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 10, 2020

LINKS TO THE COVID-19 WEBPAGES OF STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES:

VIDEO RESOURCES

COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES (FOR YOUNG CHILDREN)

WASH YOUR HANDS! (FOR KIDS)

WASH YOUR HANDS (FOR OLDER KIDS AND ADULTS)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/schoolhealth/schoolhealthservices/coronavirus.html

CDC Information

Stop the Spread of Germs What the Public Should Do

What is the Stigma and What Causes it?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fstigma-faq.html

CDC's dedicated 2019-nCoV website
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html

Prevention: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#prevention

Prevention, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

New York State Department of Health

NYSDOH Coronavirus Summary
NYSDOH Contact List by County

NYSDOH's dedicated 2019-nCoV website 

https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

NYSDOH directory of local health departments
https://www.health.ny.gov/contact/contact_information/

New York State Center for School Health website
https://www.schoolhealthny.com/

How to Talk to Your Children about Coronavirus

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Coronavirus Hotline

1-888-364-3065