Update #11: Face Covering Distribution, Testing Now Available, Eviction Moratorium, ASP Coming Back, Helping Small Business, and Reopening
As of Wednesday afternoon, New York City has seen 185,206 cases, 49,307 hospitalizations, and 20,316 deaths from coronavirus. Key indicators are trending downward, as of Monday, May 11, 35 people died, there were 7 new hospitalizations, and unfortunately, we saw an uptick of 586 new cases compared to the report of 401 the day before.
This is a stark reminder that in spite of the warm weather, we must remain disciplined in conforming to social distancing and wearing masks. To that end, following our advocacy along with fellow elected officials to increase access to face coverings throughout Manhattan, we will be distributing free face coverings on Roosevelt Island, the Upper East Side, and in East Harlem.
Here in the city, we hosted a town hall with Congress Member Maloney and Small Business Services on how we can help, which you can watch online. Alternate side of the street parking will resume May 18 through the 24th for a citywide sweep and be suspended again from May 25th through June 7th. If you need access to health care by phone, you can now call our city's Heath and Hospitals at 844-NYC-4NYC.
Council Member, District 5