About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.  

Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath and appear 2-14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for those with underlying health issues.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms STAY HOME and call (before visiting) your healthcare provider. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get necessary medical care.

Latest News & Updates

  • Beginning September 25, 2023, every household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Click here to order.
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Important Phone Numbers

  • New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 888-364-3065
  • Nassau County Coronavirus Hotline: 516-227-9570
  • Nassau County Crisis Helpline: 516-227-TALK (8255) For those experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis.
  • Nassau County COVID-19 Senior Call Center: 516-227-9590
  • New York State Treatment Hotline: 888-TREAT-NY
  • Nassau County A.A. Hotline: 516-292-3040
  • Nassau County Safe Center Hotline (for those experiencing abuse, domestic violence, etc.): 516-542-0404
  • VETERANS: If you are a Nassau County Veteran in need of assistance including essential transportation, food pantry access and counseling services, call: 516-572-6565

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