Guide to Finances
The New York Office of Agudath Israel of America has put together a guide for NY residents regarding finances and coronavirus. Click here to view and download the guide. Please reach out to if you have any questions.
New York City Offering Assistance for Individuals.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on New York City’s workforce, the City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 or are seeking additional assistance. The list will be updated frequently. Information is available on employment resources, food assistance, health and medical, financial assistance and more.
PCS Offering Courses
In light of the current financial difficulties that many people are facing, the PCS division of Agudath Israel is launching several online courses, including an MS in Accounting, Business Enrichment Course, and Real Estate Development and Redevelopment Course. Courses are partially subsidized and PCS placement coordinators work with the graduates of the course to ensure job placement. Please reach out to Mrs. Massry at for more information. Additionally, if you know of any jobs available please reach out and let us know here or call 646-610-9701 or 917-213-6883. You can donate to PCS here.
Health Insurance Premiums
Consumers and small businesses experiencing financial hardship may defer paying health insurance premiums through June 1, 2020.
Playgrounds Closed in New York City
Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York City playgrounds will close to address the lack of adherence to social distancing protocols. Open spaces in New York City will remain open.
Mayor de Blasio Urges New Yorkers to Wear Face Coverings
Mayor de Blasio has urged all residents to wear face coverings when they go out in public to control the spread of the coronavirus. A face covering can include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including dust masks or scarves. Do not use health care worker masks, as those must be preserved for people in the health care system. Even if you have a face covering, continue to stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with other people.