What to do at home and free support this week

Good TAOTS Families,

I hope that you are well!  Take a look at these use resources:
As New York City continues to feel the impacts of COVID-19, we’re continuing to gather the information and supports available to your family. Check out new activities for families and youth, plus recent updates on programs, benefits, and services to help guide your family through this pandemic. 

Scroll down, visit the COVID-19 page on Growing Up NYC, or navigate to these topics: General UpdatesAt-Home Activities Health Care & InsuranceSchoolsFoodWorkCash and BenefitsEmotional SupportUpcoming program deadlineWith everything going on, here’s a quick reminder about this approaching deadline:

3-K for All: April 24General InformationCOVID-19 Information Portal The new COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal offers information for New Yorkers, ways to help the city, the latest announcements, and more. Visit the Information Portal Get updates For regular updates on how to help stop the spread of coronavirus, available resources, and other information delivered to your phone:Text “COVID” to 692-692Para español, envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra “COVIDESP” al 692-692Download the Notify NYC app Get and share COVID-19 information If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or are in self-isolation, sign up for the NYC COVID-19 Engagement Portal. You can help NYC learn more about COVID-19 by giving valuable, confidential information and get important information shared directly with you. Visit the Information Portal Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms New Yorkers must stay home as much as possible. If you have mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need to call 911 and should isolate yourself at home immediately. After three to four days, if you still feel sick, contact your health care provider.

If you have any of the following symptoms, go to an emergency room or call 911:Trouble breathingPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusion or inability to stay awakeBlue lips or faceIf you are concerned you may be experiencing a medical emergency, contact your provider immediately or call 911.Visit the DOH website Face coverings A face covering can help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people, so you should wear one whenever you leave home. Even if you have a face covering, continue to stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with other people.Learn more about face coveringsAt-Home ActivitiesSubscribe to Fun at Home To help your teen to stay in—and have some fun while they do—have them text “fun” to 97-743 or visit nyc.gov/funathomefor virtual activities and support.Explore Fun at Home Brain Building for children ages 0–5 The time you spend with your young children helps them learn! Growing Up NYC’s new feature for parents and caregivers of children from birth to age five offers ideas for daily learning, powered by the Vroom.™ Check out tips for Brain Building at home, available in English and Spanish.Visit the Brain Building Companion Virtual events for all ages Though in-person events are cancelled across NYC, many organizations are offering virtual events that you can join online. Check out Events on Growing Up NYC for virtual storytimes, free subscriptions, and more.Find virtual eventsHealth Care & InsuranceHealth care for COVID-19 If you’re sick, stay home at all times. If you don’t feel better in three to four days, consult your health care provider. Call, text, use telemedicine or use your patient portal to contact your physician.If you need help getting medical care, call 311. You can get care in NYC regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.Learn more on the DOH website Health insurance enrollment The Health Insurance Special Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers has been extended through May 15—with all coverage effective as of April 1. If you need help enrolling, contact GetCoveredNYC or call 311.Visit GetCoveredNYCSchoolsRemote learning devices  To support remote learning, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads. If you did not already get one for a NYC student in your family and would like to request a device, please fill out the Request Form or call 718-935-5100 (press 5).Fill out a device request form Vulnerable populations and children of frontline workers Regional Enrichment Centers are available for the children of first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and the most vulnerable student populations. Children get three daily hot meals, remote learning time with their teachers, activities like art, music, and physical education, and social and emotional support. 
If you think you may be eligible, fill out an enrollment form.Learn more about the centers FoodFind food options NYC is taking steps to make sure every New Yorker has access to the food they need. Find out your options, including grab-andgo mealsdelivery for those in need, and more. Visit nyc.gov/GetFood Free meals for all New Yorkers All New Yorkers can get three free meals a day from the NYC DOE. Meals Hubs are open for children and families from 7:30 to 11:30am, and for adults from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Find a free meal location near you WorkUnemployment benefits If the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected your work, you may be eligible for certain benefits. Visit ACCESS NYC to understand which benefits you may be able to get in your situation.Visit ACCESS NYC Virtual career center Workforce1 helps New Yorkers prepare for and connect to different kinds of jobs across New York City’s five boroughs. Visit their virtual resources to get free training, prepare for interviews, and more.Visit the Workforce1 Virtual Career CenterFind a job now Get a job now by visiting the new New York State Immediate Hiring Opportunities portal. You can filter by city, title, and company.Visit the NY State jobs siteCash and Benefits