Assets for Immigrant Communities Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

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This data is updated as of December 14, 2020. The data on out there providers and sources is ceaselessly altering. For up to date data, go to nyc.gov/coronavirus and comply with @NYCHealthy and @NYCImmigrants on Twitter.

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Downloadable Useful resource Information

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COVID-19 Steering and Remedy

  • COVID-19 Latest Steering
  • The variety of new COVID-19 circumstances in NYC has been rising quickly. Folks with underlying well being situations, in addition to those that reside or take care of such folks, ought to now take elevated precautions, together with not leaving house besides when needed and avoiding public areas. Discover out if you happen to or somebody you recognize is at a excessive danger for extreme sickness and may comply with these elevated precautions by visiting the DOHMH COVID-19 webpage or reviewing the steering beneath.
  • Beginning December 14, eating places and different meals service institutions in New York Metropolis are not any longer allowed to open for indoor eating. They might nonetheless supply out of doors eating, pick-up and supply. Go to New York Governor’s Announcement webpage for extra data.
  • Beginning December 14, gyms and health facilities will likely be allowed to function at 25% capability, diminished from 33%. Private care providers — for instance, salons and barbershops — will likely be allowed to supply providers so lengthy as the staff performing providers are examined for COVID-19 on a weekly foundation, and acquire a unfavourable take a look at end result previous to opening. Go to New York Governor’s Announcement webpage for extra data.
  • Beginning Friday, November 13, bars, eating places, gyms and health facilities are required to be closed every day from 10 p.m. to five a.m. This restriction additionally applies to any State Liquor Authority-licensed institution. Eating places should present curbside pick-up or supply of meals orders after 10 p.m., however they can’t take alcohol orders. Go to New York Governor’s press launch for extra data.
  • See the Schooling Part beneath of this Useful resource Information for the COVID-19 associated college restrictions and reopening plans
  • COVID-19 Zone Restrictions
    • Attributable to current will increase in COVID-19 circumstances in sure neighborhoods, faculties and companies in these neighborhoods should briefly shut or have restricted in-person providers. Areas of the town have been designated as Pink, Orange or Yellow zones based mostly on their variety of circumstances, and every kind of zone has completely different restrictions.
    • Pink Zone
      • Faculties: All New York Metropolis public faculties and nonpublic faculties should shut and return to full distant studying.
      • Companies: All nonessential companies are required to shut.
      • Meals Service Institutions: Eating places, bars, cafes and different meals service institutions can present takeout and supply service solely. No indoor or out of doors eating is allowed.
      • Homes of Worship: Homes of worship could stay open at 25% capability, as much as a most of 10 folks, whichever is fewer.
      • Gatherings: Non-essential gatherings of any measurement are prohibited and should be postponed or cancelled. Any particular person who encourages, promotes or organizes mass gatherings could also be fined as much as $15,000/day.
    • Orange Zone
      • Faculties: All New York Metropolis public faculties and nonpublic faculties should shut and return to full distant studying.
      • Companies: Companies together with gyms and health facilities, and private care providers, together with barbers, hair salons, spas, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail technicians and nail salons, cosmetologists, estheticians, the supply of laser hair elimination and electrolysis, and so on. should shut.
      • Meals Service Institutions: Eating places, bars, cafes and different meals service institutions can present out of doors eating and takeout and supply service solely. There’s a four-person most per desk. No indoor eating is allowed.
      • Homes of Worship: Homes of worship could stay open at 33% capability, as much as a most of 25 folks, whichever is fewer.
      • Gatherings: Non-essential gatherings should be restricted to not more than 10 folks for each indoor and out of doors settings. Any particular person who encourages, promotes or organizes mass gatherings could also be fined as much as $15,000/day.
    • Yellow Zone
      • Faculties: All New York Metropolis public faculties and nonpublic faculties could stay open. Testing steering will likely be issued by New York State on Friday, 10/9/2020.
      • Companies: All companies could stay open however should comply with COVID-19 necessities for his or her sector.
      • Meals Service Institutions: Indoor and out of doors eating is allowed. There’s a four-person most per desk.
      • Homes of Worship: Homes of worship could stay open at 50% most capability.
      • Gatherings: Non-essential gatherings should be restricted to 25 folks most for each indoor and out of doors settings. Any particular person who encourages, promotes or organizes mass gatherings could also be fined as much as $15,000/day.
    • Be taught extra beneath about what these restrictions imply and whether or not your facility is situated in a zone of concern by visiting the webpages beneath.
  • COVID-19 Testing
    • All New Yorkers ought to get a COVID-19 diagnostic take a look at, whether or not or not they’ve signs or are at elevated danger. When you’ve got already been examined and have been discovered to be unfavourable, it’s best to get one other take a look at if in case you have COVID-19 signs or involved by a doable publicity. Checks are free.
    • When you’ve got already been examined and have been discovered to be unfavourable, it’s best to get one other take a look at if:
      • You’ve got signs of COVID-19.
      • You or your supplier is worried by a doable publicity, resembling:
        • Spending time in giant crowds
        • An publicity to somebody with confirmed or doable COVID-19
        • Breaches in sporting a face overlaying or sustaining bodily distancing
      • You’re employed in a residential congregate setting, resembling a nursing house or shelter.
      • You might be planning to go to somebody at highest danger for extreme COVID-19 sickness, together with folks 65 or older and folks with critical underlying medical situations.
        • Attempt to keep strict bodily distancing and different precautions for a minimum of 10 days earlier than you get examined. When you’ve got had COVID-19 signs throughout the final 14 days, irrespective of how minor, postpone your go to.
    • To discover a testing web site close to you go to nyc.gov/covidtest or the NYC Well being & Hospitals Check & Hint Covid-19 testing webpage. You may also name 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319). Not all testing websites listed are affiliated with the NYC Check & Hint Corps, and a few could cost for testing. At the moment all medical health insurance plans cowl COVID-19 testing with out out-of-pocket expense.
    • Free testing, no matter immigration standing or whether or not you have got insurance coverage, is on the market at the next areas:
      • NYC Well being + Hospitals operates a number of COVID-19 testing websites all through the 5 boroughs. The location data may be discovered on their web site.
      • Along with the testing websites run by NYC Well being + Hospitals, there are greater than 100 different testing areas all through the 5 boroughs. To seek out different testing websites, click on right here or view our listing of companions beneath. No appointment wanted at most areas.
        • CityMD gives testing seven days per week.
        • Housing Works gives testing three days per week.
        • Damian gives testing 5 days per week.
        • Boriken gives testing by appointment 5 days per week.
        • BronxCare gives testing 5 days per week.
        • Morris Heights gives testing 5 days per week.
        • VIP Group Companies gives testing 5 days per week.
        • Acacia gives testing by appointment 5 days per week.
        • AdvantageCare gives testing by appointment 5 days per week.
        • SOMOS gives testing by appointment 5 days per week.
      • There are tons of of handy testing websites throughout the town, in addition to cellular testing items visiting completely different areas all through the 5 boroughs. For extra data, go to nyc.gov/covidtest or the NYC Well being & Hospitals Check & Hint Covid-19 testing webpage.
    • The Check & Hint Corps is an initiative to cease COVID-19 infections in New York Metropolis and assist the town open again up.
      • If you happen to take a look at constructive, you’ll obtain a name from a Tracer who will if you happen to want extra medical consideration, enable you to organize isolate at house or at a free resort, and create a listing of everybody you had contact with since shortly earlier than the onset of signs.
      • If you happen to take a look at constructive, a Tracer will even facilitate well being care in addition to psychological well being providers and get meal and medicine supply.
    • To study extra about COVID-19 testing, confer with the DOHMH’s COVID-19 Testing: FAQ (PDF) out there on its COVID-19 important webpage.
    • Well being + Hospitals developed a reality sheet on the right way to interpret the COVID-19 testing outcomes.
    • When looking for care at these services, you’ll not be requested about immigration standing. COVID-19 testing and care providers should not a public profit beneath the Public Cost rule.
  • COVID-19 Signs and In search of Care
    • Folks with COVID-19 have reported many various kinds of signs, together with:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or problem respiratory
      • Fever
      • Chills
      • Muscle ache
      • Sore throat
      • New lack of style or odor
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nostril
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
    • Name your well being care supplier if in case you have these signs, particularly if you’re an older grownup, pregnant or have well being situations that put you at elevated danger for extreme sickness.
    • If you happen to need assistance discovering a physician or getting medical care, name Well being + Hospitals’ hotline 844-NYC-4NYC (844-692-4692). The Metropolis of New York will present medical care it doesn’t matter what your immigration standing is and no matter your potential to pay.
    • When you’ve got any of the following signs, go to an emergency room or name 911 instantly:
      • Bother respiratory
      • Persistent ache or stress within the chest or stomach
      • New confusion or lack of ability to remain awake
      • Blue lips or face
      • Problem talking
      • Sudden face drooping
      • Numbness within the face, arm, or leg
      • Seizure
      • Any sudden or extreme ache
      • Uncontrolled bleeding
      • Extreme or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
      • Some other emergency situations
    • Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in youngsters (MIS-C) is a brand new well being situation related to COVID-19 that’s showing in youngsters in NYC and elsewhere. The syndrome was beforehand known as pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or PMIS. MIS-C is like different critical inflammatory situations resembling Kawasaki illness and poisonous shock syndrome. Kids with MIS-C can have issues with their coronary heart and different organs and must obtain medical care in a hospital. Obtain the MIS-C reality sheet.
  • COVID-19 Prevention
    • An important prevention steps are as follows:
      • Keep house if you happen to’re sick: solely go away for important medical care or different important errands.
      • Hold bodily distance: Keep a minimum of 6 toes away from different folks.
      • Hold your arms clear: Wash your arms usually with cleaning soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if cleaning soap and water should not out there.
      • Put on a face overlaying: You may be contagious with out signs. Defend these round you by sporting a face overlaying
    • Face Protecting: New Yorkers should put on face coverings in public, particularly when they aren’t in a position to keep a minimum of six toes away from others. A face overlaying is a well-secured paper or material that covers your nostril and mouth and needs to be worn everytime you go away house. For extra details about what kind of face overlaying needs to be used and the way, go to the NYC Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene COVID-19 webpage.
    • Journey Quarantine and Reporting: New York State legislation requires an individual to finish the Traveler Well being Kind if that individual (1) is coming to New York State from any state or territory that’s on New York’s Restricted State Record; and (2) has spent greater than 24 hours in that state. You may also obtain the shape in a pdf file.
      • Vacationers from a restricted state or nation usually should adjust to the obligatory 14-day quarantine rule. Nonetheless, New York State just lately introduced a tenet that permits some vacationers to check out of the 14-day quarantine. For extra data, go to the New York State Division of Well being’s COVID-19 Journey Advisory webpage.
      • New York State Division of Well being’s COVID-19 Steadily Requested Questions addresses many widespread points or issues about journey restrictions.
      • New York Metropolis enacted random checkpoints as an academic software designed to make sure vacationers perceive and adjust to New York State’s journey restrictions. For extra data, go to the NYC Checkpoint Steadily Requested Questions.
    • Alcohol and Drug Use: Individuals who use alcohol or medication ought to evaluation the steering out there on the DOHMH Alcohol and Drug Use Steering webpage. The steering is on the market in additional than 25 languages.
    • Protected Intercourse: Assessment the Safer Intercourse and COVID-19 steering to make sure you cut back the COVID-10 danger from intercourse to your self, your companions, and our neighborhood.
    • Folks with HIV: Most individuals with HIV don’t must take extra precautions for COVID-19. There isn’t any proof that having HIV places you at larger danger of extreme sickness. Assessment the Steering for Folks with HIV.
    • Pregnant Folks: There isn’t any proof pregnant persons are extra prone to get COVID-19, however they need to nonetheless be monitored intently. Pregnant folks can get particularly sick if contaminated by some viruses. Obtain the Steering for Folks Who Are Pregnant, Breastfeeding or Caring for Newborns.
    • Older Adults: If you’re 65 or older or have an underlying well being situation, you’re at elevated danger for extreme COVID-19 sickness and ought to keep house as a lot as doable. Assessment the Steadily Requested Questions About COVID-19 and Older New Yorkers Who Dwell at Residence.
    • For extra details about the right way to keep secure and stop COVID-19, go to the NYC Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene COVID-19 webpage.
  • COVID-19 Antibody Testing
    • The COVID-19 antibody take a look at is a blood take a look at to discover antibodies — proteins in your blood that battle infections. A constructive take a look at for antibodies is just not essentially a sign of immunity. However you may know if you had COVID-19 and assist develop analysis for vaccines and different methods to battle the virus.
    • You need to get an antibody take a look at if you happen to:
      • DON’T have COVID-19 signs
      • HAVEN’T been sick within the final two weeks
      • HAVEN’T examined constructive for COVID-19 within the final two weeks
    • Free antibody testing is on the market on a walk-in foundation on the 11 acute care services of NYC Well being + Hospitals and on the Gotham Group Well being Middle websites.
    • For extra data, go to the NYC COVID-19 Citywide Info Portal.
  • Extra Assets and data
    • The Metropolis’s steering on what it’s best to do relating to the COVID-19 pandemic is ceaselessly up to date. To keep updated with the most recent data, go to NYC.gov/Coronavirus. Info is on the market in over 20 languages. 
    • Go to the New York Metropolis Division of Well being’s Coronavirus web site for the most recent well being steering and instruments in a number of languages.
    • For real-time textual content updates on COVID-19 in English, textual content COVID to 692-692. 
    • For real-time updates in Spanish, textual content COVIDESP to 692-692.
    • The true-time updates can even present in English, Spanish and Chinese language on Twitter. Observe @NotifyNYC, @NNYCSpanish and @NNYCChinese.
    • The Metropolis of New York is NOT establishing COVID-19 assessments straight with sufferers. If you happen to obtain such a name, it’s a rip-off. Solely focus on your private well being data, together with any wanted assessments, along with your well being care supplier.

