Executive Order on Masks / Face Covers in Public Places
According to Executive Order 202.7, as of 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020 any individual who can medically tolerate a face-covering must cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth when a) in a public place and b) unable to observe proper social distancing guidelines. This includes all forms of public transportation, including the Tram. For more information on the executive order, please click here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.17.pdf
RIOC Board Meeting – April 23, 2020
The RIOC Board Meeting will now be held virtually on April 23, 2020 at 5:30 PM. Technical details will follow soon.
COVID-19 Crime Prevention Tips from PSD
Here are a few websites that Chief Brown recommends Roosevelt Island residents can use to prevent falling victim to a crime:
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
If you haven’t received your invitation to complete the Census in the mail, you can still respond online. Visitmy2020census.gov/app/intro/state 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 PS/IS 217 on Roosevelt Island
This program serves three (3) free meals to adults at all sites. No one will be turned away.
Hours (Monday – Friday): 7:30am-11:30am for families and children / 11:30am-1:30pm for adults
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 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.
- 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