Health and Safety
Harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, age, and disability (including having COVID-19 or another serious illness) is illegal under the New York City Human Rights Law. For example, in recent weeks, we have heard several instances of hostility and harassment directed at Chinese and other Asian individuals and communities related to COVID-19 anxiety.
If you have faced harassment or discrimination in housing, at work, or in any public place, contact the Commission by filling out this online form or by calling 311 and asking for "human rights." If you are a victim of or witness a hate crime, call 911.
Government agencies and public health authorities.
These sources are verified information from government agencies and public health authorities:
COVID-19 Resources and News.
- The City of New York has provided a guide for mental health support while home. You can also call the NYS Mental Health hotline at 1-844-863-9314.
- If you are still feeling unclear on what COVID-19 is, UnitedHealthcare has provided this video with a visual explanation and preventative measures for COVID-19.
Arts Education Resources for Arts Educators from the Arts Education Partnership
COVID-19 Resource and Response Center from Americans for the Arts
Cornerstone Cares has released a free COVID-19 resource center for everything from stress management to working from home.
TIPS FOR REMOTE WORKING/LIVING.
- How to Set Work-Life Boundaries When You Work from Home by Skillcrush
- 7 Ways to Make Working from Home Easier During the COVID Pandemic by Fortune
- Need help focusing? Noisli is a free ambient noise site that can help you power through the work-day from home.
- Managing Remote Teams Inclusively by Catalyst.
- The Crisis Text Line offers support in a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
- Stress Busters in Challenging Times from Kripalu
- A Guide to Working from Home Using Zoom, Slack, and Other Tools from The Verge