COVID-19 and Immigration Concern

  • Getting care, remedy, or testing for COVID-19 will NOT make you a “Public Cost” or harm your potential to use for a inexperienced card. Getting charity or discounted medical care won’t harm your potential to use for a inexperienced card. There isn’t any Public Cost take a look at when inexperienced card holders apply for citizenship. Search care with out worry.
  • The Trump Administration has sought to increase the general public advantages which may be counted towards sure people making use of for a inexperienced card by issuing a brand new Public Cost rule. Go to nyc.gov/publiccharge or the USCIS webpage on the rule for extra data.
    • The Metropolis of New York is preventing in courtroom to cease this rule from being applied. Examine nyc.gov/publiccharge for updates and extra data.
  • Many immigrants should not affected by the “Public Cost” take a look at. There isn’t any “Public Cost” take a look at when inexperienced card holders apply for citizenship.
  • Not all public, providers, packages or advantages are thought-about “public advantages” beneath the Public Cost take a look at.  For instance, the following providers and packages are NOT thought-about “public advantages,” even for immigrants who’re topic to the brand new Public
    Cost rule:
  • COVID-19 testing and care
  • Healthcare providers and most medical health insurance besides non-emergency Medicaid
  • Whereas Medicaid is included within the new Public Cost rule, the next Medicaid advantages are excluded:
  • Emergency Medicaid
  • Companies funded by Medicaid however supplied beneath the People with Disabilities Schooling Act (IDEA)
  • College-based providers or advantages funded by Medicaid
  • Medicaid advantages acquired by youngsters beneath the age of 21
  • Medicaid advantages acquired by a lady throughout being pregnant + 60 days
  • Many varieties of meals help, such because the Particular Supplemental Vitamin Program for Girls, Infants and Kids (WIC), meals pantries, Seize and Go meals in school, and extra (besides SNAP; see “Meals” part beneath)
  • Unemployment advantages
  • Tenant safety
  • Free authorized assist
  • There are sturdy privateness protections in place for all well being care sufferers no matter immigration standing. Beneath federal legislation, hospitals and clinics don’t share affected person data with out affected person authorization, until required to take action by legislation.
  • When you’ve got questions on immigration and public advantages, name the free, confidential ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to six p.m., or name 311 and say “Public Cost” to entry well timed and trusted data and connections to authorized assist.
  • Well being Care and Wellbeing

