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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 Co...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Farmers Market Cancelled

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The Roosevelt Island Farmer’s Market has been cancelled until further notice. Event organizers and the Public Safety Department decided it would be extremely difficult to create an environment that not only ensures social distancing, but control...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Red Bus Service Change

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As of 3/19/2020, the Red Bus will operate on a Weekend Service Schedule until further notice. This means the bus will make all local stops every 15 minutes from 5:30 AM - 2:30 AM. There will be no Octagon Express Bus Service. 

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Coping During COVID-19

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Click here to read suggestions from the NYS Department of Mental Health about how to cope during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. https://rioc.ny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3311/Managing-Anxiety-About-Coronavirus-COVID-19

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Many Main Street Eateries Remain Open

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Several of Roosevelt Island’s eateries are open during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They will be happy to deliver your meals straight to your door. Please consider supporting our local businesses during this difficult time.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

RIOC Suspends Non-Essential Services

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Per the directive from Governor Andrew Cuomo, all non-essential RIOC personnel will be working remotely until further notice.

Essential Services:

  • The Public Safety Department will continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be reached by cal...
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Posted on: March 13, 2020

RIOC Information on Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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RIOC Information and Measures for COVID-19

As you are aware, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has officially been named a pandemic and there is a lot of information making the rounds. Sharing accurate information during a time of heightened concern is one ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

5 Steps to Prepare for COVID-19

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5 Steps to Prepare for COVID-19

Infectious disease experts say most cases of COVID-19 are mild to moderate, like the common cold. But it can be more severe in older adults and people with chronic health conditions.

There are simple steps you can take to hel...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

March 25th MTA Q102 Bus Town Hall Postponed

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Please see the below notice from the MTA regarding postponement of the planned March 25th Q102 Bus Town Hall

Thank you for your continued partnership on Queens Bus Network Redesign. I’m reaching out to you now to request your support as we work t...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

No Cherry Blossom Festival on Roosevelt Island This Year

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Contrary to various reports, there will not be a Cherry Blossom festival held on Roosevelt Island this Spring. 

But that’s because our cherry blossoms are too impressive to be visited on just one day. We invite everyone to come to Roosev...

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