COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. Since it was first identified, it has quickly spread and continues to evolve across the globe. This page provides regularly updated information and research about COVID-19 in New York and the United States.

COVID-19 Tracker for New York State Counties

New York State Vaccine Tracker

Keep up-to-date with vaccination rates in every New York State county via this vaccine tracker operated by the NYS Department of Health. Vaccine dashboards are updated daily. To register for a vaccine in NYS, click here.

Where to go for general information

Lerner Center COVID-19 Research, Education, and Outreach

The Lerner Center rapidly responded when COVID-19 struck the U.S. in early-2020 by conducting research on the impacts of COVID-19 on health and well-being among different demographic and social groups and by providing community education and outreach on where to access reliable information and how to stay safe.

Watch Shannon Monnat (Lerner Chair and Center Director) and Emmy Helander (Lerner Graduate Fellow) discuss COVID-19 and its implications for U.S. population health.
Watch past Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar Danielle Rhubart on The Heat on CGTN America. The episode covered the surge of COVID-19 cases in this U.S. and things the public and policymakers should be considering in the coming month.

A selection of our COVID-19 research and issue briefs are linked below. To review all of our COVID-19 briefs, click here.

Impacts on rural areas


Older adults

Mental health and substance use impacts

Public Awareness and Advocacy Briefs

Tips for Staying Safe and Healthy during COVID-19