The following is a list of official guidance links from federal, state, and local authorities. We hope these links and resources will provide useful and current information to you and your family.
FREE COVID-19 TESTING available for ESSENTIAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS in New York State through the NYS DOH. You can make an appointment to be tested at one of several drive through or walk in testing sites by calling the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or online at https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/
THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
U.S. Department of Education
NY STATE RESOURCES
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH)
Department of Health 24/7 Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
To receive regular updates on the latest developments text:
COVID to 692-692 (for updates in English)
or text COVIDESP to 692-692 (for updates in Spanish)
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (OPWDD)
Guidance to caregivers, families, and provider agencies of services or support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
THE ARC NEW YORK
WESTCHESTER COUNTY RESOURCES
WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Hotline Number 211
Westchester County Government
Mental Health Association of Westchester
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
As a reminder, all family members and employees of The Arc Westchester who are ill should refrain from visiting an Arc Westchester location or any public location in the community as directed by the New York State Health Department.
We appreciate your help in keeping our community healthy. While we understand that this is a stressful situation, filled with much waiting and uncertainty, we hope that our continued communication and transparency helps to keep us all grounded during this difficult time.