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Coronavirus has knocked New York hard — forcing a virtual shutdown of the city as officials try to stop a spread that’s extracting a growing human toll by the day.
Everything from schools to restaurants to countless businesses have closed. Mass transit ridership has plummeted with much of the city’s population holed up indoors, social distancing.
The city’s health care workers, first responders and other essential staff, from grocers to delivery people, are still out there doing their best to keep New Yorkers as healthy, safe and stocked as possible.
Meanwhile, we’re still reporting. But much of our work these days is done through the phones, email and texts or chat apps like WhatsApp and Signal.
You have been instrumental in keeping us updated on what’s happening in your homes, on the job and on the streets. Your questions, tips and experiences have been crucial in shaping our coverage — and will become even more so with traditional public life on hold until further notice.
Suffice it to say, we need you. Here’s how to get involved with THE CITY’s reporting:
Help us remember THOSE who died of COVID-19
Too often lost amid the growing numbers of COVID-19 deaths in New York City are the stories of those now gone. If you lost someone to coronavirus or work with families who have, we want to hear from you. With your help, we can share the stories of the New Yorkers taken from us too soon.
You can share a story by filling out this form, or leave us a VOICEMAIL at this number: (646) 494-1095.
If you work with or in hospitals
If you are a health care worker, someone working in or with hospitals or have been otherwise impacted by coronavirus, we want to hear from you. We’ve already heard from medical professionals from across the city. That input has helped lead to stories like this.
Help us report on the front lines. Reach out to us here.
How are you getting around the city?
Are you still commuting? Are you working from home? How are you getting from one place to another? We want to understand how the coronavirus is impacting communities and movement in the five boroughs.
Help us understand how New York moves during the coronavirus crisis. Reach out to us here.
What are your questions and concerns?
The news and information around the coronavirus crisis changes daily. And you all have a lot of questions about what’s going on. We’ve received hundreds of them in the last two weeks. We’re going through and answering as many as we can. These questions help us make decisions on our coverage. Keep asking.
Have questions or concerns about the coronavirus? Ask us here.
MOre Ways to Connect with Us
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