Coronavirus Health Emergency Update

With the continued issues and concerns associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19), beReadyLI is committed to relaying important health safety information as it relates to COVID-19.

Please remember: Public health experts have been clear that the great majority of those who contract coronavirus will recover without difficulty, and that we can protect ourselves and our families by following common-sense public health guidelines.

Resources & Information

211 Long Island
Visit 211 Long Island for information, updates and important health information about the Coronavirus COVID-19. 211 Long Island is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. To contact, dial 2-1-1, outside of Nassau and Suffolk Counties 1-888-774-7633 or visit 211longisland.org.

State Health Department WebsiteNY.Gov/Coronavirus – Provides Coronavirus Updates for New Yorkers and Guidance for Healthcare Providers

Center for Disease Control (CDC)www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

FamilyWize Prescriptions Savings – www.unitedwayli.org/familywiz
Individuals should continue to adhere to their prescribed medications. When calling in to get a script filled or refilled, ask your pharmacy to apply the FamilyWize discount – simply provide them with the following information:

BIN: 610194
Card ID: FW100
Group ID: FW100
PCN: FW

FamilyWize does not require registration so there is no need to physically show a card.
Note that CVS and Walgreens are providing free delivery of prescription medications.
Prefer to keep a FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card in you wallet? Download your card here.

UNITED TOGETHER: A Response Fund For COVID-19 www.unitedwayli.org/unitedtogetherfund
Give via text: Text “HelpNow” to 313131
United Way of Long Island has established UNITED TOGETHER: A Response Fund For COVID-19 to help alleviate disruptions to family life. We are collaborating with the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (LIVOAD) and our network of nonprofit organizations in the region to assist families and individuals as they deal with this health and economic crisis.

During this economic downfall, support will be provided to those who are newly unemployed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Fund helps eligible applicants meet their critical basic needs of food and household supplies.

If you are a low-income wage earner and have recently become unemployed or furloughed due to the effects COVID-19, assistance is available for eligible applicants. Visit unitedwayli.org/covid19help or call 2-1-1 for more information.

Personal Hygiene and Social Distancing Protocols
– Maintain good hand hygiene by frequently and thoroughly washing with soap and water
– Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing. If tissues are unavailable, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve…NOT your hands
– Avoid shaking hands, hugging or greeting with a kiss
– Wipe surface areas often with disinfectant
– Avoid contact with people who are sick
– If you, a family member or other member of your household gets sick – please see a doctor if symptoms are flu-like
– Be familiar with the attached COVID-19 Fact Sheet provided by the Center for Disease Control

If you think you are symptomatic
DO NOT GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. Call your healthcare provider, tell them about your condition, and await further instructions before going to a healthcare facility. This will allow for time for the appropriate precautions to be taken.

 

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