COVID-19 Update #3: New Numbers, Testing, More Beds, Online Classes, Alternate Side Parking Suspended, and Protections for Tenants and Home Owners
As of this afternoon there were more than 5,200 cases statewide and 3,615 cases in New York City.
We continue to monitor the situation closely and are actively working with the community, the private sector and health providers to increase capacity for a likely surge and increase access to testing.
The following information and resources can help you get up to speed on the latest developments, get involved, and ensure you have everything you need to stay healthy in body and mind:
- The Numbers & Will We Shelter in Place?
- Healthcare: What to Do If You’re Sick, Testing, Beds, & Call for Staffing
- Work From Home Mandate + Relief for Workers & Businesses
- Protecting Tenants & Homeowners
The basic advice remains the same: healthy or sick, please stay home. You should only leave your home for essential tasks such as work (if you cannot work from home), and getting groceries and supplies or essential medical care. You do not need to panic if you feel sick. If you are sick, stay home. If you do not feel better in three to four days, consult your healthcare provider. Try to call, text, tele-medicine or use your patient portal to contact your physician.
Thank you for all of your sacrifices you are making as we seek to get through this pandemic together. While we've done our best to provide the most useful updates, we've put together additional resources and will be updating them at BenKallos.com/corovavirus
As the coronavirus continues to spread, my team and I are monitoring the latest updates and will keep you apprised of the simple steps you can take to keep yourself and our community safe. Please continue to let me know any question or feedback you have, or even just how you are staying engaged or passing the time at home!
Council Member, District 5
P.S. If the links in this email aren’t working for you, please click here to view it in your browser. You can see our prior updates at BenKallos.com/newsletters or click Update #1, Update #2.