Health Tips

Look below for a list of important health tips, necessary precautions, and information related to COVID-19.


  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to stay awake
  • Blue lips or face
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Loss of a sense of taste or smell
  • Feeling achy
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • This is not a complete list. For any other concerns or symptoms contact your provider immediately or call 911.

How the Virus Spreads

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Best Practices to Take

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people.

Data on COVID-19

New York State

  • Statewide data on testing, positive cases, and fatalities can be found here.

New York City

  • Data from New York City agencies click here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Data on cases in the United States can be found here.

John Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center

  • Data on cases in the United States by regions, important articles on COVID-19, and educational materials can be found here.


Traveling Consideration

  1. New York State travel advisory can be found here.
  2. For CDC traveling consideration click here.
  3. The U.S. State Department travel advisory can be found here.
  4. For U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services's travel advisory click here.