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COVID-19 GUIDE | General


Info, Resources, News + Deals

Want to know more about COVID-19 (coronavirus)? Need access to health information, food banks, delivery services, and other deals that can help you navigate the pandemic? Here’s our growing list of resources. Updated regularly.


The CDC lists specific recommendations regarding how to protect yourself against COVID-19 a well as what to do if you have it. The CDC updates it’s recommendations daily depending on the latest news regarding the virus.

Corona Courier Delivery Service

Corona Courier is a delivery service for essential goods during COVID-19. This is a no-contact delivery system, meaning items can be left at your door without contact with the courier.

Coronavirus Testing Information by State

NBC news provides a list of what to do if you feel you need to get tested for COVID-19. This list provides information for each state in the U.S.


The COVID Bail Out NYC fund is a volunteer run emergency grassroots initiative that has teamed up with the Emergency Release Fund. COVID-19 is spreading fast in jails and many people are locked up because they cannot afford bail. This fund makes it possible to pay bail for those in need.

COVID-19 Messengers

A community of people who will run errands for the compromised. (I.e: deliver groceries, pick up prescriptions,etc). Individuals based in different locations; case by case individual contact information available on Instagram page.

COVID-19 NYC Black Folk Mutual Aid Fund

COVID-19 NYC Black Folk Mutual Aid Fund is a resource for Black New Yorkers to donate, offer aid, or request aid for financial support, quarantine items, and related support.

CUNY Laptop Loans

CUNY offers a free laptop program for students who are attending their universities and need to complete classes online. Please contact your school in order to inquire about borrowing a laptop.

Please visit your school’s website

DisCakes COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for NYC Immigrants

DisCakes is raising emergency funds for undocumented and non-residential immigrants in NYC who have been affected by COVID-19. Even small contributions help! You can also apply for aid by emailing discakes@protonmail.com. This is an encrypted email address and all submissions will be confidential. Funds are distributed weekly.

Emergency Relief for Undocumented Workers & Immigrants

Links to financial, medical, legal, food and other resources for immigrant communities and undocumented workers.

Food Bank for NYC

The Food Bank for NYC is located at 252 West 116th Street New York, NY 10026. At this location they offer to-go meals available Monday – Friday and take-home pantry bags available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. They are also operating out of several other food banks and soup kitchens throughout NYC. Check the map on their website to find one near you.

Food Maps

A real-time NYC map of food banks, soup kitchens, and other resources food resources available throughout the five boroughs.

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Free Wifi/Data

Comcast offers free public wifi for 60 days, effective Saturday 3/14. AT & T and Charter Communications offers free public wifi for 60 days. Charter offers free household broadband for households with children through college age who do not already have the service. Verizon is imposing a moratorium on late fees and disconnections. T-mobile offers unlimited smartphone data and increase data allowance to online school programs. Sprint offers unlimited data for 60 days. Spectrum is also offering free internet access to students who do not have internet access, call 1-844-488-8398 for Spectrum service. Contact your internet/phone provider for more info.

Garment Worker COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

The Garment Worker COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund is for LA garment workers who are facing food insecurity, loss of income, job insecurity, and reduced hours due to COVID-19. If you are able to, please donate so that these workers can eat and pay the bills during this time of uncertainty.

Internet services (low cost)

In response to COVID-19 developments, some internet providers are offering free services to low-income families and households with students. We’ll keep you updated with the latest here to help you stay connected. And for more information about the internet during COVID-19, check out this guide to internet service during the pandemic

Liberated People x Black Designer Database

Looking for volunteers to help sew the curve! Black designer database is partnering with @LiberatedPeople by coordinating with the city of NY to make free masks for citizens and civil servants. We need volunteers who can sew & cut fabric from home! You down to help? Join the fight against COVID-19. 


MomsRising takes on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions to:

  • Bring the voices and real world experiences of women and mothers straight to our local, state, and nation’s leaders;
  • Amplify women’s voices and policy issues in the national dialogue & in the media across all platforms (from print, to radio, to blogs, social media, and more);
  • Accelerate grassroots impact on Capitol Hill and at state capitols across the country;
  • Hold corporations accountable for fair treatment of women and mothers & for ensuring the safety of their products.

Movement for Black Lives Mutual Aid 

During times of great crisis, the systems in America that fail Black people on a normal day become even less reliable and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. The Movement for Black Lives are providing for one another by developing mutual aid networks, organizing, and creating virtual spaces for connection and joy. Where we don’t have enough or where the systems meant to meet the needs of the people fail, we’re demanding more from our elected officials.

Mutual Aid Fund for Service Workers 

The Mutual Aid for Service Workers Fund is for service workers who have recently lost their income due to COVID-19. If you are able to donate money, you can send it to @covid19aidfund on Venmo or $covid19aidfund on CashApp. Funds are distributed evenly to applicants each Friday. Recipients and donors are kept anonymous from the public. If you would like to apply for assistance, you must contact the Instagram page (see link).

My Bodega Online

Now there’s an app you can use to order that breakfast sandwich or a six-pack of beer just steps from your apartment through My Bodega Online. The app, which is free for users on iPhones and Android phones, is a boon for New Yorkers, says the founder and CEO José Bello, because these corner stores also serve as coffee shops, a newspaper stand (and neighborhood gossip central) and as an everyday convenience dotting nearly every neighborhood.

NYC Guide to Child Care & Food Services

List of childcare resources and food resources. Email for more information: violetsyn75@gmail.com

Philadelphia Community Bail Fund

“The mission of the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund is to end cash bail in our city. Until that day, we post bail for our neighbors who cannot afford to pay.”

Remote Jobs Available Now

A working list of 1,575 remote jobs from 100+ companies hiring remotely since February 2020.

Rethink Food NYC is Hiring Temporary Workers 

If you are currently looking for work, Rethink NYC is now hiring team members for emergency food relief. Job openings include culinary team members, cafe team members, facilities team members, and food distribution associates. For more information including wage, hours, and job descriptions please visit their website in the link to the right.

Sustainable Brooklyn Rent Relief

Not waving rent and mortgage payments for everyday Americans is telling. It’s not about boot straps and budgeting when billion dollar corporations need bailouts within one day of a global pandemic announcement. It’s about disrespect and the expendability of working class and economically impoverished communities. Quite simply: it’s injustice. Housing is a human right and it’s clear that our governments and the private developers and industries they cater to do not care about that (and many other) right(s). So in the spirit of “we are all we got,” @sustainablebk decided to take matters into their own hands and start a rent relief fund for a few Brooklyn-based households/families who’ve had their income disrupted drastically due to COVID-19. You can donate or apply. 

Tips for Kicks (for Service Workers)

Tips for Kicks is currently raising money for service workers who are financially impacted by COVID-19. You can donate to the fund, just as you would regularly tip at a coffee shop, restaurant, etc. Or you can apply for aid through this program by emailing tipsforki

cksnyc@gmail.com with your proof of employment, description of your job, and Venmo handle. Deadline for receiving aid through this program is March 18, 2020.

U-Haul Storage

As of March 12, U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage to college students displaced because of COVID-19. Contact Jeff Lockridge, publicrelations@uhaul.com, 602-263-6981.

World Central Kitchen / Chefs for America

WCK is working across America to safely distribute individually packaged fresh meals in communities that need support, for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as delivered to seniors who cannot venture outside. We’re now serving tens of thousands of meals daily in New York City, Washington DC, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Newark, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Miami, Puerto Rico, and USVI — with more to come.

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