Don't Bring It Home

One of the 100 Black Men of Syracuse’s “Four For The Future” initiatives focuses on health & wellness. Our goal is to mitigate the disease burden in our community through health equity, policy, practice and education. As we face this very serious pandemic, there are some basic precautions you can take to stay safe.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. We will provide you with some information and resources through our “Don’t Bring It Home” public education campaign to help you stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

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Stay Informed with These Coronavirus Resources

  • Upstate University Hospital Coronavirus Triage Line: 315-464-3979

    (for non-911 calls and those without health insurance or a primary care health provider)

  • New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 888-364-3065

Other Resources

One Last Thing, Guard Against Stigma

Public health emergencies, such as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), are stressful times for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to social stigma toward people, places or things. For example, stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease. Stigma can also occur after a person has been released from COVID-19 quarantine even though they are not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others.

It is important to remember that people – including those of Asian descent – who do not live in or have not recently been in an area of ongoing spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, or have not been in contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 are not at greater risk of spreading COVID-19 than other Americans.

Everyone can help stop stigma related to COVID-19 by knowing the facts and sharing them with others in our community.