Community Announcements / Events

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates March 8th

MARCH 8th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

New York will began administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at state-run mass vaccination sites last week. NY launched a new pilot program to begin administering the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine to eligible New Yorkers during overnight hours at the Yankee Stadium, Javits Center and New York State Fair mass vaccination sites.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates March 1st

MARCH 1st RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

JOHNSON & JOHNSON: This past weekend, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency authorization for the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen single dose coronavirus vaccine in the United State for adults 18 and older.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates February 22nd

February 22nd, 2021

FEBRUARY 22nd RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

 

New regulations on nursing home visitations will go into effect Friday, February 26. These full guidelines depend on a county's COVID risk level, and continue to depend on the nursing home facility being free of COVID-19 cases for 14 days.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates February 16th

February 16th, 2021

FEBRUARY 16th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

Sunday, New York expanded eligibility to include New Yorkers with qualifying comorbidities and underlying conditions. And on Sunday NY saw the largest single-day registration total since vaccinations began: 250,924 New Yorkers made appointments at a rate of nearly 10,000 per hour.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates February 8th

February 8th, 2021

FEBRUARY 8th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

According to Gov. Cuomo, people with comorbidities and underlying conditions are more likely to succumb to COVID-19. With that in mind, adult New Yorkers of any age with qualifying conditions will be eligible for the COVID vaccine beginning February 15. Eligible conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), heart conditions, pregnancy, obesity, sickle cell disease, liver disease and more.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates February 1st

February 1st, 2021

FEBRUARY 1st RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
Gov. Cuomo issued a State of Emergency for 44 counties and urges New Yorkers to stay off the roads and avoid all unnecessary travel.

Above-ground subway service will have been suspended by the time you’re reading this; all other trains are running local only, so they can store trains on the express tracks.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates January 25th

January 25th, 2021

JANUARY 25th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

Monday, January 18th, marked the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case being identified in the United States. And on Wednesday, January 20th, we passed another grim milestone - more Americans are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 in the past year than were killed in the entire course of the Second World War.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates January 19th

January 19th, 2021

JANUARY 19th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

Last week, we started with a thorough explainer of Vaccines, with at h/t to Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer for making a concise and easy to understand explainer detailing who can receive the vaccine and how to get it.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates January 11th

January 11th, 2021

JANUARY 11th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

First, some news about COVID vaccines to start off the week. H/t to MBP Brewer for these great tips.

1. Figure out if you’re eligible here (NYC Dept. of Health site) or here (NYS site-- if it doesn’t work in one browser, try another). The Governor expanded eligibility to several groups (Phase 1b) starting today (1/11). They are:

People age 75+
Public-facing grocery store workers
First responders and support staff
Correctional facility staff
P-12 schools, college, and child care staff (including school bus drivers)
Public transit employees (including airport and airline staff)
People living, working, or volunteering in congregate homeless shelters

The groups already eligible (phase 1a) are:

Health care workers and public health professionals who see patients in person
Home health aides
Nursing home residents and staff
Staff and residents in facilities run by various NYS health agencies (Offices for People With Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, and Addiction Services)
Medical examiners, coroners, and many funeral home workers
Lab staff working with COVID-19 specimens or those administering vaccines

2. If you are eligible, make an appointment:

Ask your primary care provider if they are administering vaccines,
Use the NYC COVID vaccine finder,
Call the NYC vaccine hotline (877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829-4692), 8 am - 9 pm, for a NYC Health + Hospital vaccine clinic (phone wait times may be long, so be patient), or
Contact providers listed in the NYS eligibility survey.