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COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

The following information has been gathered specifically to inform people with disabilities on the resources available to the population during NYC's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Select a topic to display its information and resources.

For the most up to date information on prevention and treatment practices of COVID-19 in multiple languages please visit nyc.gov/Coronavirus, text "COVID" to 392-392, call 311 or text 311 at 311-692.

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COVID-19 Vaccines

Food and Supplies

Food Delivery Services

For people with disabilities that are at higher risk for COVID-19 transmission as well as those that are unable to get out of their homes, below is a list of local service providers that can deliver groceries to directly to individual's homes.

Meal Delivery for Seniors

Older adults (60 years or older) who need to sign up for meal deliveries can sign up through GetFoodNYC
To apply you can call 311, Text 311-692 or visit nyc.gov/getfood

Supply Delivery Services

  • Invisible Hands - A group of engaged volunteers offering free delivery of groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics.
    • Phone: 732-639-1579
    • Email: InvisibleHandsDeliver@gmail.com

Meal Pickup

In addition to the services listed above, NYC has provided a number of free meal opportunities for various vulnerable populations including seniors and people with disabilities.

Social Services/ Medicaid Benefits

Updated HRA Policies During COVID-19

For clients in need of public benefits, the Department of Social Services has made changes to how they provide service during COVID-19 response.
Important Information about COVID-19 and your HRA Benefits

Home Health Care Providers

Home Health Care Attendants

If you require a new or replacement Home Care Attendant, the following agencies are still taking on new clients.

NY Connects

Your trusted place to go for free, unbiased information and assistance. They can help you link to long term services and supports, such as home care, transportation and meals. Their goal is to help individuals remain in their homes as long as possible. NY Connects serves older individuals and individuals with disabilities of all ages.

 

Covid-19 Testing

  • Help us stop the spread by getting a free COVID-19 test and an antibody test. It's safe, quick and easy. You will not be asked about your immigration status.
  • To find a testing site near you

Guidance for Customers and Employees on Equitable Implementation of Key to NYC

This document provides information regarding your right to equitable treatment by businesses covered by Key to NYC, which requires customers and employees to show proof of vaccination before engaging in certain indoor activities  https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/cchr/downloads/pdf/KeyToNYC_FactSheet-CustomerEmployeeGuidance.pdf