LAST UPDATED Tuesday, June 1, 2021
The continued impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within our region reminds us of our collective responsibility to our families, colleagues, neighbors, and all community members. As an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of our community, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking steps to minimize the impact of an outbreak.
To check your eligibility and schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment online visit the NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine website.
If you are having trouble identifying your eligibility or scheduling an appointment online, please call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
COVID-19 Information Hotlines
Oneida County Residents
Call 315-798-5431 for COVID-19 related questions.
Herkimer and Madison County Residents
United Way's 211 hotline is available to connect our community members with health and human service needs.
Dial 211 for COVID-19 related questions.
Phones that do not support three-digit dialing may call 1-844-DIAL-211.
Also available is our searchable website. Click here to access 211 Mid-York's website.
Herkimer, Oneida, and Madison Counties have information posted on their websites and are providing updates as necessary. For information specific to your county, please utilize the relevant link below:
Our community is stronger when we LIVE UNITED, and together we can support each other through the challenges and implications of a COVID-19 pandemic. Since March of 2020, we stepped-up, acted, adapted, and led the way to overcome evolving challenges facing our community. Some of the actions we took were:
- Started the MV COVID-19 Response Fund with the Community Foundation of Oneida and Herkimer Counties.
- Stayed connected to the non-profit community to identify new needs and changed in services.
- Sourced and distributed thousands of masks to those in need.
- Installed "Born Learning" trail kits in local parks for accessible, safe, outdoor activities with a focus on education.
- Gave away 200 Family Activity Kits to bring new, fun family-friendly outlets to the home.
- Shifted our fundraising, R4K, and Free Tax Prep efforts to meet the needs of a virtual world.
- Launched our Take & Make meal box distribution series, supplying 139,500 meals to those in need.
- Ramped up and expanded our efforts to fight against housing insecurity and homelessness.
Learn more. COVID-19 Response Recap Timeline
Moving Forward Together
United Way of the Mohawk Valley continues to do what we do best: Identify and address our community's needs as they evolve. We will continue to work with community leaders, non-profits, local businesses, and individuals to help our community thrive. Because together we can do more.
Ensuring Safety for Our Team
Our top priority is the safety of our community including staff, volunteers, and partners. Since March 2020, we have taken action to ensure our team can continue to serve this community while staying safe and healthy.
Currently, United Way MV employees are able to continue to work remotely or in our office if they choose. A majority of meetings are still held through virtual meeting platforms. Our office is following all regulations and standards set by New York State for staff and visitors.
Many of our annual events through 2020 and into 2021 were canceled or held virtually. We missed connecting with our friends, families, and neighbors at these fun events, however, their health and safety are far more important.
We were happy to bring some events back!
Emerging Leaders United is hosting its inaugural Golf Tournament on June 4th! Teams and sponsorships are sold out for this year already, but you can sign up for our eNewsletter so that you don't miss out next year.
Our annual Community Block Party is BACK! Save the date for this free, family fun event on Friday, August 20, 2021. More details coming soon!