Weekly newsletter (7/29)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 29, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.67%, up from 2.01% last week. Those interested in looking more deeply at COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. This week saw a new tightening of COVID restrictions after an explosion of COVID test positivity and caseloads nationwide due to the Delta… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/22)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 22, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.01%, up from 1.43% last week. Those interested in the COVID statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. My website lists vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources. It’s more important than ever to get vaccinated, and the vaccinators will… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/15)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 16, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is 1.43%, up from 1.19% last week. Those interested in the COVID statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. My website lists vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources.
COMMENT Southwest Missouri is, it seems, now becoming a COVID zone. In Springfield,… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/8)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 8, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. NYC’s seven-day positivity average is 1.06% (up from 0.69% last week). But NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi says, “Test positivity is becoming a little less valuable”– New Yorkers are getting tested at half the rate they were in April, and vaccinated people tend to get tested less. So the COVID hospitalization and death rates, which Dr. Chokshi… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/1)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 1, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. NYC’s seven-day positivity average is 0.69% (up from 0.53% last week). My COVID page lists vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources. Those interested in the statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker.
NEW FACTS/INFO Surveying 53 of Manhattan’s cooling centers during the heat wave this week,… Read more

Get help applying to the NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Low- and middle-income New Yorkers who have struggled to make rent or utility payments during the pandemic can apply to New York State’s $2 billion Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Those who are approved for the program could receive relief for up to 12 months of rental arrears dating from March 13, 2020– and even missed payments for gas or electric utilities (some may be eligible for three future monthly Read more

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