COVID cases are on the rise again in New York City as the BA.2 variant grows more prevalent, though the numbers are still a tiny fraction of the peaks seen earlier this year.
As of Monday morning, the city’s latest data had the rolling seven-day average of new cases at 610, up nearly 10% in a week.
Transmission rates are on the rise as well. In Manhattan, the rate of new cases per 100,000 people is up almost 10% in the last month and up about 17% in just the last week. One out of every 1,000 Manhattan residents has been infected in the last seven days.
The University Eye Center will have Free Vision Screenings on June 10th, 2021, for ages 5 years old and up. Please call (212) 938-4001 to secure a free vision screening appointment as soon as possible because the appointment slots fill up quickly.
There will be Mental Health Awareness Talks in Chinese that are open to everyone;
June 1st, 2021 – 10:30 am — Mandarin Zoom Meeting ID: 826 2706 6594 June 3rd, 2021 – 2:00 pm — Cantonese Zoom Meeting ID: 212 619 3072
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FIND A VACCINE SITE NEAR YOU / ENCUENTRE UN LUGAR DE VACUNAS CERCA DE USTED
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In order to make sure that our students are receiving reliable, up-to-date information about the COVID vaccine, we’re invited the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct a workshop on COVID-19 Vaccination in Cantonese for our Cantonese-speaking students. Here are the resources they shared with us. Future workshops will also be in Mandarin and Spanish!
Wednesday, July 8 is New York City’s Get Tested Day of Action. We’re trying to get the word out FREE COVID-19 testing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Getting tested is safe, confidential and free. All New Yorkers should get tested, even if they do not have symptoms, to help protect our loved ones. Until we have a vaccine, making sure everyone gets tested and safely separates if they test positive is the best way to protect others and help reopen our economy.
The Test & Trace Corps helps all New Yorkers receive FREE testing for COVID-19 and makes sure that anyone with the virus receives care, and can safely separate to prevent the spread. The Corps has activated a special group of Contact Tracers to help provide New Yorkers with the resources they need to safely separate and stay healthy.