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COVID-19 Resources

Suffolk County Health Services

NYS Department of Health
NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065. Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers.

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Business Assistance

Applying for SBA Loans

Guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19– Prepared by OSHA.

NYS Small Businness Assistance Program

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Suffolk County Business Recovery Unit– One Stop for Business questions and resources related to impacts as a result of COVID 19.

Food Assistance

Grab and Go Bags-The North Babylon School District offers this food program Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon. The bags are breakfast, lunch and grocery bags. Anyone is welcome to come and receive a bag of groceries. Non-perishable food donations are always accepted. Grocery bags at the front of the high school and grab and go meal bags are offered at the west entrance on Phelps.

Island Harvest’s list of open food pantries

Long Island Cares Food assistance/locator:

SNAP Online– Apply or re-certify for SNAP benefits.

Health

COVID-19 Release letters-If you have been subject to mandatory quarantine or isolation by the Suffolk County Department of Health, as a result of COVID-19, you can use this site to request a release letter that you can provide to your school or employer to show your eligibility to return to school or work.

Disaster Distress Hotline– Provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. 1-800-985-5990

Donor Screening Survey– Stony Brook Medicine is looking for COVID-19 survivors to donate blood plasma to be used in an experimental treatment for the virus.

Healing Connections Peer Online Support Groups– This program is offered daily. It fills quickly.

Health and Welfare Council of LI– A wealth of information and resources.

Mental Health Helpline-Provided by the Association for Mental Wellness & Health. Mental Health Helpline: 631-471-7242 ext. 2.

Mental Health Resource Hub– Afree resource hub to help people address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online Self-Screening– This is a COVID-19 online self-screening tool.

Hotlines

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Line– 1-800-272-3400- Also offers daily support calls, to register call 516-586-1507

Essential Workers Support Line– 516-281-0202- For families and children of essentials workers

Long Island Against Domestic Violence– 631-666-8833

NYS Mental Health Support Line– 1-844-863-9314 or Text 741741

Response Crisis Center– 631-751-7500

Veterans’ Crisis Line– 1-800-273-8255 or TEXT 838255

Veteran Caregiver Support Line– 1-855-260-3274

How to Help

Get Involved-NYS needs your assistance.

Stony Brook Stitchers– Help donate masks to the medical community and other projects.

Legal Assistance

Red Cross COVID-19 Family Support-This Virtual Family Assistance Center provides counseling and emotional support to families affected by a family member’s death due to COVID-19

https://bit.ly/2WyLH93

Nassau-Suffolk Law Services-Phone assistance available. Extensive listing of resources for this crisis.

TLC Response-Touro Law has established a helpline to answer legal questions arising from the pandemic. Volunteer attorneys will provide referrals to our own clinical program and appropriate legal partners on a wide range of legal issues.

Other Services

2-1-1 COVID-19 Resources

CFPB Resources-Important resources from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Get your Payment– IRS tool for checking on your Economic Stimulus payment.

Newsday’s Helpful Resources during COVID-19– Links to hospitals, transportation and more.

NY State Coronavirus Updates-Stay informed on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Get email updates on the evolving COVID-19 situation from New York State. This is a daily update.

Paid Leave for COVID-19

Price Gouging-Consumer complaint form to NYS.

RSVP Telephone Reassurance-Program makes daily phone calls to seniors living in our community. If you know of someone, perhaps a loved one or neighbor who is living alone and could benefit from a daily phone call (especially in today’s environment) please call and leave a message for our Telephone Reassurance Coordinator, Maggie D’Amico, at 631-979-9490, ext. 21.

Smart911-This app provides dispatchers and first responders with powerful capabilities for handling, dispatching and responding to emergency calls.
Text COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283 to sign up for SMS text messages through their mobile devices to receive updates.

Unemployment Insurance– NYS Department of Labor has updated the process to apply, The best way to file a new claim for unemployment insurance is through the improved online filing system.

United Together: A Response Fund for COVID-19– Low-income, wage earners who reside in Suffolk or Nassau County and are recently unemployed or have been furloughed due to the effects of COVID-19 may apply for assistance. Applicants must meet the monthly eligibility guidelines.

Staying Safe

Grocery Shopping during COVID 19-Helpful article from Consumers Reports.

How to make your own face covering-This is very helpful from the CDC.

Tips for Social Distancing