Are you facing distress during the COVID-19 outbreak? Government agencies, including CUNY, offer a range of programs intended to support our students.
Have You Lost Your Job? See if you are eligible for aid under the CARES Act, especially Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. Visit unemployment.labor.ny.gov or call 888-209-8124. For more information, check out the Pandemic Unemployment Act Fact Sheet and the Pandemic Unemployment Act Checklist.
Is Your Access to Food Insecure? You might be eligible for aid from SNAP (Food Stamps) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). For additional resources, visit the NYC Department of Education and Hunter College’s NYC Food Policy Center.
Are You Worried about Paying Your Rent? The city’s Human Resources Administration is offering one-time emergency assistance grants through its “One Shot Deal.” The governor has called a temporary moratorium on evictions that is in effect until June 20. For more information, visit the NYC Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants.
Do You Think You Might be Infected? Get information by calling 311 or visiting the NYC Coronavirus Health and Safety page. If you do not have a doctor, call 311 or try searching here.
Do You Need a Laptop or Tablet? Contact Queens College ITS at 718-997-5900 or KeepLearning@qc.cuny.edu
Are You Struggling with Feelings of Sadness, Depression or Anxiety? Contact the Campus Counseling Center at 718-997-5420
Are You Worried About Academics, Graduation, or Jobs? Reach out to a faculty member whom you respect and trust for advice. CUNY has implemented a range of measures to help account for the disruption that COVID-19 has caused this semester. They have also provided faculty with guidance to help direct students to the help they might need.