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Physical and Mental Health

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COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus: Updates


Stay informed about COVID-19 / novel coronavirus  with the latest updates from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or call (800) 232-4636 and the NYS Department of Health or call (888) 364-3065. 

COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus: Family Resource Hub by United Federation of Teachers (UFT) 


UFT has a new  family resource hub on the parent section of the UFT website where you'll find the latest information from the city Department of Education about immediate services including grab-and-go meals and devices for remote learning. You'll also find resource lists for free at-home entertainment, online learning tools, financial relief and free food.

COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus: Response Testing


Get Tested in Your Community

The City of New York is working to expand testing for COVID-19 rapidly throughout the five boroughs.

Community testing sites operated by NYC Health + Hospitals use self-collection of swabs to minimize contact between patients and health care workers. Self-swab testing for COVID-19 is safer, simpler and faster.

Free and convenient walk-in testing is now available at the following locations. No appointment is necessary. Check back regularly for more locations as sites continue to be opened.


Outside of the New York City Area - Contact the New York State Department of Health


The FDA has approved New York State to authorize the state's 28 public and private labs to begin manual, semi-automated and automated testing for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. 


The approval allows the state to dramatically increase testing capacity to thousands of tests per day. The approval also extends to the Roche high-volume platform for testing.


Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065.


Your local health department is your community contact for COVID19 concerns.

COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus: New York City Food Delivery Assistance


The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. 


This website is intended for individuals and families who meet all of the following criteria as a result of the COVID-19 emergency: 

  • No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound

  • No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you

  • Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (including Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver) and

  • You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery

Households that qualify may order three days of food at a time for up to a month. 


All orders will be delivered within three days of the order date. 


Each delivery will contain three days of food (9 meals per person, but no household will receive more than 18 meals per delivery). 


For more information, please click here.  

COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus: Updates and Resources 

Click here for newsletter and resources links provided by New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.


COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus: Boys & Girls Club of Harlem Food Pantry
Fridays Starting May 29, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sign up for the Food Pantry Distribution


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