COVID-19 has greatly affected our daily lives and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, but together, we've made immense progress. The important measures New York State has implemented, along with your commitment to being responsible and protecting your fellow New Yorkers, have helped save lives and flattened the curve.
Although all regions of the state are now in Phase 4 of reopening, now is not the time to let your guard down. The threat of coronavirus still exists. It is still just as dangerous, and we are all still at risk. We must remain vigilant and continue to take the necessary precautions, like maintaining social distance, wearing face coverings, staying home if you're sick and getting testing. Another important part of stopping the spread is quarantining if you come into contact with anyone who has been exposed to the virus or travel to a state that has significant community spread. To learn more about the state's travel advisory, visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.
Let's not lose sight of what's important – keeping our families and others safe, protecting essential workers, and keeping rates down. Together, we've made great strides, but it's not over. Be responsible. Be smart. Be safe.
Important Information & Resources
NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
NYS Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906
NYC Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE
Price Gouging hotline: 800-697-1220
24-Hour Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065
While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these steps can help stop the spread:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet
- Wear a mask when outside of your home and you cannot maintain at least 6 feet of social distance from others