COVID-19 continues to spread in New York City (NYC) with concerning increases in community transmission in certain neighborhoods. New York State (NYS)’s cluster action initiative requires restrictions in zones identified by the State as having increased transmission. Zones can be red, orange or yellow, with each color having different restrictions. To find your zone, visit nyc.gov/covidzone
You should get tested now if you have symptoms – regardless of age, chronic conditions or occupation – and then stay home.
Why should you get tested?
You'll know if you had COVID-19.
You'll help develop research for vaccines and other ways to fight the virus.
Where can I get tested?
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Woodside
50-53 Newtown Road
Woodside, NY 11377
M-F: 9 am - 3:30 pm
How long do results take?
Results take about 24 hours for antibody testing at NYC Health + Hospitals and the Gotham Community Health Center sites.
Do I need insurance?
No, antibody testing is FREE at NYC Health + Hospitals acute care facilities and the Gotham Community Health Center sites.
All your information is confidential.
Wash Your Hands Often
Avoid Close Contact
Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
Clean and Disinfect
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Monitor Your Health
Daily Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet. Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
People that have no symptoms can still spread COVID-19.
A face covering or mask can help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
A state order requires everyone to wear a face covering when outside their home if unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
It is strongly recommend wearing a face covering as much as possible when you are with other people in an indoor setting that is not your home, even if 6 feet of distance can be maintained.
Cloth face covering: Wash once a day by hand or machine using detergent. Wear only when dry.
Paper face covering: Reusable until it becomes damaged, dirty, or wet.
New York City will continue distributing face coverings in parks, DOE Grab & Go meal sites, NYCHA buildings, some Mitchell-Lama buildings, grocery stores, and during social distancing enforcement.
Take care of your mental health
You may experience increased stress during this pandemic. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions.
An infectious illness outbreak such as this one can be stressful to you, your loved ones, and your friends. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, and afraid, or to experience other symptoms of distress, such as trouble sleeping. To reduce your stress and to manage the situation more resiliently, try to remain positive, remind yourself of your strengths, connect with friends and loved ones and use healthy coping skills. NYC Well's website offers a number of well-being and emotional support applications (apps) that can help you cope.
If your symptoms of stress become overwhelming, reach out for support and help. You can contact NYC Well, a confidential 24/7 helpline, staffed by trained counselors. They can provide brief counseling and referrals to care in over 200 languages.
Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355)
Text "WELL" to 65173
Chat at NYC.gov/nycwell
Connect with a counselor.
Find support for domestic violence survivors.
Get tips and information about coping and emotional well-being
New York State is partnering with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, to offer free meditation and mindfulness content for all New Yorkers as a mental health resource for residents coping with the unprecedented public health crisis. New Yorkers can access a collection of science-backed, evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home mindful workouts, sleep and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety at www.headspace.com/ny.
Call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
Get Help Immediately
If you experience significant changes in your energy level, eating patterns, or sleeping patterns, difficulty concentrating on normal tasks, prolonged and overwhelming worry and hopelessness, or thoughts of self-injury or suicide, seek immediate help at the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1- 800-273-TALK (8255), text Got5 to 741741. 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chat
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453
To sign up for SNAP benefits or cash assistance from home.
For ways to donate food, cash, or supplies to those in need.
NYC Food Delivery Assistance
If you cannot go out to get food, no one can bring you food, and you are not able to use private delivery options, New York City will deliver emergency meals to you in the coming days. Check your eligibility and sign up.
Rent and housing
Find out about emergency cash assistance for rent.
New York City will reopen in phases when the region has met all seven metrics outlined by the Governor's Office, as well as the three additional metrics outlined by the Mayor's Office.
If you have any questions, you can call their hotline, 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).
You can also visit nycsmallbizcourses.eventbrite.com and search "Reopening Guidelines" to sign up for an upcoming webinar to learn about State requirements, recommendations, and resources available to help businesses reopen in NYC.
Download the Reopening Guidelines Webinars flyer and share with other businesses.
View and download a copy of the presentation here:
Download the outreach flyer and share with other businesses:
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
Keep track of your symptoms.
If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.
As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a mask.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. We do not yet know what causes MIS-C. However, we know that many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19. MIS-C can be serious, even deadly, but most children who were diagnosed with this condition have gotten better with medical care.