Resources for Coronavirus Relief

The global coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities across New York State.

I want to assure New Yorkers that we are all in this together. My office is here to help as you navigate these uncertain times. We’ll update this page as we have new information to share—and if you don’t see what you need here, be sure to contact one of my offices across the state. Make sure to take care of yourself and your loved ones. —Kirsten


HEALTH CARE RESOURCES

Protect yourself, your family and your neighbors—if possible, stay home, practice social distancing, and listen to advice from health professionals. The CDC and the New York State Department of Health have put together exhaustive guides on how to protect and prepare yourself and your loved ones. Find those resources here:

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COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to build protection and will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic. The CDC and the New York State Department of Health have put together exhaustive information and frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 Vaccination. Find those resources here:

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Testing, Supplies, and Equipment

We answer questions about COVID testing and supplies and point to resources for those looking to help.

 

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ECONOMIC RELIEF RESOURCES

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

On December 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to provide $900 billion in aid and relief to individuals, families, and businesses affected by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. We've prepared a bill summary:

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Unemployment Assistance

The COVID relief bill provides supplemental unemployment insurance funding to expand individuals’ eligibility, increase benefit amounts, and lengthen the duration of benefit availability.  If you’ve lost your job because of the pandemic, here’s what you need to know:

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Economic Relief Checks

The COVID relief package will provide economic relief in the form of direct cash payments to many Americans. Here's what you need to know:

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Small Business Relief

The COVID relief bill will expand assistance to small businesses across the country—providing additional relief to small businesses and their employees struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what you need to know:

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Health Care Authorizations

The COVID relief bill puts a permanent end to surprise medical billing, finally providing patients with a critical new consumer protection. It also includes a 3 year extension of numerous public health programs, including funding for Community Health Centers, the Special Diabetes Program, address the Medicaid DSH cuts, the Certified Community Behavioral Health Center program and more.

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