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.

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NY State Restaurants Can Open to 75% Capacity March 19th

March 7, 2021

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday March 7th that he will allow eateries outside of NYC to operate indoors at 75% capacity starting March 19th.


Restaurants in the five boroughs must keep capacity at 35% for the time being.

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

March 6, 2021

The new package includes $1,400 direct payments, an extension of supplemental unemployment benefits, and an increase to the child tax credit.

Individuals earning up to $75,000 and couples earning up to $150,000 would receive the full direct payments of $1,400 per person. Federal unemployment benefits would be extended through Sept. 6 at the current rate of $300 per week, and the first $10,200 of those benefits would be tax-free for households that earn $150,000 or less.

The House will vote on this bill on Tuesday the 9th.

New Pop-Up Vaccination Sites Opening

March 4, 2021

Twelve community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online this week at public housing developments, churches, community centers, schools and fire stations. These sites are expected to vaccinate more than 4,000 people throughout the week.

Find all 12 locations by clicking on the picture or this box.

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Vaccine For All Corps is Hiring

No health care experience is necessary for roles in vaccine site management, operations, and client services; the Corps is also hiring for clinical roles.

COVID Vaccine Administrators Needed

Ryan Health is looking for qualified licensed medical providers to volunteer to administer the COVID vaccine at centers across Manhattan. Email to volunteer.

Blood Donors Needed

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

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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