COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 Pandemic has been active in New York City since before March 9, 2020, when the State of New York and the City of New York declared emergencies and shut our society down.

SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19, a severe respiratory syndrome and infectious disease. Its symptoms include but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccine Information

City of New Yorknyc.gov/covidvaccine
Listing ID: 2094178125

The NYC Vaccine Command Center (VCC) is led by Melanie Hartzog, New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, and brings together experts from across city government. More than a dozen City agencies conduct operations through the VCC, including the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC Health + Hospitals, NYC Emergency Management, NYC Department for the Aging, the Mayor's Office, and the City’s Task Force on Racial Equity and Inclusion.

Walk-Up Vaccination Sites

NYC Vaccine Finder
City of New York1-877-VAX-4NYCnyc.gov/coronavirus
Listing ID: 2094178125

Most city-run sites are offering walk-up vaccinations without an appointment, including for individuals 12 years and older. You can find the closest wall-up site to you by visiting NYC Vaccine Finder and clicking the "Walk-ups" toggle button.


Please note the NYC Vaccine Finder does not support Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer. Please use another web browser such as Google's Chrome Browser.

Vaccines At Home

NYC Vaccine Command CenterNYC Mayor's OfficeCity of New York
1-877-VAX-4NYCnyc.gov/coronavirus
Listing ID: 2094178125

New York City is offering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to any City resident who requests one. Any New Yorker requesting in-home vaccination will now have the option to request their vaccine brand preference (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson). Click here to complete the request form.

COVID-19 Testing

Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Tests

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
covidtests.gov/
Listing ID: 2154933532

Every home in the U.S. can order four (4) free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number.

COVID-19 Testing

City of New York
nyc.gov/coronavirus
Listing ID: 2094178125

The City of New York has setup a testing portal for those who would like to get tested for SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus). Please call the testing site before you arrive to ensure the site is open and to see if the site is taking walk-in or if you need an appointment.

Test & Trace Corps

NYC Health + HospitalsCity of New York
212.268.4319website
Listing ID: 2094204959

The NYC Test & Trace Corps is a public health initiative to fight the threat of COVID-19. The Corps is a group of doctors, public health professionals, and community advocates working to reverse the COVID-19 outbreak and protect New York City. The public health program is led by NYC Health + Hospitals in close collaboration with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other city agencies.

Through its robust and citywide partnerships, The Corps helps New Yorkers receive free, safe, and confidential testing for COVID-19 and for the antibody test. It ensures that anyone with the virus receives care, and can safely isolate to prevent the spread. To help New Yorkers navigate this process, The Corps has activated a specialized group of Contact Tracers to provide resources and support every step of the way.

The Test & Trace Corps website can help you navigate COVID-19 Testing and Medical Care.

COVID-19 Treatment

Test to Treat Program

Office of the Assistance Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR)U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
website | 800.232.0233
Listing ID: 2747707719

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistance Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR) has launched a new nationwide Test to Treat initiative in March of 2022 to give individuals an important way to quickly access free lifesaving treatment for COVID-19.


Through this program, people are able to get tested and – if they are positive and treatments are appropriate for them – receive a prescription from a health care provider (either on-site or through telehealth), and have their prescription filled all at one location.


Check the ASPR Test to Treat program website for latest locations in New York City.

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Please check our Helplines Section for more ways to find help as well for mental health challenges.

NY Project Hope

Office of Mental HealthState of New York
Daily 8:00a - 10:00p
1.844.863.9314website
Listing ID: 2094105294

Emotional Support Helpline | 1.844.863.9314

Project Hope Crisis Counselors understand what you are going through. Talking to them is free, confidential, and anonymous. Talk to someone who is trained, knowledgeable, and never judges. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone you don’t know.


Online Wellness Groups

NY Project Hope Online Wellness Groups are support groups that give us a time and place to talk about the emotional challenges and the stress of COVID. Whether you’re feeling anxious or you’re struggling with a relationship, we have a support group that can help you cope.


Providers Directory

Find a NY Project Hope provider agency in your county that understands what you are going through. Talking to them is free, confidential, and anonymous. Talk to someone who is trained, knowledgeable, and can connect you with other local resources.

COVID-19 Related Financial Assistance

Additional resources are available Financial Assistance section for more rescues.

New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)


Administered by:Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA),State of New York
website
Listing ID: 1588874103

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide significant economic relief to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are provided directly to States, U.S. Territories, local governments, and Indian tribes. Grantees use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs.


An "eligible household" is defined as a renter household in which at least one or more individuals meet the following criteria:


  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19

  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability and

  • Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income.


ERAP is not guaranteed and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Paid Safe & Sick Leave

Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, City of New York

website
Listing ID: 2173937131

Under NYC’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law, covered employees have the right to use safe and sick leave for the care and treatment of themselves or a family member and to seek legal and social services assistance or take other safety measures if the employee or a family member may be the victim of any act or threat of domestic violence or unwanted sexual contact, stalking, or human trafficking.


COVID-19 and Paid Sick Leave

Workers who have COVID-19 or were in contact with someone with COVID-19 can get sick leave (time off) regardless of immigration status. State and local laws let workers take time off to care for themselves or a family member.


Special Leave for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Workers get additional leave under CITY law to get their kids vaccinated. Workers get 4 additional hours of sick leave for EACH child; and EACH vaccine injection.


Click here to learn more about Paid Safe & Sick Leave.

Burial Assistance Programs

Additional resources availiable in the Burial Assistance section.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Federal Emergency Management AdministrationU.S. Department of Homeland Security
Monday - Friday9:00a - 9:00p Eastern
844.684.6333
website
Listing ID: 3098180667

The United States Federal Emergency Management Administration will provide any U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified non-citizen assistance paying for a funeral in which the person is responsible if the person's death was attributed to COVID-19 and the death occurred in the United States.


Call to apply for the program. Multilingual services are available. Please note that COVID-19 Funeral Assistance applications must be completed with a FEMA representative. You cannot apply online. It will take about 20 minutes to complete the application. Please visit the FEMA website for more information.

Office of Burial Services

Human Resources AdministrationCity of New York
33-28 Northern Blvd. - 3rd FloorLong Island City, New York 11101
website
Listing ID: 1548067341

The Human Resources Administration, Office of Burial Services assists individuals in need of financial assistance to meet funeral expenses for a deceased low-income New York City resident (decedent). Payment may be authorized to reimburse funeral expenses that have already been paid or pre-approval for payment may be authorized for the cost of a planned funeral.