The best way to prevent Long COVID is to avoid getting COVID-19. You can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, taking extra precautions like wearing a mask and social distancing, and staying home if you feel sick.
Vaccination can also sometimes help alleviate Long COVID symptoms. Learn more about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine and where to get tested if you think you may be sick.
New Yorkers can access many mental health resources online during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you do not have access to internet, the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has detailed a list of internet providers offering free or low-cost internet. Visit this page to find out more.
- Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP): A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices. You may be eligible to receive up to $30 off your monthly broadband bill through the ACP. See if you qualify and apply online here.
- Visit New York States Affordable Broadband Portal to help find affordable broadband programs in your area
- If you or someone you know does not have access to a computer, we recommend visiting a New York Public Library location, where they can use on-site computers for free with their NYPL library card. Library cards are free if the client can prove they are a resident (ID, piece of mail, etc.). Website here.