July 29, 2021
Dear C. Sonia,
Earlier this week, the CDC released new guidance on mask wearing. We are reviewing the CDC's new recommendations closely in consultation with federal and state health experts. As we observe a rise in COVID cases in New York State and across the country, driven by the Delta variant, the State is taking new action to curb the spread. To that end, by Labor Day, all state employees will be required to either get vaccinated or get tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. We look forward to working closely with our brothers and sisters in labor to implement the program quickly and fairly. This vaccination or testing requirement will help ensure the health and safety of our incredible workforce at a time when Delta is spreading. I know that we are all ready to put COVID in our rear-view mirror; that is why it is so important that we continue to get more shots in arms. We're all in this together.
Here's what else you need to know tonight:
1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 611. Of the 103,159 tests reported yesterday, 2,567, or 2.49 percent, were positive. We believe that as many a three-quarters of these positive cases are the Delta variant. The 7-day positivity average was 2.17 percent. There were 126 patients in ICU yesterday. Of them, 57 are intubated. Sadly, we lost two New Yorkers to the virus.
2. As of 11am this morning, 74.9 percent of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose, per the CDC. Over the past 24 hours, 18,314 total doses have been administered. To date, New York has administered 22,128,025 total doses with 68.3 percent of adult New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See additional data on the State's Vaccine Tracker.
3. The State Senate and Assembly will also require vaccination or regular testing of their staff. Local governments including New Rochelle have also joined the State in announcing that they will implement similar requirements. I thank them for taking this smart step to fight back against the threat of the highly contagious Delta variant.
4. We announced up to $125 million in student debt relief to CUNY students affected by the pandemic. The newly announced "CUNY Comeback Program" will eliminate up to $125 million in unpaid debt for at least 50,000 students who attended a CUNY school. Students were among those most impacted by COVID and this plan—one of the largest student debt forgiveness plans of its kind—provides them with much-needed financial relief.
5. Patient-facing healthcare workers at State-operated hospitals will be required to be vaccinated by Labor Day. There will not be a testing option for unvaccinated employees. Our healthcare workers carried us through the worst of this pandemic—and we owe it to them to do what we can to keep Delta under control and more people out of hospital beds. This requirement will help keep both patients and workers safe.
6. New York launched a tax credit program to help restaurants recover from COVID. The $35 million Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit program is designed to help expand employment opportunities for workers and provide financial relief. Qualifying restaurants could receive a $5,000 tax credit per net new hire, totaling up to $50,000 in tax credits per business. Learn more.
Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": As the Summer Olympics take place in Tokyo, two New Yorkers have added to Team USA's medal count this week. Hailing from Pelham, NY, Team USA swimmer Kate Douglass won bronze Wednesday morning in the Women's 200m Individual Medley. Later that same day, in the first-ever 3x3 women's basketball event to take place at the Olympics, Port Jervis native Stefanie Dolson won the inaugural gold medal. Congratulations to both Stefanie and Kate for making New York proud.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor Declares Disaster Emergency to Stop Gun Violence In New York
The Governor introduced the first-in-nation Gun Violence Disaster Emergency, this comprehensive strategy was developed to stop gun violence and create a safer New York.
"New York state Is Investing $154.7 Million in Targeted intervention, prevention, and job programs to engage at-risk youth and get young people off the streets in communities most impacted by gun violence." (Governors Office)
The Programs In utica are directed for youth and community organizations located around gun violence hotspots such as zip code 13501 and 13502.
https://otda.ny.gov/workingfamilies/2021-summer-youth-program.asp -Summer Jobs for the youth in at-risk areas
https://dol.ny.gov/gun-violence-prevention-initiative / or call 1-(833)-324-0365 - Job placement/ training for people (18-24)
For more information do not hesitate to contact MVLA at email@example.com
Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Court Decision
NYS Assembly Task Force on New Americans Chair Catalina Cruz Thanks Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer & Others for Proposal and Funding to Legalize Status of up to 6 Million Immigrants
Make sure to check out the latest Community Foundation newsletter! We want to thank the Foundation for being a supporter of MVLA and for always being an amazing resource. We are thrilled to be a part of the Endless Possibilities newsletter(Pg 12-13). To access the newsletter use this link.
¡Asegúrese de consultar el último boletín de Community Foundation! Queremos agradecer a la Fundación por apoyar a MVLA y por ser siempre un recurso increíble. Estamos encantados de ser parte del boletín de noticias Endless Posibilites (págs. 12-13). Para acceder al boletín utilice este enlace.
This weekend, New Yorkers will gather together once again to celebrate our nation's independence—a telling sign that we are returning back to the things we love with the ones we love. New York has made great progress in defeating COVID and we will keep fighting the virus by vaccinating New Yorkers. If you haven't gotten vaccinated yet, it is encouraged to do so. And we wish all New Yorkers a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend.
Some covid updates
-7-day positivity average was 0.44 percent. There were 86 patients in ICU yesterday, down five from the previous day. Of them, 45 are intubated and unfortunately two New Yorkers were lost to the virus.
-As of 11am this morning, 72.1 percent of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine
-Public employees cannot penalize employees who use sick leave for COVID-related absences. Governor Cumo signed legislation that will protect those employees.
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The Virtual NALEO 38th Annual Conference is next week!
From June 23-24, NALEO will continue our annual tradition of bringing together one of the nations largest gathering of Latino elected and appointed officials for the Virtual NALEO 38th Annual Conference.
Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues and supporters from across the country, attend plenary sessions, participate in live and on-demand programming, and wind down at our sponsor booths and networking events.
Past NALEO Annual Conferences have featured our nation?s top executives and legislative leaders. This year?s virtual conference will be no different.
The program will feature 80 speakers, including experts from various sectors as well as cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, and state and local leaders, including:
As we look toward a post-COVID-19 world, let us imagine building a community that is more resilient and stronger than before!
February 11, 2021
COVID-19 affected millions of lives in 2020. Many people have experienced and most already know someone who has had the virus. COVID-19 affects everyone differently. Some experienced zero symptoms, while others lost their sense of smell and taste, and even developed serious symptoms, and way too many people died. Fortunately, bringing in the new year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration established two vaccines that may prevent COVID from you and others, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine is available for people above 16 years old and requires a second dose after 21 days. the Moderna vaccine is available for ages 18 and up and also requires a second dose after 28 days.
Am I eligible for the vaccine?
We are only on phase 1. It will take a couple of more months for the general public to receive the vaccination. For right now, essential workers and healthcare workers are eligible for both vaccines.
If you are or work in:
How can I find out if I am eligible?
This website guides you to the Eligibility Screening Tool. You must fill out the application to find out if you are eligible for the vaccine.
Where can I get tested?
The Mohawk Valley Regional Vaccination Network covers 6 counties, Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Montgomery, Fulton and Schoharie and 10 hospitals, St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth hospitals in Utica (MVHS), Rome Memorial Hospital, Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, Little Falls Hospital, A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, Cobleskill Regional Hospital in Schoharie County, and St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam. Certain pharmacies also provide the vaccine.
The website below shows whether or not appointments are available in your area.
After taking the vaccine, you must still wear the mask to protect yourself and others.
COVID-19 afectó a millones de vidas en 2020. Muchas personas han experimentado y la mayoría ya conoce a alguien que ha tenido el virus. COVID-19 afecta a todos de manera diferente. Algunos experimentaron cero síntomas, mientras que otros perdieron el sentido del olfato y el gusto, e incluso desarrollaron síntomas graves, y murieron demasiadas personas. Afortunadamente, al llegar el año nuevo, la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos de EE. UU. Estableció dos vacunas que pueden prevenir el COVID de usted y de otras personas, la vacuna Pfizer y Moderna.
La vacuna Pfizer está disponible para personas mayores de 16 años y requiere una segunda dosis después de 21 días. La vacuna Moderna está disponible para mayores de 18 años y también requiere una segunda dosis después de 28 días.
¿Soy elegible para la vacuna?
Estamos sólo en la fase 1. Pasarán un par de meses más para que el público en general reciba la vacuna. Por ahora, los trabajadores esenciales y los trabajadores de la salud son elegibles para ambas vacunas.
