December 16th COVID-19 Update for NY-12
As our city, state, and country contends with a resurgence of COVID-19 and community spread, I want to update you and your loved ones with the most important information during this ever-changing pandemic landscape. I hope you find it helpful. If you have friends or family who would like to receive this weekly update, they can sign up here.
By the Numbers
Confirmed Cases: 73,646,022
Confirmed Deaths: 1,639,061
Confirmed Cases: 16,716,777
Confirmed Deaths: 303,773
New York State
Confirmed Cases: 794,557
Confirmed Deaths: 35,831
Testing Positivity: 3.56%
New York City
(Last 7 days)
Confirmed Deaths: 116
New York City
To find the testing site closest to you, click here, text “COVID TEST” to 855-48, or call 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319). Please note that due to the Winter Storm Watch, all community testing sites will be closed from 2PM today (Wednesday) until 12PM tomorrow (Thursday).
This Holiday Season - Stay Safe, Stay Home!
New York City is encouraging all New Yorkers to not travel during this holiday season.
With the number of new COVID-19 cases rising in NYC to rates we have not seen since April, we need everyone to do their part to help stop the spread.
If you must travel, please plan ahead and take all recommended safety precautions. More information is available here.
To stay connected with loved ones this season please consider virtual parties or small, distanced outdoor gatherings. Tips from NYC Health available here.
As you may have read or seen in news reports, COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in NYC and distribution to frontline healthcare workers has begun. More information on how the vaccine will be distributed is available here.
New York State
COVID Alert NY
As a reminder, New York State has launched COVID Alert NY, an app to provide COVID-19 exposure alerts to help protect your community while maintaining your privacy. More information here.
The State is strongly encouraging eligible and healthy New Yorkers to donate blood. During this crisis, we have seen severe blood shortages across NYS. Your donation could save a life. More information here.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City and Long Island. We are expecting heavy snow with accumulation of 8 to 14 inches with wind gusts up to 45mph.
The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 2 PM on Wednesday, December 16 to 1 PM on Thursday, December 17.
For more information, you can visit the National Weather Service website by clicking here.
Please take appropriate caution. Travel may be very difficult with hazardous conditions.
As always, your concerns still and always remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.
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