CORONAVIRUS Updates - New York State


  • All schools will remain closed until May 15. (

  • All New Yorkers are being offered three free Grab-and-Go meals Monday through Friday at 400 locations across the city. Meals are available for children and families from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and for adults from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. No one will be turned away and registration or ID are not required. (
    To find a free meal pickup location closest to you, click here or text "NYCFOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877-877.

  • Approximately 100 regional enrichment centers have opened across all five boroughs for children in grades 3K-12 who need somewhere to be while their parents work. Find a center

  • Elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments have been suspended for the remainder of this school year

  • All June Regents Exams are canceled. More info here,

  • All New York City playgrounds are closed until further notice. City parks remain open. (


Changes to Day-to-Day Life

Financial Relief

  • State debt collection on student debt and medical debt will have payments frozen through at least May 15. 

  • The federal government has also suspended federal student loan payments and is waiving interest through Sept. 30, 2020.

  • The Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued a directive to lenders to provide a 90-day mortgage relief period, starting March 19, and suspend or postpone foreclosures for 90 days for those facing financial hardship because of COVID-19

  • There is now a 90-day moratorium on commercial and residential evictions, which went into effect on March 19.

  • New state law allows for sick leave and benefits to quarantined/isolated workers. (more info)

  • It also eliminates the one-week waiting period for UI claims for workers directly affected by COVID-19. To file a claim,
    click here and follow the on-site here

  • The deadline for filing your state and federal taxes has been moved from April 15 to July 15.

  • NY State of Health is offering a special open enrollment through May 15. (more info)

  • Alternate Side Parking Restrictions will be suspended through Tuesday, April 28. 

  • New York State is aware of multiple scams related to the coronavirus. To file a complaint or learn more, visit here 

Check with your local grocery store about limited hours and/or special hours for seniors to shop.

For updates and more information, visit the New York State Department of Health website

at or call 888-364-3065.

Sign up for email updates from the CDC at


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