The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, along with the rest of City government, continues to do whatever we can to keep media, entertainment, and nightlife businesses informed about the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resources.
Do you need general COVID-19 information? Visit the NYC COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal for information about testing, vaccinations, masks and face coverings, and more. You can also text "COVID" to 392-392, call 311 or text 311 at 311-692.
Are you an independent arts contractor (such as a touring musician) seeking a grant? Visit nysmallbusinessrecovery.com for information about New York State grants to small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations, including independent arts contractors, in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do you need unemployment assistance? The New York State Department of Labor provides information and an application to receive temporary income while you search for a job.
Do you need help in NYC with food, money, housing, work, and other government benefits? Visit the ACCESS NYC portal to find out if you are eligible and to apply for one or more of the City’s 30+ programs.
Are you a nightlife worker seeking assistance from the City? Visit the Office of Nightlife webpage for information and resources including an archive of Town Calls on the impact of COVID-19 on media, entertainment, and nightlife businesses and workers.