest news

Cuomo Expands Absentee Voting Laws in NY + Adds NYC Portal

August 20, 2020

Citing concerns over COVID-19, Governor Cuomo is expanding absentee balloting for the November election.

This law allows a voter to get an absentee ballot due to risk or fear of illness including COVID-19 and ensures all absentee ballots postmarked on or before Election Day or received without a postmark on the day after the election will be counted.

An online portal is now live for NYC residents who wish to request their ballots for the November 3rd election.

39 Days Left to Complete 2020 Census

August 22, 2020

The 2020 Census is critical to the future of New York City. If we don’t complete the census, New York City will lose billions of dollars distributed by the federal government every year for schools, hospitals, health clinics, affordable housing, public transit, and much more. The census is easy, safe, and confidential. It can be completed online or by phone, and is just 10 simple questions that can be answered in under 10 minutes. By law, your responses are completely confidential and cannot be shared with anyone. All you need is your address - no special code required.

New COVID-19 Travel Advisory and Requirements in NY State

July 14, 2020

People coming to New York from high-infection areas will have to complete a traveler health form, or face a summons and fines of up to $2,000.

If you have traveled from within one of the designated 35 states with significant community spread, you must quarantine when you enter New York for 14 days from the last travel within that state. The requirements of the travel advisory do not apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited duration (i.e., less than 24 hours) through the course of travel.

help the nyc community

NYC in Need of Supplies

Governor Cuomo is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that aren't essential or currently being unused. Call or e-mail

Blood Donors Needed

If you are healthy and able, NYC is in desperate need of blood and platelet donors.

Volunteers Needed at the Isaacs Center

For those looking to volunteer on the Upper East Side, the Isaacs Center is seeking people to help distribute meals to seniors.

Find Neighbors in Need of Assistance

Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor has introduced two new features, Help Maps and Groups, to give people a way to better support those nearby. 

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About us

This site is a collection of resources made for New Yorkers seeking information during the COVID-19 pandemic.


This site is run by volunteers and is not affiliated with any local, state, or federal government agency. This site does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on this site. 

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