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08.18.2020

Daily City Hall COVID19 Updates. 08-18-2020

It’s Get Tested Tuesday! We’re mobilizing across the city to get the word out that There are FREE COVID-19 tests all around the city, and all you have to do is get one. Find one now.

Text 'COVID TEST' to 855-48 or go to http://nyc.gov/covidtest #FightCOVIDNYC

Help us get the word out: https://twitter.com/nycgov/status/1295714565515145216

You can help slow the spread of COVID19. Whether you're running errands or meeting friends, make sure to take these precautions:

See below for announcements from City Hall:

  • Share announcements, events and resources
  • Strengthening Travel Quarantine Enforecement
  • COVID-19 Data Updates
  • New COVID-19 Daily Indicators
  • Daily Indicators
  • Additional Resources

SHARE ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS AND RESOURCES

GET TESTED TUESDAY DAY OF ACTION Today

  • August 18
  • Free COVID-19 tests at hundreds of locations
  •  To find site near you, visit nyc.gov/covidtest or text COVID TEST to 855-48

STRENGTHENING TRAVEL QUARANTINE ENFORCEMENT

  • New Executive Order requires hotels, short-term rental companies with travelers from restricted states to fill out quarantine forms before giving access to room
  • Fines issued starting this week for refusal to comply
  • New Yorkers urged to avoid COVID-19 hotspots

COVID-19 DATA UPDATES

  • Case and testing data for most recent four weeks
  • Antibody testing by zip code of residence # of people tested, testing rates, and % positive
  • Antibody testing rates and % positive
  • Age, borough, neighborhood poverty level, sex
  • Posted to nyc.gov/health/coronavirus

NEW COVID-19 DAILY INDICATORS

  • Removing H+H ICU capacity indicator COVID-suspected hospitalizations to include % confirmed positive
  • Adding rolling 7-day average of new reported cases
  • COVID-confirmed % positivity to include 2 decimal points

DAILY INDICATORS

  • Daily number of people admitted to NYC hospitals for suspected COVID-19
    • Threshold:Under 200 patients
    • Today’s report:44 patients [13.33 % confirmed positive]
  • New reported cases 7-day average:
    • Threshold:Under 550 cases total
    • Today’s report:328 cases
  •  Percent of people tested citywide who are positive for COVID-19
    • Threshold:Under 5% positive [formerly 15%]
    • Today’s report:1.56%

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Translations of the Pandemic Benefits Guidance are available and posted on the AccessNYC site!
    • Many people who have been impacted by COVID-19 qualify for benefits to help them buy groceries, get health care, or get financial support to make up for lost income.
    • See what support you might be eligible for at access.nyc.gov/pandemic-benefits-guidance.  Downloadable PDF translations of this guidance are available.
  • Reopening NYC Businesses
    • NYC.gov/nycbusiness provides information and guidelines for businesses reopening in NYC.Translations of the phase one safety plan and guidelines for construction, manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, and more are available.
  • New DCWP COVID-19 Hub
    • NYC.gov/DCWPAlerts provides information and translated resources on scams, funeral planning tips, debt collection cease communications, student loans, free tax prep, license expiration and renewal dates, price gouging, and more.
  • For New Yorkers with symptoms or questions about COVID-19, connect to a medical provider
    • free of charge 9am to 9pm
    • 1-844-NYC-4NYC
  • Fact Sheet: Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
  • · https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-pmis.pdf
  • TLC Launches Resource Center
    • Legal, Financial and other Services to Hard Hit Drivers https://portal.driverresourcecenter.tlc.nyc.gov
  • NYC LGBTQ COVID guide.
    • This mobile-accessible website contains nearly 100 listings of LGBTQ+ affirming services still available citywide, including food programs, legal services, health resources & more.
    • Check it out:nyc.gov/lgbtqcovid
  • STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19! LEARN HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS AT HOME
  • NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) is making hotel rooms available for New Yorkers who may need to self-isolate because they have COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, but their homes do not allow for them to stay six feet away from others, or they live with someone who is vulnerable.
  • New York City Department of Probation:One week of free groceries are available to all New Yorkers in five boroughs at the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) Nutrition Kitchens, in partnership with the Food Bank of NYC and the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)
    • https://www1.nyc.gov/site/neon/programs/nutrition-kitchen.page
  • Translated COVID-19 Graphics available on our  immigrant resource guide page at nyc.gov/immigrants/coronavirus
  • Pet owner impact by COVID-19
    • Call the Pet Hotline at 1-877-204-8821
    • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, 7 days a week
    • NYC Financial Empowerment Center counselors are available to support you over the phone with free financial counseling – it’s secure and confidential.
    • Book an appointment at http://nyc.gov/TalkMoney
  • Student Loan Debt Tips During COVID-19
    • https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/Student-Loan-Debt-Tips-During-COVID19.page
  • FAQ for Pandemic Unemployment Benefits
    • https://access.nyc.gov/faq-for-pandemic-unemployment-benefits/
  • Centralized COVID19 page for resources:
    • Nyc.gov/coronavirus
  • Real-time COVID updates
  • Free meals are available to every New Yorker at over 400 locations
  • Attention immigrant New Yorkers: Seek care without fear.
  • Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Hotline
  • Skip the Trip to Access HRA:
    • To help stop the spread of COVID-19, many HRA locations are consolidating until further notice. We are asking New Yorkers to do everything they can through #AccessHRA or by calling 311.
  • Volunteer, donate or partner with NYC: nyc.gov/helpnow
  • Assistance for Organizations
  • Services for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Survivors
  • Freelancers in NYC: If you're facing nonpayment issues, file a complaint:
    • Learn more: https://on.nyc.gov/34hE22g
  • It's ILLEGAL for stores to overcharge you.
    •  If you think a store excessively increased the price of items needed to prevent or limit the spread of or treat COVID19 you can:
  • New webpage full of resources for New Yorkers with Disabilities during COVID-19. For information on Food/Supply Delivery, Social Security/Medicaid Benefits, Home Healthcare Services and more
  • Donate money, medical supplies or Personal Protective Equipment for front line workers
  • Affected by COVID19? Find out what benefits you may qualify for and more
  • Has your financial situation changed due to #COVID19?
  • Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home
  • Stop the spread of misinformation about COVID19 and stand against stigma.
    • If you have been harassed or discriminated against due to race, national origin, age, or disability, contact NYC Commission on Human Rights by calling 311.
    • Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime.
    • Head to http://nyc.gov/stopcovidhate
    • Spread the word: https://twitter.com/NYCCHR/status/1247559624951300097?s=20
  • To access SNAP online ordering
  • COVID-19 Resources for NYCHA residents
  • If you believe an employer is violating either existing labor laws or recently issued executive orders:
  • Learn more about COVID-19, or coronavirus, in American Sign Language.
  • We've released a Work from Home Toolkit to help New Yorkers make the most of working from home.
  • DOE Graphics Library
  • COVID-19 and Poison Prevention: Staying Safe While Staying Home
    • You can find guidance with translations here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/poison-control.page
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