Rep. Maloney Hosts COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall with Legal and Medical Experts

Apr 22, 2020
Press Release
Over 12,000 Constituents Participated in the Event

NEW YORK, NY- On Sunday April 19th, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) hosted a COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall with special guests Dr. Michael Niederman, Pulmonologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Legal Services NYC Senior Staff Attorney Nicole Salk. The event focused on COVID-19 relief packages, medical updates, resources for unemployed New Yorkers, and the actions the Congresswoman has taken to help her constituents navigate this crisis.


“Thank you to the over 12,000 NY-12 residents who participated in Sunday’s COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall!  It was so great to share what I am fighting for in Congress and answer so many important questions.


“We are experiencing an unprecedented and unparalleled crisis, and our federal policies must reflect the seriousness of this pandemic and prioritize the needs of American workers, families, and small businesses. I will continue working to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census, expand unemployment benefits, and protect American homeowners and renters who are suffering.


“New Yorkers continue to display resiliency, compassion, and courage during this crisis. I am honored to call New York home and advocate for New Yorkers in Congress.”


A full recording of the event is available here.



Dr. Michael Niederman, Weill Cornell Pulmonologist, discussed antibody testing, COVID-19 symptoms and medical guidelines, and the importance of social distancing.


Nicole Salk, Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Services NYC, discussed the unemployment benefits included in the CARES Act and guidance for New Yorkers having trouble filing for unemployment benefits through the New York State Department of Labor.