COVID-19 UPDATE!

Tuesday 12 January 2021

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NYC COVID-19 Resources:  

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Walk-in testing is available at no cost to you at these NYC Health + Hospitals locations. 

Click to access: NYC.gov/COVIDTEST

COVID-19 Vaccine

 

DOHMH has created a Vaccine web page to keep New Yorkers up to date.

 

 

Click to accessNYC.gov/COVIDVACCINE

COVID-19 Data

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

 

Click to access COVID-19 DATA

General Information on COVID-19  

There is increasing transmission of COVID-19 in New York City and widespread transmission across the United States and in many other countries. Read about: www.nyc.gov/COVID-19

 

Test and Trace Corps

 

The NYC Test & Trace Corps is a public health initiative to fight the threat of COVID-19. 

Test – Get a COVID-19 Test and an Antibody test to know if you have been exposed to the virus. – The tests are FREE, confidential and safe. More than 200 testing sites now open. Learn more.

Trace – Answer the call of the Contact Tracers – they provide support to New Yorkers who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts. Learn more.

Take Care – Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones – Safely isolate in a free, comfortable and convenient hotel room or at home. Learn more. Learn more. 

Seasonal Flu (Influenza) 

As the flu and COVID-19 will likely circulate at the same time this season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. 

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/flu-seasonal.page

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NYC Health:

  

 

Dear New Yorker,

As we begin the New Year, we want to reaffirm our commitment to keeping you informed. 

As New York City continues to respond to COVID-19, we want to ensure this newsletter continues to deliver information on critical resources and city updates. To this end, we have refreshed the look and organized it to find information easier.

As 2021 promises a new beginning, we are confident that we will overcome any challenges and rise together.

In partnership,

América Cañas

Acting Commissioner, Mayor's Community Affairs Unit

Additional Resources

NYC Department of Education: 

 

Devices for Remote Learning 

Do you need a device, need technical support or to fix a broken device, or are dealing with a lost or stolen device? Call DOE’s IT Help desk at 718-935-5100 and press 5 to get assistance. 

You can also get quick help online: 

Free Meals for Students, Families, and Community Member, for more information visit: schools.nyc.gov/freemeals

Learning Bridges:  is the City’s free childcare program for children in 3-K through 8th grade. Families can learn more and apply at schools.nyc.gov/learningbridges 

 

Early Childhood Education: 3-K and Pre-K classrooms in district schools and DOE Pre-K Centers will be closed. If your child attends a program in a community-based center that is not located in a public school, or attends a family childcare program that is part of a DOE network, it will remain open. 

NYC GET FOOD:

Emergency Food Assistance Program - NYC.GOV/GETFOOD

 

Become an Emergency Food Provider - 

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/emergency-food-assistance-program.page

NYC THRIVE:

Check-out and share ThriveNYC’s new resource guide:  Mental Health Resources for New Yorkers in the LGBTQI+ Community.

COVID-19 Community Conversations:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is providing a free 60-minute virtual presentation entitled COVID-19 Community Conversations: Mental Health, Equity & Resilience. The COVID-19 Community Conversation presentation covers topics including grief, trauma, coping, resilience and mental health tips. 

Click here to register for an upcoming presentation!

NYC SANITATION:

Disposing of electrical appliances is bad for the environment and illegal. DSNY offers you a special collection of appliances. Click here for more information.

To coordinate appliance disposal events for the community, fill out this form: on.nyc.gov/eventrequest

 

Important Dates to Know: 

- NYS Homes and Community Renewal Announces Expansion of Covid Rent Relief Program (February 1, 2021)

The New York State Legislature established the COVID Rent Relief Program to help households who are experiencing a loss of income during the COVID-19 crisis. This program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. 

How to Apply: Applications for COVID Rent Relief Program Available Online at https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP  The deadline to submit your COVID Rent Relief Program application is February 1, 2021.

For Help Applying: Residents who need help or have questions about their application can contact HCR’s COVID Rent Relief Program Call Center for assistance at 1-833-499-0318 or covidrentrelief@hcr.ny.gov. Call Center representatives are available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can also call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline” to be connected with tenant support specialists who can help you navigate the application process. 

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- NYC Civic Corps (March 1, 2021)  recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full time at select community-based organizations for 10 months. Our vision is that community-based organizations will more effectively utilize volunteers and more efficiently carry out their mission to make our city a more equitable place for all New Yorkers.  Application close date: March 1, 2021. The website link to the application: www.nyc.gov/hostciviccorps

 

From the Press Office: 

More Shots for More New Yorkers: City Announces Additional Vaccination Sites

January 8, 2021

NEW YORK—As the number of eligible New Yorkers continues to expand, Mayor de Blasio today announced additional vaccination sites across the five boroughs. Beginning Monday, vaccine sites will open in partnership with SOMOS and FDNY for frontline City workers who qualify for Phase 1B. For eligible individuals under Phase 1A, the first of two 24/7 mass vaccination sites will open this Sunday in the Bronx and Brooklyn, and well as three Vaccination Hubs.

“We are massively expanding our apparatus, adding more sites each day for high-risk New Yorkers citywide,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “There is no time to waste. We need the freedom to vaccinate our elderly and frontline workers to protect the vulnerable across our city.” (Click to read more).

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