There’s been a huge influx of new COVID-19 resources for New Yorkers in the last few weeks. It’s been inspiring to see so many stepping up to support those in need. As New York continues to ramp up its efforts to fight this outbreak, we’ve gathered our top resource lists for organizations fighting the epidemic, as well as healthcare workers on the front lines.
Information on COVID-19
As always, the New York City Health Department is a go-to resource for the most up to date information on COVID-19.
We regularly update our list of common questions New Yorkers might have on the COVID-19 outbreak, and provide clear answers that draw on our public health knowledge.
New York State Health Foundation has a fantastic list of national, state, and local resources for nonprofits. Topics covered include housing, immigration, mental health, and health insurance.
Robin Hood has a list of resources for navigating, fundraising, and communicating during this epidemic.
F.Y.Eye, a nonprofit media agency, has information for New Yorkers on accessing meals, education, and legal support, as well as volunteer opportunities.
Resources for Healthcare Workers
NYC Well is a confidential helpline that is staffed 24/7 by trained counselors who can provide brief supportive therapy, crisis counseling, and connections to behavioral health treatment and support in over 200 languages.
Department of Education
New Yorkers can get three free meals a day at over 400 Meal Hubs across the city. Meals can be picked up at between 7:30 am and 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
The Mayor’s Office and Department of Transportation recently unveiled the Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program, providing the first-responder, healthcare, and transit workforce with a free month of Citi Bike membership.
Airbnb will offer free or subsidized housing to health care professionals, emergency workers and relief personnel, the company said in a statement.
Uber is providing rides to healthcare workers to and from patients’ homes as well as between healthcare facilities. They will also provide a wide range of other support services to those on the front lines.
Healthcare workers can visit the company’s site any day at 12:00 pm EST to receive a free pair of shoes.
The app will offer all New Yorkers free access to special meditations.