The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene asks New Yorkers to maintain calm and practice social distancing:
Stay home. All New Yorkers – healthy or sick – must stay home. You should only leave your home for essential tasks, such as work (if you work for an essential entity), solitary exercise, getting groceries and supplies, or essential medical care. Try to use delivery services when possible.
Keep at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and otherswhen you go out for essential tasks or solitary exercise.
Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing – do not use your hands.
Where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The CDC’s Do-It-Yourself Mask Making Instructions contain helpful instructions for effective techniques for creating masks at home.
When a home isn’t safe, domestic violence survivors can find services 24/7 at nyc.gov/NYCHOPE
NYC’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-4673. Click here for more information.
Spread the word that the undocumented individuals should not avoid seeking medical care if they require help. NYC hospital staff will NOT ask about immigration status and medical care is NOT a “public benefit” under the public charge test.
Services from the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA)
Many city services are available to all New Yorkers no matter what your immigration status is and regardless of your ability to pay.
If you have had a documented positive SARS-CoV2 PCR nasal swab and/or experienced the symptoms of COVID-19 and are now fully recovered,you may be able to help by donating plasma. Your immune system may now be producing antibodies to protect you from becoming infected again with Coronavirus. Donated plasma could be used right now, for compassionate treatment, even before we have scientific trials, or as part of a trial to determine definitively if this treatment works.
1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) or text WELL to 65173 for general assistance on emotional wellness & mental health in NYC.
New York State
New York State Office of Mental Health COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline: 1-844-863-9314 formental health counseling.
New York State’s domestic violence texting hotline: (800) 942-6905 or chat online at www.opdv.ny.gov; both are confidential and serviced by professional domestic violence/sexual abuse advocates at all times.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 for immediate crisis counseling.