As of March 22, 2020, New York State has been on PAUSE. This means that all non-essential businesses have been directed to suspend activities, and New Yorkers refrain from leaving their homes except for essential trips, such as for food and medical visits. As a result of the PAUSE act, Grand Street Guild understands that many residents have been affected by the closure of their businesses or have had their hours severely reduced. This page is a guide for residents to access the benefits and services that are available for all New Yorkers. If you have any questions you can contact Grand Street Guild Community & Social Services at 646-856-6385 (En/Esp) or 646-984-0167(En/Cn).
The IRS has recently launched their online portal for non-filers to provide the necessary information to receive an economic impact check (Coronavirus Relief Check) even if you have not filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019. If you need assistance navigating the portal please contact Henry Orbe at NYLAG. (347-286-1631)
Economic Impact Registration for Non-Filers
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There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in New York City, meaning the sources of new infections are unknown. Everyone in New York City should act as if they have been exposed to COVID-19. That means you should monitor your health closely and stay home. Only go out for essential supplies and services, such as groceries or urgent medical care.
Staying home will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and will protect others from becoming critically ill and dying. Staying home also protects essential workers, including health care providers and retail workers, who must continue to work. Essential workers need to stay healthy to continue to provide services, such as caring for the sick and keeping groceries and food available.
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The following is a list of free online based resources that can help make your self quarantine a little easier and brighter. Take care of yourselves and if you need any additional assistance you can reach Community & Social Services at 646-984-0167.
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The W.H.O. has declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. To minimize your risk, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you engage in good hygiene practices and social distancing. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has determined that Covid-19 is in widespread community transmission. This means that you should self-quarantine as much as possible. As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, every New Yorker must stay at home from work, unless they are an essential worker. Governor Cuomo has extended this order to May 15, 2020.
Key Grand Street Guild Resources:
- Management: 212-674-2820 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; 646-721-8583 after 5:00 pm
- Community & Social Services: 646-856-6385(En/Sp) or 646-984-0167(En/Cn) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Henry Street Settlement Healthy Homes Connect: 212-471-2400 ext 1819 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- New York Legal Assistance Group Financial Counseling: 347-286-1631 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Emergency Food Assistance Program:646-856-6385(En/Sp) or 646-984-0167(En/Cn) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Links to Grand Street Guild Website Resources:
- The latest public health information and new Grand Street Guild responses
- A list of free online activities and games to help the time pass
- How to access New York City and State benefits to help you and your family
- Access the C.A.R.E.S. Act relief package
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