Call This Hotline for Coronavirus Questions Instead of 911
Emergency dispatchers are now inundated with calls. Between coronavirus patients and many “common” emergencies, calls are breaking records. For example, New York City reported that it received 6,500 emergency medical calls in a single day, the highest rate since 2001.
This is why it is vital not to call 911 for coronavirus concerns unless there is a truly medical emergency.
(You can also find information on your state’s hotline and other resources here .)
The hotline is a function of While at Home , a clearinghouse for the coronavirus pandemic. There you can find resources for parents, educators, caregivers, healthcare professionals – even advice for anyone looking for exercise strategies.