COVID-19 Links and Information

Suggestions (from within our campus only) for this page would be greatly appreciated (.gov or .org sites). Please email if you would like to submit links to this page. (Please do not email if you are not part of SUNY New Paltz.) For assistance with any of these referrals, please do not hesitate to contact your EAP Coordinators @

Information on COVID-19/Updates

COVID virus basics: COVID-19 basics – Harvard Health

Vaccine information: COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

Site for eligibility for COVID vaccination:

Moderna vaccine fact sheet: Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet (

Pfizer vaccine recipient fact sheet: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet (

Want to learn more about the vaccine? Get the facts at NYS COVID-19 Vaccine

Campus Information & Updates:

Village of New Paltz COVID-19 information – New Paltz-specific as well as county-state-federal:

Ulster County COVID-19 Information:

Dutchess County COVID-19 Information:

SUNY COVID-19 Tracker

Self-Help Groups Online

AA Intergroup Online Meetings: (email for locally-run meetings via Zoom)

Al-Anon Online Meetings:

NA Online Meetings:

The Butt Stops Here: 7 week free on-line (virtual) group tobacco cessation program! Starting April 28th. To register, or for more information, visit

Mental Health

NY Project Hope assists New Yorkers with the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide the Emotional Support Helpline that is staffed by trained counselors who are available every day from 8 AM to 10 PM. In addition, their website offers useful online information on coping with the challenges of COVID-19.

SUNY New Paltz Institute for Disaster Mental Health, “Tips for Community Members – COVID-19: Managing Stress in this Anxious Time”:

Psychological First Aid and Stress Management, presented by Dr. Karla Vermeulen and Dr. Amy Nitza from the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz:

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

SAMHSA Disaster Distress:

COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline: 1-844-863-9314

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – Crisis Text Line: text TALK to 741741

New Domestic Violence Text Line – NYS launched a new texting program and confidential service to help New Yorkers experiencing domestic violence. Unfortunately, there has been a rise in domestic violence reports during this pandemic. Abuse victims are often closely watched by their abuser, making these tools needed. We want you to know that you are not alone and you do not have to stay in a dangerous situation. Text 844-997-2121 or visit to confidentially chat with a professional at any time of day or night.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-942-6906

Free Mental Health Webinars – May is Mental Health Awareness Month – free mental health webinars offered by the Mental Health Association of New York State (MHANYS) during Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Register at

Northeast Region 211  All counties.  Dial 211 or 1-888-366-3211 9am-7pm for free, confidential crisis counseling, mental health or substance abuse issues, as well as housing, childcare, employment, healthcare, senior care. Financial problems, legal matters, etc.  After hours, call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

On Our Sleeves – The Movement to Transform Children’s Mental Health

Department of Labor Links

Unemployment Insurance:

For paid sick leave due to coronavirus:

DOL is hiring dozens of people to better serve the public in these difficult times:

Senior Citizen Help

Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester:


NYS Child Care, After School and Home Visiting Programs Locator – This link will help you locate child care, after school and home visiting programs with a map and driving directions.  Need help locating Childcare?

The Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc.

Child Care Council of Orange County, Inc.

NYS Network Child Care Center:

For a full list of NYS Network Child Care Centers and additional child care information, go to: