NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update
As our city, state, and country continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, I write today to update you and your loved ones with the most important information during this ever-changing pandemic landscape.
This week, New York reported the lowest number of COVID-19 related deaths since September 2020! This is further proof of the effectiveness of the vaccines. Everyone who is able to, please get vaccinated as soon as possible, so we can ensure this trend continues!
More on these and other updates below. If you have friends or family who would like to receive this update, they can sign up here.
By the Numbers
Vaccine Doses Administered: 3,320,844,448
Doses Administered: 331,651,464
People Fully Vaccinated: 157,908,171
% Fully Vaccinated: 48.11%
New York State
Doses Administered: 22,065,716
People Fully Vaccinated: 9,757,006
% Fully Vaccinated: 49.85%
New York City
Doses Administered: 9,520,262
People Fully Vaccinated: 4,311,141
% Fully Vaccinated: 52%
Getting Your Vaccine
Vaccine Walk-Up & Appointment Information
All New York State run mass vaccination sites are open to New Yorkers 16 and older for walk-up vaccinations on a first come first serve basis. These walk-up appointments are reserved for first doses, with second doses to be scheduled automatically after administration of the initial shot. Vaccine providers are also encouraged to allow walk-in appointments.
You can also make an appointment via phone by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX for state run sites or 1-877-VAX-4NYC for city run sites.
Vaccinations at Home
New York City is providing in-home Johnson & Johnson vaccinations to eligible NYC residents who are 75 years of age or older, have a disability, or are fully homebound.
If you think you may be eligible for an in-home vaccination, you can fill out an interest form here.
The form does not set up an appointment, but allows you to be contacted to further discuss your eligibility.
Read more about vaccinating fully homebound New Yorkers.
NYC Mobile & Pop-Up Vaccine Sites
To better meet New Yorkers' needs, NYC has deployed temporary, roaming vaccination sites across the City. There are two versions of these temporary sites: mobile and pop-up. Appointments are not required, but you can book an appointment at many of these sites in advance online or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC.
Click here to see the upcoming schedule.
President Biden and his administration continue to take steps to combat the health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, that included announcing the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework to end the pandemic both at home and abroad.
New York State Updates
COVID-19 restrictions are now lifted as 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received at least the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series! New York State’s health guidance and New York Forward industry specific guidelines — including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing — are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, and barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings. On June 24, New York ended the state disaster emergency declared on March 7, 2020.
State health guidelines continue to require the wearing of masks for large-scale indoor events, pre-K through grade 12 schools, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, health care facilities, and public transit. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask in accordance with CDC guidelines.
More information here.
COVID-19 Related Absences
This week, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that prohibits public employers form penalizing employees who use sick leave or compensatory time to quarantine, seek medical treatment, or for other absences related to a COVID-19 diagnosis or contact.
More information here.
Municipal Spaces for Outdoor Dining
Restaurants will continue to be able to utilize municipal spaces like sidewalks and streets for outdoor dining. This was first granted under executive order and has now been signed into legislation this week.
More information here.
New York City Updates
While the vaccination process is underway, every New Yorker should continue to follow NYC’s prevention guidance and do your part to stop the spread.
As always, your concerns still and always remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.