    • You also needs to go to routine check-ups and screenings, and get scheduled vaccinations for you and your youngsters. If you happen to assume you’re having a medical emergency, name 911.
    • NYC Well being + Hospitals offers care to all New Yorkers, it doesn’t matter what your immigration standing or insurance coverage standing is. NYC Well being + Hospitals will enable you to even if you happen to shouldn’t have insurance coverage and can not pay for well being care. That is true for all sorts of well being care providers, together with emergency care, physician’s visits, medicines, long-term care, and hospital stays. Go to Go to NYC Well being + Hospitals, or name 844-NYC-4NYC (844-692-4692) or 311.
    • NYC Care is a well being care entry program that ensures low-cost and no-cost providers provided by NYC Well being + Hospitals to New Yorkers who don’t qualify for or can not afford medical health insurance. Go to NYCCare.nyc, or name 646-NYC-Care (646-692-2273) or 311. NYC Care is accepting new enrollments and presently out there within the Bronx, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. Will probably be out there in Queens and Manhattan in September 2020.
    • New York Metropolis is house to many neighborhood well being facilities that present medical care on a sliding-fee foundation, relying in your earnings. This care is on the market to everybody, no matter immigration standing. Human Assets & Companies Administration (HRSA) offers data on neighborhood well being facilities close to you. Go to FindaHealthCenter.HRSA.gov or the NYC low- to no-cost care choice listing to discover a location close to you.
    • Group testing websites operated by NYC Well being + Hospitals use self-collection of swabs to reduce contact between sufferers and well being care employees. Free and handy walk-in testing is now out there on the following areas. No appointment is critical. Go to nyc.gov/covidtest to discover a neighborhood testing web site close to you.
    • If you’re feeling anxious, burdened or overwhelmed, join with skilled counselors at NYC Effectively, the Metropolis’s free, confidential helpline out there in 200+ languages. Name 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), textual content WELL to 65173, or chat on-line at NYC.gov/NYCWell.
    • New Yorkers can entry NYC Well being Division’s COVID-19 Coping and Emotional Wellbeing webpage and ThriveNYC’s useful resource information for psychological well being assist at house.
    • Go to NYC Effectively’s web site, which gives numerous well-being and emotional assist functions that may enable you to cope.
    • Name the New York State’s COVID-19 Emotional Help Helpline at 844-863-9314 to speak to specifically skilled volunteer professionals. They’re out there to pay attention, assist and supply referrals from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days every week. Go to the New York State Workplace of Psychological Well being COVID-19 Assets Webpage for extra data.
    • Many low- to no-cost medical health insurance plans are out there to immigrants, together with undocumented youngsters and pregnant folks. Medicaid, Youngster Well being Plus, and Important Plan can be found all 12 months round. Certified Well being Plans from the New York State of Well being, the state’s official well being plan market, can be found through the Open Enrollment Interval, which is from November 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Go to New York State of Well being, the official medical health insurance plan market of New York, or name 311.
      • Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person medical health insurance enrollment providers will likely be suspended till additional discover. Throughout this era, you’ll be able to enroll on-line or name to schedule a phone enrollment appointment. Assist is on the market no matter immigration standing and in lots of languages. Go to the NYC Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene web site to make an appointment, or name 311. You may also textual content CoveredNYC to 877-877 to speak in English. Textual content SeguroNYC to 877-877 to speak in Spanish.
    • Group Well being Advocates (CHA) helps New Yorkers navigate the advanced well being care system by offering particular person help and schooling to communities all through New York State. CHA offers help on the right way to use well being insurance coverage, resolve medical billing and debt points, and dispute protection denials and eligibility determinations. CHA has a language line that may present translation providers in additional than 170 languages. Name the hotline at 888-614-5400, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • SNAP: Supplemental Vitamin Help Program (SNAP), or meals stamps, helps folks with restricted earnings purchase meals. Advantages are supplied on an digital card that’s used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery shops. Some immigrants could also be eligible for the program. On-line software and renewal may be executed by way of ACCESS HRA, the town’s on-line portal that means that you can apply for and handle your public advantages case. For extra details about SNAP advantages and eligibility, go to the Human Assets Administration (HRA)’s webpage on SNAP or name HRA’s Infoline at 718-557-1399.
      • SNAP recipients in NYC can store on-line for groceries at Amazon, Shoprite, or Walmart. Make sure you verify that a web based retailer delivers to your own home handle. Go to HRA’s webpage on SNAP on-line buying.
      • When you’ve got questions on immigration and public advantages resembling SNAP, name the free, confidential ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to six p.m., or name 311 and say “Public Cost” to entry well timed and trusted data and connections to authorized assist.
    • P-EBT: New York State’s Pandemic Digital Profit Switch (P-EBT) is a profit funded via the federal stimulus invoice that provides as much as $420 per youngster in cash for groceries to all NYC public college households. New York State Division of Well being’s COVID-19 Steadily Requested Questions addresses many widespread points or issues about journey restrictions. No sign-up is required. All households of NYC public college youngsters, no matter immigration standing, earnings, or employment, will obtain this cash. Go to the New York State Workplace of Non permanent and Incapacity Help P-EBT FAQ webpage for extra data.
    • Most households that obtain SNAP and/ or TA (Money) advantages already acquired the P-EBT meals advantages for every eligible youngster someday in Might or June. The P-EBT meals advantages have been issued on to your family’s current EBT card and added to your SNAP stability. You possibly can test your loved ones’s SNAP/P-EBT meals advantages stability (however not your eligibility for P-EBT meals advantages) by visiting www.connectebt.com or by calling 1-888-328-6399. Name middle brokers at this quantity can solely reply questions on your SNAP stability. They don’t have details about P-EBT meals advantages and can’t reply any questions on whether or not you’re eligible and when you’ll obtain them.
    • Most households with youngsters who obtain Medicaid, who’re between the ages of three and 18 and who’re eligible for P-EBT meals advantages could have their P-EBT meals advantages issued both to the Medicaid Widespread Profit Identification Card (CBIC) of the dad or mum or to the CBIC of the oldest youngster in your family who has been licensed totally free or reduced-price college lunches. Households with youngsters on this group acquired a letter in July telling them the right way to entry their P-EBT meals advantages utilizing their Medicaid CBIC.
    • The dad and mom/guardians of eligible youngsters who didn’t obtain their P-EBT meals advantages on a SNAP, TA (Money) or Medicaid card are receiving a P-EBT 2020 meals profit card within the mail someday between September and December 2020. A card is being despatched for every eligible youngster. These playing cards are mailed in every school-aged youngster’s title, not a dad or mum’s or guardian’s title. All P-EBT 2020 meals profit playing cards could have an ID quantity that begins with the letter “I” and a generic birthdate of 01/01/1900. If you’re involved that the State of New York could not have your right handle, please name 833-452-0096 or e-mail [email protected]
    • Households of personal college college students ought to contact the State Workplace of Non permanent and Incapacity Help to study if they’re eligible.
    • Be taught extra at on.nyc.gov/p-ebt, name 833-452-0096 or e-mail [email protected]
    • NYC P-EBT flyers can be found in a number of languages right here.
