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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Get the latest public health information from CDC: . Get the latest research from NIH:

Hotlines and Emergency Information

If you have questions you can get help through the following resources.

New York State:

  • NY STATE Coronavirus (Hotline 24/7): 1-888-364-3065
  • NY STATE Emotional Support (Mental Health Hotline): 1-844-863-9314
  • NY STATE Domestic Violence Hotline (Safe, confidential, professionally staffed, 24/7): text 1-844-997-2121 or visit:

New York University:


  • Disaster Distress Helpline (SAMHSA): 1-800-985-5990
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 



5 steps every time:

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Why? Read the science behind the recommendations


When and How to Wash Your Hands | Handwashing | CDC. (2019, December 4).

Wash Your Hands From the CDC (30 second YouTube Video for Kids)

Acabe con los microbios. ¡Lávese las manos! from the CDC (3:22 YouTube video)

Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands! from the CDC (3 minute YouTube video)