Community Announcements / Events

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates May 5th

MAY 5TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

Late tonight/ early tomorrow morning (5/6), the MTA will begin closing the entire subway system for enhanced cleaning from 1 - 5 am. Nearly 350 buses will be added for overnight service along existing subway routes.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 30th

APRIL 30TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the closure of the subway system overnight from 1 – 5 a.m. for daily deep cleaning and a new “Essential Connector” service to continue moving the heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic beginning Wednesday, May 6.  During this overnight period, the MTA will intensify disinfecting operations, cleaning its fleet of thousands of cars and buses every night, and further testing new and innovative cleaning solutions, including UV, antimicrobials and electrostatic disinfectants.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 28th

APRIL 28TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

Do not drink, ingest, swallow or bathe in Lysol, bleach or any disinfectant. Please be sure all disinfectants, bleach and similar substances are out of reach of your children. There has been an uptick in calls to poison centers.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 27th

APRIL 27TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

New York Board of Elections Canceled the Democratic Presidential Primary. Read about it in the New York Times by clicking here.

Governor Cuomo outlined a phased plan to safely reopen New York at the appropriate time, taking a regional approach.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 21st

APRIL 21ST RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

New York City has cancelled event permits for all non-essential events scheduled in June. The Celebrate Israel, Puerto Rican Day, and LGBTQ Pride parades are officially cancelled. Shakespeare in the Park is cancelled.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 17th

APRIL 17TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order that effective April 17 at 8 p.m., New Yorkers MUST wear masks or face coverings on public transportation systems and while taking private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 15th

APRIL 15TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order today that all people MUST wear a mask or face covering in public in situations where social distancing is not possible.

Hunter College is offering “Hunter at Home”, a series of interactive lectures, readings, and discussion with Hunter faculty who will share their research and take your questions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 13th

APRIL 13TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

The State established a new partnership with the New York State Court System to create a pro bono network of volunteer lawyers to provide New Yorkers in need with free legal assistance with unemployment claims.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 10th

APRIL 10TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

Flags will be flown at half-mast in New York State to honor those New Yorkers we have lost as a result of COVID-19. The flags will fly at half-mast as long as New York is on PAUSE.

Governor Cuomo launched a social media campaign to show who we are staying home for.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 8th

APRIL 8TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

The Comptroller's office has created an online COVID-19 Resource Center​ to support New Yorkers through this pandemic. Whether you are a homeowner or tenant, want resources for nonprofits, small businesses, or freelancers, are concerned about New York's seniors, students, or our immigrant communities, the Comptroller's COVID-19 Resource Center​ has information you can use.