Hope everyone is staying safe, washing their hands, and practicing Social Distancing!
As many may know by now, the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak is underway now in the United States with New York City being one of the hardest hit locations so far.
As of March 11, 2020, WHO has declared the outbreak an official pandemic. As of today, March 20, 2020, NYC has confirmed over 8400 cases and 46 deaths. NYC residents have been self-quarantining to help flatten the curve by minimizing the spread and concentration of the virus and in preparation for more possible drastic measures like a “shelter-in-place” restriction limiting New Yorkers’ ability to go outside their homes.
There is currently a shortage of healthcare and medical professional workers as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) like gowns, masks, ventilators and other supplies.
NYC is looking for all able-bodied healthcare professionals to join the frontlines and any small businesses and skilled workers who can aid in manufacturing PPE and other supplies to contact them directly.
Ways to Help
Health Professionals (Active or Retired)
Small Businesses, Manufacturers, Factories (A way to stay afloat for a good cause)
Resources for New Yorkers to stay connected:
Get the latest updates and announcements from NYC 311 on your mobile phone by texting COVID to 692692
NY State Governor’s Office
NY State Governor’s Office Coronavirus Portal (see what NYS is doing for COVID-19)
NYC Official Website (see many helpful links and announcements)
NYC Official Website Coronavirus Portal
Check your State and Local Government Websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any social media for the latest info.
Latest COVID-19 Numbers By Country from World-O-Meters (drill down by country to see further details)
World Health Organization – COVID-19 Portal for Latest Situation Reports and Status
Facebook Coronavirus Information Center (connects people to accurate and vetted resources)
To access the FB Coronavirus Information Center-
Login to you Facebook, search for “Facebook Coronavirus Information Center”, and join the page to begin receiving updates. It’s a great place to begin your search for any and all resources.
Google’s Coronavirus Portal