  • WIC: The Particular Supplemental Vitamin Program for Girls, Infants and Kids (WIC) offers free wholesome meals and different providers to low-income ladies and kids. Go to ACCESS NYC (for Spanish, go to ACCESS NYC Español) or name HRA’s Infoline at 718-557-1399.
  • Get Meals NYC: The providers listed beneath are supplied totally free to all New Yorkers it doesn’t matter what your immigration standing is. Undocumented immigrants can even obtain these providers, and doing so will NOT make you a “Public Cost” or harm your potential to use for a inexperienced card. There isn’t any Public Cost take a look at when inexperienced card holders apply for citizenship.
    • New York Metropolis’s meals pantries present groceries, and neighborhood kitchens present sizzling meals. There isn’t any earnings restrict. Discover areas close to you and hours utilizing the interactive maps of FoodHelpNYC or Meals Financial institution NYC. You may also name 311 and say “meals pantries.”
    • Three meals a day can be found for all New York residents at meal hubs citywide. Meal Hubs function Monday to Friday from 3:00pm to five:00pm. No registration, identification, or documentation is required to decide up these meals. Nobody will likely be turned away, and all adults and kids can decide up three meals at one time. Mother and father or guardians could decide up meals for their youngsters. No eating house is on the market, so meals should be eaten exterior of meal hubs. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices can be found in any respect websites. A variety of websites supply solely kosher and halal meals. No registration or ID is required. Go to the Division of Schooling’s free meal location finder web site or name 311. You may also textual content FOOD to 877-877 to speak in English. Textual content COMIDA to 877-877 for Spanish.
    • If you happen to can not go away your own home, shouldn’t have anybody who can deliver you meals, and you aren’t ready to make use of non-public supply choices, you could be eligible to get meals delivered on to your own home. Go to the NYC COVID-19 Meals Help Assets web site and go to the “NYC Meals Supply Help” part. You may also name 311 and say “Get Meals.” 
    • If you wish to buy contemporary produce however can not go away house, quite a few native and nationwide companies now supply house supply choices. The listing of companies may be discovered on the NYC COVID-19 Meals Help Assets web site (go to the “Grocery Supply Choices”).
    • Eviction Prevention
    • Non permanent Eviction Prevention Legal guidelines: At the moment, many tenants dealing with eviction could also be protected against eviction beneath State legislation and beneath an order from the federal Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC). These protections are defined beneath.
    • Tenant Protected Harbor Act: Beneath a brand new state legislation known as the Tenant Protected Harbor Act, tenants who’ve skilled monetary hardship any time from March 7, 2020 to the date when all COVID-related security restrictions are lifted within the area might not be evicted for failing to pay lease first owed throughout that interval. Though safety beneath the Tenant Protected Harbor Act could stop your landlord from evicting you, a courtroom can nonetheless enable your landlord to take motion to gather unpaid lease from you.
    • CDC Order: The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) issued an order efficient Sept. 4, 2020, which prohibits landlords from evicting some tenants for nonpayment of lease via Dec. 31, 2020. Subsequently, if you happen to qualify beneath this order, you can’t be legally evicted for falling behind in your lease till after Dec. 31, 2020. To be able to be protected by this order, tenants should meet the next standards:
    • Renters should meet one of many following qualifiers: They’ll earn $99,000 or much less this 12 months (or $198,000 if submitting collectively), they didn’t must report earnings to the IRS final 12 months, or they acquired a federal stimulus fee; AND
    • Renters should present the owner with a signed declaration swearing that 1. They’ll make $99,000 or much less this 12 months (or $198,000 if submitting collectively), they didn’t must report earnings to the IRS final 12 months, or they acquired a federal stimulus fee; 2. They’re unable to pay lease resulting from substantial misplaced earnings, lack of hours or wages, a layoff, or “extraordinary out-of-pocket medical bills,” 3. They’ve used finest efforts to acquire authorities help for lease or housing; 4. They’re utilizing finest efforts to pay partial lease, and 5. Eviction would power them into homelessness or shared residing situations.
  • To study extra about how these eviction moratoria may apply to you, contact the Metropolis’s Tenant Helpline by calling 311 and saying “Tenant Helpline.”
  • Significance of Answering the Landlord’s Eviction Petition: Tenants who with nonpayment eviction circumstances that have been filed on or earlier than November 3, 2020 ought to file their reply by the tip of this 12 months (December 31, 2020). Tenants towards whom a nonpayment petition is filed after November 3, 2020 have the strange authorized interval of 10 days to file an reply. Failure to reply an eviction petition might result in a default judgment towards you, which may result in eviction. When you’ve got questions on how these orders may have an effect on your eviction case, please name 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline.”
    • If you happen to obtain a petition for a Housing Court docket eviction case, you shouldn’t have to go to the courthouse to reply to it in individual. New eviction petitions are required to incorporate a discover that features details about how to reply to the petition by cellphone and consists of the cellphone quantity for Housing Court docket Solutions, which offers fundamental authorized data and reference to free authorized providers via HRA’s Workplace of Civil Justice.
  • Free Authorized Counseling: Free authorized recommendation and counseling can be found for New York Metropolis residential renters via HRA’s Workplace of Civil Justice and the Metropolis’s “right-to-counsel” legislation. Name 311, Monday via Friday, 9:00 am to five:00 pm, and say “Tenant Helpline” to obtain over-the-phone authorized help with questions on tenancy, eviction or landlord-tenant disputes. You may also fill out the Mayor’s Workplace to Defend Tenants’ Contact Us kind.
    • The hotline additionally offers steering on the right way to apply for metropolis advantages and different sources to assist all New Yorkers—no matter ZIP code, earnings, or immigration standing—handle tenancy points through the COVID-19 disaster.
  • Tenant Useful resource Portal: The New York Metropolis Tenant Useful resource Portal is a web based software to assist renters in New York Metropolis navigate private and non-private sources that may stabilize their housing scenario. A tenant looking for assist will likely be taken via a collection of questions and directed to probably the most helpful sources, together with rental help, non-payment and holdover choices, in addition to the rights and protections they have based mostly on their responses.
  • The actual fact sheet together with the most recent data for NYC tenants impacted by COVID-19 may be discovered on the Mayor’s Workplace to Defend Tenants’ webpage.
    • Different Languages: Spanish/Español, Chinese language (Conventional)/繁體中文, Chinese language (Simplified)/简体中文, Russian/Русский, Arabic/العربية, Haitian Creole/Kreyòl Ayisyen, Korean/한국어, Bengali/ বাংলা, Urdu/اردو, Polish/Polski, French/Français
  • For extra data, go to the Mayor’s Workplace to Defend Tenants web site or the NYS Legal professional Common’s web page on COVID-19 and housing rights.
  • Rental Help Assets
    • One Shot Deal and Emergency Money Help: Human Assets Administration (HRA) is able to obtain functions for emergency lease arrears help for these in want. Generally, the whole course of may be executed with out entering into individual to the HRA workplace. Some immigration restrictions apply. Go to ACCESS NYC (for Spanish, go to Entry NYC Español) or name HRA’s Infoline at 718-557-1399.
    • Homebase and FASTEN: The Homebase program will help NYC residents at imminent danger of dropping their housing and getting into the shelter system no matter immigration standing. Homebase gives:
      • Companies to stop eviction
      • Help acquiring public advantages
      • Emergency rental help
      • Schooling and job placement help
      • Monetary counseling and cash administration
      • Assist relocating
      • Quick-term monetary help

