- New Bivalent Booster is now available. Find a your appointment here.
COVID-19 bivalent booster, which protects against the omicron variants circulating in the City right now. Transmission is increasing. The booster can protect you or someone you love who is at higher risk of serious illness from COVID19 infection.
- If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.
- CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was:
• Their final primary series dose, or
• An original (monovalent) booster
- People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster.
Join Our Campaign, Share, and Promote!
Here’s how you can be a part of #SIStayStro
- Pledge your support to protect our Staten Island communities.
- Check out the SICOAD Social Media Toolkit: Staten Island Stay Strong, Stay Safe to download and adapt flyers, graphics, text for social media posts and emails to enhance and increase visibility about your activities.
- Promote your engagement and outreach on social media with the hashtag #SIStayStrongStaySafe to amplify our collective efforts.
- The first video by Dr. Donna Seminara on holiday guidance and second video by Dr. Philip Otterbeck on the importance of wearing a mask are up on our social media platforms here: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
- Sign on as a partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the rates of COVID-19 and hospitalizations increasing, Staten Island Nonprofit and the SI COAD along with our Medical Ecosystem (MES) and several partners are thrilled to launch the “Staten Island: Stay Strong, Stay Safe” Public Messaging Campaign to help build collective engagement and movement around the importance of maintaining safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our borough.
We realize the continuing challenges our communities and neighbors, businesses and organizations face. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we work together to keep each other and our communities safe and strong to handle what may come our way.
The #SIStayStrongStaySafe campaign aims to reach all corners of our borough — nonprofits, businesses, partners, clients and families, staff and leadership, community members and friends to make this powerful commitment. Together, we can keep Staten Island in good health and help our fellow Staten Islanders to live, work, learn, and play in confidence.
#SIStayStrongStaySafe Campaign Objectives:
- To work together to keep each other and our communities safe and strong to handle what may come our way.
- To build collective engagement as a community and decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our borough.
- To expand outreach and mobilize efforts with unified messages to follow the core public health messaging of wearing a mask, washing your hands, watching your distance to be 6ft apart, waiting at home if you are feeling sick and getting tested.
- To organize our communities, organizations, partners, and neighbors to commit to following CDC, NYS and NYC Department of Health guidelines.
Covid Communication Toolkits
NYC DOHMH Covid 19 Messaging resources
U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ “We Can Do This” campaign
Month of Action Partners page
Vaccine Command Center – Coronavirus
CDC Communication Resource Center
Covid-19 Vaccination Communication Tool kit
Covid-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit – for CBOs
Emergency Broadband Benefit Outreach Toolkit
Pediatric Healthcare Professionals Covid-19 Vaccination Toolkit
Guide for Developing, Implementing, and Monitoring Community-Driven Strategies
Guide For Community Partners
Covid-19 Vaccine Equity: Best Practices for Community and Faith-Based Organizations
Guide for Jurisdictions to Expand Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution to Primary Care Providers
Vaccine Van Flyers
The First line of defense in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic
National Rural Health Association – Covid -19 Resources
CommuniVax Implementation Toolkit
Covid-19 Resources for Native American Communities
National Council of Urban Indian Health Covid-19 Resource Center
Health Resource Library for Native American Communities
Made to Save Resources
RealHR Toolkit for Navigating Covid-19
COVID Communication Tools for the Public
Easy to Read COVID-19 Materials
Resources in American Sign Language
CDC’s Social Media Toolkit
Social Media Toolkits
Don’t forget to use hashtags #IGotTheShotNYC and #NYCVaccineForAll
Links to DOHMH posts to share:
Instagram, English and Spanish
Twitter/Instagram Posts to Share
Vaccines = recovery. This video shows vaccines as critical to getting us back to some of the things we love (like theater) and how easy the process of getting the vaccine is
Times Square video highlighting a nurse working at the site conducting outreach on the ground (even the Naked Cowboy got the shot!)
Vacunabus video with AOC promoting the mobile bus program to meet NYers were they are and vaccinations in Bronx
DSS Commissioner Steve Banks and staff get the shot
HPD staff share why they got the shot
- COVID-19 vaccinations and how you can get a shot today.
- COVID-19 vaccines, including their ingredients and how they were developed and proven safe.
- Anyone 12 and older is eligible for in-home vaccination. Sign up online for an in-home vaccination or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692).
