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Information on Coronavirus COVID-19

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We recognize that this time is extremely stressful and difficult for families across Long Island, especially for the many who are experiencing unprecedented financial hardship.


Please be advised that the United Together Response Fund retail gift card initiative to assist low income workers who were unemployed due to COVID-19 will close on or around June 1, 2020. The application for assistance will no longer be available on United Way’s website.  
Along with its Community Partner agencies, United Way will be developing a longer term response to COVID-19 recovery and is closing out phase 1 of the United Together Fund's direct aid to individuals and families. We encourage you to check our website at for future programs that may become available to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  
United Way's 211 Long Island information helpline is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to provide referrals to available local services should you continue to need assistance.  All calls are confidential and service is available in multiple languages.  In addition, visit the New York State website for health-related information on COVID 19. Thank you and stay safe.

United Together: A Response Fund for COVID-19

United Way of Long Island has established UNITED TOGETHER: A Response Fund For COVID-19 to help alleviate disruptions to family life. We are collaborating with the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (LIVOAD) and our network of nonprofit organizations in the region to assist families and individuals as they deal with this health and economic crisis.
During this economic downfall, support will be provided to those who are newly unemployed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Fund will help eligible applicants meet their critical basic needs of food and household supplies.
We will continue to monitor and evaluate nonprofit organizations' capacity to fulfill unmet needs. Grants will support agencies that have deep roots in the community and provide services to families, seniors, veterans and special populations.
Give via text: Text "HelpNow" to 313131
Resources & Information
211 Long Island
During the COVID-19 public health emergency individuals can contact 211 Long Island for information and referrals related to support services. Dial 2-1-1, or outside of Nassau and Suffolk Counties 1-888-774-7633 and visit 211 Long Island operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.With the continued issues and concerns associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19). United Way of Long Island is committed to relaying important health safety information as it relates to COVID-19.
State Health Department Website
Provides Coronavirus Updates for New Yorkers and Guidance for Healthcare Providers
COVID-19 Resources
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Managing Grief Over the Death of a Loved One


FamilyWize Prescriptions Savings
Individuals should continue to adhere to their prescribed medications. When calling in to get a script filled or refilled, ask your pharmacy to apply the FamilyWize discount - simply provide them with the following information:
BIN: 610194
Card ID: FW100
Group ID: FW100
FamilyWize does not require registration so there is no need to physically show a card.
Note that CVS and Walgreens are providing free delivery of prescription medications.
Prefer to keep a FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card in you wallet? Download your card here.

Personal Hygiene and Social Distancing Protocols

Please remember: Public health experts have been clear that the great majority of those who contract coronavirus will recover without difficulty, and that we can protect ourselves and our families by following common-sense public health guidelines.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene by frequently and thoroughly washing with soap and water
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing. If tissues are unavailable, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve…NOT your hands 
  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging or greeting with a kiss
  • Wipe surface areas often with disinfectant
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • If you, a family member or other member of your household gets sick – please see a doctor if symptoms are flu-like
  • Be familiar with the attached COVID-19 Fact Sheet provided by the Center for Disease Control

If you think you are symptomatic

DO NOT GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. Call your healthcare provider, tell them about your condition, and await further instructions before going to a healthcare facility. This will allow for time for the appropriate precautions to be taken.

To Help Families in Need:

Give to United Way of Long Island's UNITED TOGETHER: A Response Fund For COVID-19.