        The service is presently out there to all NYC residents it doesn’t matter what your immigration standing is (those that don’t qualify for Homebase can search the identical help from the identical suppliers via FASTEN). Go to HRA’s webpage on Homebase or name 311 and say “homebase” to discover a Homebase supplier close to you.

      • Part 8: If you happen to use an NYC Housing Preservation and Improvement (HPD) Part 8 voucher and are having hassle paying lease due to earnings loss, e-mail [email protected] to obtain help.
      • NYCHA: NYCHA residents experiencing earnings loss could qualify for NYCHA’s lease hardship program. A whole lack of earnings could qualify for NYCHA’s Zero Earnings Coverage. To study extra, name the NYCHA Buyer Contact Middle at 718-707-7771.
  • COVID-19 Lodge Program
    • The NYC Check & Hint Corps, via its Take Care program, will be sure that anybody who assessments constructive for COVID-19 and their shut contacts could have the sources wanted to securely separate in a resort, freed from cost, or at house to assist stop the unfold of the virus. Anybody can name 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) and press 5 to e-book a room. A medical supplier will assess your scenario after which refer you to a resort if applicable.
    • New Yorkers who take a look at constructive for COVID-19 or who could have been uncovered to the virus can qualify for a FREE resort room for up to 14 days to securely separate and defend their loves ones.
      • Lodge company could have FREE:
      • Spherical-trip transportation to and from the resort and any needed medical appointments
      • Personal rooms and loos
      • Onsite COVID-19 testing
      • Free Wi-Fi and limitless native telephones calls to keep related
      • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
      • Medicine supply
      • On web site well being care providers by expert docs and nurses
        Telepsychiatry to entry knowledgeable psychological well being suppliers
  • Utilities Help
    • Residence Power Help Program helps you pay for heating and cooling prices on your house. Some immigrants could qualify. Be taught about HEAP Heating Help and Cooling Help Advantages on AccessNYC. You possibly can apply by calling NYC Division of Social Companies at 212-331-3126 or on-line at mybenefits.ny.gov.
    • The Parker Mosley Act, a New York state legislation, protects New York residents from having their utility providers resembling gasoline and electrical energy terminated resulting from nonpayment through the COVID-19 state of emergency, presently set to run out on January 1, 2021. After the state of emergency expires, NY residential clients who state/attest that they’ve skilled a change in monetary circumstances as a result of pandemic are additionally protected against having their service terminated via March 31, 2021 — and will likely be provided a deferred fee settlement with no late fee costs or penalties. Examine the ConEdison web site and the Nationwide Grid web site for extra data.
  • Web Service Help
    • Comcast created an help program that enabled our clients to proceed utilizing our providers through the pandemic shutdown. Go to the Xfinity or Comcast Enterprise web site for extra data, or name the Comcast hotline at 1-800-391-3000. As well as, Comcast is providing two months free web with pace as much as 25 Mbps to new low-income clients. Go to the Comcast Inside Necessities web site to search out out extra.
    • Constitution Spectrum offers web providers at an reasonably priced worth for households with a minimum of one member who receives one in every of the next public help packages: (1) Nationwide College Lunch Program (NSLP); (2) Group Eligibility Provision of NSLP; (3) Supplemental Safety Earnings (for candidates age 65+ solely). To seek out out extra and apply, go to the Spectrum Web Help webpage.
    • Suddenlink and Optimum supply 30 Mbps Altice Benefit Web service for $14.99 monthly, which incorporates free gear, limitless information, discounted set up and the choice to cancel anytime. For extra data, go to the Altric Benefit Web web site.
    • Connect2Compete reasonably priced web program is out there to households with a minimum of one member who’s a Ok-12 scholar and take part in a authorities help program. For extra data, go to the Cox Connect2Compete webpage.
    • Public College Closure and Return Dates
      • Beginning November 19, all college buildings have been briefly closed for instructing and studying, and all New York Metropolis public college college students transitioned to totally distant studying.
    • 3K via Grade 5: All college students in grades 3K via 5, throughout early schooling and elementary college varieties (e.g., in Ok-2 faculties, Ok-3 faculties, Ok-5 faculties, in addition to District Pre-Ok Facilities, Ok-8 faculties, and Ok-12 faculties) will return to in-person studying starting on Monday, December 7.
    • District 75: College students in all grade ranges in District 75 faculties can return to in-person studying starting on Thursday, December 10.
    • Grade 6 via 12: College students in grades 6 via 12 (exterior of District 75 faculties) will proceed to study remotely till additional discover.
    • For extra data and the most recent updates: Go to the Division of Schooling Coronavirus Updates webpage.
  • Necessary In-College COVID-19 Testing
    • To ensure that your youngster to return to in-person studying, you have to submit the consent kind for in-school COVID-19 testing. Necessary in-school testing will occur weekly for a random choice of workers and college students in all reopened college buildings.
    • Even if in case you have already submitted consent, Division of Schooling encourages you to take action once more to make sure your scholar has the most recent kind on file by utilizing or creating the NYCSA account or printing and signing the kind and deliver it to your youngster’s college on the primary day they’re again within the college constructing. 
    • A printable PDF file of a consent kind, in addition to an exemption kind, is out there in 10 languages at on the Division of Schooling COVID Testing web page.
  • COVID-19 Necessities for nonpublic and constitution faculties in NYC
  • COVID-19 Security Ideas for Mother and father and Caregivers of Pre-College and College-Age Kids
  • Distant Studying Gadget Help: To assist college students keep related throughout emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to assist distant studying for college students. If you need to request a tool for a NYC scholar in your loved ones, please fill out the Distant Studying Gadget Request Kind.
  • Transportation Guideline and Help: Your youngster’s present transportation project and data is now out there in your NYC Faculties Account (NYCSA). Contact your youngster’s college for assist establishing a NYCSA account and to search out out your youngster’s schedule, what days they are going to be in attendance, and their programming mannequin.
    • Following the rules of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), buses transporting college students will likely be restricted to 25% of capability to make sure secure social distancing. The one exception to this will likely be college students from the identical family who could also be seated with every different, and nurses and paraprofessionals assigned to college students. With the exception of scholars who’re exempted from facial coverings necessities, everybody in a college bus should put on face masks always.
    • Your college will present scholar MetroCards to college students engaged in blended studying to journey to and from college. Some dad and mom who should accompany college students touring for in-person blended studying are eligible for a MetroCard as nicely.
    • Reimbursement will likely be out there for households with particular circumstances whose youngsters are eligible for curb-to-school bus service, can not use public transportation by way of MetroCard, and are awaiting bus service. For extra data, converse along with your college or e-mail [email protected]
    • For extra data, go to NYC Division of Schooling Transportation Overview webpage.
  • Be taught-at-Residence Assets
    • NYC Administration for Kids’s Companies (ACS) has a digital COVID-19 useful resource information for folks and kids, together with parenting suggestions, recommended actions throughout quarantine, and sources for fundamental wants.
    • The New York Public Library (NYPL) gives free on-line tutoring for college students. College students can obtain on-line homework assist one-on-one from tutors every day from 2 to 11 p.m.  Tutors can be found in English and Spanish, from early elementary via highschool grades, in core topic areas. Video content material and different sources are additionally out there 24 hours a day.  Households will want a New York Library card to entry this service, and might apply for a card on the New York Public Library web site.
  • ACS Assets
    • Household Enrichment Facilities: NYC Administration for Kids’s Companies (ACS) companions with community-based organizations in three neighborhoods to supply Household Enrichment Facilities (FECs), that are heat, home-like areas that present a variety of choices for and with the neighborhood. FECs at the moment are offering distant referrals and assist, in addition to restricted in-person emergency sources. Please contact your native FEC for extra data.
    • The C.R.I.B. in East New York
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely 
      646-477- 6780 or [email protected] 
      thecrib.enyfe.org
      2779 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
    • Circle of Desires in Highbridge
      Workplace Hours: Tues., Weds., Fri., / 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Working Remotely
      718-618-5559
      [email protected] 
      266 E. one hundred and sixty fifth St., Bronx, NY 10456
    • O.U.R. Place in Hunts Level/Longwood 
      Workplace Hours: Mon.- Fri. / 2 to 4 p.m. and Working Remotely 
      917-945-1152
      ourplacefec.graham-windham.org
      940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474
  • Group Partnership: ACS has established 11 community-based planning teams that meet month-to-month. They’re now utilizing digital conferences and e-mail to plan and supply referrals for households. Some partnerships are additionally offering in-person emergency sources. Be taught extra about this system on the ACS Workplace of Group Engagement and Partnerships webpage. Obtain the flyer with contact data and hours: English
    • Bedford-Stuyvesant
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 347-365-3852
      E mail: [email protected]
      Web site: www.bedstuycpp.org
    • Bushwick
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 718-497-6090 ext. 766 (Monday, Thursday)
      718-497-6090 ext. 793 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
      E mail: [email protected]
      Web site: www.bushwickcommunitypartnershipny.org
    • East Flatbush
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 718-758-7802
      E mail: [email protected]
    • East Harlem
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 646-345-3614 or 929-431-7798
      E mail: [email protected]
    • East New York
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 877-827-7369
      E mail: [email protected]
    • Elmhurst
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 718-523-6868 x103
      E mail: [email protected]
    • Highbridge
      Workplace Hours: Mon-Fri 10AM-3PM
      Telephone: 718-293-4352
      E mail: [email protected]
    • Hunts Level
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 917-514-1710 or 646-464-2036
      E mail: [email protected]
      Web site: www.huntspoint.org/community-partnership
    • Jamaica
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 718-526-2400 x 2018 or 917-589-3851
      E mail: [email protected]
    • Mott Haven
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 347-441-0785 or 914-529-1150
      E mail: [email protected]
    • Staten Island (North Shore)
      Workplace Hours: Working Remotely
      Telephone: 917-485-7710
      E mail: [email protected]
      Web site: www.sicpp.com
  • Childcare Assistanc
    e
    If you’re a dad or mum who wants childcare whilst you work throughout the pandemic, you’ll be able to submit a request to be matched with a secure, low-cost choice for your loved ones via workersneedchildcare.org.
  • Employee Help and Monetary Help

