We’ve created this page to share various resources to assist you during this stressful time. Please see the sections below for information regarding local employment/unemployment resources, as well as activities to help keep you and your kids entertained while stuck at home.
Worldometers has created a number of charts and graphs tracking infections, deaths, and recoveries based on publicly posted data.
The NYC Department of Education is distributing three free meals a day for each NYC student. More info and locations at the link.
As always, New York stands strong against racism and xenophobia, which many Asian-Americans are experiencing at high levels. Call to report any racist, xenophobic, or biased behavior you witness.
NYC residents can text COVID to 692-692 for updates on the City's response.
Health Resources and current status of New York State's social distancing and medical response.
Official news from Governor Cuomo's office, including press conferences and state legislation.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's latest updates and links to resources.
Fact sheets on NYS Paid Family Leave
NPR's breakdown of the federal aid package approved on March 18, 2020. (As of March 25th, New York State has not been approved for the extended unemployment benefits in this package - updates will be posted on the NYS Department of Labor's Unemployment Insurance "How to File" page)
Special podcast episode from Francis Financial focusing on the impact of Covid-19 on your financial situation - particularly as relates to those recently divorced or currently divorcing.
Last updated April 1, 2020 - Jacob Korder, Esq. reviews the changes put in place but the Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act.
Domestic workers support organization that is helping provide emergency assistance for in-home care workers, nannies, & house cleaners.
New York State's helpful site dedicated to the Paid Family Leave law that went into effect beginning in 2018. The site includes information for employees and employers on how PFL works and provides clear updates while the program continues to roll out.
A guide on insurance coverage for business losses due to Covid-19 written by Bradley Nash, Litigation Partner at Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP.
Cash and ad credit grants for up to 30,000 small businesses worldwide. (As of date of addition, details will be forthcoming and the page offers an option to sign up for updates.)
NYC program put in place to assists businesses with 1-4 employees and at 25% or more decrease in revenue due to the Covid-19 outbreak
Tips from Peter Shankman (Help A Reporter Out) to make the most of working from home
Online courses in a wide variety of topics from top universities and industry-leading companies.
Educator resources center with various free lesson plans
For teachers and students 13 and older, the New York Times maintains a page dedicated to educational content including daily writing prompts based on NYT articles.
Chrome browser extension to watch Netflix with friends - without having to be in the same place.
Bake up paintable ceramic-esque decorations and ornaments with 3 ingredients and a few cookie cutters.
Resources include apps, websites, call centers, podcasts, etc. and provide support for a wide variety of emotional support, addiction services, trauma recovery, and more.
Nerdist's list of fitness apps temporarily offering free subscriptions and virtual exercise classes on social media.
Parks & Trails New York provides information about publicly accessible outdoor spaces. NYS has waived fees for state, county, local parks to allow people to enjoy these resources more easily.
Free workouts, no bike needed
Craft ideas and tutorials for adults and children
Online fitness classes each Thursday at 5:30 pm.
GoogleDoc of dozens of resources compiled by Fordham's Dr. Sarika Persaud
Domestic Violence programs available from New York State as well as in each county. (This page includes a quick exit button.)
Hotlines and assistance programs for victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, child abuse, youth homelessness, and other crimes or abuses.
The Recovery Village Ridgefield recognizes that stress is a common factor in substance abuse relapse has put together a number of resources for helping to effectively manage stress.
Tech savvy? While your computer is idle, help researchers run simulations of protein reactions to further research into Covid-19 and other illnesses.
Joann's Fabrics has collected simple tutorials and approved resources for creating masks that can be donated to healthcare workers
NYC is hiring licensed TLC drivers to deliver food to New Yorkers in need.