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Staten Island

New visitor guidelines for Staten Island University Hospital-Northwell

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New visitor guidelines for the Staten Island Zoo

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Office of the Staten Island Borough President

The Office of the Borough advocates for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. They have great resources for health and wellness to help out with COVID19.

Staten Island Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)

Since 2005, the Staten Island Not For Profit Association, Inc. (SINFPA) has provided resources, support and advocacy for the borough’s nonprofit community. The Association was created to provide a single "voice" for nonprofits in Staten Island, and to enhance the economic impact that nonprofits provide to Staten Island communities. Members include 100+ cultural institutions, faith-based organizations, health care providers, senior & youth service providers, and local community groups that provide services and programs for our diverse Staten Island communities and neighborhoods.

Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI)

They provide access to an extensive range of high-quality behavioral health care and social support services — all coordinated and tailored to your needs. CHASI is bringing communities back to health.

Health Insurer Guidance on Coverage Requirements for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New York State provides information about personal applicability of the DFS Regulation (57th Amendment to Regulation 62) to waive cost-sharing for certain services during the novel Coronavirus.

Meals on Wheels Staten Island

Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Inc. is leading the effort to make sure the elderly people in our community receive nutritious meals and the human connection they need to help them live independently.

Meals on Wheels delivers two meals (one hot and one cold) each day, five days a week, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., except for major holidays. Three frozen meals can be delivered on Saturday morning for weekends.

The Staten Island Hunger Task Force

Visit The Staten Island Hunger Task force for an up-to-date list of the food pantries still operating including those run by Project Hospitality and Community Health Action of Staten Island.

Invisible Hands Deliver

If you cannot leave your home but can afford to purchase food, please visit Invisible Hands Deliver to request a volunteer to drop off groceries at your entrance.

New York City

Friendly VOICES (Virtual Opportunities Improving Connections with Elders) 

The Friendly VOICES program is based on the Friendly Visiting model and is for older adults who are isolated for other reasons (such as COVID-19). Volunteers are matched with older adults and keep in touch with by calling them via phone or video calls. The older adult also has the option to join a virtual group or be matched with a peer close to their age.

If you would like to volunteer for either program, call Aging Connect at 212-244-6469, or fill out an online volunteer interest form. An older adult who wishes to join the program can also call Aging Connect at 212-244-6469 or click here to fill out the participant interest form.

NYC Hope The National Domestic Violence Hotline

 Resources and help can be found by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearingmay use TTY 1-800-787-3224.  Additionally, advocates who are Deaf are available 24/7 through the National Deaf Hotline by video phone at 1-855-812-1001, Instant Messenger (DeafHotline) or email (

If it’s not safe for you to call, or if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, another option for getting direct help is to use our live chat service here on this website. 

NYC Mayor's Office for Physical Disabilities

Stores Offering Shopping Hours to High Risk Population

Department for the Aging

Seniors can apply for home-delivered meals by calling the Department for the Aging at 212-244-6469 or 311.

Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI)

They provide access to an extensive range of high-quality behavioral health care and social support services — all coordinated and tailored to your needs. CHASI is bringing communities back to health.

NYC Department of Education

Free "Grab and Go" meals are available for all New Yorkers. Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. No one will be turned away at any time. No registration, ID, or documentation required. All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time. No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises. Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children‎.

NYC Food Delivery Assistance

If you cannot leave your home and cannot afford to purchase food, click on the link below to have 2 days of meals delivered to your home.

HelpNow NYC

Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on New York City's workforce, the City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 or are seeking additional assistance. For more information on the City's response to COVID-19, please visit or call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115). You can also text "COVID" to 692-692 for updates and information, or text "COVIDESP" to 692-692 for updates in Spanish.


New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

COVID-19 Updates for New York City Face Mask Use Policy, Swab Shortage, Reporting COVID-19 Related Deaths and Crisis Communication Resources

New York Department of Health

Recordings of the Weekly Healthcare Provider COVID-19 Update will be posted immediately after the presentation.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

This is a comprehensive hub which has crucial information on available government programs, recent policy changes, options for financial support, and organizations folks can look too for additional help.

City of New York: COVID19 Updates

The City has created a visual representation of eligibility for various government benefits called “I’ve been affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). What are some of the benefits I may be eligible for?” You can find it online here:

Guidance on Funerals and Burials in NYC during the COVID-19 Crisis

All New Yorkers deserve to celebrate, honor, and memorialize their loved ones. Even as we make arrangements for our loved ones who have passed, we must continue to practice social distancing, good hand hygiene, and infection prevention. If you are sick, you must stay home and refrain from attending the funerial service, viewing, and burial. By staying home, you help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect others from getting sick.

COVID19 Resources for People with Disabilities

The following information has been gathered specifically to inform people with disabilities on the resources available to the population during NYC's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

NYC Health

Guidance on face covering.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ten Clinical Tips on COVID-19 for Healthcare Providers Involved in Patient Care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Training Guidance and Resources

National Institutes of Health - Fogarty International Center

Stay updated with coronavirus news, funding and resources for global health researchers

National Institute of Health

COVID19 Treatment Guidelines

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