New Updates from the City of New York

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Dear New Yorker,

Estimado Neoyorquino,



As you are aware, the City is currently responding to the novel coronavirus, and we want to make sure that you are provided with the most up-to-date information.

Cómo ya sabe, la Ciudad de Nueva York está respondiendo al brote del coronavirus, y queremos asegurarnos que reciba información actualizada.

如您所知, 紐約市目前正在應對新冠病毒, 我們會確保向您提供最新的消息。




What's at Stake

Please fill out the census form to ensure our community gets the funding for the services it needs

Get Involved



Lo que está en juego

Por favor rellene el formulario del censo para asegurarnos que nuestras comunidades reciban los fondos para los servicios que necesita

Como Involucrarse










NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today released the following statement on the return of indoor swimming pools:


“As New York City continues its gradual reopening and economic recovery, we’re proud to announce we are ready to reopen indoor pools. Swimming pools are a community anchor, an exercise center, and an oasis in their neighborhoods—both literally and figuratively. New Yorkers have worked hard to fight back COVID-19. As transmission rates remain low, we’re proud to offer more ways to slowly return to business as usual.”


Indoor pools will be allowed to reopen on September 30th, subject to strict occupancy limits at 33 percent of capacity. Standard Department of Health and Mental Hygiene inspections will continue to promote compliance with all New York State regulations. New Yorkers who see crowding or other unsafe conditions in indoor swimming pools are urged to report to 311.






NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Edward Grayson as the Acting Commissioner of the City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Grayson, currently the Director of DSNY’s Bureau of Cleaning and Collection, began his DSNY career in 1999.


“Edward Grayson is the kind of experienced, steady hand New York’s Strongest needs to lead the department through this transitional period,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I’m grateful for his service, and I look forward to working with him to give New Yorkers the safe, livable communities they deserve.”


"Edward Grayson has devoted his career to making New Yorker City a safer and cleaner place for all New Yorkers, and I am looking forward to working with him in his new role," said Deputy Mayor Laura Anglin. "I also want to thank both outgoing Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and First Deputy Commissioner Steven Costas for their years of dedicated public service. Their tireless work made this city a better place to live."


"When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a sanitation worker, because my dad was one,” said DSNY Acting Commissioner Edward Grayson. “Every single member of this Department is someone's family, but during these unprecedented times, we are each other's family, too, and I promise to never forget that. I want to thank Mayor de Blasio for the confidence he has placed in me, and Commissioner Garcia for the example she has set of competent, forward looking leadership and commitment to sustainability – a commitment DSNY will not abandon."


Edward Grayson is a 21-year veteran of the Department of Sanitation, most recently appointed four-star chief and Director of the Bureau of Cleaning and Collection in September of 2017. Acting Commissioner Grayson has held a range of positions throughout the Department. He was Operations Chief overseeing snow removal during the 2016 Jonas Blizzard, the largest snow storm in New York City history.


As Director of the Bureau of Cleaning and Collection, Grayson oversees day-to-day operations for DSNY, including the collection, recycling and disposal of more than 12,000 tons of waste per day and efforts to keep the city's communities healthy, safe and clean. He has implemented new technologies to improve snow removal and reform front-line operations, and he has been a leader in the Department's implementation of the City's aggressive zero-waste goals.


His father was a life-long Sanitation worker and supervisor and his mother was recycling outreach coordinator during the rollout of the City's groundbreaking citywide recycling program in the 1990s. Acting Commissioner Grayson was raised in Middle Village, Queens.


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PHASE 4 of Reopening NYC:

The City started Phase Four of its reopening on Monday, July 20. This phase includes reopening or expanded operations for outdoor arts and entertainment, media production, professional sports and higher education. Reopening dates have not yet been determined for schools, indoor arts and entertainment or malls.

Phase Four guidance for:

·         Higher Education  

·         Low-Risk Outdoor Arts and Entertainment 
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·         Media Production 
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·         Professional Sports Competitions (no fans) 
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PHASE 4 of Reopening NYC: What Workers Need to Know in:
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This week the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity’s product team in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development launched the new WorkingNYC website. This site is a front door to employment related resources the City and partners offer, including information about job training and job readiness programs, GED/HSE and other adult educational resources, City employment opportunities, and other workforce development related resources. Please check out to learn more about WorkingNYC and see all that it has to offer.


Esta semana lanzamos el nuevo sitio web WorkingNYC. Este sitio es una puerta de entrada a los recursos relacionados con el empleo que ofrecen la Ciudad y sus socios, incluyendo información sobre capacitación laboral y programas de preparación para el trabajo, GED / HSE y otros recursos educativos para adultos, oportunidades de empleo con la Ciudad y otros recursos relacionados con el desarrollo de la fuerza laboral. Consulte para obtener más información sobre WorkingNYC y ver todo lo que tiene para ofrecer.



