Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – What to do. Where to learn more.

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Hotline phone numbers

NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line, call (844) 863-9314.

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline, call (800) 273-8255.

People under self-quarantine or exposure to known case, call (866) 588-0195

 

Question about testing – NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline, call (888) 364-3065.

 

Westchester County COVID-19 Information, call 211

Westchester Eviction Prevention Hotline – Legal Services of Hudson Valley

 

Call (914) 468-2175

 

Are you having trouble paying your rent? Is your Landlord hassling you? Concerned about your rights as a tenant? Worried about your housing? Are you being evicted?

Westchester County Crisis Prevention and Response Team, call (914) 925-5959.

 

Westchester County Emergency Operations Center, call (914) 864-5450.

NYS Domestic Violence Helpline, text (844) 997-2121 or visit www.opdv.ny.gov.

 

Confidentially chat with a professional at any time of day or night. 

Can't pay rent?

HelloLandlord can help you write a letter to your landlord, based on your rights under the CARES Act.

 

Also see this presentation by Legal Services of Hudson Valley on the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.

What you can do now

Be informed.  Review the resources linked above.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoiding touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that you frequently touch
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Then throw away the tissue and wash your hands.
  • Staying home when sick

Seriously.  Wash your hands.  Watch the video from the CDC on hand-washing how-tos and listen to this catchy hand washing tune from Vietnam if you need inspiration.

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