Welcome to our Covid-19 Libguide. We began this guide back in the early days of the pandemic, when people were desperate for information, and no one knew what was going to happen next. Although the crisis seems to have passed, we believe many of the information sources we have gathered here are still useful.
First, some statistics:
There have been more than 760 million confirmed cases world-wide and more than 6.8 million deaths.(WHO)
The country has now had more than 103 million cases and 1.1 million deaths from COVID-19, while New York itself has had more than 6.7 million cases and more than 78,000 deaths.(CDC; NY Dep't of Health)
More than 13 billion doses of vaccine have been given, world-wide.(WHO) In the U.S. more than 673 million doses of vaccine have been delivered.(CDC)
More than 15 million people in New York have completed the initial course of vaccinations, or 76.5% of the population, and 85.5% of the population over the age of 18. On the other hand, only 17% of the population has taken all the available boosters as well. (NY Vaccine Tracker)
In the next box on this page we've collected links to information on receiving the vaccine for Covid-19 here in New York.
In the other tabs, accessible above, we have links to health authorities,, national and local government sources and area libraries that can keep you informed, help you evaluate whether to get vaccinated, take precautions, and suggest fun and helpful ways to spend our time while social distancing.
But to begin with, the Newburgh Free Library has compiled a list of hotlines in a handy, downloadable PDF form; If you prefer to view the hotline list in our guide instead of downloading it, just hover over the "Home" tab, above, and click on "Helpful Hotline Phone Numbers".
In addition, in the boxes below we want to give you some contact numbers you can use if you need immediate assistance.
New York State Vaccination Information
Access Supports for Living-Walk in Clinic in 845-562-7244
Newburgh, NY (Mental health clinic)
Cornerstone Family Health Center 845-563-8000
Department of Social Services 845-291-2002
(Emergency housing, SNAP, HEAP, Medicaid,
and other community resources)
Independent Living 845-565-1162
(Mental health and other human services supports)
Maternal-Infant Services Network (MISN) 845-637-7205
(Support with diapers, formula , and wipes) 845-522-1680
Orange County Department of Mental Health 845-568-5260
A fuller list of local resources is available on the Social Services Tab