Bay Ridge Center

Coronavirus Information Page

Virus Information, and for adults 60+


Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website,  "If You Are at Higher Risk".

CDC page on Symptoms and Testing - very clear information on what to do if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you feel sick; testing is ordered through your doctor.


National Council on Aging, COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers


New York State Department of Health with the latest from the governor's office on steps everyone must take to control the spread of the virus.

For the latest New York City information you can call 311, or see the NYC Department of Health website. (Includes links for other languages)

​Health Insurance

Medicare coverage and the Conronavirus - information about coverage for testing, new telehealth services, and more

New York's health insurance marketplace has been reopened until April 15. To enroll in health insurance for coverage effective April 1st, call 311 for assistance or visit

Veterans Administration

VA Video Connect connects Veterans with their health care team from anywhere

Video information from Veterans Health Administration Executive in Charge Dr. Richard Stone: VA is here for Veterans during COVID-19

Doctor's Visits

Call your doctor's office if you have a health concern and feel you need an appointment. Many doctors will be doing video or telephone "visits." If you have doctors with NYU Langone Health video visits.

Coping with stress


Cómo hacerle frente al estrés durante los brotes de enfermedades infecciosas



HRA Benefits Applications Online

All in-person appointments to apply for SNAP, Cash Assistance, Medicaid, Fair Fare NYC have been cancelled. You can do everything through Access HRA online.

Fraud Alert and Scams Related to the Virus

New York Attorney General Letitia James Warnings about Consumer Scams and how to file complaints

Bay Ridge Cares Volunteers

We need to stay home, and adults 70+ should not go to stores, but no one should feel alone and without help. Bay Ridge Cares has volunteers to help with grocery shopping, errands, dog walking, putting together a care package or making a friendly phone call.

An application for assistance is on the Bay Ridge Cares website  or Bay Ridge residents can call their office at 718-635-0219, Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, for more information. Bay Ridge Cares also has information on their Facebook page.

Contact Information for Local Officials
    City Council Member Justin Brannan 718-748-5200

    State Senator Andrew Gounardes (718) 238-6044
    Assembly Member Nicole Mallotakis 718-987-0197
    Assembly Member Mathylde Frontus 718-266-0267
    Assembly Member Felix Ortiz 718-492-6334
    State Senator Diane Savino (718) 727-9406

Online Webinars and Video Information about the Virus

COVID-19: What older adults need to know

Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at CDC, describes preventative measures to help protect older adults from COVID-19.

Online Activities and Entertainment for Fun, Enjoyment, Learning
See our page of ideas resources. We'll keep adding ideas and links.