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Mia Edelstein

Weekly COVID newsletter (3/18)

Friends, It’s day three for closed schools. As of yet, there is NO “shelter in place” order for New Yorkers. Gov. Cuomo announced today that the statewide total of COVID-19 cases is now 2,382, with new cases in 20 counties. The Governor has also announced he will issue an executive order directing non-essential businesses to implement work-from-home policies effective this Friday, March 20. Businesses that rely on in-office personnel must… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (3/17)

Friends, In times like these we need some lightheartedness. Frederick Douglass Houses (and NYCHA) resident Samantha (Sam) Diaz, 20, appeared on American Idol last night. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmWan7bGk5w. Meanwhile, here’s today’s USEFUL news… TODAY at 6 pm, the City will issue a test alert to EVERYONE’S cell phone to try out a way of notifying city residents to “shelter in place” and not travel except for food and… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (3/16)

Monday’s news… These are difficult times. Coping with the unknown is never easy, but with the risk of serious illness or death for those who catch the COVID-19 virus, the stakes are high. Perhaps the most important thing to understand is that we’re all in this together, dealing with situations that none of us — in government, business or our private lives — have ever faced before. A little kindness… Read more

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