Category: COVID Newsletters

Update: COVID-19 Weekly News Archive

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/16)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 16, 2020. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 123,146 confirmed cases and 10,899 deaths. Even through this “pause,” the work in our office goes on. (And will for a while longer: today the Governor extended the pause until May 15.) The Manhattan Borough Board, a formal body composed of all Council Members and Community Board managers in… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/14)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, April 14, 2020. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 110,465 confirmed cases and 7,095 deaths. Last night I moderated a virtual Town Hall in partnership with the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center, the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services (SBS), the NYC Hospitality Alliance, the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce on… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/9)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 9, 2020. Happy Passover to all those who celebrate it. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 87,028 active cases and 5,150 deaths. With hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers suddenly thrown out of work, many– most?– are applying for unemployment insurance, often for the very first time. Unfortunately, they’ve been met with a State Dept. of Labor… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/8)

With NYC’s Census completion rate hovering at about 35% (2010’s final city completion rate was 64%)we need all the help we can get!  Billions of dollars of funding for education, health care, food and nutrition– among so many other state and federal programs– depend on the totals reported by the Census every ten years. That’s why I urged the NYC Emergency Management office to use its resources to reach New… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/6)

Friends, It’s Monday, April 6, 2020 and there’s a weekend’s worth of updates, so let’s dive in. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 68,696 active cases and 3,485 deaths. Tom Waters has died at age 37. He worked for the Community Service Society, and was a great analyst who provided the crucial underlying data for so many organizing and legislative efforts… Read more

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