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COVID-19 City Hall Announcements 7/7/2020

The Get Tested Day of Action is Weds. July 8. Join us to Stop the Spread and#FightCOVIDNYC!

 Get a FREE COVID-19 test

 Help get the word out and STOP the spread.

 Find out more at http://TestandTrace.NYC or

Retweet to spread the word:

See below for more updates from City Hall.

Here’s what you’ll find:

o Share Resources and Announcements

o Reopening Childcare

o Broadband for NYCHA and Low-income Communities

o Get Tested! Day of Action

o Daily Indicators

o Additional Resources


 For Immediate Release: New York City to Hold Virtual Events in Honor of the 30th Anniversary

of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

o Full Release:

o Share the news:

 Open Restaurants Accessibility Requirements

o As NYC continues to re-open post-COVID19 and restaurants expand outdoor seating to

accommodate social distancing, we cannot forget about accessibility. The Mayor's Office

for People with Disabilities has created requirements for maintaining physical

accessibility for outdoor dining. 

o Read Open Restaurants Accessibility Requirements:

 The Staten Island Ferry's normal rush hour service is back!

o All aboard every 15 or 20 minutes during rush hour

 Do you own a Personal Care business?

o Join our virtual resource fair on Friday, July 10th to learn everything you need to know

about reopening your business!

 As part of Phase 3, the following businesses can reopen in NYC:

o Nail Specialty,Tattoo and Piercing Facilities, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Spas,

Ultraviolet (UV) and Non-UV Tanning, Waxing

o Read What Workers Need to Know at

o Share the resource

NYC’s health care workers have been on the front lines fighting to protect us from


Let's do our part to give back. Take 5 minutes to fill out the census, which we need to

have our healthcare system fully funded for the next decade.

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 Today: NYC Board of Health voting on allowing 3,000 childcare centers to reopen on 7/13

 Strict State Requirements:

o No more than 15 children per room, social distancing

o Face coverings for staff and children

o Daily health screenings

o Frequent cleanings and disinfection

o Limited sharing of items including toys

 DOHMH will inspect programs to verify compliance


 $157M investment for high-speed internet, including $87M redirected from NYPD budget

 Reach 600,000 underserved NYers, including 200,000 in NYCHA

 New, lower-cost $15/month internet service

 Work with M/WBEs, nonprofits to invest in low-income communities

 Train and employ 100+ adults and youth

 NEW State legislation to let NYC charge private internet utilities to use City streets and use revenue to pay for service in low-income neighborhoods


 Goal: 150,000 New Yorkers tested in a week

 Flyering, social media, emails and phone-banking to hardest-hit communities

o 80 community-based organizations

o 32 City agencies

o Neighborhoods

 Elmhurst, Queens

 Fordham, Bronx

 Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

 East Harlem, Manhattan

 Clifton, Staten Island



o Threshold: 200

o Today’s report: 58


o Threshold:approx. 400

o Today’s Report: 295


o Threshold: approx. 15%

o Today’s report:2 %


 Businesses that may start or expand operations once NYC has clearance to enter into Phase

Two include

o offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, hair salons and barbershops, real estate,

commercial building management, retail rental, repair and cleaning, and vehicle sales,

leases, and rentals.

o Learn more at

 Reopening NYC Businesses

o provides information and guidelines for businesses reopening in

NYC.Translations of the phase one safety plan and guidelines for construction,

manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, and more are available.

 New DCWP COVID-19 Hub

o provides information and translated resources on scams, funeral

planning tips, debt collection cease communications, student loans, free tax prep, license

expiration and renewal dates, price gouging, and more.

 For New Yorkers with symptoms or questions about COVID-19, connect to a medical


o free of charge 9am to 9pm

o 1-844-NYC-4NYC

 Fact Sheet: Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

 TLC Launches Resource Center

o Legal, Financial and other Services to Hard Hit Drivers


o This mobile-accessible website contains nearly 100 listings of LGBTQ+ affirming

services still available citywide, including food programs, legal services, health resources

& more.

o Check it

 Renters have rights in New York City and we will help you fight for those rights.

o Call 311 if you're having issues. We will provide free legal help regardless of income or mmigration status.

o Spread the word in multiple languages:



o   Español  |  Русский  |  繁體中文  |  简体中文  |  Kreyòl

ayisyen  | 한국어 | বাংলা | Italiano| Polski | العربية | Français | ײִדיש" | اردو | فارسى | ελληνικά | ગુ

જરાતી  | עברית | हिन्दी |

日本語 | Português | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ(India) | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ(Pakistan) | Tagalog | ไทย | བོད་པ་

 NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) is making hotel rooms available for New Yorkers who may

need to self-isolate because they have COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, but their

homes do not allow for them to stay six feet away from others, or they live with someone

who is vulnerable.

o Download and share the flyer: English | Español | Shqip | االعربية | বাংলা | Français | Kreyòl

Ayisyen |  हिंदी  |  한국어  |  Polski  |  Русский  |  简体中文  |  繁體中文  |  اُردُو

 Get Tested in Your Community

o Find Community testing sites operated by NYC Health + Hospitals near you:

