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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

Grab and Go Meals for All New Yorkers at PS217 on Roosevelt Island

This program is expanding to three (3) free meals to adults at all sites. No one will be turned away.


7:30am-11:30am for families and children

11:30am-1:30pm for adults

Meals for Roosevelt Island Seniors and Disabled Tomorrow

The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association in collaboration with Mosaic Church, Carter Burden Senior Center and CERT will be delivering food boxes tomorrow, April 4, 2020 to seniors and disabled. They have also secured breakfasts and lunches from the school to distribute Monday through Fridays to our seniors and disabled again not already getting food from DFTA. Volunteers will leave the food at the doors of seniors and disabled residents as we do not want direct contact door to put anyone at risk. The organizers wish to thank all of the volunteers who are making this initiative a success.

Food Pantries

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 UpdatesRed 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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