Health Workshops

Simon’s 2A and 2P class students participated in health workshops to learn how to describe symptoms of an illness in English and how to read and understand medicine labels. The workshops were provided by our old partner agency, Ryan Health which has always been giving interesting workshops including the nutrition workshops that took place for our 1B, 1C, 2A, and 2P classes 2 weeks ago. We hope that we can have in-person workshops again with their interesting actual materials in the future.

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Idiom of the Week: A Shot in the Arm

Meaning: Something that gives energy or encouragement


Thanks for talking to him – it was a shot in the arm. He feels a lot more confident than before.

The development of the new vaccine was a shot in the arm. People are more optimistic now.

Online learning is so much easier now that we have faster Wi-Fi. It was a real shot in the arm.

Pop Quiz:

Which would one is not a good example of “a shot in the arm?”

A. A raise in pay

B. A good night’s sleep

C. A bad headache

To see the correct answer, click on “Read More.”

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NYC COVID-19 Testing Sites

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COVID-19 testing access for children at NYC Health + Hospitals

Children who are 2yrs of age or older can be tested at any of the sites listed here. Children younger than 2yrs of age can be tested at any of the sites listed in blue here.

Walk-in testing is available at no cost to you at these NYC Health + Hospitals locations.

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Have a Safe Thanksgiving

From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

More than 1 million COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States over the last 7 days.

As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with.

Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.

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Se notificaron más de 1 millón de casos de COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos en los últimos 7 días.

Mientras los casos sigan incrementándose rápidamente en los Estados Unidos, la forma más segura de celebrar el Día de Acción de Gracias es hacerlo en casa, con las personas que viven con usted.

Los encuentros con familiares y amigos que no viven con usted pueden aumentar las probabilidades de contraer o propagar el COVID-19 o la influenza.

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Spread the Word, Not the Flu!

Beth Israel/Mt. Sinai Hospital is offering flu shots at 189 Allen Street on Monday, November 9th from 10:30am to 12:00pm for walk-ins. Due to Covid-19, extra precautions are in place.

Please see below:

1. You must wear a mask to get vaccinated.

2. You will be standing the whole time.

3. Please wear appropriate clothes to be able to get an arm in and out easily for vaccination.

4. No fever the day of vaccination

5. Social distancing will be maintained and required the whole time.

6. The whole process should take between 10-15 minutes.

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