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Posted on: March 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 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 27, 2020

Governor Cuomo’s Daily Updates

For anyone who would like to tune into Governor Cuomo’s daily updates, please visit his website:


Possible 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. 


REMINDER - Farmers Market CANCELLED Until Further Notice

The Roosevelt Island Farmer’s Market has been cancelled until further notice. The decision was made that it would be extremely difficult to create an environment that not only ensures social distancing, but controls possible contamination of produce. Israel Wengerd, the market organizer, said, “I’m so sorry I will not to be there with you this weekend, but my prayers are with you and I can’t wait to be back on Roosevelt Island as soon as possible.” In the meantime, Foodtown, The Wholesome Factory and Bread and Butter continue to get regular deliveries of groceries and other goods. They also make deliveries to your home if needed.

Food Scrap Collection Has Also Been CANCELLED until Further Notice
Please do not leave food scraps on Saturdays.

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 - – check for changes
MTA - – check for changes

What You Need to Know from NYS – Updated Daily

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