As new questions arise daily remember that libraries have always been a good place to start your search for answers. Below is a shortlist of local, state, and national resources on a variety of topics related to COVID-19.  If you have a question, please contact us. If we don’t know the answer, we will do our best to connect you with people or organizations that may be able to better assist you.


Have you lost your Health Insurance or are experiencing a loss of income due to COVID-19? You may be eligible for reduced cost or free health care. Local healthcare navigator JD Drader of the Tompkins County Human Services Coalition can help. Call 607-273-8686 ext 1.


Newfield Community Good Neighbor Fund 

Mary Beth Gehring / Chair 607-564-7016 

Newfield Food Pantry (Kitchen Cupboard) 

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6-7 pm (Next one is June 3, 2020)

Located at Newfield United Methodist Church 227 Main Street 

Newfield Central School District

247 Main Street Newfield, NY 14867


Newfield Town Hall

166 Main Street Newfield, NY 14867



The Advocacy Center is (remotely) open for services as usual and that advocates can be reached through our hotline (607) 277-5000 to help victims of domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and sexual assault.

211 Tompkins/Cortland

211 connects people in need with services designed to address that need.  Callers are referred to service providers according to their situation. 211 may follow up with callers, when appropriate, to ensure that contact was made and to offer further assistance if needed. No question is too big or too small. Wondering about Food Pantries in the area? Trying to find after school programs for your child? Would you like more help finding employment? Need to find housing or health care? We can answer all of these questions, and more.

Tompkins County Health Department

Info on cases, testing sites, precautions, and more.


NYS Department of Health Coronavirus

Up-to-date information on COVID-19 in New York State.  

NYS Department of Labor

Important information about unemployment insurance benefits.


Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

National Institutes of Health 

COVID-19 Resources