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What you need to know about COVID-19

**This is a rapidly changing situation. Please check nyc.gov/health/coronavirus for the latest updates.**

  Novel Coronavirus

What should New Yorkers do?

New Yorkers should go about their daily lives, but take certain precautions:

Hospital staff will not ask about immigration status. Receiving health care is not a public benefit identified by the public charge test.

At this time, New Yorkers do not need to:

This is a rapidly changing situation. Please check nyc.gov/health/coronavirus for the latest updates.

What can international travelers do to protect themselves?

o Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve, not with your hands.

o Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

It is important that we separate facts from fear and guard against stigma.

A lot of information circulating about coronavirus on social media and even in some news reporting is not based in the facts. Support your friends, neighbors and colleagues by proactively sharing this message and countering misinformation. Obtain information about COVID-19 from trusted sources like the NYC Health Department, the CDC, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

If you are being harassed due to your race, nation of origin or other identities, you can report discrimination or harassment to the NYC Commission on Human Rights by calling 311 and saying “human rights.”

If you are experiencing stress or feel anxious, contact NYC Well at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355) or text WELL to 65173. NYC Well is a confidential help line that is staffed 24/7 by trained counselors who can provide brief supportive therapy, crisis counseling, and connections to behavioral health treatment, in more than 200 languages.

The NYC Health Department may change recommendations as the situation evolves.

prepared by: Center for Faith & Community Partnerships