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.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

TESTING

The New York State Department of Health has launched a website to find a testing site near you.

TESTING AT CHURCHES

The New York State Department of Health has partnered with many churches throughout New York City to provide free COVID-19 testing across NYC. This includes antibody and diagnostic testing by appointment only.

  • You are required to make an appointment if you want to get tested. The phone number to make an appointment is: (833)-422-7369.
  • Both antibody (Indicates if you were infected in the past, but not if you are currently infected) and diagnostic testing (Indicates if you are currently infected, but not if you had COVID-19 in the past) are being provided.
  • Which test you are given depends on your symptoms. You will be asked a set of questions from a questionnaire, and that will determine your eligibility for either test.
  • Once you are given an appointment, a representative will give you the time and location for your appointment.

Bronx Locations

WEEK 1 (May 13- May 17)

  • Trinity Baptist Church (Wakefield) – 808 E 224th St., 10466
  • Abundant Life Tabernacle (Mott Haven) – 2692 3rd Ave, 10454
  • Christian Church John: 316 (Longwood) – 864 Westchester Ave, 10459

WEEK 2 (May 20- May 24)

  • Union Grove Baptist Church (Crotona) – 1488 Hoe Ave, 10460
  • Latino Pastor Action Network (Highbridge) – 14 W 170th St, 10452
  • Fort Mott Baptist Church (Melrose) – 446 Willis Ave 10455

NYCHA TESTING SITES

The City is increasing access to free testing for NYCHA residents by opening 6 additional sites operated by the NYC Health System. With free walk-ins, the COVID-19 testing prioritizing NYCHA residents. For more information please click here.

Testing Site Locations:

Testing sites near NYCHA developments that opened on April 24:

Belvis Health Center – Mott Haven, Bronx
545 East 142nd St., Bronx, NY 10454
Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
No appointment necessary

Cumberland Health Center – Fort Greene/Downtown, Brooklyn
100 N Portland Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
Hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary

Gouverneur Health Center – Lower East Side, Manhattan
227 Madison St., New York, New York 10002
Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
No appointment necessary

Testing sites that opened the week of April 27: 

Jonathan Williams Plaza – Williamsburg, Brooklyn
333 Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary

Woodside Houses (NYCHA) – Woodside, Queens
50-53 Newtown Rd., Queens, NY 11377
Hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary

St. Nicholas Houses (NYCHA) – Harlem, Manhattan
281 West 127th St., New York, NY 10035
Hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary

ADDITIONAL BRONX TESTING SITE INFO

By appointment

  • Bay Plaza Mall drive-through; managed by Montefiore Medical Center
  • Lehman College (drive through); managed by SOMOS Community Care
  • Montefiore via ER at all sites; also walk-in testing at 3 MMC urgent care clinics
  • Jacobi Hospital via ER
  • Lincoln Hospital via ER
  • North Central Bronx via and NEW walk-in testing
  • Gotham Health Morrisania walk-in testing
  • North Central Bronx via ER and NEW walk-in testing
  • Gotham Health Morrisania walk-in testing 
  • Belvis Health Center** 
  • All CityMD UrgentCare clinics are testing; there are 9 active locations in the Bronx.
     
    **NYC Health and Hospitals Gotham Health testing at NYCHA developments is available to the public, which means any New Yorker experiencing symptoms may get tested, but NYCHA residents are prioritized. 

BEACHES

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York City’s beaches are closed for swimming until further notice.

Walking, running, exercising, and access to the sand and boardwalk are still permitted during regular park hours. Restrooms are open during regular hours.

If you visit the beach, please observe the following service changes:

  • Please limit the length of your visit
  • Please practice social distancing and wear a face covering
  • All gatherings and organized sports are prohibited
  • Drinking fountains are closed

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.

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING

Alternate side parking regulations are suspended through Sunday, May 17. Regulations resume on Monday, May 18 through Wednesday, May 20 and Friday, May 22 through Saturday, May 23. Regulations are suspended for Thursday, May 21, and Sunday, May 24 for Solemnity of the Ascension and Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr). Regulations will be suspended from Monday, May 25 through Sunday, June 7.
For full details on alternate side parking regulations, visit the DOT’s website.

INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

  • 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.
  • 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 nyc.gov/talkmoney.
  • 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 nyc.gov/NYCHOPE, 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: amy.cabrera-bland@archny.org
  • 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:

LOOKING TO HELP?

  • 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.

LABOR ISSUES

MENTAL HEALTH

Two mental health hotlines are available to New Yorkers who need it.
  • As always New Yorkers can also reach out to Thrive NYC, which offers a number of mental health services that New Yorkers can access while staying home. You can start by calling 1-888-NYC-Well (692-9355), or texting “Well” to 65173.
  • Over 6,000 mental health professionals have volunteered their time to help with New York State’s Coronavirus response. For free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314

VOTING

  • Registered New York City voters can apply for an absentee ballot for the June 23, 2020, primary election at nycabsentee.com. Details are available on the site. For further assistance please email AbsenteeJune2020@boe.nyc or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC.

BUSINESSES

INTERNET

  • Altice is offering several resources for internet service, including free Altice Advantage broadband for 60 days to “any new household [their] service area with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access.” Altice is also offering free student and community WiFi. More information on all of their COVID resources is available on the Alice website.

EDUCATION & YOUTH

HOUSING

SENIORS

TRANSPORTATION

 

PETS

  • 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.