PLASMA DONATIONS FROM RECOVERED COVID-19 PATIENTS
New York Blood Center (NYBC) is increasing the nation’s supply of convalescent plasma by collecting donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. NYBC will collect, process the plasma for infusion, and maintain a bank for hospitals to treat patients with serious or life-threatening COVID-19 infections.
- Please click here donate-blood/convalescent-plasma, if you have recovered from COVID-19 and what to help.
- To find an NYBCdonor center near you click here DonorCenters
- Call NYBC at 1800-688-0900 or visit Can I donate, if you have medical questions
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) COVID-19 RELIEF INFORMATION:
Small and midsize employers will benefit from two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related family and medical leave and sick leave to their employees.
The Wage and Hour Division published additional guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, including two new posters, information on posting requirements, and a Field Assistance Bulletin describing the agency’s 30-day non-enforcement policy.
The Wage and Hour Division published its first round of guidance on the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, including fact sheets and answers to common questions.
The Department released Spanish language COVID-19 workplace safety resources.
This TANF Program Instruction (PI) provides program guidance on TANF administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This PI offers questions and answers about the use of TANF funds, work participation rates, flexibility in case management regarding TANF participant requirements, and overall TANF administration.
Food Nutrition Services (FNS) Actions to Respond to COVID-19 USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. We have already begun to issue waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants. https://www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/pandemic/covid-19
Additional Resources from NYSDOL:
JOBS AVAILABLE THROUGH NYS CONTRACT TRACING INITIATIVE
Governor Cuomo is calling on health care professionals, schools of public health or medicine and PPE products providers and manufacturers to come forward to support the state's response.
Launched the Coronavirus Resource Center where individuals, businesses, and non-profits can find out what’s available to them at the federal, state, and city level. The hub is regularly updated to connect our communities with the necessary resources.
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
FEMA'S PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FOR COVID-19
Below is a list of the types of entities that are eligible to apply directly to FEMA.
CRITICAL PRIVATE NON-PROFITS
Rehab Centers that Provide Medical Care
Hospitals and Emergency Care Facilities
Fire / Rescue Emergency Facilities
Educational Facilities (including institutions of higher learning)
ESSENTIAL/NON-CRITICAL PRIVATE NON-PROFITS
Child Care Facilities
Food Assistance Programs
Performing Arts Facilities
Senior Citizen Centers
Houses of Worship
ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND COVID-19 LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
New York State is working to support small businesses throughout the COVID-19 crisis, by providing up-to-date resources and information about economic recovery and COVID-19-related loans, funding and business counseling. CLICK HERE for details about applying for the New York Forward Loan Fund, targeted toward small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords, and for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. The SBA loans are part of the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill (CARES Act) passed on March 27—and an additional $484 billion aid package signed on April 24.
For information on the Relief for Small Business Owners under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act visit www.sba.gov/…/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-…
Across the country, we are all dealing with significant difficulties in these trying times, but we don’t have to face it alone.
Take a moment to check in with yourself and ask if you might benefit from the support of a mental health professional in these difficult times.
If you think you might, know that the City of Yonkers has many exceptional mental health providers who are glad to assist you, some of whom include:
WJCS – (914) 423-4433 ext. 3
St. Joseph’s Hospital – (914) 378-7461
MHA Westchester – (914) 345-0700, ext. 7150
Family Services of Westchester – (914) 274-8334, ext. 223
Andrus – (914) 965-1109
You can contact the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health at 914-995-1900 for support and referral.
Also, you can also obtain crisis support by crisis hotline (1-800-273-8255), crisis online chat (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/), or crisis textline (text 741741).
New York State Attorney General Letitia James has issued guidance to New Yorkers by highlighting the available resources and potential consumer scams related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). To access the resources and scam prevention tips visit https://ag.ny.gov/coronavirus.
Both are extending both the filing deadline and federal tax payments, regardless of amount owed. Visit www.irs.gov/coronavirus for further information/updates.
People under self-quarantine or exposure to known case, call (866) 588-0195
NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline (888) 364-3065
For support amid the coronavirus call St.John's Riverside Hospital's Community Hotline (914) 964-4706 from 8AM-5PM