NYC & Indian Country COVID-19 Resources
NYC COVID-19 City-wide information portal
Find the resources across NYC City agencies for New Yorkers, Businesses, and Non-Profits.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
To find a testing site near you, enter your address below, or text "COVID TEST" to 855-48.
DOHMH has created a Vaccine web page to keep New Yorkers up to date.
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to certain groups in NYC. The following groups have recently become eligible:
People ages 65 and older;
Teachers, school staff, in-person college instructors and childcare workers;
Public transit workers;
Public-facing grocery store workers;
People working and living in group homeless shelters and other group settings.
Learn which groups are currently eligible for the vaccine, and which may be eligible next.
The data reflects the most recent information collected about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC. It is updated daily.
General Information on COVID-19
There is increasing transmission of COVID-19 in New York City and widespread transmission across the United States and in many other countries.
New COVID-19 Variant
What we know - Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants emerge and persist. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic.
What we do not know - Scientists are working to learn more about these variants, and more studies are needed to understand:
How widely these new variants have spread
How the new variants differ
How the disease caused by these new variants differs from the disease caused by other variants that are currently circulating
What it means- Public health officials are studying these variants quickly to learn more to control their spread. They want to understand whether the variants:
Spread more easily from person to person
Cause milder or more severe disease in people
Are detected by currently available viral tests
Respond to medicines currently being used to treat people for COVID-19
Change the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. There is no evidence that this is occurring, and most experts believe this is unlikely to occur because of the nature of the immune response to the virus.
Test and Trace Corps
The NYC Test & Trace Corps is a public health initiative to fight the threat of COVID-19.
Test – Get a COVID-19 Test and an Antibody test to know if you have been exposed to the virus. – The tests are FREE, confidential and safe. More than 200 testing sites now open. Learn more.
Trace – Answer the call of the Contact Tracers – they provide support to New Yorkers who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts.
Take Care – Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones – Safely isolate in a free, comfortable and convenient hotel room or at home.
Learn more. Learn more.
Seasonal Flu (Influenza)
As the flu and COVID-19 will likely circulate at the same time this season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever.
COVID-19 Community Conversations:
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is providing a free 60-minute virtual presentation entitled COVID-19 Community Conversations: Mental Health, Equity & Resilience. The COVID-19 Community Conversation presentation covers topics including grief, trauma, coping, resilience and mental health tips.
Economic Impact Payments
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, eligible individuals and families will receive a second round of Economic Impact Payments (stimulus payments) by direct deposit or mail. The second payments are up to $600 for single filers and $1,200 for married couples filing jointly plus an additional $600 for each dependent child under age 17.
No action is required by most eligible recipients. You can check your stimulus payment status via IRS at irs.gov/eip
If you did not receive a first or second stimulus payment and think you may be eligible, or did not receive the full payment amount, you may be eligible to obtain a stimulus payment by claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your 2020 federal tax return. You can learn about NYC Free Tax Prep services to file your taxes and receive a stimulus payment(s) for free.
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COVID Rent Relief Extension Program
New application period will be open Friday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.
Previous Applicants for COVID Rent Relief will not have to reapply to be reconsidered. HCR will re-evaluate all applications that were denied according to the new criteria and issue revised determination letters to applicants.
Application, Documents & Information
Related Documents & Information
For application assistance, please see the 'Contact Us & Application Assistance' section below.
Open Enrollment Period Extended Through March 31, 2021
As part of New York's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Open Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers will be extended through March 31, 2021. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health, New York's Official Health Plan Marketplace, or directly through insurers.
Individuals who are eligible for other NY State of Health programs - Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus - can enroll year-round. As always, New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health online at nystateofhealth.ny.gov, by phone at 1-855-355-5777, and by connecting with a free enrollment assister.
NYC Health Post-COVID Clinics:
Post-COVID care clinics bring together multidisciplinary teams (including pulmonology, cardiology, rehabilitation, neurology and mental health) to provide a comprehensive treatment approach.
NYC Department of Education:
School Year 2020-2021 Calendar:
- Schools across the City are currently open for in-person and remote learning. Decisions regarding individual school buildings closures will be made in accordance with our COVID-19 protocols and with New York State guidance on restrictions in designated COVID-19 Zones. You can see if your school is currently in a State-designated Orange in Red Zone using the City’s COVID-19 Zone Finder .
- Daily COVID Case Map- this Map shows all known cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 6:00 PM.
- Want all-remote learning for your student ? Let us know by completing the Learning Preference survey
- See the Messages to Families Announcements page for the latest news from the Department of Education
- Free Meals for Students, Families, and Community Member, for more information visit: schools.nyc.gov/freemeals.
Emergency Food Assistance Program - NYC.GOV/GETFOOD
Become an Emergency Food Provider -
NYC Health + Hospitals:
As part of the largest municipal health care system in the world, NYC Health + Hospitals’ public hospitals and neighborhood health centers offer a wide variety of excellent mental health services to foster recovery from mental illness of all kinds. We help patients rediscover their strengths and abilities, as well as overcoming the stigma of mental illness. Click to learn more.
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL If you are thinking about suicide, or know someone who is, counselors are available to listen to and support you 24/7. Contact NYC Well by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting at nyc.gov/nycwell. If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of hurting themselves, or in immediate danger because of a health condition or other situation, call 911.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Hours: Available 24 hours.
Languages: English, Spanish.
Domestic Violence Support:
NYC 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE
NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP):
File your taxes in-person or online with NYC Free Tax Prep if you earned $68,000 or less in 2020. See filing options below. Additional sites will open in January.
The deadline to file 2020 tax returns is April 15, 2021.
Workplace Laws: NYC workplace laws are still in effect. There have been new amendments to the NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law that will take effect in 2 Phases.
Returning to Work During COVID-19:
Important Information for Domestic Workers and Their Employers. Click here for more information.
Learn more about important guidelines and resources available to workers under Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the reopening: www.nyc.gov/workers
City Agency Service Update:
See more about: Agency Suspensions and Reductions