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NYC COVID-19 Resources: 

NYC COVID-19  City-wide information portal

Find the resources across NYC City agencies for New Yorkers, Businesses, and Non-Profits. 

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COVID-19 Testing Sites

To find a testing site near you, enter your address below, or text "COVID TEST" to 855-48.

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COVID-19 Vaccine
DOHMH has created a Vaccine web page to keep New Yorkers up to date.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to certain groups in NYC. The following groups have recently become eligible:

  • People ages 65 and older;
  • Teachers, school staff, in-person college instructors and childcare workers;
  • Correction staff;
  • First responders;
  • Public transit workers;
  • Public-facing grocery store workers;
  • NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) licensed drivers;
  • Restaurant workers;
  • People working and living in group homeless shelters and other group settings.

Learn which groups are currently eligible for the vaccine, and which may be eligible next.


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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Data

Through the City's Vaccine Command Center, we will closely monitor how many vaccine doses have been:

  • Reserved by the federal government for NYC
  • Delivered to NYC
  • Given to people in NYC

Click to access: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution DATA

COVID-19 Data

The data reflects the most recent information collected about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC. It is updated daily. 

Click to access COVID-19 DATA

General Information on COVID-19  

There is increasing transmission of COVID-19 in New York City and widespread transmission across the United States and in many other countries. Read about:

New COVID-19 Variant

What we know - Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants emerge and persist. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic.


What we do not know - Scientists are working to learn more about these variants, and more studies are needed to understand:

  • How widely these new variants have spread
  • How the new variants differ
  • How the disease caused by these new variants differs from the disease caused by other variants that are currently circulating

What it means- Public health officials are studying these variants quickly to learn more to control their spread. They want to understand whether the variants:

  • Spread more easily from person to person
  • Cause milder or more severe disease in people
  • Are detected by currently available viral tests
  • Respond to medicines currently being used to treat people for COVID-19
  • Change the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. There is no evidence that this is occurring, and most experts believe this is unlikely to occur because of the nature of the immune response to the virus.

Test and Trace Corps

The NYC Test & Trace Corps is a public health initiative to fight the threat of COVID-19. 

Test – Get a COVID-19 Test and an Antibody test to know if you have been exposed to the virus. – The tests are FREE, confidential and safe. More than 200 testing sites now open. Learn more.

Trace – Answer the call of the Contact Tracers – they provide support to New Yorkers who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts. Learn more.

Take Care – Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones – Safely isolate in a free, comfortable and convenient hotel room or at home. Learn more. Learn more.

Seasonal Flu (Influenza) 

As the flu and COVID-19 will likely circulate at the same time this season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever.

COVID-19 Community Conversations:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is providing a free 60-minute virtual presentation entitled COVID-19 Community Conversations: Mental Health, Equity & Resilience. The COVID-19 Community Conversation presentation covers topics including grief, trauma, coping, resilience and mental health tips. 

Click here to register for an upcoming presentation!

Economic Impact Payments

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, eligible individuals and families will receive a second round of Economic Impact Payments (stimulus payments) by direct deposit or mail. The second payments are up to $600 for single filers and $1,200 for married couples filing jointly plus an additional $600 for each dependent child under age 17. No action is required by most eligible recipients. You can check your stimulus payment status via IRS at

 If you did not receive a first or second stimulus payment and think you may be eligible, or did not receive the full payment amount, you may be eligible to obtain a stimulus payment by claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your 2020 federal tax return. You can learn about NYC Free Tax Prep services to file your taxes and receive a stimulus payment(s) for free.

Dear New Yorker,

As we begin the New Year, we want to reaffirm our commitment to keeping you informed. 

As New York City continues to respond to COVID-19, we want to ensure this newsletter continues to deliver information on critical resources and city updates. To this end, we have refreshed the look and organized it to find information easier.

As 2021 promises a new beginning, we are confident that we will overcome any challenges and rise together.

