New York City announces phases of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The City of New York will work with the State to guarantee maximum distribution of a safe, effective, and free vaccine, with an emphasis on communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Over the next two months, the City will engage … Read More

COVID-19 makes New Yorkers anxious et depressed Health Opinion Polls show

Photo credit:The Visuals You Need The Health Department released on September 22, 2020, a new report on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in New York City. Health Opinion Polls conducted in April and May found New Yorkers are … Read More

$300 lost wages assistance payments will begin next week says NYS Department of Labor

Photo credit: Anna The New York State Department of Labor today announced on September 10, 2020 that payments for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, which provides an additional $300 in weekly benefits to unemployed New Yorkers, will begin next … Read More

NY State allows school reopening in September

Photo credit: Rido Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on August 7, 2020, that based on each region’s infection rate, schools across the state are permitted to open this fall. Every region’s infection rate is below the threshold necessary by the … Read More

New York City enters Phase Four, the final phase of reopening

After being the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the US in April and May, New York City entered Phase Four, the final phase of reopening, on July 20, 2020. This phase includes reopening for low-risk outdoor arts & entertainment, … Read More

New York State can pay your rent for up to four months

Photo credit: William Alexander A new emergency rental assistance program launched on July 14, 2020 will help keep low-income families throughout New York in their homes. The program, designed to reach those individuals and families with the greatest need, will … Read More

New York City enters phase three with personal care businesses and outdoor dining

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York City will enter Phase Three of reopening on July 6, but that indoor dining will not reopen. “New York City is a crowded, dense urban area and — until recently — was … Read More

New Law protects New Yorkers from eviction for unpaid rent accrued during COVID-19 crisis

The Tenant Safe Harbor Act—sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz—was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on June 30, 2020. The Tenant Safe Harbor Act (S.8192B (Hoylman)/A.10290B (Dinowitz)) provides protection from eviction for renters who have … Read More

Summer Youth Employment Program to Serve Thousands of New York Teens starting late July

Beginning in late July, SYEP Summer Bridge 2020, a $51M public-private partnership, will provide constructive engagement and enrichment activities to keep 35,000 New York City youth active and productive this summer. The program will engage teens in a series of … Read More

Muslim Community Network launches COVID-19 hotline in Soninke, Malinke and French

Photo credit: MH The Muslim Community Network (MCN) has launched a hotline (888-409-0036) for community members who don’t have access to the internet or who cannot fill out necessary forms to access resources and information around COVID-19. The hotline is … Read More

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