As NY State continues to tackle COVID-19, we must continue to take necessary precaution to protect ourselves and others. Limit travel outside of your home to only when absolutely necessary and remember to check-in on friends, neighbors and family during this time.
Last week, Governor Cuomo announced the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone. Below I have information on that policy, as well as other COVID-19 related updates.
If you have any questions or concerns my staff is available Monday – Friday from 10AM – 5PM at 718-588-7500 or by email at District16Bronx@council.nyc.gov.
New York State on PAUSE:
- New York State on PAUSE: 100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services.
- All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned.
- The FDA approved the use of a new experimental drug in New York on a compassionate care basis to help treat patients with COVID-19.
- Department of Motor Vehicles offices are temporarily closed for in-office visits. Online transactions, including for license renewals, are still be available. License and permit expirations will be extended.
- An initial delivery of supplies has been made to the Jacob K. Javits Center where FEMA has started to build a 1,000-bed temporary hospital.
- Enacting Matilda’s Law to protect New Yorkers age 70+ and those with compromised immune systems
- Remain indoors
- Can go outside for solitary exercise
- Pre-screen all visitors by taking their temperature
- Wear a mask in the company of others
- Stay at least 6 feet from others
- Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary
- All barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing salons, nail salons, hair removal services and related personal care services are closed until further notice.
- Casinos, gyms, theaters, retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys are closed until further notice. Bars and restaurants are closed, but takeout can be ordered during the period of closure.
- Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
- Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.
What You Can Do to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy:
- Take everyday preventive actions to stay healthy.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
- Stay informed. CDC’s COVID-19 Situation Summary will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
- Vulnerable New Yorkers who have symptoms can call 1-844-NYC-4NYC for more information, you can click on the link below to find the full details of the press release: https://www1.nyc.gov/office-
of-the-mayor/news/166-20/ mayor-de-blasio-nyc-health- hospitals-expand-appointment- only-covid-19-testing-capacity