Other Community Resources
COVID-19 Test Locations
Testing Services: Free testing continues to be available at sites run by NY State throughout the city. You can look up your nearest testing location here. Two locations offering free testing right in our neighborhood are the Northwell GoHealth Urgent Care Center (365 Flatbush ave) and the CityMD Urgent Care of Prospect Heights (288 Flatbush Ave). General testing site locator here nyc.gov/covidtest.
Antibody Testing: Here is a resource with more information about what antibody testing is, as well as a list of the testing locations here in the city.
Staying Safe while Protesting
Legal Aid Society Helpful Info for Protesters
Info on Goodcall Hotline (if you or a loved one is arrested) 1-833-3-GOODCALL (1-833-346-6322)
Know Your Rights guides in several languages from the National Lawyers Guild .
A Wired article with similar info/general protest guide is here.
Helpful guide by FreeThemAll2020 if you get sprayed by chemical agents (pepper spray/mace/tear gas).
Covid-19 Legal Resource Hotline
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has launched a NY Covid-19 Legal Resource Hotline. To get help with housing, public benefits, stimulus payments, unemployment benefits, employee rights and more, call 929-356-9582 from 10AM-1PM Mon-Fri to leave a message. NYLAG will get back to you within 2 business days.
If you are still waiting to receive your stimulus check, here are a couple different resources to check on the status. The deadline to submit for direct deposit was May 13th, but here is an article on when to expect to receive your check. You can also look up and check on the status of your check directly on the IRS website.
Tax Filing Support
The tax filing deadline is July 15th. While all NYC free tax prep providers have suspended in-person services, we are now providing virtual and assisted self-prep free tax prep services. New Yorkers who earned $64,000 or less in 2019 are eligible for Virtual Free Tax Preparation with a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) certified preparer. New Yorkers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 are eligible for free Assisted Self-Preparation. Filers will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone and a stable internet connection. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/taxprep
The NYC Unity Project has released an online guide for COVID-19 resources specific to the LGBTQ+ community, including over 100 listings of LGBTQ+ affirming services like food assistance, housing, and legal services.
Brooklyn Public Library
The library is still accessible from wherever you are! You can still check out e-books and audiobooks, attend a virtual storytime, and so much more. https://www.bklynlibrary.org/coronavirus/virtual-resources
The NYS Department of Labor’s Unemployment Office has added more working hours. They can now be reached Monday-Friday from 8AM-7:30PM and on weekends from 7:30AM-8PM. NYS Unemployment Telephone Claims Center: (888)-209-8124