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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.

Free family resources

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Health and Safety

Find out the Department of Education's policies on health and safety in the 2021-22 school year and how you can keep your family safe.

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Financial relief

Amid school and business closings, many families are experiencing financial stress. Look into the resources below for free services and financial relief.

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Free Food

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.

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Wellness

Here you'll find free resources to keep kids' and parents' minds and bodies healthy.

News from the city Department of Education

  • News about the 2020-21 school year: Find the latest updates about the plan to reopen schools, including health and safety policies and the academic calendar, on the DOE website »

Stay informed

  • Check the NYC Health website: For fact sheets and up-to-date information specific to New York City in multiple languages, visit NYCHealth.gov
  • Get the latest coronavirus updates by phone: The New York State Department of Health invites New York residents to text COVID to 692-692 for updates in English or text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish. You can also find daily updates on the website