Category: COVID Newsletters

Update: COVID-19 Weekly News Archive

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/14)

Friends, It’s Thursday, May 14, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 23,056 confirmed cases and 2,048 probable deaths; New York City as a whole has 186,293 cases and 20,406 deaths. — Tomorrow, Friday (5/15) at 3:30 pm, I will be hosting a virtual Town Hall calling for city budgeting at least one social worker in each public school. I’ve been pushing for this for some time,… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/13)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, May 13, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 22,889 confirmed cases and 2,629 probable deaths; New York City as a whole has 185,206 cases and 20,316 deaths. — This morning, the Gotham Gazette published my op-ed with Brooklyn Council Member Antonio Reynoso: “New York City Must Keep and Expand Organics Collection, It’s an Essential Service.” I was proud to join him… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/12)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, May 12, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 22,646 confirmed cases and 2,580 probable deaths; New York City as a whole has 183,662 cases and 20,056 deaths. — Tonight (5/12) at 6:30 pm, I’ll be moderating another virtual town hall meeting in partnership with Columbia University. “Contact Tracing and Technology: Balancing Public Health and Privacy,”  with Congressman Jerrold Nadler, will focus… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/11)

Friends, It’s Monday, May 11, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 22,185 confirmed cases and 2,550 probable deaths; New York City as a whole has 178,766 cases and 19,931 deaths. HOWEVER, you should know that the Associated Press reported today that “New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities worse than the official tally kept by the city and state, Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/8)

Friends, It’s Friday, May 8, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 21,862 confirmed cases and 2,497 probable deaths; New York City as a whole has 176,086 cases and 19,702 deaths. — Next Friday (5/15), at 3:30 pm, I am hosting a virtual Town Hall calling for a City budget allocation to fund one social worker in each public school. I’ve been pushing for this for some… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/7)

Friends, It’s Thursday, May 7, 2020. At tonight’s 7 pm #ClapBecauseWeCare, three JetBlue aircraft will conduct a low flyover salute over Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Learn more. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker currently shows Manhattan has 21,662 confirmed cases and 2,468 probable deaths; New York City has 174,709 cases and 19,540 deaths. — Tonight (5/7) at 6:30 pm, I’ll be co-hosting a virtual town hall with Council… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/6)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, May 6, 2020– National Nurses Day, the start of National Nurses Week. Bang on a pan extra-loud tonight at 7 pm! At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker currently shows Manhattan has 21,470 confirmed cases and 2,398 probable deaths; New York City has 173,288 cases and 19,297 deaths. Contact tracing is an essential tool for fighting this pandemic. Next Tuesday (5/12) at 6:30 pm, I’ll be moderating… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/5)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, May 5, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker currently shows Manhattan has 21,287 confirmed cases and 2,364 probable deaths; New York City has 171,723 cases and 19,107 deaths. — Today is Giving Tuesday, and so many local nonprofit organizations are struggling as they work tirelessly to serve our communities. These are tough times for us all– but I encourage everyone to lend their support to one… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/4)

Friends, It’s Monday, May 4, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker currently shows Manhattan has 21,125 confirmed cases and 2,328 probable deaths; New York City has 170,534 cases and 18,909 deaths. —
On Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 pm, I’ll be hosting a virtual town hall meeting titled “Contact Tracing and Technology: Balancing Public Health and Privacy,” in partnership with Columbia University and Congressman Jerrold Nadler. We’ll be discussing… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/1)

Today (5/1) my office received a donation of 50,000 surgical face masks from the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GYNADA), and we got to work immediately to distribute them to senior centers, community nonprofits, apartment buildings, nursing homes, and other groups in need of masks. On behalf of all Manhattanites, I want to thank GYNADA for their generous donation, which will help save lives and slow the spread of… Read more

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