COVID-19 Guidance & Resources for NYCHA Community

The safety of our residents and employees is our top priority.

NYCHA has been working closely with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other City, State, and federal partners to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We’d like to keep you updated on the measures we’ve taken to help keep you safe, alleviate hardships, and stop the spread of COVID-19.

NYCHA Employees Return to Work Plan Final Checklist

NYCHA Disinfects Its Buildings to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19. See Cleaning Schedule Here

Frequently Asked Questions About NYCHA's COVID-19 Response (Last Update: 2.3.2022)

HQS Program Updates FAQ

COVID-19 HUD Waivers

HUD has issued notices allowing housing authorities to waive certain regulations, or portions of regulations, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for a chart showing the waivers HUD has made available, along with a chart showing which waivers NYCHA has adopted.

The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccines English

Indoor Ventilation

As we head into the winter season, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in New York City and across the country. The colder weather means more time will be spent indoors. Proper indoor ventilation in your apartment and place of employment can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For more information about ventilation and COVID-19, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website

As a reminder, here are some ways you can help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth. 
  • Avoid indoor gatherings. 
  • Stay home if you are sick. 
  • Keep physical distance, including in elevators. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer when soap and water aren’t available. 
  • Get tested for COVID-19. Find a testing site near you by visiting NYC COVID-19 Testing or texting “COVID TEST" to 855-48. 
  • Answer your phone if you receive a call from a NYC Test and Trace Corps Contact Tracer.

To learn how to have a safer holiday season, read these tips from the NYC Department of Mental Health & Hygiene (DOHMH). 

For additional COVID-19 guidance, visit the DOHMH COVID-19 webpage

Information for NYCHA Public Housing Residents

Information for NYCHA Section 8 Participants

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(content provided by NYC DOHMH)