Coronavirus Resources and Updates
According to New York City Health + Hospitals, "All New Yorkers should get a COVID-19 diagnostic test, whether or not they have symptoms or are at increased risk. Tests are safe, fast, simple and free. You should look for a testing site near your home. NYC Health + Hospitals also offers antibody testing at 11 hospitals and select Gotham Health centers."
Testing is available at King's County Hospital Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. No appointment necessary.
For more information on testing and sites visit https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-testing-sites/
Visit https://hcr.ny.gov/rrp to find out about the New York COVID Rent Relief Program.
The COVID Rent Relief Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The Covid Rent Relief Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the two-week application period. HCR will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need” accounting for income, rent burden, percent of income lost and risk of homelessness.
The rental assistance payment will cover the difference between the household’s rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden for the months the households is applying for assistance. Households can apply for up to four months in rental assistance.
Visit https://covidbrooklyn.com/ for information on local healthcare resources, financial support, domestic violence and mental health resources, family and homeschooling resources, food and delivery resources, housing resources and resources for immigrations and the LGBTQIA community.
The COVID Brooklyn Website was developed by SUNY Downstate medical students looking to provide the community of Brooklyn with local resources to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic.