COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. Although they are in the same family, the virus causing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
New Yorkers should text COVID to 692-692 for the most updated information from the City.
If you think you need to get tested, you must call The Department of Health (DOH) Coronavirus Hotline at 888-364-3065 to have your symptoms accessed. Testing can be done with or without insurance and regardless of immigration status. You can find all the latest updates on the DOH website here.
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