COVID-19 Resources

What are the latest guidelines to remain safe from COVID-19?

Guidelines to remain safe from the virus are updated periodically as we continue to combat the virus. You can find the latest guidelines at the links below.

New York State Guidelines

CDC Guidelines

Where and how can I access the vaccine?

We have made tremendous strides in vaccinating our community against Covid-19. Anyone sixteen years or older can now input their ZIP code at www.vaccines.gov / http://www.vacunas.gov or text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) / VACUNA (822862) to get help making a vaccine appointment at a nearby location.

What has Congress done to address the pandemic?

The federal government has passed multiple coronavirus relief packages, delivering unprecedented support to families, workers, and small businesses to address one of the greatest crises this nation has ever seen. You can read about each package and its specifics at the links below.

What is state of the virus in our community?

Monroe County has provided an updating dashboard with the latest statistics surrounding the COVID-19 virus. You can find the dashboard and more info at the link here.


Other COVID-19 Resources

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More on COVID-19 Resources

May 5, 2021 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle highlighted new tools from the White House to help Monroe County residents get vaccinated. Anyone sixteen years or older can now input their ZIP code at www.vaccines.gov / www.vacunas.gov or text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) / VACUNA (822862) to get help making a vaccine appointment at a nearby location.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to enact the American Rescue Plan, delivering critical investments in families, businesses, and our economy. This comprehensive $1.9 trillion legislation includes direct payments to individuals, enhanced unemployment benefits, investment in childcare resources, additional support for small businesses, resources to strengthen vaccine distribution, state and local government funding, and more.

February 27, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to enact President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, taking steps to deliver much-needed relief to Americans and help our nation recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This comprehensive $1.9 trillion legislation would provide another round of direct payments to individuals, additional support for small businesses, resources to strengthen vaccine distribution, state and local government funding, and more.

January 21, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Mark Takano (CA-41) reiterated their call for legislation to create a massive jobs training program to help communities across the country recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their legislation, the Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act, would help states across the country hire more than a million workers to perform critical mitigation, containment, and tracing work to prevent future outbreaks.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced legislation to create a massive new jobs training program to combat COVID-19 and help communities across the country safely re-open. The Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act will help states across the country hire more than a million workers to perform critical mitigation, containment, and tracing work to prevent future outbreaks.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25) and a group of over 80 lawmakers are calling on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to put workers—not corporate profits—first and include strict corporate accountability measures in any coronavirus relief aid.

May 4, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) — Today, Rep. Joe Morelle released a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him to enable providers of childcare services and early childhood education to access critical resources and relief through the recently enacted CARES Act.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – “COVID-19 has upended our daily lives—leaving families, businesses, and communities across our nation struggling to stay afloat. As we respond to this rapidly evolving situation, I am grateful that we were able to come together to provide much-needed relief for small businesses by expanding the Paycheck Protection Program, secure critical investments to ramp up testing nationwide, and strengthen funding for our hospitals and healthcare workers who have been on the front lines of this public health crisis.

April 17, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $4.7 million for community health centers in Monroe County to help respond to the COVID-19 global health crisis. These funds were awarded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and made available through the CARES Act recently passed by Congress which allocated $1.3 billion to support these healthcare providers.

April 16, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, Rep. Joe Morelle and Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations, led 70 of their colleagues in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging them to prevent financial institutions from diverting Americans’ forthcoming economic stimulus checks to pay off outstanding debt.