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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

During this COVID-19 public health crisis, the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes’ work continues unabated. The office is coordinating with fellow City agencies to provide support and resources to communities impacted by an increase in hate and bias attacks.

Hate and Bias Incidents Related to COVID-19

OPHC, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), and the NYPD are monitoring and responding to reported hate and bias incidents related to COVID-19 and coronavirus.

  • Call 911 if you are the victim of a hate crime or witness what you believe to be a hate crime. NYPD officers will not ask about the immigration status of anyone seeking help. Language assistance is available.
  • Call 311 and say “human rights” to reportharassment or discrimination in housing, at work, or in public places based on your race, national origin, age, immigration status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected classes under the NYC Human Rights Law.

    Report discrimination to CCHR online

Read the “Fact Sheet on Hate and Bias Incidents Related to COVID-19”

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Educational Resources

The New York City Department of Education and OPHC have developed for educators across the City a resource guide to materials to prevent anti-Asian and anti-COVID related discrimination that can be incorporated into lesson plans.

Read the NYC DOE’s “COVID-19-Related Anti-Bias Education Resource Guide”

Stay up to date about New York City’s response to COVID-19. Text “COVID” to 692-692 or visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) website at for more information about the virus, City and State regulations, available community resources, and more.

Heroes Against Hate

The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) in partnership with OPHC, the Comic Book Project, and NYC-based comic book artist Michael O’Shea today announced the release of the DYCD Heroes Project digital comic book “Heroes Against Hate.”

The final comic book tells the story of young New Yorkers joining forces with “Nurse Healthy” to battle the villain “Mr. No Mask” and to bring New Yorkers together against hate, discrimination, and harassment.

View the “Heroes Against Hate” comic book