New York on Pause

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The Governor’s 10-point NYS on PAUSE plan is as follows:

  1. Effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22, all non-essential businesses statewide will be closed;
  2. Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time;
  3. Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced;
  4. When in public individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others;
  5. Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least six feet;
  6. Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people;
  7. Individuals should limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and should limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from other riders;
  8. Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care and only after a telehealth visit to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health;
  9. Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations; and
  10. Use precautionary sanitizer practices such as using isopropyl alcohol wipes.

Matilda’s Law” includes the following rules for vulnerable populations (Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions):

  • Remain indoors;
  • Can go outside for solitary exercise;
  • Pre-screen all visitors and aides by taking their temperature and seeing if person is exhibiting other flu-like symptoms;
  • Do not visit households with multiple people;
  • Wear a mask when in the company of others;
  • To the greatest extent possible, everyone in the presence of vulnerable people should wear a mask;
  • Always stay at least six feet away from individuals; and
  • Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary.

For more information on the coronavirus, click here.

Important Class Information!

Our English classes will now be online. You need to be in front of a computer or your phone at your regular class time. Your teacher will give you work to do during your class time and homework every day, and you must write to them in English. Your first day of class will be:

Weekend – W0, W1, and W2: Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 am

Daytime – 0A, 1A, 1B, 2A, and 3A: Monday, March 23 at 9:00 am

Daytime – 0P, 1P, 1C, 2P, and 3P: Monday, March 23 at 11:00 am

Culture Club: Monday, March 23 at 1:30 pm

Evening – E0, E101, E1, E2, and E3: Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm

If you don’t understand or need help, please contact one of our counselors:

Weekend:

Chris Cazares   ccazares@universitysettlement.org    516-828-8044

Faye (Lifei) Qiu   fqiu@universitysettlement.org    516-828-8096

Daytime:

Leanne Fung   212-533-6306

Mayra Mantilla   mmantilla@universitysettlement.org   646-481-2520

Evening:

Benson Chan   bechan@universitysettlement.org   646-926-6434

Chris Cazares   ccazares@universitysettlement.org    516-828-8044

 

¡Información importante sobre las clases!

Nuestras clases de inglés ahora serán en línea. Usted debe estar frente a una computadora o su teléfono a la hora habitual de su clase. Su profesor le asignará trabajo para hacer durante la clase y tarea diaria que deberá completar en inglés. Su primer día de clase será:

Fin de semana – W0, W1 y W2: Sábado, 21 de marzo a las 9:30am

Diurna – 0A, 1A, 1B, 2A, and 3A: Lunes, 23 de marzo a las 9:00am

Diurna – 0P, 1P, 1C, 2P, and 3P: Lunes, 23 de marzo a las 11:00am

Club de Cultura: Lunes, 23 de marzo a la 1:30pm

Noche – E0, E101, E1, E2, and E3: Martes, 24 de marzo a las 6:30pm

Si no entiende algo o necesita ayuda, comuníquese con uno de los consejeros.

Fin de semana:

Chris Cazares   ccazares@universitysettlement.org   516-828-8044

Faye (Lifei) Qiu   fqiu@universitysettlement.org   516-828-8096

Diurna:

Leanne Fung   212-533-6306

Mayra Mantilla   mmantilla@universitysettlement.org   646-481-2520

Noche:

Benson Chan   bechan@universitysettlement.org    646-926-6434

Chris Cazares   ccazares@universitysettlement.org   516-828-8044

 

重要的班级信息!

我们的英语课现在将在线上上课。 在正常上课时间内,您需要坐在电脑或电话前。 您的老师会在您的上课时间内给您练习做并且每天佈置作业,您必须用英语书写回答老师。 您上课的第一天将是:

周末班– W0,W1和W2:3月21日,星期六,上午9:30

白天班– 0A,1A,1B,2A和3A:3月23日,星期一,上午9:00

白天班– 0P,1P,1C,2P和3P:3月23日,星期一,上午11:00

文化俱乐部 (Culture Club):3月23日,星期一,下午1:30

晚上班– E0,E101,E1,E2和E3:3月24日,星期二,下午6:30

如果您有什么不明白或需要帮助,请联系我们的其中一名顾问:

周末班:

Chris Cazares   ccazares@universitysettlement.org   516-828-8044

Faye (Lifei) Qiu   fqiu@universitysettlement.org   516-828-8096

白天班:

Leanne Fung   212-533-6306

Mayra Mantilla   mmantilla@universitysettlement.org   646-481-2520

晚上班:

Benson Chan   bechan@universitysettlement.org   646-926-6434

Chris Cazares   ccazares@universitysettlement.org   516-828-8044

ВАЖНОЕ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЕ!

