Other Important Info

Stimulus Checks

What is it and am I eligible to receive it?

On March 27, as part of the CARES Act Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that will send most American adults up to $1,200 and an additional $500 for each dependent child.

Those eligible adults must be 18 years of age or older and have an annual income of under $75,000. For those earning over $75,000, the stimulus check will decrease by $5 for every $100 of income over the $75,000. In order for a child to be considered for the $500 stimulus, they must be 17 years of age or younger and listed as a dependent on your 2019 tax returns.

For more information about the stimulus bill, visit the IRS’s FAQ site.

Where is my check?

If you have received your 2019 tax return via direct deposit, the IRS has your bank account information on file and will send the stimulus funds to this same bank account immediately.

If not, you will receive your stimulus funds either via a physical check or in the form of a Economic Impact Payment Card issued by the Treasury.

To check the status of your stimulus funds, use the IRS’s “Get My Payment” tool on their website.



County Reopening

In order for a NY county to reopen, it must meet 7 criteria:

  1. 14 day decline in hospitalizations
  2. 14 day decline in hospital deaths
  3. Low 3-day average of new hospitalizations (2 per 100k residents)
  4. At least 30% of total hospital beds available
  5. At least 30% of ICU beds available
  6. At least 3% of population tested monthly (7 day avg.)
  7. At least 30 contact tracers per 100k residents

For more information regarding New York’s reopening plan, the details have been laid out in the New York Forward guide.

Regional status updates on reopening criteria can be found at the Regional Monitoring Dashboard.



Volunteer Opportunities

Healthcare Volunteers

New York City is seeking licensed healthcare workers to staff healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit this link.

Greater Sayville Civic Association

The GSCA is operating a volunteer pick up/drop off supply service for those in need. If you would like to volunteer or if you are in need, contact: Covidcare.gsca11782@gmail.com 

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

The RSVP is making daily phone calls to senior citizens living in the community to socialize and monitor their well being. If you are a senior and would like to volunteer to make phone calls, please contact the program coordinator, Maddie D’Amico, at (631) 979-9490 x 21 or visit RSVP Suffolk for more information.

New York Cares

Hundreds of both on-the-group and virtual volunteer projects that focus on urgent needs of New Yorkers. For a list of ongoing projects, visit the New York Cares projects page.

Business Mentor NY

Join the COVID-19 Volunteer Mentor Task Force, a group of volunteers to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners overcome challenges related to COVID-19 and/or provide guidance on SBA loan applications. More info here: Business Mentor NY

Blood Plasma Donations

Medical centers and researchers are seeking coronavirus survivors to donate blood plasma to help treat those battling the disease. This convalescent plasma contains valuable antibodies, which may help critically ill people. For each donation, your plasma will help 3 individuals.

In order to qualify, you must have had been tested positive for COVID-19 and your symptoms have been gone for 14 days.

If you are interested in donating your blood, the nearest plasma donation collection site is located at Stony Brook Hospital. Please complete the Stony Brook Donor Screen Survey to schedule an appointment to donate.



2020 Census

Is it too late to respond?

No. You will be able to respond to the 2020 Census until August 14th. For more information on the final day to submit a response, visit the 2020 Census Important Dates page.

What questions are included on the census?

To view a sample census form, visit the 2020 Census Q&A page.

How can I respond?

You can respond to the 2020 Census online, by mail or by phone:

  • Respond Online
  • Phone: (844) 330-2020 (English) (844) 468-2020 (Spanish)
    For more languages, visit the Language Support page.
  • Mail: return the 2020 Census envelope to the following address:
    U.S. Census Bureau
    National Processing Center
    100 Logistics Ave
    Jeffersonville, IN 47144

If you have not receive a 2020 Census envelope, you must respond either by phone or using the online form.