COVID-19 Info and Resources
for the NYC Community

New York City medical and graduate students on a mission to connect New Yorkers with COVID-19 community resources, policy updates, health information and, most importantly, each other.

Key Updates


NYC will fully reopen for business July 1st. 

As of May 19, NY state has adopted CDC masking guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in most outdoor and indoor settings, however masks are still required on public transportation, at schools, and in congregate settings. The NYC health commissioner still recommends everyone wear a mask indoors.

New York State has expanded vaccine eligibility to include 12-15-year-olds.


New CDC guidance recommends that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance indoors or outdoors, but people must continue to follow state, local, and tribal laws. People still have to wear masks in crowded indoor places like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters.

Latest guidelines and updates from the CDC here.

Updated national cases here.

We post new key updates every day, so visit our website daily for the latest info!

For more updates, visit our Policy Updates page.

News & Research

(as of 7/21/21)


Confirmed Cases



While this number will continue to rise, the number of cases is a reflection of our ability to TEST.  Many people with COVID-19 have not been tested, meaning the true number is much higher.


CDC COVID-19 Latest News
WHO Rolling Updates
Medical News Today: COVID-19 Live Updates
Stat News: Coronavirus Coverage


LitCovid Maintained open-resource literature hub. The articles are categorized by topic—overview, disease mechanism, transmission dynamics, treatment, case report and epidemic forecasting—as well as by geographic location for visualization on a world map.

COVID PapersAn updated collection of COVID-19 papers collected by University of California San Francisco.

Yale Literature DatabaseDatabase of COVID-19 literature maintained by Yale Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, organized by region, by source, and by topic.

NYU COVID Literature ReviewsOne-line and one-page summaries of the most recent and relevant COVID-19 research, produced by students, physicians, and scientists at NYU.

Follow @litcovid_nyu on Twitter for research updates.

The website was developed as a service provided by medical students in New York City.

This website provides selected information available about a range of disease topics. Like any printed material, it may become out of date over time. It is important that consumers rely on the advice of a health care professional to employ good clinical judgment for the specific conditions of individual patients. This information is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a health care professional, or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan. External sites are not necessarily endorsed by the medical students who created this website.

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