Information & Resources
Port Jefferson Free Library takes the health and safety of our patrons and staff very seriously. The library recommends following the guidance of the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which includes watching for the symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Below are some resources to assist you during this time. This page is constantly updated as new information becomes available.
World Health Organization
Learn the latest information from this leading international organization.
At Home Resources
Click here to view all of the resources that you can access from home with your library card.
Centers for Disease Control|Prevention
There is an ongoing investigation to determine more about this outbreak.
Novel Coronavirus Hotline
Through the NYS Department of Health.
NY State Department of Health
Learn about the latest updates in New York State regarding the coronavirus.
COVID-19 Accessible Resources
Compiled by Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation Department. Their goal is to increase access to information about COVID-19. This project was made possible with funding from the CDC Foundation. Resources on this site are adapted and accessible versions of CDC's COVID-19 guidance including braille, ASL, and simplified easy-to-read text.
Emotional Support Line
Through the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Small Business Administration
Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus.
Veterans Caregiver Support Line
Through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Supporting Children during COVID19
Provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts. The Center is housed at the University of Massachusetts with Child Trends as the lead evaluating agency, with funding from SAMHSA and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and additional support from HRSA.
Nassau Suffolk Law Service
Western Suffolk (631) 232-2400
Eastern Suffolk (631) 369-1112
¡Información disponible en español!
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The CFPB is committed to providing consumers with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage their finances during this difficult time as the situation evolves.
Coronavirus and your Library
Suffolk Library Buildings are currently going through the process of reopening with some restrictions to capacities and services. Please contact your local library for details.
To receive speak to a HIICAP Counselor and receive reassuring messages, please call 631-979-9490, extension 21. Leave a message with your name and phone number and you will receive a call back.
SNAP Application Process
From FEMA, an official website of the Department of Homeland Security.
Mortgage Relief Options
From the Suffolk County Executive's Office.
Island Harvest & Lyft
Coping with Fear and Sadness During a Pandemic
Created by the Hofstra University PhD Program in Clinical Psychology. This resource has some great information for every family member!
New England Journal of Medicine Free COVID-19 Content
COVID-19 Legal Helpline
Touro Law launched a legal helpline that will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Students and attorneys will provide community members with free assistance or referrals on a myriad of issues including landlord-tenant, civil liberties, bankruptcy, employee rights, unemployment, stimulus payment, insurance, and more by calling 631-761-7198 or visiting www.tourolaw.edu/tlcresponse.