Coronavirus info and resources

Mar 25, 2020

While WXXI News is keeping you up-to-date on the coronavirus situation here in Rochester and around the globe, we've compiled this list of resources for you with coronavirus/COVID-19 information. 


Do you need a job?

Monroe County has set up a job portal for companies that are hiring now!


Think your employer is violating the law or the governor's orders?

Call the state attorney general's labor bureau at 212-416-8700 or email the bureau.


Websites with official public information


School districts across the region are closed

Each school district will share more information about their needs. Click here for a list of all school district websites in Monroe County.


Do you think you have symptoms?

If you are are concerned that you may have symptoms of COVID-19 (the CDC says symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath), please call your primary physician before seeking medical attention. Plese do not go to the emergency room unless you are in need of emergency assistance - if so, please contact the emergency room in advance so clinicians are prepared to protect themselves and other patients.

If you do not have a primary care physician but are concerned you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact the Monroe County Department of Public Health on their hotline:

Hotline phone: 585-753-5555      

Hotline email: COVID19@MonroeCounty.gov


Information from local schools and colleges


Grocery Store information





All libraries in the Monroe County Library System are closed. Click here for information on borrowing, holds, collections, or library services.


Other items closed

Gyms, bars, casinos, restaurants (except for take-out and delivery) are closed.

Barbershops, hair salons, tattoo and piercing parlors and nail salons must close by 8 p.m., Saturday, March 20.


Spectrum offering internet for households with children

Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.

To enroll you can call 1-844-488-8395. Charter says that installation fees will be waived for new student households.