COVID-19 Information and Resources for Parents

A Message from Rachael Gazdick, CEO:

In accordance with NYC school closures, New York Edge programs are suspended through at least April 20, 2020. We stand with our school communities as we work together to slow the spread of the virus and to protect students, educators, staff and their families. 

On this page, you can find updates on NYC schools from the Mayor’s Office and Department of Youth and Children’s Services as well as resources for accessing food, at home learning and health and wellness. Please keep checking back for new resources and updates.

Talking to Kids About Racism and Justice

A List for Parents, Caregivers & Educators

Staying Healthy

NYC Department of Health COVID-19 Factsheet
*Text COVID to 692-692 and for updates in Spanish, text COVIDESP to 692-692 to receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments from NYC.

Meditation for Kids

Mets on the Move

COVID Rent Relief

Apply for the COVID Rent Relief Program

Resources for Food and Nutrition

Local Food Resources for Free Groceries and Meals

Food Access Resources

NYC Department of Food Policy Emergency Food Assistance or call the Emergency FoodLine at 866-888-8777

Learning Resources


PBS LearningMedia


NYC Department of Education’s Resources for Learning at Home

Scholastic’s Free Resources for School Closures

TedED’s Learning Videos

USA Today’s Roundup of 6 Virtual Tours You Can Take from Home 5 Day Independent Study


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

STEM Class

Xplore Portable Electric Power, Charge Your Batteries

Xplore Fire Forensics, Be The Investigator


Join author and illustrator Mo Willems for Lunch Doodles

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding with these fun projects

Virtual Tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Virtual Tour of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Virtual Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Virtual Tour of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Germany

Virtual Tour of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy

College Readiness

College Board SAT Practice Test

Resources From Fidelis Care

COMMUNITY RESOURCES HEALTH INSURANCE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS: (these videos are up on our Instagram and Facebook)

Do you or does your family need health insurance? Visit to learn about quality, affordable coverage or call 1-866-435-9521; TTY: 711

Resources for those interested in Health Insurance options now that State allows for enrollments/changes to existing health plan via phone:




Public announcement of our Telehealth benefits being expanded

English Press Release:

Spanish Press Release:

Fidelis Care offers affordable health coverage to members in New York State and is a proud supporter of New York Edge.


MTA’s coronavirus page

Port Authority’s coronavirus page

Taxi & Limousine Commission coronavirus