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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NYC Schools Return to Remote-Only

November 19, 2020

New York City is closing down its public school buildings starting on Thursday November 19th after the city's 7-day average reached the 3% positive testing rate threshold. All students will transition to remote learning.

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that schools are being closed out of "an abundance of caution."

All families and students can continue to go to any school building between 9 a.m. and noon to pick up three free grab and go meals.

New 10 p.m. Curfews for Restaurants and Bars

November 13, 2020

The governor announced the new measures Wednesday November 11th that will take take effect Friday November 13th  At that point, any establishment licensed by the State Liquor Authority, including bars, restaurants and bowling alleys, must close dining areas at 10 p.m.; they can do curbside food-only pickup afterward. Gyms must also close at 10 p.m.

Small social gatherings at private homes are will be capped at 10, similar to the restriction Gov. Ned Lamont recently put in place in Connecticut.

New COVID-19 Travel Advisory and Requirements in NY State

November 3, 2020

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new guidelines allowing travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York are exempt from the travel advisory; however covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form.

Essential workers will continue to be exempt as well. The guidance also applies to international travelers coming from any CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Health Notice country. The new protocol is effective Wednesday, November 4.

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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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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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