В связи с последними событиями, наши курсы английского языка будут проводиться дистанционно. Для того, чтобы присоединиться к онлайн обучению, вам потребуется компьютер или смартфон. На время занятий студентам будут определены задания и домашняя работа, которую необходимо будет сдать вашему преподавателю на английском языке. Занятия начнутся в субботу:

Weekend – W0, W1, and W2: Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 am

Daytime – 0A, 1A, 1B, 2A, and 3A: Monday, March 23 at 9:00 am

Daytime – 0P, 1P, 1C, 2P, and 3P: Monday, March 23 at 11:00 am

Culture Club: Monday, March 23 at 1:30 pm

Если у вас есть вопросы, пожалуйста свяжитесь:

Weekend:

Chris Cazares   ccazares@universitysettlement.org    516-828-8044

Faye (Lifei) Qiu   fqiu@universitysettlement.org    516-828-8096

Daytime:

Leanne Fung   212-533-6306

Mayra Mantilla   mmantilla@universitysettlement.org   646-481-2520

Evening:

Benson Chan   bechan@universitysettlement.org   646-926-6434

Chris Cazares   ccazares@universitysettlement.org    516-828-8044

Important News!

Attention University Adult Literacy Program Students:

Starting on Sunday, March 15 all of our classes will take place online. Do NOT come to class in person until we tell you to come back.

Please check your email every day. Our program will send you important information and your teachers will send you an email soon about your classes.

See you online!

Thank you and stay safe!

Coronavirus: What Should New Yorkers Do? (Updated)

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From NYC.gov:

How Can I Protect Myself and Others from Coronavirus?

•Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

.•Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.

•Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

•Do not shake hands. Instead wave or elbow bump.

•Monitor your heath more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.

•Get the flu shot. Although the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent the flu which has similar symptoms to this coronavirus.

To read more in English, click here.

 

关于COVID-19的须知信息

 

Lo que necesita saber sobre COVID-19

 

Что нужно знать о COVID-19

 

More languages here!

 

 

Speaking at City Hall

Yesterday two University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students, Jie Ling and Ivan, along with one staff member, Mayra, spoke at City Hall in support of more funding for adult literacy programs in NYC. They spoke before the City Council Committee on Education chaired by Mark Treyger.

Here is Ivan’s testimony:

Testimony for the Committee on Education Oversight Hearing 2/26/2020

Ivan, Student at the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program

Good afternoon everyone. First of all, thank you for giving us this opportunity to speak with you today. We really appreciate it. My name is Ivan. I’m from Madrid, Spain. I’m a Network Engineer and Project Manager, but I’m also a student at University Settlement. I’ve been living in New York for almost 6 months. I had studied English in my country for many years so I thought the language wouldn’t be a problem for me here. Obviously, I was wrong. Since the moment I arrived, I realized that my English wasn’t as good as I thought.

This situation made me feel insecure, worried and overwhelmed. But after a few days handling this feeling, I found information on the internet about free English classes at University Settlement. Then everything changed. University Settlement gave me the opportunity to attend their College and Career Readiness class, where I can learn and practice English in an international environment with a great teacher and staff who are always willing to help us as much as possible. Ever since, I continue improving my English skills every day and I feel more confident speaking the language. Thanks to this, I was recently accepted into the Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers.

The bottom line is that these classes help students like me to apply for better jobs with good salaries, pay more taxes, be more productive in the community and be able to communicate better with every citizen in this wonderful city. Learning English is synonymous with improving our lives and our communities, and this is possible thanks to the funds the city invests in Adult Education.

Thank you very much.