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Covid-19 Memory Project

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What is the Greenburgh Library Covid-19 Memory Project?

We know there are hundreds of stories and moments out there in the community about life during this pandemic. We are putting out a personal call to everyone in the community to share their stories so that future generations will know what happened in 2020.  This is our moment as a community to remember how we all endured this virus and how we persevered.  Click here to learn more.

Coronavirus Explained (for Kids!)

Washing Hands with Elmo

No pares de cantar y lava tus manos junto a Elmo

Local Resources

Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 Coronavirus Information
New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Information
Westchester County Department of Health Coronavirus Information
White Plains Hospital COVID-19 Hotline 914-681-2900
Sirius XM radio channel 121 is strictly dedicated to medical information about the COVID-19 precautions and things to do to protect yourself and your family. It's not news, it's doctors and professionals giving their expertise and taking questions.

The Child Care Council of Westchester is Here to Help You Find Child Care

The Council is reaching out to the child care and after school community to see who is open and has openings to provide care during this time of need. Their staff is there to help. Please call 914-761-3456 x 140. Kindly leave a message and they will return your call. Please check the Child Care Council Facebook page for child care updates and other important info regarding COVIV-19. Resources that parents might find useful while at home with their children will also be posted.

HOW TO GET TESTED 

  • Carbon Health is a national COVID-19 testing center locator.

  • Westchester County

New Rochelle: Glen Island Park

  • Appointment Only: appointments made by calling 888-364-3065

  • Open Daily from 7AM-7PM

Valhalla: Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)

  • Appointment Only and Mandatory referral from a WMCHealth Physician 

  • Drive through coronavirus specimen collection for current and former WMCHealth patients with verified COVID-19 testing appointment 

  • Contact physician’s office first if experiencing symptoms to determine if you meet screening criteria

Yonkers: St. Josephs’ Medical Center (127 South Broadway, Yonkers)

  • Tent located near ER for screening and testing

  • People are screened at the tent 

Yonkers: St. John’s Riverside Hospital ParkCare Pavilion  (2 Park Ave)

  • Must live in the 10701 Zip code and sign up before getting tested

  • Set up appointment by calling the state’s COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

Mount Vernon

  • Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center (107 W 4th St.)

  • Hours 9 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

  • Appointment Only: appointments can be made by calling 888-364-3065

Rockland County

Anthony Wayne Recreation Area

  • Appointment Only: appointments made by calling 888-364-3065

  • Open Daily from 7AM-7PM

Additional testing sites outside Westchester County can be found here.

DIFFERENT TESTS AVAILABLE 

  • There are currently two testing options: 

    • Nasal Swab - this test is a nasal swab that uses molecular testing to determine the presence of viral genomic material.  This test is only useful to tell if someone is currently active with an infection.  

    • Antibody Testing - this test is a blood draw that uses serological analysis to measure an individual’s antibody response corresponding to COVID-19.  Antibodies are part of the body’s immune mechanism to fight off infection, and remember a past infection to build immunity to specific antigens (foreign invaders). This test will tell if an individual has recovered from COVID-19. 

  • Recent coverage of antibody testing from CNN found here

  • Helpful video from WSJ explaining the antibody test can be found here

HOW TO GET YOUR TEST RESULTS

  • If you were tested at another laboratory facility or private health care provider, then be sure to inquire if there is a patient portal or phone line where you can obtain your results. 

  • Regardless of the site at which you were tested, if your test result was positive (detected or presumptive positive), then the Westchester County Department of Health will contact you.

  • Additional information can be found here.


Source: COVID-19 WESTCHESTER COUNTY HEALTH INFORMATION & COMMUNITY RESOURCES, by the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York.  This a living document that is updated as new information becomes available. It is also available in Spanish.

Free Books Explaining Coronavirus

Phyllis Fagell: Middle School Parenting Tips for a Coronavirus Lockdown

Podcasts on Covid-19

PODCASTS FOR KIDS