COVID-19 Resource Page
The Coronavirus has changed the daily lives of most people across the United States. This is especially true in New York, where there have been over 200,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. As developments occur at a rapid pace, the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Goldstein & Bashner want to provide updated information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is COVID-19?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can be easily spread between individuals. Some symptoms of COVID-19 include coughing, shortness of breath, and a fever. However, it is important to note that it may take up to 2 weeks after being exposed for Coronavirus symptoms to appear.
Coronavirus Testing Center Locations
COVID-19 testing centers have opened up for residents of Long Island and New York City. On Long Island, testing centers can be found at Stony Brook University and at Jones Beach State Park. Other testing centers can be found in Queens, Brooklyn, and across New York City. Coronavirus tests in New York are provided free of charge when ordered by a health care provider.
Alternatively, New Yorkers can receive access to testing services by calling the New York Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065. The CDC has also provided a Coronavirus checklist to help individuals who are considering seeking medical care.
COVID-19 Resources for New York
There are many resources available to New Yorkers during the Coronavirus pandemic. Phone numbers and websites are listed below to help New Yorkers during these trying times. Some resources include:
- New York COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
- New York COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline: 1-844-863-9314
- Nassau County Department of Health Website and phone number: 516-227-9500 (https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Health/index.html)
- Suffolk County Department of Health Services Website and Phone Number: 631-854-0000 (https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health)
- New York State County Health Office Directory: (https://www.nysacho.org/directory/)
How to Stay Healthy During COVID-19
There are many ways individuals can protect themselves and proactively prevent the spread of coronavirus. When seeking information on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it is best to seek reputable sources such as the WHO, CDC, and New York State Department of Health. Some best health practices provided by these sources include:
- Frequently washing your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds
- Using hand sanitizer when unable to wash your hands
- Avoiding touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoiding contact from those who are sick
- Following stay-at-home orders, including refraining from non-essential travel
- Participating in mandatory or precautionary quarantines
Using the resources above and following best practices outlined by reputable sources could help proactively stop the spread of COVID-19. If you have any additional questions regarding the outbreak, please consult the resources above or contact the New York COVID-19 hotline. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Goldstein and Bashner will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and update you on any significant changes.