COVID-19 Information & Community Resources

Reliable Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Provides regular updates on all aspects of the disease. It features extensive information on coronavirus vaccines, including myths and facts, side effects, where to get vaccinated, booster shots, and official vaccination cards. The site also tracks COVID-19 cases and deaths, vaccines administered and transmission levels by county, and has information for schools, businesses, community centers and travelers.


Provides a summary of the virus origins, details on prevention (handwashing!), and handouts for children and adults, plus links to statistics and a site de-bunking Coronavirus (COVID-19) myths.

As part of the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus is an online health resource that provides easily accessible consumer health information in English and Spanish.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs from WHO, a United Nations agency dedicated to world public health. Information covered in FAQs includes how the virus is spread, symptoms, prevention methods, information regarding treatment, mythbusting, and more.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Covers protective measures, such as masking and distancing, and their effects on kids, age-based tips for parents working from home during the pandemic, multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), keeping kids safe at school, and preparing children for COVID-19 vaccination. The information is also available in Spanish.

COVID-19 Fact Checker

Compiled from reliable scientific sources, this accessible database from the well-regarded fact checkers at Politifact dispels many common COVID-19 myths.

New York State Department of Health

Other Important COVID-19 Contacts:

People under self-quarantine or exposure to a known case: (866) 588-0195

NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: (888) 364-3065 (24/7)

Putnam/Westchester County COVID-19 Information: Call 211

Putnam County Department of Health

Includes local information and updates about the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Putnam County.


Other Helpful Resources

Take Care of Your Mental Health

  • New York State Mental Health Hotline: 844-863-9314
  • Free Access to the Headspace App for New Yorkers at
  • Philipstown Hub Mental Health Resources: 845-260-1001

Want to Volunteer or Need Volunteer Assistance?

The Town of Philipstown is coordinating volunteer efforts to pick up groceries and do pharmacy runs for residents who need help. Library staff can put you in touch with volunteers if you need assistance. Email or call us at 845-424-3020.

Visit to sign up for local volunteer opportunities.

Applying for Health Insurance Coverage: or by phone at 855-355-5777

Applying for Unemployment:

Unemployment Insurance Guidance from the New York State Department of Labor

Applying for CARES Act Funding:

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act