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Coronavirus - How to get help as States Shut Down

Coronavirus - How to get help as States Shut Down

Coronavirus- How to get help as States Shut Down 


Here are some numbers you can reach out in case of emergency  


There's a lot of confusion and anxiety surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, as numbers of confirmed cases continue to rise and more public services start to shut down.


If you need help, or if you would like to help those in need. 


NEW YORK


STAY UPDATED


Text COVID to 692-692 to be enrolled in Notify NYC and get the latest updates on the coronavirus in New York City. You can also text COVIDESP to the same number and get the updates in Spanish.


The New York State Department of Health has also set up a hotline to answer all your questions about the coronavirus at 1-888-364-3065.


FOOD ASSISTANCE


Citymeals is working with the New York City Department for the Aging to deliver meals to senior residents. Click here to see if you or your loved ones are eligible. You can also help by volunteering or donating.


God's Love We Deliver is providing medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. You can also help by volunteering or donating.


SCHOOLS & CHILD CARE


As schools across New York City and state start to close, parents can seek help with child care using the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies website. There are 34 CCRRs available in New York State.


See if you're eligible for Child Care Subsidy Program. Child care subsidies can help parents pay for some or all of the cost of child care services.


For how to get ready for remote learning at NYC Public Schools, the city's department of education has put up resources on its website.


Starting March 16, the schools will have grab-and-go breakfast and lunch available for students from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be able to pick them up and take them home through the start of spring break, April 8.


UNEMPLOYMENT & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


New York state has waived the 7-Day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to COVID-19 closures or quarantines. Click here to learn more about how to file a UI claim.


For businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on March 8 that the City will provide relief for small businesses. Click here to see if you're eligible and complete an interest form.


The Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation has started a Coronavirus emergency relief fund to to provide zero-interest loans to businesses as well as helping out workers facing economic hardships or health crises.


NEW JERSEY


STAY UPDATED


The New Jersey State Department of Health has set up a hotline to answer all your questions about the coronavirus at 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222.


FOOD ASSISTANCE


The state website NJHelps.org assists people in determining if they are eligible for food or cash aid due to their financial circumstances.


According to a recent report, due to the crisis the state has suspended work requirements usually in place to be eligible for these programs.


SCHOOLS & CHILD CARE


As schools in New Jersey start to close, parents can seek help with child care using the state's list of licensed child care centers.


Caretakers can also seek financial help by applying for Child Care Subsidy. Click here to learn more about the state's program.


BUSINESSES


Business owners with questions about how COVID-19 will impact the economy and what the state is doing to help can visit NJ.business.gov for answers.


CONNECTICUT


STAY UPDATED


The Connecticut Department of Health has the latest number of cases and resources available on its website.


You can also call the 2-1-1 info hotline 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, for information regarding the coronavirus.


Sign up for the governor's latest updates via email.


FOOD ASSISTANCE


The state's Department of Social Services has closed its field offices but is still taking applications online.

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