    • Workers’ Advantages through the Pandemic
      • If COVID-19 has affected your work, you could be eligible for sure advantages. Discuss with the ACCESS NYC chart to know which advantages you could possibly get in your scenario.
      • Unemployment Insurance coverage: Immigrant New Yorkers with work authorization could also be eligible for unemployment insurance coverage advantages. New York State is waiving the 7-day ready interval. Go to the New York State Division of Labor web site or name 1-888-209-8124. For extra data about eligibility and software course of, go to the Entry NYC Unemployment Advantages FAQ.
      • Pandemic Unemployment Help: PUA offers fee to employees not historically eligible for unemployment advantages (self-employed, unbiased contractors, employees with restricted work historical past, and others) who’re unable to work as a direct results of the coronavirus public well being emergency. Go to the New York State Division of Labor PUA Guidelines to see if you happen to qualify.
    • Staff’ Rights
      • Know your rights as a employee and that you’ve these rights it doesn’t matter what your immigration standing is, together with paid secure and sick go away beneath the New York Metropolis legislation. The NYC Division of Shoppers and Employee Safety (DCWP) created a abstract of Metropolis labor legal guidelines for employers and staff as you take care of the impression of COVID-19 in your office. Go to the DCWP web site to obtain the abstract in your most popular language.
      • It’s possible you’ll be eligible for emergency paid sick go away for COVID-19 beneath the New York State legislation. In some circumstances, undocumented immigrants are additionally entitled to paid sick go away. To study extra, go to the New York State Governor’s Workplace web site or name the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
    • Monetary Help
      • Immigrant New Yorkers and/or their youngsters could be eligible for money help in New York. Go to ACCESS NYC (for Spanish, go to Entry NYC Español) or name HRA’s Infoline at 718-557-1399.
      • You possibly can cease your federal scholar mortgage funds with out penalty and with out accruing curiosity for a minimum of 60 days. Discover out extra at studentaid.gov.
      • If you’re having monetary difficulties in paying house mortgages, your financial institution could waive your mortgage fee for 90 days beneath the New York State Division of Monetary Companies’ mortgage exemption steering. Name your mortgage lending financial institution to search out out extra.
      • Federal scholar mortgage funds are mechanically suspended, with out curiosity or penalties, from March 13, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Loans that don’t qualify for this reduction embody older federal household schooling loans not owned by U.S. Division of Schooling, Perkins Loans owned by faculties, and personal scholar loans. Discover out extra at NYC Division of Client and Employee Safety’s Pupil Mortgage Debt Ideas Throughout COVID-19.
      • When you’ve got scholar or medical loans overdue for fee to the New York State, you could be briefly protected against debt assortment. Discover out extra on the New York Legal professional Common’s web site.
      • DCWP offers monetary schooling and counseling, secure and reasonably priced banking choices, and income-boosting tax credit. Go to the DCWP web site to search out out extra.
      • DCWP additionally accepts client and labor complaints and continues to supply providers on-line. Examine the DWCP web site for the listing of obtainable providers and the right way to contact the workplace.
    • Grownup Schooling and Job Search Help
      • We Converse NYC: We Converse NYC offers free on-line academic English language sources and is providing free weekly on-line lessons. Signal up for a category right this moment to fulfill new folks, find out about New York Metropolis providers out there to all New York Metropolis residents, no matter immigration standing, and follow talking English. If you need to drop in to a category, please go to the schedule of lessons right here. Anybody can entry free sources on the We Converse NYC web site with out a must create an account. Multimedia sources embody movies, research guides, brief tales, and on-line quizzes, the place college students can follow studying, listening, and visible literacy expertise. There are additionally supplies for educators together with lesson plans, and handbooks.
      • Grownup Literacy Program: Grownup literacy packages present full tutorial and assist providers to anybody over the age of 16 who is just not enrolled or required to be enrolled at school and who’s unable to talk, learn and/or write the English language nicely sufficient to take part in schooling or coaching packages carried out in English. This system connects contributors to a variety of studying, writing, English-language and highschool equivalency/Common Academic Improvement (GED) Checks preparation packages. For extra data, For extra data, go to the NYC Workplace of Workforce Improvement’s grownup literacy class on-line portal or name DYCD at: 1-800-246-4646 or 1-646-343-6800.
      • Coursera: The New York State Division of Labor is partnering with Coursera to supply unemployed New Yorkers with entry to almost 4,000 packages throughout high-growth industries and might hone expertise in information science, enterprise, and expertise. Many of those packages are pathways to certifications, skilled certificates and will help elevate your profession. To study extra and enroll, go to the DOL On-line Studying with Coursera webpage.
      • Workforce1 Profession Facilities: The NYC Division of Small Enterprise Companies (SBS) prepares and helps New Yorkers to discover jobs. Free providers provided on the community of Workforce1 Profession Facilities all through the 5 boroughs embody job listings, recruitment occasions, job search sources, veterans’ providers, résumé and interview workshops, and coaching. For extra data, go to the ACCESS NYC webpage on Workforce1 or the SBS webpage on Workforce1.
      • HRA Profession Companies: HRA’s Profession Companies supply Money Help purchasers coaching and profession service alternatives to assist them improve their job expertise and construct a profession that can result in success and monetary safety. For extra data, go to the HRA Profession Companies web site.
    • COVID-19 Steering Compliance
      • New York Metropolis Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene (DOHMH) offers up-to-date data on the most recent COVID-19 steering for every business, together with the kinds you want. Go to the DOHMH COVID-19 steering for enterprise webpage.
      • New York Metropolis Small Enterprise Companies (SBS) has printed plain language business guides as a software for small companies to adhere to the most recent obligatory steering and to share finest practices. For extra data on the guides and kinds/templates, go to nyc.gov/enterprise.
      • SBS Hotline: SBS has launched a small enterprise hotline to reply probably the most urgent questions of small enterprise homeowners as they put together to re-open. Small Enterprise Advocates and Compliance Advisors will monitor the hotline and have been geared up with the most recent pointers and laws to share with enterprise homeowners. Name 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).
      • SBS Useful resource Honest and Webinars: SBS is internet hosting an inter-agency digital useful resource honest for New York Metropolis entrepreneurs searching for the most recent up-to-date steering on restoration and reopening. Representatives from numerous Metropolis companies will likely be available to reply any questions. SBS and companions will present details about necessities and pointers to re-opening, security plans, monetary help, regulatory adjustments, worker assist, licensing, inspections, and extra. Please go to nycsmallbizcourses.eventbrite.com to join the useful resource honest and to search out all of our digital webinar choices, which embody monetary help, constructing a enterprise web site, and making ready a enterprise for emergencies.
      • SBS Compliance Session: The NYC Division of Small Enterprise Companies gives no-cost compliance consultations that will help you perceive the right way to adjust to key Metropolis guidelines and laws to keep away from receiving widespread violations. The SBS won’t concern violations or fines – the consultants merely enable you to perceive the foundations. To join consultations, go to the SBS webpage and fill out the web kind.
      • Face Protecting: Distribution websites for small companies seeking to get hold of face coverings, at the moment are open. With the support of neighborhood companions, these supplies are being distributed in all 5 boroughs to assist assure the well being and security of small companies and their staff. Enterprise homeowners are strongly suggested to benefit from these contactless stations if wanted. For a listing of distribution websites out there, go to nyc.gov/enterprise.
      • License Software and Renewal: Division of Client and Employee Safety (DCWP) is extending sure license expiration dates and renewal software deadlines. Go to the DCWP web site for extra data. On-line license software continues to be out there on DCWP’s Licenses webpage. For inquiries, e-mail NYC On-line Licensing Service Assist Desk at [email protected]
    • Monetary Help
      • SBS Loans and Grants: NYC Division of Small Enterprise Companies (SBS) introduced three monetary help packages out there for small companies in low-to-moderate earnings (LMI) neighborhoods.
        • The NYC LMI Storefront Mortgage is an interest-free mortgage as much as $100,000 to assist storefront companies situated in low-to-moderate earnings (LMI) areas of New York Metropolis restart or proceed operations after experiencing challenges from COVID-19. To study extra and apply, go to the SBS LMI Storefront Mortgage webpage.
        • The Curiosity Charge Discount Grant will assist cut back the curiosity expense owed on an current mortgage with choose Group Improvement Monetary Establishments (CDFI). CDFIs deal with serving companies who can not simply entry capital and creating alternatives that positively impression the communities they serve. SBS has partnered with 11 CDFIs who work primarily with Asian, Black, Latinx, and immigrant enterprise homeowners. To study extra, go to the SBS Curiosity Charge Discount Grant webpage.
        • The Strategic Impression COVID-19 Industrial District Help Grant offers $20,000 funding to community-based growth organizations (CBOs) to implement native COVID-19 restoration assist to small companies. The funds will likely be used to conduct outreach, present technical help to attach small companies, improve consciousness and complete of latest Metropolis and State guidelines and laws, and strengthen service provider relationships to foster collaboration and elevated native organizing. To study extra and apply, go to the SBS Strategic Impression COVID-19 Industrial District Help Grant webpage.
      • SBA Loans and Grants: The U.S. Small Enterprise Administration (SBA) has loans and grants for small companies to handle the financial impression of COVID-19. Go to the SBA COVID-19 Small Enterprise Steering and Assets webpage for extra data. Some immigrant enterprise homeowners could also be eligible for these loans.
      • Software Help: There are small enterprise growth facilities that will help you with functions for these loans and grants. Go to the New York Small Enterprise Improvement Middle web site to search out the middle close to you.
    • Eviction Safety
      • Governor Cuomo has prolonged the Govt Order that protects business tenants for failure to pay their rents from eviction and late lease charges till January 1, 2021.

