COVID-19 Community Resources

Resources for New Yorkers


Get Tested for COVID-19

The COVID-19 diagnostic test is safe, free, and easy. A nasal swab, oral swab or saliva sample may be used. You do NOT need insurance to get a diagnostic test. You should get a COVID-19 test if you:

  • Have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of appetite or smell), regardless of age, chronic conditions or occupation.
  • Come in close contact with someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19, regardless of whether you have symptoms.
  • Work in a congregate residential setting (nursing home, shelter or adult care facility), regardless of whether you have symptoms.
  • Visit find a community testing site near you.
  • Share a reminder to get tested.Graphics are available in multiple languages.


Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC-C) Update

The CDC has confirmed that Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, formerly called Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, is linked to COVID-19. To keep children safe, continue good hygiene, use face coverings, and practice social distancing.

Call your pediatrician immediately if your child has symptoms. Common symptoms include: persistent fever, irritability or sluggishness, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, enlarged lymph nodes (glands) on one side of the neck, red or pink eyes, red cracked lips or red tongue, or swollen hands and feet.

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Feeding New York

NYC has served 32 million total meals across all City programs since the COVID-19 crisis began. The City will be providing over 1 million meals per day through Emergency Food Delivery by next week. There are over 500,000 grab-and-go meals per day at 500 schools citywide.

  • The City is working with about 30 food providers, as well as actively hiring and expanding non-profit and for-profit providers to increase capacity, variety and cultural-competence.
  • If food quality or variety does not meet standards, the City is working to quickly address concerns directly with the food providers. The City has already ended contracts with two providers who were not meeting the standards. If you have an issue or feedback to report, contact the Emergency Home Food Delivery Program

Take Out, Don’t Hang Out: Dining at Restaurants is Not Permitted

The NYC Office of Night Life and NYPD are placing posters across the city and reminding New Yorkers of social distancing guidelines for restaurant and bar takeout.


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