The Office of The Bronx Borough President is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will provide information and updates on this page. Para español, haga clic aquí.







Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has launched a virtual memorial to Bronxites who lost their lives to COVID-19. There are two parts to the memorial: a video honoring those who were lost and a memorial page on our website. To submit the name of a Bronxite for inclusion on the memorial page, please fill out this form.




  • New York City has launched a detailed map for New Yorkers to look up COVID-19 Cluster Zones:



New York State has expanded the necessary protections to allow a voter to get an absentee ballot due to risk or fear of illness including COVID-19. Voters registered in New York City can request an absentee ballot at For further assistance, call 1-866-VOTE-NYC or email


  • Visit the City’s NYC COVID-19 Engagement Portal for individuals, or those authorized to report on behalf of individuals, who have experienced symptoms of COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, have come into contact with someone who may have COVID-19, or are currently in quarantine. For updates on coronavirus from NYC, text COVID to 692-692.
  • The New York State Department of Health has a guide on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.
  • The IRS has extended its deadline to ensure people with children receive $500 Economic Impact payments. The deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020, for people to provide information to the IRS using its Non-Filer Tool at
  • Help Now NYC has information on helping New Yorkers affected by COVID-19 or getting help for you or your organization related to COVID-19.
  • The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection’s Office of Financial Empowerment is providing free financial counseling over the phone with counselors who can help New Yorkers manage their bills amidst the coronavirus crisis, understand student loans, and more. Appointments can be booked at
  • Veterans can live chat directly with VA providers from a home computer, laptop, smartphone, or iPad-iPhone during the COVID-19 crisis. The VA Nurses Helpline (800) 877-6976 is staffed with live VA clinicians ready to provide phone assessments of medical conditions.Find more information on the pages for My HealtheVet and the VA’s Telehealth pages.
  • The Social Security Adminsitration has a FAQ page for questions and concerns during the COVID crisis.
  • When home isn’t safe, domestic violence survivors can find services 24/7 at, 1-800-621-HOPE(4673) or 911 for emergencies.
  • MetroPlus also has resources for those affected by domestic violence.
  • Those insured by Empire BlueCross BlueShield can find information on their coronavirus page.
  • COVID-19 Related Funds that seek to help immigrant families:
  • Essential workers who need help with child care should visit the NYC Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium website for details on assistance.
  • Catholic Charities is giving away children’s (size newborn to 6) and adult diapers (sizes M and XL) to families and seniors in need. For more information contact:
  • For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, the Red Cross has launched a virtual Family Assistance Center that will link families to crisis counselors who will provide emotional and spiritual support, as well as information and referrals to help them navigate the challenging process they might be facing as a result of their loved one’s death. All Family Assistance Center support will be provided virtually and is completely confidential. Families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 can fill out an online intake form, and a Family Assistance Center volunteer will contact them:


  • Visit Help Now NYC’s page for those who want to help.
  • The city is seeking information on spaces that could potentially support the City’s emergency operations or be used for community outreach events.
  • Looking to donate PPE? Visit the NYC Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donation Portal.
  • The staff at the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH) is working tirelessly to support over 2,100 primarily low-income senior households during the COVID-19 public health crisis, including nearly 650 households located in the Bronx. We’re currently seeking volunteers and/or donors to help us prepare, assemble, and deliver meals and care packages to all of our residents. If you’d like to volunteer and/or donate, please respond to WSFSSH’s Call for Support using this form.
  • Companies with medical supplies on hand to donate or sell should visit NYC’s page for suppliers.
  • Companies ready to begin producing supplies should visit NYC’s page for emergency supply sourcing & manufacturing.
  • If you are looking to donate food or other non-medical donations, visit DonateNYC or call 833-NYC-0040.
  • The City is interested in obtaining information about what capacity nonprofit providers would have to participate in the GetFood Food Delivery Assistance Program through potential emergency contracts. One of which is non-profits with large kitchens (or who can link/partner with an org who does) who have capacity to make 1,000 meals per day. Click here for more information.
  • New York Blood Center is seeking plasma donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19.



Two mental health hotlines are available to New Yorkers who need it.



Beaches are open for swimming from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., starting July 1.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, if you visit the beach, please observe the following service changes:

  • Please limit the length of your visit
  • Please maintain at least six feet of social distance between each household
  • Wear a face covering, but do not wear one while in the water

To enforce social distancing restrictions, patrons will be asked to park in every other space in municipal parking lots. At beaches with food services, only to-go service will be available, and online ordering will be used whenever possible.






  • The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare have launched an NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline. The Pet Hotline will serve as an information, planning, referral and service coordination hub for NYC residents who need support for their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pet Hotline operators can be reached directly at 877-204-8821, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
  • The City has an FAQ page regarding animals during the COVID-19 pandemic.