Coronavirus resources for NYC Families
We know the coronavirus crisis and the school closings have created a challenging time for New York City families. Be assured that the UFT stands with you, and you can count on us for real-time information and valuable resources while we all navigate these uncharted waters.
News from the city Department of Education
- Remote learning devices: To help students stay connected during emergencies, the city Department of Education is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. Learn more and request an iPad on the DOE website »
- Child care for children of front-line workers: The city Department of Education opened regional enrichment centers around the city for the children of health care providers, transit workers and others whose jobs are considered essential. To find out if you qualify and apply for your child's spot, visit the DOE website
- Free grab-and-go meals: All New Yorkers may pick up three free grab-and-go meals per day at any of more than 400 sites around the city. Meals are available between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every weekday. Children and families are encouraged to pick up their meals between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m., and adults are encouraged to come between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Find a site near you
- Check the NYC Health website: For fact sheets and up-to-date information specific to New York City in multiple languages, visit NYCHealth.gov
More resources for families
Between remote lessons with their teachers, keep kids' minds occupied with these free activities.
Try these fun and kid-friendly things to do while social distancing.
Amid school and business closings, many families are experiencing financial stress. Look into the resources below for free services and financial relief.
Along with public schools, many community organizations and businesses want to help food-insecure families. Look for groceries and daily grab-and-go meals from these organizations.