New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
Updated daily with important updates and information about COVID-19.
NYSDOH has put together a webpage with the most up to date information on how to help protect yourself and your family from contracting COVID-19. This valuable resource has information on symptoms, prevention, mask and face coverings guidance, Matilda’s Law, ways to prepare if you become sick, managing stress and anxiety, ways to enjoy life safely and information on how to stay informed.
NYSDOH has also created an inclusive COVID-19 Symptom Check Card. This card is tailored for the Deaf and hard of hearing community but can be used by anyone to help communicate their needs.
Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
OPWDD has been approaching COVID-19 on multiple fronts including emergency preparedness and response, health and safety, policy development, training, field work and funding. Their COVID-19 website includes information and guidance for providers, people receiving support and families.
OPWDD has released new guidance which provides guidelines to providers and family members allowing the resumption of home visits, community outings and day services, as well as returning to residential settings following extended home visits. The guidelines will be effective July 15, 2020 for regions of the State that have entered into Phase Four in accordance with the New York Forward Reopening Plan.
The new guidance can be found here:
Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
Rose F. Kennedy compiled information related to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Resources are listed by area: NYC – Local, NY – State, and National. Each resource is listed by its target audience: Children/Youth, General COVID, Individuals with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Plain Language. Plain language is for all reading levels. Resources are in English unless otherwise noted.
University of Rochester University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
The Unversity of Rochester UCEDD has compiled an extensive list of resources for children, tweens/teens, parents and for people with developmental disabilities/developmental behavioral pediatrics, and their families.
Hunger Solutions New York
Hunger Solutions New York is working to provide updates that can help schools, community organizations, and families mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the food security of low-income people.