    Metropolis and Group Assets for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers

    • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYC Unity Challenge surveyed tons of of LGBTQ program and repair suppliers throughout New York Metropolis to develop a useful resource web page, which incorporates up-to-date data on LGBTQ sources nonetheless out there through the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to the Unity Challenge’s COVID-19 useful resource web page for extra data.
    • A listing of meals pantries and soup kitchens which have explicitly reported dedication to welcoming LGBTQ neighborhood members may be discovered on the Rising Up NYC Meals Help webpage.
    • To discover out about LGBTQ+ pleasant occasions, go to GrowingUpNYC.CityofNewYork.us.
    • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Gotham Well being, Judson continues to supply pressing sexual/reproductive care, LGBTQ affirming providers, and psychological well being assist for New York Metropolis’s adolescents and rising adults through the COVID-19 emergency. The bodily house is being briefly being relocated to NYC Well being + Hospitals/Gotham Well being, Gouverneur situated at 227 Madison Road, New York, NY.
      • To be able to adhere to the social distancing directive and to make sure the security of our workers and sufferers, these desirous to entry these providers ought to first name to obtain a complete telephonic evaluation. An in-person appointment with a healthcare supplier will then be scheduled as medically needed.
      • The next providers are being supplied:
        • STI testing and remedy
        • Emergency contraception and start management
        • PrEP/PEP
        • Pressing GYN wants
        • Gender affirming care, together with hormone remedy
        • Being pregnant testing and choices counseling
        • Psychological well being assist
      • NYC Well being + Hospitals offers care to all New Yorkers, it doesn’t matter what your immigration standing or insurance coverage standing is. NYC Well being + Hospitals will enable you to even if you happen to shouldn’t have insurance coverage and can’t pay for well being care.
      • To make an appointment, name 212-925-5000 (after the language immediate, press 3 to talk with a nurse). Go to NYC Well being + Hospitals LGBTQ Well being Facilities web site for extra data.
    • New York Metropolis Human Assets Administration (HRA)’s Burial Help Program offers monetary assist to assist low-income folks assist pay for the burial prices of a beloved one. The program is open to all low-income New Yorkers, no matter immigration standing
      • To handle the unprecedented impression of the COVID-19 Pandemic, DSS/HRA issued an emergency rule:
        • Growing the burial allowance from $900 to $1,700 and growing the cap on burial prices from $1,700 to $3,400.
        • Extending the timeframe for when you’ll be able to apply to 120 days from the date of the particular person’s demise.
      • Functions acquired on or after March 12, 2020 will likely be thought-about for the elevated burial help allowance. All functions acquired will likely be reviewed no matter immigration standing.
      • For extra data, go to HRA’s Burial Help web page, which incorporates the applying kinds in 11 languages (social safety quantity is just not required) and Steadily Requested Questions.
      • You may also known as the HRA Workplace of Burial Companies at 929-252-7731. Please go away a message and a workers member will return your name earlier than the tip of the subsequent enterprise day.
    • In case your beloved one handed away at NYC Well being + Hospitals, you’ll be able to contact the Affected person & Visitor Relations division to hunt help in figuring out their our bodies and planning the subsequent steps. The direct cellphone quantity for every facility may be discovered beneath.
      • Bronx
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Jacobi
          718-918-5245
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Lincoln
          718-579-5537
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
          718-519-4747
      • Brooklyn
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Coney Island
          718-616-4164
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Kings County
          718-245-7418
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Woodhull
          718-963-8465
      • Manhattan
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Bellevue
          212-562-6071
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Harlem
          212-939-1790
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Metropolitan
          212-423-7232
      • Queens
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Elmhurst
          718-334-3690
        • NYC Well being + Hospitals/Queens
          718-883-2058
    • For extra data, go to the MOIA COVID-19 Steadily Requested Questions funerals and burials part.

    Public Security and Safety Towards Harassment or Discrimination

    • Hate and discrimination towards anybody on the idea of their race, nationwide origin, or different standing is just not tolerated in New York Metropolis. The NYC Fee on Human Rights, Mayor’s Workplace for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, and NYPD are monitoring and responding to reported hate and bias incidents ensuing from worry and stigma associated to COVID-19.
      • Name 311 to report harassment or discrimination.
      • Name 911 if you’re the sufferer of a hate crime or witness what you consider to be a hate crime. NYPD officers will not ask concerning the immigration standing of anybody looking for assist.
      • Go to nyc.gov/StopCOVIDHate for data on the right way to report hate and bias incidents associated to COVID-19, and entry sufferer and psychological well being assist.
    • NYC Household Justice Facilities can be found by cellphone to supply help to home violence survivors, together with fast security planning, shelter help, authorized help, psychological well being and counseling providers, and different very important sources. It’s possible you’ll be requested to depart a message, and somebody will get again to you as shortly as doable.
      • From Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., you’ll be able to name the middle location close to you.
        • For NYC Household Justice Middle, Bronx, name 718-508-1220
        • For NYC Household Justice Middle, Brooklyn, name 718-250-5113
        • For NYC Household Justice Middle, Manhattan, name 212-602-2800
        • For NYC Household Justice Middle, Queens, name 718-575-4545
        • For NYC Household Justice Middle, Staten Island, name 718-697-4300
      • Within the evenings or weekends, name NYC’s 24-hour Home Violence Hotline at 800-621-HOPE (4673).
    • For extra data and sources, go to the COVID-19 webpage of the Mayor’s Workplace to Finish Home and Gender-Based mostly Violence.

