Coronavirus Health Emergency Update

With the continued issues and concerns associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19), beReadyLI is committed to relaying important health safety information as it relates to COVID-19.

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.

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Over the past 10 weeks, United Way has responded to the needs of Long Islanders experiencing unparalleled hardship.  With our safety net of community partners, we have provided assistance to over 6,000 people.  Families, individuals, young mothers with newborns and healthcare responders have received financial support.

As we transition to a long-term recovery plan, we will remain active in helping to lift our region’s economy.  We will pay especially close attention to those individuals and families that are most vulnerable and at risk.

United Way will continue to fight for the health, education and financial stability for every person in every community.

Be well and stay safe…We’re All in this Together.

211 Long Island
United Way’s 211 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. Dial 2-1-1, or outside of Nassau and Suffolk Counties 1-888-774-7633 or visit

State Health Department WebsiteNY.Gov/Coronavirus – Provides Coronavirus Updates for New Yorkers and Guidance for Healthcare Providers

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

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
– 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.


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