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Posted on: March 21, 2020

RIOC Daily Update: What You Need to Know from NYS

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Here is the latest update from New York State for March 31, 2020

Governor Cuomo’s Daily Updates

For anyone who would like to tune into Governor Cuomo’s daily updates, please visit his website: governor.ny.gov/news

Increased Activity At Coler Hospital

As the city and state begin to make changes to prepare for the influx of new patients from Coronavirus (COVID-19), residents may see an increase in activity at Coler Hospital. Please keep in mind that the hospital is coordinating their efforts with the Public Safety Department. We will pass along information whenever we know more.

Meals for Roosevelt Island Seniors

As of last week, the Roosevelt Island Senior Center is no longer able to distribute food for its members. Please go to maps.nyc.gov/foodhelp to find out food pantries, community kitchens and other food sources. If you know of a senior who is in need of attention of any kind, please contact the Public Safety Department immediately at 212-832-4545.

Pharmacies will now offer free home delivery to New Yorkers 

After speaking with the state’s major pharmacy chains, pharmacies have agreed to offer free home delivery to help reduce long lines for prescriptions at their facilities.

New York’s presidential primary moved to June 23rd. 

The Governor is issuing an Executive Order to move the presidential primary election from April 28 to June 23rd, aligning it with the congressional and legislative primaries in New York.

Mental Health Hotline

We can’t underestimate the impact this pandemic is having on mental health. For free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314.

Census 2020

Make sure you respond to the 2020 Census. Invitations to complete the Census have started to arrive in New Yorkers’ mailboxes, and this year you can respond online. Everyone living in New York counts: A complete tally of all New Yorkers is crucial in determining how the state receives federal funds for infrastructure, education, public health and more. You can fill it out without having to leave your house. For more information on the Census, click here.

Transportation Updates
Red Buses will continue to run on a Weekend Schedule and the Trams will continue to operate as normal until further notice.
NYC Ferry - ferry.nyc – check for changes
MTA - new.mta.info – check for changes

What You Need to Know from NYS – Updated Daily

Please click here for the latest list of what you need to know today: coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home


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