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Dear Partners:

The Get Tested Day of Action is TODAY!  Join us to Stop the Spread and #FightCOVIDNYC!

Get a FREE COVID-19 test! Go to nyc.gov/covid test or text COVID TEST to 855-48 Help get the word out and STOP the spread.

See below for more updates from City Hall.

Share resources and announcements Schools Equity and Excellence: Our Continued Commitment Keeping Families Informed Calendar Additional Resources

 

SHARE RESOURCES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

TODAY is the day! Get tested for COVID-19 and help us get back to the city we love. Head to http://nyc.gov/covidtest or text  COVID TEST  to 855-48 Share widely https://twitter.com/nycgov/status/1280843007403663360

Community & Ethnic Media Virtual Roundtable: NYC’s Efforts to Address COVID-19 Racial Disparities The taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity co-chairs First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives J. Phillip Thompson and Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services Dr. Raul Perea-Henze will hold a community and ethnic media virtual roundtable to discuss steps the City is taking to address systemic racism and support communities of color that have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 crisis. Tune in to the livestream at facebook.com/nycimmigrants.

DCWP Worker Protection Hotline: Call 311 and ask for the Worker Protection Hotline Share: https://twitter.com/NYCDCA/status/1280186209357234176?s=20

Census 2020: Even if you rent a room, or live in an illegal apartment or basement unit, NYC still needs you to fill out your census. Your responses are 100% private and can’t be shared with NYCHA, HRA, ICE, the police—and not even your landlord. Go to  http://My2020census.gov   Share in English, Spanish, Bengali, Nepali

 

SCHOOLS

75% Of families want to send child back to school Blended Learning Students learning 5 days a week Mix of in-person and remote learning Most students in school 2 or 3 days each week Ensure safety in every school  Mission: Make this the greatest school year in NYC history Eliminate the digital divide in public education Learn in small groups Individualize instruction with new digital tools Health and Safety Precautions PPE and Hygiene Face coverings required, provided for any student or staff who needs Nightly deep cleaning, cleaning throughout the day Staff Training Social Distancing Fewer students in each classroom Use of large spaces for classes: cafeterias, auditoriums, gyms Updated entry, exit and hallway layout to reduce contact Working with SCA, community partners to identify non-DOE space

 

EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE: OUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT

We will deliver every student the supports they need to excel — that looks different for every child Continued focus on high-quality instruction, integrated with social-emotional learning and trauma-informed care Time to readjust in school buildings, and to adapt to changes In-person services offered to students with IEPs who opt to receive them to the greatest extent possible Multilingual learners will receive an instructional program that ensures continued progress in language development and area knowledge

 

KEEPING FAMILIES INFORMED

“Return To School 2020”: Will update website on a regular basis: www.schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 Principals will hold parent meetings in July to discuss individual school plans Citywide Family & Student Information Sessions — first one on Thursday, July 16th

 

CALENDAR

July 7: All principals provided with scheduling options

July 7: School budgets released to principals

July 15: Parent portal opens for families to sign up for fully remote instruction

July 16: First virtual Family Information Session

August 7: Deadline for families to opt for fully-remote instruction and staff to submit medical accommodation

Note: Families will be allowed to opt back into in-person instruction on a quarterly basis. Families can opt for fully-remote at any time

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Businesses that may start or expand operations once NYC has clearance to enter into Phase three include personal care services such as tattoo and piercing parlors, appearance enhancement practices, massage therapy practices, spas, cosmetology salons, nail salons, tanning salons, and waxing salons. Indoor dining will no longer be available in Phase Three Learn more at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/businesses/businesses-and-nonprofits.page

Reopening NYC Businesses NYC.gov/nycbusiness 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 NYC.gov/DCWPAlerts 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 provider free of charge 9am to 9pm 1-844-NYC-4NYC

Fact Sheet: Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-pmis.pdf

TLC Launches Resource Center Legal, Financial and other Services to Hard Hit Drivers https://portal.driverresourcecenter.tlc.nyc.gov

NYC LGBTQ COVID-19 guide. This mobile-accessible website contains nearly 100 listings of LGBTQ+ affirming services still available citywide, including food programs, legal services, health resources & more. Check it out:nyc.gov/lgbtqcovid

Renters have rights in New York City and we will help you fight for those rights. Call 311 if you’re having issues. We will provide free legal help regardless of income or immigration status. Spread the word in multiple languages: https://twitter.com/NYCImmigrants/status/1258467271548252161

STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19! LEARN HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS AT HOME English: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/health-disparities-flyer  Español | Русский | 繁體中文 | 简体中文 | Kreyòl ayisyen | 한국어 | বাংলা | Italiano| Polski | العربية | Français | ײִדיש” | اردو | فارسى | ελληνικά | ગુજરાતી  | עברית | हिन्दी |
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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. 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 Find Community testing sites operated by NYC Health + Hospitals near you: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/covid-testing.page

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) https://www1.nyc.gov/site/neon/programs/nutrition-kitchen.page

COVID-19 Jobs: https://fphnyc.org/about/careers/

Translated COVID-19 Graphics available on our immigrant resource guide page at nyc.gov/immigrants/coronavirus

