We're going through times that many are understandably having difficulty coping. Taking a bit of time to pause or slow things down will help get us back on track. If we don't take care of ourselves and those around us, we won't be able to enjoy the future.
Here in NYC, hearsay isn't enough when we can check official details for ourselves. Especially while we're dealing with this COVID-19 situation. It seems a good time to share official mobile app resources that can be useful. If you're being overwhelmed by the "news" on your social media feeds but still want to say in the loop, maybe these can help.
The Notify NYC app Is the official emergency events and city services notification app. You can adjust alerts as needed. A map is shown of the area that's involved. -
The NYC311 app has parking and traffic alerts, school closures, garbage pick up details, etc. You can also submit reports when needed. For more complex issues, it's still recommended to call 311. - https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-01025
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) also has a direct app. Get officially released details directly and bypass any media spin you may be concerned about - https://www.cdc.gov/mobile/applications/cdcgeneral/promos/cdcmobileapp.html
While there isn't an app for this, on a more global scale is the World Health Organization site where the details are from a collective of health professionals around the world. - https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
If there are any apps you know of that may also help, please feel free to share their official links or complete names below. Let's make it easier for anyone, no matter how tech savvy they are, to find them.
The Notify NYC mobile application — free for iOS and Android operating systems — gives you up-to-the-minute information about emergency situations and/or planned events in New York City. By enabling location services, you will be informed about emergency activity around you wherever you are in t...