 New York City Department of Probation:One week of free groceries are available to all New

Yorkers in five boroughs at the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) Nutrition Kitchens,in partnership with the Food Bank of NYC and the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)


 COVID-19 Jobs:

 Translated COVID-19 Graphics available on our immigrant resource guide page at

 Pet owner impact by COVID-19

o Call the Pet Hotline at 1-877-204-8821

o 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, 7 days a week

 Student Loan Debt Tips During COVID-19


 FAQ for Pandemic Unemployment Benefits


 Centralized COVID19 page for resources:


 Real-time COVID updates

o Text ‘COVID’ to 692692 (NYC-NYC) for real-time updates from NotifyNYC

o Text ‘COVIDESP’ for updates in Spanish.

o Spread the word:

o English @notifynyc:

o Chinese @nnycchinese:

o Spanish @nnycspanish:

 Confidentially self-report COVID19 status and symptoms

o Go to

 11,000 hotel rooms to help New Yorkers Quarantine

o If you’re a healthcare worker and need a hotel nycgov/covid19hotel

 Free meals are available to every New Yorker at over 400 locations

o text ‘NYC FOOD’ or ‘NYC COMIDA’ to 877-877 for more.

o Learn more:

o Share:

o View the full Twitter thread for translations in multiple languages:

 For DACA Recipients: For help renewing your application call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365

(we may even be able to help you out with the renewal fee.

 Share this resource:

 Attention immigrant New Yorkers: Seek care without fear.

o Use of our health services related to #COVID19 will not be considered under the Public

Charge rule and will not impact your ability to apply for a green card or citizenship.

o More info:

o Spread the


 Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Hotline

o If you have questions about immigration or how to access City services during the

#COVID19 crisis

o Call our hotline at 212-788-7654 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday,

o Email to

o Spread the


 Skip the Trip to Access HRA:

o To help stop the spread of COVID-19, many HRA locations are consolidating until

further notice. We are asking New Yorkers to do everything they can through

#AccessHRA or by calling 311.

o Spread the Word:

 Volunteer, donate or partner with NYC:

 Assistance for Organizations

o Including healthcare facilities, small businesses, non-profits and more


 Services for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Survivors

o You are not alone. We understand home is not always safe.

o For services visit

o Call NYC’s 24-hour hotline at 1800-621-HOPE or call 911 for emergencies

o More Resources:

 Freelancers in NYC: If you're facing nonpayment issues, file a complaint:

o Learn more:

 It's ILLEGAL for stores to overcharge you.

o  If you think a store excessively increased the price of items needed to prevent or limit

the spread of or treat COVID19 you can:

 file a complaint at

 call 311 and say “Overcharge.”

 Learn more:

 Share in multiple

 New webpage full of resources for New Yorkers with Disabilities during COVID-19. For

information on Food/Supply Delivery, Social Security/Medicaid Benefits, Home Healthcare

Services and more

o visit:

 Donate money, medical supplies or Personal Protective Equipment for front line workers


 Affected by COVID19? Find out what benefits you may qualify for and more

o English

o More resources are here as well:


 Has your financial situation changed due to #COVID19?

o NYC Financial Empowerment Center counselors are available to support you over the

phone with free financial counseling – it’s secure and confidential.

o Book an appointment at

 Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home

o Resources and a 24/7 hotline at

o A free resource guide for all New Yorkers as well as services tailored to the needs of

aging New Yorkers, veterans, students and young people, and people harmed by

violence, crime or abuse

 Stop the spread of misinformation about COVID19 and stand against stigma.

o If you have been harassed or discriminated against due to race, national origin, age, or

disability, contact NYC Commission on Human Rights by calling 311.

o Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime.

o Head to

o Spread the word:

 Many city services are available to all New Yorkers no matter what your immigration status

is and regardless of your ability to pay.

o  Visit the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ COVID-19 resource guide for immigrant

communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

o Information is available in multiple languages:  

 To access SNAP online ordering

o Go to

 COVID-19 Resources for NYCHA residents

o Go to 

 If you believe an employer is violating either existing labor laws or recently issued executive

orders: Contact 311 or the New York State Attorney General at (212) 416-8700 or to report them.

o Learn more:

 Learn more about COVID-19, or coronavirus, in American Sign Language.

o Share this video to remind New Yorkers to make a plan, gather supplies, and stay

informed with@NotifyNYC:

 NYC Food Delivery Driver Portal

The City of New York is hiring licensed TLC drivers to deliver food to New Yorkers in need

during the COVID-19 crisis.

o Learn more or Sign up:

 We've released a Work from Home Toolkit to help New Yorkers make the most of working

from home.

o Check it out

o Spread the word:

 DOE Graphics Library

o A collection of graphics on the DOE's recent announcements that can be shared with

families and educators, in all 9 DOE languages.

 COVID-19 and Poison Prevention: Staying Safe While Staying Home

You can find guidance with translations here: