COVID-19 INFO NYC
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.
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.
help the nyc community
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.