Si está o trabaja en:
¿Cómo puedo saber si soy elegible?
Este sitio lo guía a la Herramienta de selección de elegibilidad. Debe completar la solicitud para saber si es elegible para la vacuna.
¿Dónde puedo hacerme la prueba?
La red regional de vacunación de Mohawk Valley cubre 6 condados, Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Montgomery, Fulton y Schoharie y 10 hospitales, los hospitales St. Luke's y St. Elizabeth en Utica (MVHS), Rome Memorial Hospital, Bassett Healthcare en Cooperstown, Little Falls Hospital, AO Fox Hospital en Oneonta, Nathan Littauer Hospital en Gloversville, Cobleskill Regional Hospital en Schoharie County y St. Mary's Healthcare en Amsterdam. Algunas farmacias también proporcionan la vacuna.
El sitio web a continuación muestra si hay citas disponibles en su área o no.
Después de recibir la vacuna, aún debe usar la máscara para protegerse y proteger a los demás.
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on you, your families, supporters, and OUR organization, I wanted to share what MVLA is doing to ensure the prevention and spread of the COV-19 in our community during this uncertain period. There will NOT be public meetings scheduled until further notice.
Our TOP priority is to protect the health of our children and elderly, please share this information if anyone that does not have access to health information at this time:
*Within the last 14 days, have you traveled to a country that the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention should be AVOIDED for nonessential travel or where travelers should practice enhanced precautions ( China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Japan).
*Have you had contact with any person with known COVID-19 or person under investigation for COVID-19?
*Do you have any symptoms of a respiratory infection (e.g., cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath)?
*Are you or anyone in your home in active quarantine status?
If you responded “Yes” to any of the above PLEASE “DO NOT ENTER THE DESALE CENTER BUILDING”!
What should you do:
-Telephone your medical provider IMMEDIATELY
-Check the CDC website for updates
-Visit the NYS Department of Health website and contact our local department of health for further guidance www.doh.ny.gov
Thanks/Gracias for your cooperation
Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Inc.
309 Genesee Street (Park Ave Entrance)
Utica, NY 13501
Office #: 315-864-8419
Motivacion * Vision * Orgullo Latino * Actitud
Motivation * Vision * Latin Pride * Attitude
SPANISH TRANSLATION OF MESSAGE
Un mensaje para los miembros, clientes y personal de MVLA
Dada la actual pandemia de COVID-19 y su impacto en usted, sus familias, simpatizantes y NUESTRA organización, quería compartir lo que MVLA está haciendo para garantizar la prevención y propagación del COV-19 en nuestra comunidad durante este período incierto. NO habrá reuniones CON EL público programadas hasta nuevo aviso.
Nuestra máxima prioridad es proteger la salud de nuestros niños y ancianos, por favor comparta esta información si alguien que no tiene acceso a información de salud en este momento:
* En los últimos 14 días, ¿ha viajado a un país en el que el Centro Federal para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades debe EVITARSE para viajes no esenciales o donde los viajeros deben practicar precauciones mejoradas (China, Irán, Italia, Corea del Sur, Japón).
* ¿Ha tenido contacto con alguna persona con COVID-19 conocido o una persona bajo investigación por COVID-19?
* ¿Tiene algún síntoma de infección respiratoria (por ejemplo, tos, dolor de garganta, fiebre, falta de aliento)?
* ¿Está usted o alguien en su hogar en estado de cuarentena activa?
Si respondió “Sí” a cualquiera de las preguntas anteriores, ¡POR FAVOR “NO ENTRE EN EL EDIFICIO DEL CENTRO DE DISEÑO”!
¿Qué debes hacer?
– Llame a su proveedor médico INMEDIATAMENTE
-Verifique el sitio web de los CDC para obtener actualizaciones
-Visite el sitio web del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York y comuníquese con nuestro departamento de salud local para obtener más orientación www.doh.ny.gov
Gracias por su cooperación.
Sonia Martínez, Directora Ejecutiva
Asociación Latina del Valle de Mohawk