In partnership,


América Cañas,  

Acting Commissioner, Mayor's Community Affairs Unit


Key Updates:

Now COVID- 19 Vaccines at Yankee Stadium

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Yankee Stadium will open as a mega vaccination site, beginning to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible Bronx residents on Friday, February 5. 

Bronx residents interested in scheduling appointments should visit or call 1-833-SomosNY.

COVID- 19 Vaccine Appointments

As additional vaccines become available, more sites are opening up around the city to immunize all eligible New Yorkers. To determine your eligibility, go to:

Find your nearest COVID-19 vaccination location and make an appointment at 

Eligible New Yorkers can also make appointments through the following websites:

Recovery for All NYC

For working families across New York City, the comeback cannot wait for next year. Mayor Bill de Blasio is responding to this urgent crisis by unveiling during this year’s State of the City, prioritizing:

- Vaccinate to Jumpstart the recovery

- Bend Government to Fight Inequality

- Build a New Economy

- Close the Achievement Gap

- Community Power in Neighborhood Policing

- Fight the Climate Crisis

Find out more by visiting

New York State of Health Open Enrollment Period Extended Through March 31, 2021

As part of New York's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Open Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers will be extended through March 31, 2021. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health, New York's Official Health Plan Marketplace, or directly through insurers.

Individuals who are eligible for other NY State of Health programs - Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus - can enroll year-round.  As always, New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health online at, by phone at 1-855-355-5777, and by connecting with a free enrollment assister.


Additional Resources:

NYC Health Post-COVID Clinics: 

Post-COVID care clinics bring together multidisciplinary teams (including pulmonology, cardiology, rehabilitation, neurology and mental health) to provide a comprehensive treatment approach. Click here to find out more information.


Emergency Food Assistance Program - NYC.GOV/GETFOOD

Become an Emergency Food Provider -

NYC Health + Hospitals:

As part of the largest municipal health care system in the world, NYC Health + Hospitals’ public hospitals and neighborhood health centers offer a wide variety of excellent mental health services to foster recovery from mental illness of all kinds. We help patients rediscover their strengths and abilities, as well as overcoming the stigma of mental illness. Click to learn more.  


Call 1-888-NYC-WELL If you are thinking about suicide, or know someone who is, counselors are available to listen to and support you 24/7. Contact NYC Well by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting at If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of hurting themselves, or in immediate danger because of a health condition or other situation, call 911.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Hours: Available 24 hours.

Languages: English, Spanish. 

Domestic Violence Support:

NYC 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE

NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP):

File Your Taxes with NYC Free Tax Prep

File your taxes in-person or online with NYC Free Tax Prep if you earned $68,000 or less in 2020. See filing options below. Additional sites will open in January. The deadline to file 2020 tax returns is April 15, 2021.

Read FAQs about NYC Free Tax Prep.

Workplace Laws: NYC workplace laws are still in effect. There have been new amendments to the NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law that will take effect in 2 Phases. Click here to learn more about employee rights and employer responsibilities

Returning to Work During COVID-19:

Important Information for Domestic Workers and Their Employers. Click here for more information. 

Learn more about important guidelines and resources available to workers under Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the reopening:

NYC Department of Small Business Services: 

Training for Your Employees,” a new resource that provides business owners and their employees with training in digital literacy, marketing tools, online security, and COVID-19 safety. Training courses include:

  • Communication: Google Meet and Gmail
  • Document Creation: Google Docs, Sheets, Slides
  • Scheduling and Managing Zoom Meetings (for Hosts)
  • Microsoft Office Basics
  • Cloud Storage: Microsoft OneDrive and more.