COVID-19 Testing Resources
Vaccine Confidence Quick Link Resources
- Key Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines (English / Spanish)
- Frequently Asked Questions (English / Spanish)
- How to Talk about COVID-19 Vaccines with Friends and Family (English / Spanish)
- What Fully Vaccinated People Need to Know (English / Spanish)
- FEMA Region 2 webinar recordings: Empowering Discussions about the COVID-19 Vaccine and Addressing Your Concerns About the COVID-19 Vaccine.
- GetVaccineAnswers.org and DeTiDepende.org (Spanish language) to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines
- “Why is it Important to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19?” flyer in English / Spanish
Vaccine Request Forms
Implementing Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Policies
- Health Action Alliance
- Quick-Start Guide https://www.healthaction.org/quick-start-guide
- Equity Principles https://madetosave.org/2021/09/01/requirements/
- Sample policy https://www.healthaction.org/resources/vaccines/sample-covid-19-vaccination-policy
- Decision Tool https://www.healthaction.org/reopening-questions
- Communications Guide https://hlthact.org/commsguide
- Access to learning, resources, business coaching, lawyers: Made to Save site https://madetosave.org/vaccines-at-work/
COVID Vaccine Education
- How does Moderna’s Coronavirus vaccine work?
- New York State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program and Administration Dashboard
- Groups eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine
- Covid 19 Vaccine Eligibility Flyer
- ‘Am I Eligible?’ App and Website
- Guidance for When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
- Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
- Neighborhood COVID Vaccine Data Profiles
- CDC Report on COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in Adolescents Aged 12–17 Years
- Vaccine-specific PSA from the COH: is available on TV and streaming platforms (available in 10 other languages on NYCHealthy youtube page)
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
- Vaccine Finder
- Northwell Health Vaccine Eligibility and Registration Portal
- COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduler
- NYC Vaccine List
- Vaccination Standby List
- Weekly NYC Vaccine Prize Contest
- City-run vaccination sites in the Bronx: http://bit.ly/cityvaxBX
- City-run vaccination sites in Brooklyn: http://bit.ly/cityvaxBK
- City-run vaccination sites in Manhattan: http://bit.ly/cityvaxMN
- City-run vaccination sites in Queens: http://bit.ly/cityvaxQN
- City-run vaccination sites in Staten Island: http://bit.ly/cityvaxS
- COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Testing – Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Face Coverings – Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Vaccine Facts
- Preventing COVID-19
- COVID-19 Data
- 5 Things To Know About the Delta Variant
- About Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19
- CDC Report on the Delta Virus
- COVID-19 Facts Video! Available in multiple languages: https://www.youtube.com/nychealth
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information + Tips for Organizations & Communities
The Nonprofit Staten Island and our Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) coalition have been actively following the updates about Coronavirus and its impact on our communities to provide our frontline healthcare, social service and community-based organizations the information and resources they need.
SI COAD & MES Activated in COVID-19 Response & Outreach
The Staten Island COAD & its Medical Ecosystem (MES) subcommittee have been activated in the COVID-19 response on Staten Island, acting as an emergency operations center working in partnership with the Staten Island Borough President’s Office, local elected officials, healthcare organizations, social service providers and response agencies.
SI COAD & MES Activated in COVID-19 Response & Outreach
The Staten Island COAD & its Medical Ecosystem (MES) subcommittee have been activated in the COVID-19 response on Staten Island, acting as an emergency operations center working in partnership with the Staten Island Borough President’s Office, local elected officials, healthcare organizations, social service providers and response agencies:
- An ICS taskforce comprising representatives from both Island hospitals Richmond University Medical Center and Northwell/Staten Island University Hospital (chief medical officers and emergency preparedness staff), the medical society/primary care physisicans, the 11 Island’s skilled nursing facilities, nonprofit and community-based organizations, and the office of the Borough President, meets daily to discuss challenges and response and to advocate on behalf of Staten Island to the city and state.
- Via the MES providing communications, resources and addressing needs around supplies, staffing and surge space, patient flow, and care protocols.
- Staten Island Nonprofit/COAD sharing guidance on mandates, resources, funding, and relief opportunities for nonprofits.
- Steering committee comprised of representatives of the Staten Island Nonprofit Board, MES, community-based organizations and SI Long Term Recovery Organization meets weekly to share information, needs, observations, and brainstorm action plans to serve the needs of our local nonprofits. Have been partnering on assessment, outreach and response.
- In partnership with Office of the BP, secured donations of supplies and launched fundraising campaign to purchase supplies for frontline providers. Many thanks to The Staten Island Foundation for their support of our fundraising efforts with an emergency response grant.
