Coronavirus Resources and Vaccine Information

December 01, 2020

Helpful Tips Regarding COVID-19

As of January 11, 2021, New Yorkers in Phase 1a and segments of Phase 1b are eligible for the vaccines. ALL VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Eligible groups include doctors, nurses and health care workers, people age 75 and over, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers. Residents and staff at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities will continue to be vaccinated through a federal program, which the state is providing resources to accelerate.

You can visit this site to check your eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

People age 65 and over can call the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, open 7AM - 10PM, 7 days a week,  to schedule a vaccination appointment. The hotline number is 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Public employees (for example, police departments, public school teachers) will primarily be vaccinated through their groups’ relevant health programs or as organized by their unions.

Health care workers who are part of Phase 1a will continue to be vaccinated at hospitals and other clinical settings.

I continue to call on the state to expand access to free COVID-19 testing in the 54th District. Expanding testing is critical to bring the pandemic under control and begin our economic recovery. We need greater access to permanent testing, particularly in our rural communities, to reopen businesses, get people back to work, and keep children in school. I will continue to work with our counties to ensure that they receive the testing supplies they need from the state, and to ensure that the state’s vaccine distribution plans include the needs of communities in the district, particularly our more rural communities.

My priority is ensuring that anyone who wants a vaccine gets a vaccine, as quickly as possible. It is critical that the state work with our local governments, first responders and health care providers to get the vaccine out to those who want it. We need to do this quickly and ensure that it is available and accessible to people in rural and medically underserved areas.

General Information Read More

Visit https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ to get the facts on the COVID-19 vaccine in New York.

Call the Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 for information about coronavirus.

Visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home for information about coronavirus.

COVID-19 Vaccine Read More

You can visit this site to check your eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

People age 65 and over can call the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, open 7AM - 10PM, 7 days a week,  to schedule a vaccination appointment. The hotline number is 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

For information on the COVID-19 vaccine in New York State visit https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Testing Read More

To find a coronavirus testing site visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

Check with your local health department about testing opportunities near you:

Cayuga County: https://www.cayugacounty.us/153/Health-Department

Monroe County: https://www.monroecounty.gov/health-COVID-19

Ontario County: https://www.co.ontario.ny.us/101/Public-Health

Seneca County: https://senecacountyhealthdepartment.com/

Tompkins County: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health

Wayne County: https://web.co.wayne.ny.us/index.php/publichealth/

What To Do If You Are Sick Read More

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, call your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, contact your local health department with questions.

Cayuga County Health Department: 315-253-1560
Ontario County Health Department: 585-396-4451
Monroe County Health Department: 585-753-2991
Seneca County Health Department: 315-539-1920
Tompkins County Health Department: 607-274-6600
Wayne County Health Department: 315-945-5749

For information on protecting you and your family from COVID-19 visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/protect-yourself-and-your-family-coronavirus-covid-19

Small Businesses Read More

Starting January 11, 2021, restaurants can apply for up to a $5,000 grant for COVID-19 related improvements and equipment through the Raising the Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund: https://esd.ny.gov/raising-nys-bar-restaurant-recovery-fund 

Visit Empire State Development for information on small business loans and assistance related to COVID-19: https://esd.ny.gov/covid-19-loans-and-assistance-small-businesses

Small Business Lease Assistance Partnership: https://esd.ny.gov/new-york-forward-small-business-lease-assistance-partnership

Renters Read More

Information on the COVID Rent Relief Extension Program is here: https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP

Executive Orders Read More

You can find all of Governor Cuomo's Executive orders here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders