Below you will find the latest COVID-19 information and resources from Legislator Jason A. Richberg.
For more information on COVID-19 · Suffolk County- https://suffolkcountyny.gov/covid19· Suffolk County Department of Health Services - https://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Health-Bulletins/Novel-Coronavirus· New York State Department of Health - https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/· NYS Coronavirus Hotline - 888-364-3065CARES Act: Every
American earning $75,000* or less per year will receive $1200. (*Adjusted
annual gross income) Checks expected to go out in the coming weeks.Small Business Loans:The SBA and US Chamber of Commerce has info and assistance on their websites.Unemployment:Unemployment Insurance is extended; 1 week waiting period is waived; and now includes gig workers and those who are issued 1099s.Gov Cuomo announced this week that all New Yorkers who file for unemployment will receive an extra $600 on top of their unemployment checks and federal stimulus money.
Health, coping with Stress and AnxietyNYS
offers a free consultation with a mental health professional: 844-863-9314CDC offers tips and resources for stress management: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.htmlGovernor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York State has teamed up with the meditation app Headspace to offer free content for those grappling with anxiety surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. For more information, visit www.headspace.com/ny
Price gouging: To
report unfair price increases of products including household cleaning
supplies and hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak.NY
Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection at 1-800-697-1220Suffolk County Department of Consumer Affairs: 631-853-4600, https://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Consumer-Affairs
and Donations for Healthcare Workers:To
personal protective equipment:Suffolk
County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services: 631-853-4866 or email@example.com
Local Businesses:Our small businesses are struggling due to government directed closure of non-essential businesses. The Town of Babylon has posted a list of restaurants offering take-out and delivery to help them keep from closing their doors: https://www.townofbabylon.com/DocumentCenter/View/4248/Restaurant-List-TOB
for Domestic Violence Victims:Report
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24-hr Hotline: 631-360-3606Domestic
violence victims support hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE/ 7233Suffolk County Courts are still accessible via video and telephone for interviews, filing a petition, speaking to a judge and filing orders of protection.
work environment: For Employees to anonymously report unsafe work environment: NYS
Dept. of Labor: 888-469-7365, calls may remain confidential.
VFW Post 361 Commander Norm Sellers:631-383-2658Wheatley
Heights VFW Post 2912, Commander Jorge Rosario 631-358-8279Suffolk
County Veterans Service Agency 631-853-VETS
Conferencing Apps: Audio:
Freeconferencecall.com, Video: Zoom, Skype. Tutorials can be found on YouTube.