How to Protect Yourself
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.
If You Are Sick
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Center for Disease Control
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America . 15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) More at Whitehouse.gov.
NYC Department of Health
Recent Guidance and NYC Case Data New York, stay home. Healthy or sick, all New Yorkers need to stay home as much as possible.
NYS Department of Health
Protect Yourself and Your Family Stay home and Keep a Safe Distance from others in public. It’s the only way to help slow the spread of Coronavirus.
NYC Emergency Management
Ready New York: COVID-19 New Yorkers should take steps to be prepared for all types of emergencies, including COVID-19.
NYC Employee Retention Grant Program
To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City has launched the Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue. This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months. Businesses can access up to $27,000.
Updates Relating to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Catholic School Families. All students are eligible for meals at all locations according to New York State law. Please contact the Office of the Superintendent with any questions or concerns via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Education Department Issues Updated Guidance
The New York State Education Department recently issued updated guidance in accordance with Executive Order 202.4, which requires that school districts, charter schools and non-public schools to close no later than today, March 18, 2020, for a period of two weeks, ending April 1, 2020 due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. The guidance will assist school districts as they establish a COVID-19 plan for alternative instructional options, distribution and availability of meals, and child care, with an emphasis on serving children of parents in the health care profession or first responders who are critical to the response effort.