“By now, we're all very much aware of the Coronavirus, but what's not all that clear is what you need to do. It is simple: STAY HOME. Healthy or sick, all New Yorkers need to stay home as much as possible. Stay home and check in with your friends and family members who may need your help via phone,” noted in a joint statement by Borough President Oddo, Congressman Max Rose, District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, Senator Diane Savino, Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, Assemblyman Mike Reilly, Assemblyman Charles Fall, Councilman Steven Matteo, Councilman Joe Borelli, and Councilwoman Debi Rose.
On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the entire Staten Island delegation to made an announcement to encourage Staten Islanders to re-evaluate their social distancing behaviors, including to: Stay home as much as possible; keep 6 feet of distance from others in public; and minimize in-person social contact.
Any New Yorkers who feel they are getting sick should abide by the following advice from NYC and NYS DOH:
If you are sick, rest and monitor your symptoms for 24-48 hours. If they worsen, call your primary care doctor.
Do not go to the emergency room, an urgent-care center, or your doctor’s office if you are feeling sick. Call your doctor first so they can make arrangements for you to come in, if necessary.
If you do not have a primary care doctor or Health insurance, call the Health and Hospitals 24/7 help line where you will be connected to a doctor to assist: 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692).
Any general questions or concerns on coronavirus, call 311. New Yorkers are also encouraged to text “COVID” to 692-692 for automatic updates from NYC OEM on Coronavirus.