LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 AT 12:31 PM
What You Need to Know
Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
Based on each region's infection rate, schools across New York State are permitted to open this fall but each school district must have a testing and tracing plan and will decide if an in-person v. hybrid model works best for them while following strict Department of Health Guidance.
Indoor dining in New York City will be allowed to reopen starting September 30 with a 25 percent occupancy but will be subject to strict safety protocols.
New York City restaurant patrons who observe violations can report issues by calling 833-208-4160, or by texting 'VIOLATION' to 855-904-5036.
To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through December 31, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
INFORMATION AND UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
March 6, 2020 Letter to Families - Spanish
March 10, 2020
LINKS TO THE COVID-19 WEBPAGES OF STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES:
COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES (FOR YOUNG CHILDREN)
WASH YOUR HANDS! (FOR KIDS)
WASH YOUR HANDS (FOR OLDER KIDS AND ADULTS)
NYSED has added a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 updates and information (Please see link below). This is a one stop shop for all guidance that the Department of Ed. has issued.
What is the Stigma and What Causes it?
CDC's dedicated 2019-nCoV website
Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Prevention: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Prevention, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
New York State Department of Health
NYSDOH's dedicated 2019-nCoV website
NYSDOH directory of local health departments
New York State Center for School Health website
How to Talk to Your Children about Coronavirus