这周我们启动了纽约市就业网站 (WorkingNYC)。该网站是纽约市府和合作伙伴提供与就业相关的资源,包括职业培训和工作准备计划, 高中毕业同等文凭 (GED)和成人同等高中学历考试 (HSE),以及其它成人教育资源,市府就业机会以及其他职业发展相关的资源。请登入网站了解更多有关该项目的资料:



COVID-19 Equity Action Plan (PDF)
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Information on Test & Trace Corps

Información sobre el Cuerpo de Exámen y Rastreo (Test and Trace Corps)




COVID-19 Testing: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) Other Languages: Español | Русский | 繁體中文 | 简体中文 | Kreyòl ayisyen | 한국어 | বাংলা | Italiano | Polski | ײִדיש | العربية | Français | اردو | فارسى | ελληνικά | עברית | हिन्दी | 日本語 | नेपाली | Português | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ | پنجابی | Tagalog | ไทย | བོད་ཡིག | Tiếng Việt


Test & Trace Updates:


  *   The City is offering priority COVID testing for NYC Students and Teachers. To find a site, please go to:

  *   NEW Test & Trace Hotline, a one-stop source for all things Test & Trace. Available from 9:00am - 9:00pm every day. Just dial 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).



And, Volunteers Needed!

September 22nd is Get Tested Tuesday - NYCHA edition!

  *   Will you join us to help us get the word out to NYCHA residents citywide about how to stop the spread, where to get FREE COVID-19 tests, and what free resources are available to those who test positive?

  *   Please sign up to flyer with us at one of 10 NYCHA locations across NYC:



Actualizaciones de prueba y seguimiento:


*La ciudad está ofreciendo pruebas COVID  para estudiantes y maestros de NYC. Para encontrar un sitio, vaya a:

*NUEVA línea directa de Prueba & Seguimiento, una fuente única para todo lo relacionado con Prueba & Seguimiento, Disponible de 9:00 am a 9:00 pm todos los días. Simplemente marque 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

¡Y se necesitan voluntarios!

¡El 22 de septiembre es Hágase la prueba el martes - edición NYCHA!

*¿Se unirá a nosotros para ayudarnos a hacer correr la voz a los residentes de NYCHA en toda la ciudad sobre cómo detener la propagación, dónde obtener las pruebas de COVID-19 GRATIS y qué recursos gratuitos están disponibles para quienes dan positivo en la prueba?

*Regístrese para enviarnos un volante en una de las 10 ubicaciones de NYCHA en Nueva York:





*建立新的检测和追踪电话热线--每天早上9点至晚上9点。电话: 212-268-4319










COVID-19: Staying Connected With Friends and Family (PDF)
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Using Telehealth to Receive Behavioral Health Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PDF)
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Department of Education/Departamento de Educación/纽约市教育局

Important Update on In-Person Learning Start Dates:

Actualización importante sobre las fechas de inicio del aprendizaje en persona:



Priority Testing for School-Based Staff and Students

Pruebas prioritarias para estudiantes y personal escolar




Remote Learning Device Request

To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the form below. Your child’s school will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you regarding the delivery of your device.


Solicitud de dispositivo para aprender a distancia

Para ayudar a los estudiantes a mantenerse conectados durante emergencias y apoyarlos con el aprendizaje a distancia, el Departamento de Educación (DOE) les está prestando iPads con conexión a internet. Si desea solicitar un dispositivo para un estudiante en su familia, complete el siguiente formulario. La escuela de su hijo utilizará la información de contacto proporcionada para comunicarse con usted sobre la entrega del dispositivo.









Detailed guidance and frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 checkpoints.

Orientación detallada y preguntas frecuentes sobre los puntos de control COVID-19.

有关纽约市在关键交通路线上设置检查点的具体资料和常见问题 FAQ

·         Checkpoint FAQ (English)

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·         Bengali | বাঙালি

·         Chinese (Simplified) | 简化字

·         Chinese (Traditional) | 正體字

·         French | français

·         Haitian Creole | kreyòl ayisyen

·         Korean | 한국어

·         Polish | Polskie

·         Russian | русский

·         Spanish | Español

·         Urdu | اردو



NYCHA's COVID-19 Rent Hardship Policy

Política de dificultades de alquiler COVID-19 de NYCHA



Due to COVID-19, there is a shortage of blood and blood donations are desperately needed. New York State is working with blood banks to ensure safe social distancing protocols are being followed. Learn how and where you can donate at

Por COVID-19, hay escasez de sangre y donaciones de sangre son urgentemente necesitados. El Estado de Nueva York está trabajando con bancos de sangre para asegurar que los protocolos de distanciamiento social sean seguidos. Aprenda cómo y dónde puede donar al

由于新冠病毒导致血液短缺,我们迫切需要大家献血。 纽约州正在与血库合作,以确保在献血时遵守安全的社会隔离规则。 想了解如何以及在何处可以捐血,请到




COVID-19 Data/ Datos de COVID-19/新冠病毒数据:

The data reflects the most recent information collected about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC. It is updated daily:

Los datos presentados a continuación reflejan la información más reciente recopilada sobre las personas que dieron positivo para COVID-19 en Nueva York:

数据显示了目前收集的有关纽约市新冠病毒检测呈阳性的人的最新信息。 每天更新: 


Public health milestones:

Hitos de salud pública




Other Resources/Otros Recursos/其他資源


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New York City Absentee Ballot Request

Solicitud de voto en ausencia de la ciudad de Nueva York


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Social Service Employees Union Local 371 is part of District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO.

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