Businesses can learn more about the program’s eligibility criteria and access the application at

City Agency Service Update: 



Important Dates to Know: 

- NYC Civic Corps (March 1, 2021) recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full time at select community-based organizations for 10 months. Our vision is that community-based organizations will more effectively utilize volunteers and more efficiently carry out their mission to make our city a more equitable place for all New Yorkers.  Application close date: March 1, 2021. The website link to the application:



From the Press Office: 

City Launches Training Program to Help Small Business Owners Bridge the Digital Divide

February 4, 2021

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris today announced the launch of “Training for Your Employees,” a new resource that provides business owners and their employees with training in digital literacy, marketing tools, online security, and COVID-19 safety.

“As our city fights back COVID-19, every business deserves access to the tools it needs to serve its customers virtually,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “These free training courses will help New Yorkers stay safe while shopping local, and help businesses attract new customers and keep their teams safe. I urge every small business owner to take advantage.” (Click here to read more). 



Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo Announce Vaccination Site at Yankee Stadium to Open Friday

February 3, 2021

Bronx Mega-Site Will Be Reserved for Bronx Residents by Appointment Only, Bolstering State and City’s Commitment to Ensuring Fairness and Equity in Vaccine Distribution Process

15,000 Appointments Available During First Week

NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Yankee Stadium will open this week as a mega vaccination site, beginning to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible Bronx residents on Friday, February 5. The site, established through a partnership between New York State, New York City, the New York Yankees, SOMOS Community Care and the New York National Guard, will help address and mitigate the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in the Bronx, including positivity rates in nearby communities, and promote equitable distribution of the vaccine, including in the borough’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. Bronx residents interested in scheduling appointments should visit or call 1-833-SomosNY.

“This mega site shows what our grassroots, equity-driven NYC Vaccine for All effort is all about,” Mayor de Blasio said. “Yankee Stadium has always been known for its World Series banners, but now it’ll be recognized as a place where the people of the surrounding community in the Bronx can receive the vaccine doses that they need and deserve. This is about justice and standing up for the neighborhoods that were hardest hit by COVID-19.” (Click here to read more). 


Mayor de Blasio Calls for Federal Government to Grant Freedom to Manufacture Vaccine Across America

February 2, 2021

“We need wartime mass production here in America”

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today released the following statement calling for the United States of America to compel Pfizer and Moderna to license their vaccine to pharmaceutical companies and jumpstart mass production.

“The United States of America should not care more about patents than we care about people. Now that the Defense Production Act is finally in place, it is time to directly compel Pfizer or Moderna to license their vaccine to any pharmaceutical company that can help produce doses.

“They are already doing this in Europe. Now, we need wartime mass production here in America. Every lab should have the freedom to manufacture the COVID-19 vaccine. New York City has the infrastructure in place to vaccinate millions in the next few months. We just need the supply!” (Click here to read more). 



New York City Kicks Off Black History Month with Official Landmarking of Truesdell House at 227 Duffield Street

February 2, 2021

Landmarks Preservation Commission designates downtown Brooklyn home of 19th-century abolitionists; home to become a permanent part of City’s Black historical record

NEW YORK—Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray joined community advocates and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to celebrate the designation of the Harriet and Thomas Truesdell House at 227 Duffield Street in Brooklyn as an individual landmark. This Greek-Revival style former row house is a rare surviving 19th-century abolitionists’ home in Downtown Brooklyn.

“The battle for justice in this country always has been – and always will be – fought in the heart of New York City,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Black History Month in this city means more than just words. It means honoring the legacy of the Black New Yorkers who came before us. I’m grateful to every advocate and community leader who made this day possible, and this city will continue to stand with you in the future.”

"We may not know the names of the African souls that traveled in secrecy and desperation through downtown Brooklyn in search of a better life, but we do know this is one of the many sites that served as a temporary haven as they sought freedom,” said First Lady Chirlane McCray. “We also know that the residents of 227 Duffield Street risked losing power, respect and even their lives by helping those who were fleeing enslavement. These stories of our history need to be celebrated, not erased. It is an honor to highlight these sacred passages of our ancestors.” (Click here to read more)