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COVID-19 Resources

Get Tested!

The COVID-19 diagnostic test is safe, free, and easy. A nasal swab, oral swab, or saliva sample may be used. All New Yorkers should get tested now, whether or not you have symptoms or are at increased risk. You do NOT need insurance to get a diagnostic test.

Find a COVID-19 testing site near you

COVID-19 Testing: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

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Have you tested positive for COVID19? Need a safe place to safely separate away from home?

Call 1-844-NYC-4NYC for more info.

Test and Trace

Have you tested positive for COVID-19? Need a safe place to safely separate away from home?

If you test positive, the City’s Contact Tracers will take care of you:

  • Offer you a free hotel room with 24/7 clinical support and wellness checks for you to isolate, to help you keep your family and loved ones safe
  • Facilitate health care and mental health services
  • Get meal and medication delivery

Learn more about Test & Trace services.

If the Test & Trace Corps calls you, pick up! They’re the team keeping New Yorkers healthy.

Answer calls from: “NYC Test + Trace” or  “(212)-540-****” or “(212)-242-****”

Getting Together Safely

The city is reopening, but there is still transmission of COVID-19 in New York City. As you move about the city this summer, do so safely.

Check out these tips on how you can get together with friends, visit an outdoor restaurant, get some exercise, and make your voice heard on the streets. Remember, the safest way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home as much as possible.

Follow the tips from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene below to stay safe when you head out.

Tips on Getting Together Safely (PDF)

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How to Dine Out Safely (PDF)

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How to Shop Safely (PDF)

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Get the Medical Care You Need (PDF)

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Staying Active While Protecting Yourself and Others (PDF)

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How to Protest Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

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HRA Burial Assistance

The Human Resources Administration (HRA), Office of Burial Services (OBS) assists individuals in need of financial assistance to meet funeral expenses for a deceased low-income New York City resident (decedent).

Learn more about burial assistance.

Family Assistance Center

American Red Cross is providing counseling support for families who have suffered a loss due to COVID-19. They have launched the virtual Family Assistance Center, which will link families to crisis counselors who provide emotional and spiritual support as well as linkage to services.

Please find below the online intake form where a volunteer will contact families in need:


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