About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.  

Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath and appear 2-14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for those with underlying health issues.


Latest News & Updates

The CDC has updated and simplified respiratory virus recommendations. Click here to learn more.

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Important Phone Numbers

  • Nassau County Coronavirus Hotline: 516-227-9570
  • Nassau County Crisis Helpline: 516-227-TALK (8255) For those experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis.
  • Nassau County A.A. Hotline: 516-292-3040
  • Nassau County Safe Center Hotline (for those experiencing abuse, domestic violence, etc.): 516-542-0404
  • VETERANS: If you are a Nassau County Veteran in need of assistance including essential transportation, food pantry access and counseling services, call: 516-572-6565

Guidance Resources