- Advocacy & Partnerships with NYC DOHMH New York City Health Care Coalition (NYCHCC) / SI Borough Coalition Lead (funding via NYC DOHMH Hospital Readiness & Healthcare Coalitions/ASPR); NYCEM Community Preparedness Council; NYC DOHMH Community Resilience Planning Committee; NYC DOHMH Emergency Partner Engagement Coalition (EPEC); NYC Voluntary Organizations in Disaster (VOAD)
- Citywide Coalition of COADs/Emergency Networks; Nonprofit New York; Human Services Council of New York; and others
- Communicate through Listservs, EverBridge Alert System (NYCEM partnership), Facebook page, Staten Island Nonprofit Newsletter.
*Note: If you cannot reopen safely, taking into account all relevant safety, hygiene, cleaning, legal etc. guidelines, don’t open yet.
NYC Reopening Hotline
The City has created a hotline for businesses restarting this week. Call 888-727-4692 for assistance. If you are a business that is eligible to reopen under Phase I, you must read and affirm the guidelines outlined by the State to reopen. Guidelines for industries can be found here.
New York Coronavirus Hotline
NY State has established a phone line for employees to report their employer if they believe they are not following proper PPE, hygiene, and social distancing guidelines. Employees can call (888) 364-3065.
- Restart NYC Communtity & Business Facilities Reopening and Cleaning/ Disinfection Guidance
- Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide
- Eventbrite’s COVID-19 Safety Playbook for Events
- Banquet Event Strategic Task Force(or BEST) draft guidelines on reopening
- COVID-19: Resources for Health Care Facilities, find resources to help health care facilities improve their preparedness, response, and recovery during the COVID-19 emergency
- NYC’s COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal provides the latest updates on information related to COVID-19
- Avoiding Legal Pitfalls When Re-Opening Your Workplace: What Nonprofits and Businesses Need to Know
- Spacesmith Covid-19 Workplace Strategy
- Seyfarth Return to Business and Post-Pandemic Planning Checklist
- Zenefits HR Workplace Checklist
- for Safe Business Reopening
- During COVID-19
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) COVID-19 Technical Assistance publication addressing questions related employees returning to the workplace, including requests for disability accommodation or other flexibilities, workplace screening, and questions about COVID-19 and discrimination.
- The COVID-19 Fundraising Template Kit for Nonprofits
Webinar of Interest
Helplines and Resources:
We continue to monitor this situation closely via our partnerships with the NYC Department of Health and NYC Emergency Management. For the latest updates and resources, check those sites, the CDC, the SI COAD Facebook page, and sign up for our SI COAD list and the Staten Island Nonprofit Weekly Newsletter.
If your organization has immediate questions or concerns, please call one of these helplines:
- NYS Governor’s 24/7 hotline, including information on testing and getting an appointment for testing: 1-888-364-3065
- For NYC residents with questions/concerns: call 311
- Direct Health + Hospitals helpline for those without a primary health care provider and/or no insurance: 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692)
- For general assistance on emotional wellness & mental health: 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) or text WELL to 65173
- Sign up for general NYC coronavirus text updates: Text COVID to 692-692
- For health care providers: there is a specific line for reporting & questions. There are also weekly NYC/NYS DOH COVID-19 provider update calls. Let us know if you need more info.
- For Community- and Faith-Based Organizations: NYCEM & NYC DOH are also hosting weekly COVID-19 informational update calls. Email for more information.
Please check these sites frequently for updated guidelines, communications and resources:
- NYC H+H Testing Sites & Wait Timess
- NYC Department of Health Coronavirus general site best for non-clinical CBOs (includes fact sheets, posters, various languages, guidance for community partners, businesses and non-healthcare settings, homeless shelters, congregate settings, schools/families, employers, colleges/universities)
- NYC Department of Health Coronavirus(COVID-19) for Healthcare Provider
Additional Guidance & Resources for Communities & Nonprofits(including business practices & policies, trainings/workshops, webinars, etc.)
- Lawyers Alliance for NY Guidance for Nonprofits including Legal Alert for Nonprofits Employers (also providing consultations)
- Nonprofit New York COVID-19 Resources
- Human Services Council of New York(for HHS providers, working with families, childcare providers)
- New York Disaster Interfaith Services
- Culture Active in Disasters and National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response
- Office of the Staten Island Borough President
- Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
- Covid-19 Staten Island Healthcare Resources
“Thank You.” Illustrated by local artist James Cox, in tribute to our essential workers on the frontlines during COVID-19. Many thanks to James Cox and Luke’s Print Shop who in partnership with the Office of the Staten Island Borough President, helped raise nearly $18,000 to purchase needed supplies for our front line healthcare and social service providers through a special fundraising initiative.