Pet owner impact by COVID-19 Call the Pet Hotline at 1-877-204-8821 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, 7 days a week

Student Loan Debt Tips During COVID-19 https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/Student-Loan-Debt-Tips-During-COVID19.page

FAQ for Pandemic Unemployment Benefits https://access.nyc.gov/faq-for-pandemic-unemployment-benefits/

Centralized COVID19 page for resources: Nyc.gov/coronavirus

Real-time COVID-19 updates Text ‘COVID’ to 692692 (NYC-NYC) for real-time updates from NotifyNYC Text ‘COVIDESP’ for updates in Spanish. Spread the word: https://twitter.com/NYCMayorsOffice/status/1246476120687398912 English @notifynyc: https://twitter.com/NotifyNYC Chinese @nnycchinese: https://twitter.com/NNYCChinese Spanish @nnycspanish: https://twitter.com/NNYCSpanish

Confidentially self-report COVID-19 status and symptoms Go to nyc.gov/cv19engagementportal

11,000 hotel rooms to help New Yorkers Quarantine If you’re a healthcare worker and need a hotel nycgov/covid19hotel

Free meals are available to every New Yorker at over 400 locations text ‘NYC FOOD’ or ‘NYC COMIDA’ to 877-877 for more. Learn more: http://schools.nyc.gov/freemeals Share: https://twitter.com/NYCMayor/status/1247499166227533825 View the full Twitter thread for translations in multiple languages: https://twitter.com/NYCImmigrants/status/1246096131680956417?s=20

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: https://twitter.com/NYCImmigrants/status/1247633689657454593

Attention immigrant New Yorkers: Seek care without fear. 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. More info: http://bit.ly/2ic6qcV Spread the Word: https://twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem/status/1251595115677790209?s=20

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Hotline If you have questions about immigration or how to access City services during the #COVID19 crisis Call our hotline at 212-788-7654 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Spread the word: https://twitter.com/NYCImmigrants/status/1251196907914960904?s=20

Skip the Trip to Access HRA: 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. Spread the Word: https://twitter.com/NYCDHS/status/1244720107365990401

Volunteer, donate or partner with NYC: nyc.gov/helpnow

Assistance for Organizations Including healthcare facilities, small businesses, non-profits and more https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/get-help/organizations.page

Services for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Survivors You are not alone. We understand home is not always safe. For services visit nyc.gov/nychope Call NYC’s 24-hour hotline at 1800-621-HOPE or call 911 for emergencies More Resources: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ocdv/get-help/resources-for-survivors-during-covid-19.page

Freelancers in NYC: If you’re facing nonpayment issues, file a complaint: Learn more: https://on.nyc.gov/34hE22g

It’s ILLEGAL for stores to overcharge you.  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 http://on.nyc.gov/overcharge call 311 and say “Overcharge.” Learn more: http://on.nyc.gov/39D7Pnj Share in multiple languages: https://twitter.com/NYCImmigrants/status/1247192425061326852?s=20

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 visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mopd/resources/covid-19-resources-for-people-with-disabilities.page

Donate money, medical supplies or Personal Protective Equipment for front line workers https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/give-help/donate.page

Affected by COVID-19? Find out what benefits you may qualify for and more English https://access.nyc.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/ More resources are here as well: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/get-help/individuals.page

Has your financial situation changed due to #COVID19? NYC Financial Empowerment Center counselors are available to support you over the phone with free financial counseling – it’s secure and confidential. Book an appointment at http://nyc.gov/TalkMoney

Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home Resources and a 24/7 hotline at nyc.gov/nycwell 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: https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/mental_health_support_while_home

Stop the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and stand against stigma. 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. Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime. Head to http://nyc.gov/stopcovidhate Spread the word: https://twitter.com/NYCCHR/status/1247559624951300097?s=20

Many city services are available to all New Yorkers no matter what your immigration status is and regardless of your ability to pay.  Visit the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ COVID-19 resource guide for immigrant communities during the COVID-19 pandemic Information is available in multiple languages: nyc.gov/immigrants/coronavirus

To access SNAP online ordering Go to https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/snap-online-shopping.page

COVID-19 Resources for NYCHA residents Go to http://on.nyc.gov/nycha-covid-19-resources

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to report them. Learn more: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/workers/worker-rights.page

Learn more about COVID-19, or coronavirus, in American Sign Language. Share this video to remind New Yorkers to make a plan, gather supplies, and stay informed with @NotifyNYC: https://twitter.com/nycemergencymgt/status/1245797559572062210?s=20

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. Learn more or Sign up https://cv19engagementportal.cityofnewyork.us/#/display/5e7634997ad67502161607c2

We’ve released a Work from Home Toolkit to help New Yorkers make the most of working from home. Check it out https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/cto/#/toolkit/working-from-home Spread the word: https://twitter.com/NYC_CTO/status/1251138741906915329

DOE Graphics Library A collection of graphics on the DOE’s recent announcements that can be shared with families and educators, in all 9 DOE languages. https://infohub.nyced.org/in-our-schools/translations/graphics-library

COVID-19 and Poison Prevention: Staying Safe While Staying Home You can find guidance with translations here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/poison-control.

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