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Posted on: March 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] RIOC Daily Update: What You Need to Know from NYS

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Governor Cuomo’s Daily Updates

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

Census 2020

If you haven’t received your invitation to complete the Census in the mail, you can still respond online. Visit and be sure to select the "If you do not have a Census ID, click here" link. #LetsGetCountedNY

RIOC Heroes

Over half of RIOC employees have continued to go to work each day throughout this crisis. Our Public Safety Department has been here to keep our residents safe and serve as a vital lifeline for seniors and this disabled. Members of our Transportation Department have continued to run Red Bus service and make sure our buses operate properly. Our Groundskeepers are still working hard to keep Roosevelt Island clean and our Facilities personnel are on hand to make all essential repairs.

The public’s concern for the well-being of our employees has been touching. Although a few of them have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), they are all recovering nicely and will be back at work soon. RIOC adheres to New York State’s strict protocol to quarantine all employees who come into contact with infected people. We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all Roosevelt Island residents and RIOC employees as well.

Meals for Roosevelt Island Seniors

This Saturday, Wendy Hersh and some volunteers will be bringing food to some of Roosevelt Island’s most needy senior citizens and disabled people. We hope to provide more information tomorrow when it becomes available.

In the meantime, please go to 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.

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.

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

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