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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Resources for the Albany, NY Area

Working Together During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a rapidly changing situation in Albany and around the world, and during this time, it's important for the community to work together. Here in Albany, NY and the Capital Region, there are a variety of resources that you may find useful, including preventive measures, assistance for families, and more.

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FAQs Regarding What is Open in Albany

Visit this page to find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about what is currently open in Albany and what is expected to be opening soon.

Restaurants Offering Takeout & Delivery

These Albany area restaurants are offering takeout, delivery, or both and these eateries are also offering family-style meal deals.

Am I Eligible for the Vaccine?

Visit New York State's COVID-19 page to see if you are eligible and find sites with appointments available.

COVID-19 Updates From the City of Albany

City of Albany: The Albany Mayor's Office has compiled a Resource Guide with info on test sites, COVID-19 symptoms and prevention, where to access food and childcare, how to become a contact tracer, and more.

COVID-19: Preventive Measures & Things to Know

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Read about ways to protect yourself, and get community resources.

Information From Local Hospitals and Medical Centers

Albany Med: Learn about the current visitor policy, the mobile testing site at The University of Albany, and contact info.

Ellis Medicine: Ellis Medicine's Newsroom includes a section with Featured Articles about COVID-19-related updates.

St. Peter's Health Partners: Get info about COVID-19 preventive measures, what to do if you experience symptoms, and how their hospitals are preparing to treat patients and handle visitors.

Get News From Local School Districts

Support Our Albany Businesses

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District features a directory of local businesses that can use your support.

A new website called Support smAlbany has been designed to provide resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. You can find updates from the City of Albany, business-related resources, and ways you can support businesses and employees during this period.

Make a Donation or Volunteer

United Way of the Greater Capital Region: Led by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region and the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, The Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund will help to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. Make a donation today.

The Food Pantries for the Capital District: Cash contributions, rather than donations of canned or dried goods, can more efficiently shore up food stocks in the region. Donate to The Food Pantries for the Capital District to help with the cause.

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York: If you'd like to make a financial contribution and help the Regional Food Bank respond in the most effective way possible, you can make a donation on their website.

Need Help? Contact the Following Places

Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY: For confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families, and the public contact the Alzheimer's Association's 24-hour help hotline: 1-800-272-3900.

The Food Pantries for the Capital District: For info on the nearest food pantry near you, contact The Food Pantries for the Capital District at their referral line: 518-458-1167 x108.

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York: You can use the Regional Food Bank's "Find Nearest Agency" feature to search for the nearest food pantry as well.

United Way: Contact the United Way for community, social, and government services. You can dial 2-1-1 to find services near you.

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