    Standing of Immigration Proceedings and Enforcement

    • ActionNYC is the Metropolis’s initiative that gives free, secure, and confidential authorized immigration assist for New Yorkers. This system is presently adjusting throughout this time to permit for immigration screenings by cellphone to adjust to social distancing (staying at least six toes away from individuals who don’t reside in your family). For any questions or issues you have got relating to immigration standing, together with COVID-19-related adjustments, name 800-354-0365 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to six p.m., or name 311 and say “ActionNYC.”
    • NYC Workplace of Civil Justice offers free authorized providers to New Yorkers in want, together with tenants, immigrants, low-wage employees and different New Yorkers dealing with civil authorized challenges. Go to the NYC Workplace of Civil Justice web site to search out out extra.
    • All immigration courtroom hearings are postponed via a minimum of January 1, 2021 for people who find themselves not detained. For people who find themselves detained, hearings are persevering with for now. Keep knowledgeable about up to date by visiting Justice.gov/EOIR, calling the Govt Workplace for Immigration Assessment (EOIR) hotline at 1-800-898-7180, and checking EOIR’s Fb web page
    • United States Citizenship and Immigration Companies (USCIS) has resumed in-person naturalization oath ceremonies, with social distancing pointers. Interviews and biometrics appointments have additionally resumed. All candidates and authorized representatives will obtain reschedule notices by mail. Go to USCIS.gov/Coronavirus (for Spanish, go to the Respuesta de USCIS al Coronavirus 2019 webpage). When you’ve got questions (together with re-scheduling of your appointment), name the USCIS hotline 1-800-375-5283, Monday via Friday from 8 a.m. to eight p.m.
      • The USCIS New York asylum workplace has resumed its providers and are conducting in-person interviews. Reschedule notices will likely be despatched to asylum candidates.
    • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has modified its insurance policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For extra data, go to ICE.gov/COVID19
      • Visits to folks in ICE detention are presently not allowed for household and associates. For attorneys, some authorized visitation continues. Nonetheless, ICE is encouraging video visitation for attorneys the place doable and requiring these visiting in individual to supply their very own private protecting gear they usually could also be topic to testing on the facility. Attorneys ought to contact the person services for particulars and updates.
      • ICE cancelled all in-person check-ins for people who find themselves not detained. Telephonic check-ins are nonetheless taking place.
      • Arrests by ICE proceed. ICE has mentioned they are going to implement some limitations on who they are going to arrest and that they are going to not perform arrests at or close to well being care services besides in extraordinary circumstances.

    Client Fraud Safety

    • Value gouging is unlawful for any private or family good or any service that’s wanted to stop or restrict the unfold of or deal with COVID-19. This implies companies can not improve costs of all these items and providers by 10% or extra. Discover out extra by visiting the DCWP web site. If you happen to assume a retailer excessively elevated the value of this stuff starting in March, file a criticism on-line or name 311 and say “Overcharge.”
    • NYC.gov/DCWPAlerts offers data and translated sources on scams, funeral planning suggestions, debt assortment stop communications, scholar loans, free tax prep, license expiration and renewal dates, worth gouging, and extra.
    • Scammers usually benefit from susceptible folks throughout occasions of disaster and misery. It’s vital that you just pay attention to any potential scams in an effort to defend your self and your cash. Scammers have give you quite a few methods to defraud folks in reference to COVID-19. These scams could also be cellphone calls, emails, textual content messages, or typically even in individual. It’s vital to pay attention to them and know what to do if you happen to encounter one. A few of the widespread classes of COVID-19 scams embody:
      • Faux Authorities Calls/Emails/Texts. Professional authorities companies do not name unexpectedly asking for cash, particularly within the type of reward playing cards. Most funds may be executed via their official web sites.
      • Charity Scams. All the time do your analysis earlier than donating to a charity group or individual establishing a GoFundMe web page. All official charities should be registered with the New York Legal professional Common’s Charities Bureau. By no means donate in money, by reward card, or by wiring cash.
      • Faux “Anti-COVID-19” Merchandise and Medicines. Don’t use merchandise or medicines promoted as “anti-COVID-19” until accepted by a well being care supplier. There are presently no merchandise confirmed to deal with or stop COVID-19.
      • COVID-19 Residence Check Kits. Ignore any on-line gives for vaccinations and residential take a look at kits for COVID-19. If somebody unexpectedly knocks on your door claiming to be from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), World Well being Group (WHO), or NYC Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene (DOHMH) to conduct a “COVID-19 take a look at” – dial 911.
      • Private Protecting Gear Scams. Beware of faux calls to your corporation requesting cash for Private Protecting Gear (PPE). The caller could state {that a} supervisor had positioned an order for PPE for the firm and a cash order is required to be despatched previous to supply.
      • Phishing Scams. Phishing emails, textual content messages, or social media posts usually comprise a hyperlink or ask you to supply private data. All the time confirm the e-mail handle or hyperlink earlier than clicking or responding.
      • Unknown Callers and Robocalls. Scammers could name you or use unlawful robocalls to pitch every part from rip-off COVID-19 remedies to work-at-home schemes. Watch out for calls threatening to disconnect gasoline and electrical providers until you pay instantly.
      • Debt Aid Scams. If you happen to obtain a name claiming to supply debt reduction, don’t have interaction.
      • Counterfeit Coupons. Beware of faux coupon offers circulating on social media. The coupon hyperlink could take you to a third-party web site and ask for your private data in an effort to obtain the coupon.
      • Tax Loans. Watch out for any promise to present you a “larger” refund via deductions and credit.
      • Pet Scams. It is crucial that you just analysis the web site earlier than making any purchases. Fraudulent pet websites could promote animals that do not exist and are by no means shipped. It’s best follow to not purchase a pet with out seeing it in individual.
      • Pupil Mortgage Scams. Most federal scholar mortgage funds are mechanically suspended, with out curiosity or penalties, till September 30. Pupil mortgage holders don’t must take any motion to have them suspended. If you’re contacted by somebody claiming they will get you into this system quicker or totally free, it’s a rip-off.
    • For extra data on the right way to discern a rip-off and tricks to defend your self, go to nyc.gov/dcwp for the COVID-19 rip-off security suggestions reality sheet.
    • If you happen to suspect fraud associated to COVID-19, name New York State Legal professional Common’s Workplace at 800-771-7755 or name New York State Division of Client Safety at 800-697-1220.
      • If you happen to really feel you’re in fast hazard, please name 911.
    • Go to the New York Legal professional Common’s COVID-19 Useful resource Information to find out about your rights, sources out there to you, and client safety suggestions throughout this time
    • For extra sources and data particular to NYC, go to HELP NOW NYC’s Help for People webpage in addition to the sources part of nyc.gov/coronavirus
    • Many individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19 qualify for advantages to assist them purchase groceries, get well being care, or get monetary assist to make up for misplaced earnings. The Pandemic Advantages Steering can be found in high 10 languages on the AccessNYC web site.
    • NYC Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene (DOHMH) has a Complete Useful resource Information out there.
    • Questions about immigration or the right way to entry Metropolis providers? Name the MOIA hotline at 212-788-7654, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to five p.m., ship an e-mail to [email protected], or attain out to a MOIA Neighborhood Organizer.
    • New Yorkers with disabilities can go to the COVID-19 webpage of the Mayor’s Workplace for Folks with Disabilities for data on meals/provide supply, social safety/Medicaid advantages, house healthcare providers, and extra sources.
    • The Metropolis is offering NYCHA residents with numerous sources, together with private protecting gear and COVID-19 testing for all NYCHA residents in addition to meals and wellness checks for seniors. For extra data, go to NYCHA web site.
    • NYC Taxi and Limousine Fee (TLC) has launched a useful resource middle to supply authorized, monetary, and different providers to drivers. Go to the TLC Driver Useful resource Middle web site to study extra and schedule an appointment.
    • The Metropolis of New York is hiring licensed TLC drivers to ship meals to New Yorkers in want through the COVID-19 disaster. Be taught extra and enroll on the NYC Meals Supply Driver Portal.
    • Census kinds may be accomplished on-line or by cellphone 844-330-2020. For language assist, go to the 2020 Census Language Help webpage. The census is secure, responses are utterly confidential, and there are NO questions on citizenship or immigration.

    Translated COVID-19 Graphics

    • Obtain metropolis marketing campaign graphics in a convertible PDF format that explains COVID-19 insurance policies, steering, and metropolis providers out there to all New Yorkers to deal with the well being and financial hardship arising from the pandemic, no matter immigration standing or potential to pay:
    • Obtain a postcard-sized graphics about metropolis providers out there to all New Yorkers, no matter immigration standing or potential to pay:
    • Extra translated graphics from the NYC Division of Schooling may be downloaded from the DOE’s Graphics Library.
    • View and share “Cease the Unfold” movies from @nychealth:
    • New Yorkers: Keep Residence to Cease the Unfold of the Coronavirus Multilingual Poster

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