Coronavirus Updates

March 12, 2020
Coronavirus Updates

Information from the Office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

The Office of The Bronx Borough President is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will provide information and updates on their website.

Starting Tuesday, March 17, at 8PM, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Cuomo is closing local restaurants, bars, cafe's for dine-in customers only. Restaurants and etc, are allowing take out and delivery orders only. Go here for more info.

Essential Information about the State of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in NYC

NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
24-Hour Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065
The DOH should be your #1 source for information and support.
Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Factsheet (PDF) in English and Other Languages:

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The sites identified below will give you the most reliable source of health information and guidelines about Coronavirus / COVID-19 in New York and beyond, as well as daily updates about the number of confirmed cases:
Local – New York City Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene (
State – New York State DOH (
Federal – Centers for Disease Control (
Global – Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) has an Interactive web-based dashboard on the global spread of COVID-19
World Health Organization (
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued several useful and concise publications about the following topics, all are available in multiple languages:
FAQs: Home Self-Monitoring for Novel Coronavirus in New York City(PDF)
Home Self-Monitoring Flyer (PDF)

If you need any information on the coronavirus, the NYC DOHMH has guidelines and Fact-sheets to help support our constituents in Schools and other Educational programs, Community-Based Organizations, and local Businesses and their employees:
Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Factsheet (PDF)
College and University Interim Guidance for Novel Coronavirus (PDF)
Schools and Families Guidance for Novel Coronavirus (PDF)
Business and Employer Guidance for Novel Coronavirus (PDF)
Letter to Community Partners from Commissioner of Health (PDF)
Travel Poster (PDF)
Cover Your Cough (PDF)
Travel Advisory Information:

This site helps to identify the travel destinations where the federal government has indicated a potential risk of contracting Coronavirus.