Happy Purim Jewish people around the world celebrate the Festival of Purim today to honor the survival of the Jewish people under ancient Persian rule. Purim is one of the most entertaining Jewish holidays and has a carnival-like atmosphere. The celebrations start this evening and end in the evening tomorrow.
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CITY REACHES MILESTONE OF TESTING 20,000 NEW YORKERS PER DAY AND TRIPLES NUMBER OF AVAILABLE TESTING SITES WITH CITYMD
All CityMD sites citywide to offer COVID-19 testing
NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio announced today that the City will partner with CityMD to offer walk-in diagnostic COVID-19 testing to New Yorkers, effectively tripling the number of available testing sites citywide. The City has now reached its goal to test 20,000 New Yorkers per day one week ahead of schedule, building on the commitment to test and trace every positive case of COVID-19.
Diagnostic PCR tests will be offered in conjunction with a doctor visit at CityMD locations citywide. Regardless of insurance coverage, there is no out of pocket cost to patients for the test, and the costs of any uninsured New Yorker will be covered free of charge. Tests are offered 7 days per week with no appointment necessary.
Get tested for COVID-19 in your community https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/covid-testing.page
The City of New York will offer free antibody tests to 70,000 New Yorkers. 1,000 tests will be given at each site every day by appointment only. Five sites have been selected to perform these tests:
- Bronx: Morrisania- 4006 Third Avenue
- Brooklyn: East NY- 127 Pennsylvania Avenue
- Manhattan: Upper Manhattan- 21 Old Broadway
- Staten Island: Concord- St. John’s Villa 57 Cleveland Place
- Queens: Long Island City- 34-09 Queens Boulevard
You can make an appointment through http://nyc.bioreference.com/antibodysurvey.
If you DO NOT have internet access, please call 888-279-0967
Due to COVID-19, there is a shortage of blood and blood donations are desperately needed. New York State is working with blood banks to ensure safe social distancing protocols are being followed. Learn how and where you can donate at ny.gov/donateblood
Contact Tracers and Supervisory Contact Tracers: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/careers/
Temporary opportunities available: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/careers/find-a-job.page
TLC: As a part of the GetFoodNYC deliver program, Drivers can sign-up at www.nyc.gov/DeliveryTLC to deliver meals (webpage is only in English).
Seasonal Jobs at NYCHA: NYCHA is currently hiring temporary workers to assist with maintenance at our properties throughout the city. The job will last as needed throughout the spring season at a rate of $15/hour. For more info and to apply, your constituents who are NYCHA residents can contact their local NYCHA Property Management Office: https://twitter.com/NYCHA/status/1244685960564129792?mc_cid=b18a7c2c1b&mc_eid=50539dc993
ASA students, faculty, and staff – we are a community that honors and values the achievements of our heroes. Now is the time to honor the 2020 graduates of our Nursing Program by taking a moment to observe their Pinning Ceremony. The Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a notable nursing school tradition. It signifies the graduates’ official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses. In 2020, a year with so many challenges, this ceremony takes on greater significance. Our Nursing graduates have...
The University Eye Center is providing “free” vision screenings on the following dates: Monday March 1st from 1pm to 3pm Monday April 5 from 2pm to 4pm Monday May 24 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Thursday June 10 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Monday August 23 from 9:30am to 11:30am Tuesday September 14 from 4pm to 6pm Tuesday November 9 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Please be advised that these are Vision Screenings not Eye Exams however, Infants under 18 months can have a complete eye exam done for free instead of a screening...