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Updated: August 3, 2021

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Vaccination Sites Offering Free NYS Lottery Tickets

New York’s ‘Vax & Scratch’ program has been extended through June 4. Get vaccinated at any of 10 state vaccination sites and receive a free NYS Lottery scratch off ticket with a grand prize of $5 million. Must be 18 or older to participate.

Learn more by visiting: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/what-you-need-know#vaccination-sites-offering-free-nys-lottery-tickets

Published: June 3, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

The application for rental assistance opened today. The State will provide $3.5 billion in assistance for renters and small businesses experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for the program will be accepted starting June 1 for eligible New Yorkers who are behind on their rent and have suffered financial hardship due to COVID-19. The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide assistance with up to 12 months of past-due rent, three months of prospective rental assistance and 12 months of utility arrears payments to eligible New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status.

For more details, please visit: https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/

Published: June 3, 2021

Join us virtually today for a webinar on women’s health and the COVID-19 vaccine. 

On Tuesday, May 25 at 4 pm ET, a panel of top New York medical experts will discuss the effects of the COVID-19 vaccine on women’s bodies at all stages of life and explore how the vaccine can protect the health of young people. Attendees will have the opportunity to directly ask questions about the vaccine including topics such as fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and vaccinating youth. No judgment—just an open conversation with experts.

You can register to attend the webinar here.

Published: May 25, 2021

 

See how Excelsior Pass can help you be a part of NY’s safe reopening.

To help revitalize New York’s economy safely, the State launched Excelsior Pass—a free and voluntary platform for businesses & individuals that can be used to easily access secure proof of a recent negative COVID test or vaccination. The Excelsior Pass Wallet app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

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Published: April 1, 2021

 

Become a New York State Citizen Public Health Leader.

To continue the fight against COVID and prepare for the next public health emergency, the State launched a free, online Citizen Public Health Training course for New Yorkers, in partnership with Cornell University and supported by the State University of New York. This program will prepare and equip New Yorkers to become Citizen Public Health Leaders and build an informed network of community health leaders across the state.

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Published: March 31, 2021

Food Bank Feeds NYC for Over 30 Years

Food Bank for New York City is a major hunger-relief organization providing support to 1.5 million New Yorkers in need.

Learn More > https://www.foodbanknyc.org/

Published: March 18, 2021

 

ASA College Miami COVID-19 Guideline Overivew

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Published: March 9, 2021

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Task Force

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Task Force is a dynamic group of community, policy, and health experts who will assist the Governor in reducing barriers to vaccination and ensuring an equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn More > https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-equity-task-force

Published: March 1, 2021

 

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene invites you to a virtual Community Conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Join us in a discussion about what vaccines are, their side effects, who is currently eligible to be vaccinated and where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine. There will be time for questions and answers to help you make an informed decision about vaccination for you and your family. DOHMH Community Conversations

Learn More > www.nyc.gov/vaccinecommunityconversations

Published: February 21, 2021

 

The NYC Department of Health welcomes community/faith-based organizations, city agencies, and other partners providing health education/navigation to disproportionately impacted communities to participate in one of our weekly 60-minute sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

DOHMH Vaccine Train the Trainer

Learn more > www.nyc.gov/vaccinetrainthetrainer

Published: February 21, 2021

 

Join the COVID-19 Partner List-Serve DOHMH Newsletter Sign-up

Learn More > www.nyc.gov/covid19updates

Published: February 21, 2021

 

COVID-19 Connect – NYC Health Department |DOHMH Vaccine Speaker Request

Learn More > www.nyc.gov/vaccinespeakers

Published: February 21, 2021

 

Vaccine Command Center Site Suggestion

Learn More > www.nyc.gov/vaccinehost

Published: February 21, 2021

 

Manhattan Landlords Offer Record Perks to Fill Empty Apartments

Published: February 14, 2021

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HEERF Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Published: January 28, 2021

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Beware of COVID vaccine fraud

To help root out vaccination fraud or scams across the State, New York established a hotline that New Yorkers can call to report suspected fraud. It is a red flag if anyone is promising you the vaccine in exchange for payment. To make a report, call 1-833-VAX-SCAM (1-833-829-7226) or email STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov

Published: January 26, 2021

 

COVID Rent Relief Program

The application deadline for COVID Rent Relief is February 1, 2021. Last month, I signed an Executive Order expanding eligibility for New York State’s COVID Rent Relief Program so more rent relief can be provided to New Yorkers. To learn more about the program, click here: https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP

Published: January 26, 2021

COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act,

Last night, I signed the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act, which extends the moratorium on COVID-related residential evictions until May 1, while also providing foreclosure protections to homeowners and small landlords. Many New Yorkers have faced economic hardship as result of the COVID-19 pandemic through no fault of their own, and this legislation helps ensure that no one is forced out of their home during this incredibly difficult period. The more support we provide for tenants, mortgagors and seniors, the easier it will be for them to get back on their feet when the pandemic ends. I thank the Legislature for passing this important protection for New Yorkers all across the state who need a hand.
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New York has updated its quarantine guidelines to align with the CDC’s recommendations. Individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end their quarantine after 10 days without a testing requirement as long as no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period. After day 10 is reached, individuals must continue monitoring for symptoms through day 14 and if any develop, they should immediately self-isolate and contact their local health department or their health care provider to report this change and determine if they should seek testing.
Published: December 29, 2020

Planning for a Safe & Productive FALL 2020 Semester (revised)

This page addresses the efforts ASA College has made to ensure your success in the Fall 

Published: November 16, 2020

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HEERF Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Published: October 30, 2020

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Today, New York launched new Domestic Violence Regional Councils that will help transform and modernize delivery of services for victims, survivors and their families. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and throughout the pandemic, we have seen an alarming rise in domestic violence cases. These 10 new councils will engage with local experts to help domestic violence survivors and their families. And an important reminder that you aren’t trapped because of COVID. If there is an issue where you face imminent harm, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you need help, you can call the State’s Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906, or text 844-997-2121.

Published: October 15, 2020

 

What is COVID Alert NY?

COVID Alert NY is New York State’s official Exposure Notification App. This is a free smartphone app available to anyone 18+ who lives and/or works in New York. The app uses Bluetooth technology — not location data — to quickly alert users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Once alerted, users can quickly protect themselves and others by self-quarantining, contacting their physician and getting tested.

Published: October 2, 2020

Get alerts today: Download the app on your iPhone.  Download the app on your Android device here.

 

Return to School Family and Student Information Session

Attend to learn more about the Department of Education plans for the 2020–21 school year.
There are dates available to attend a virtual info session, and you may register, as well as find out
complete details, by clicking on this link: http://learndoe.org/face

Published: August 24, 2020

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The deadline for health insurance special enrollment has been extended to September 15, 2020

New Yorkers without health insurance can apply for coverage through the NY State of Health Plan Marketplace.

Published: August 18, 2020

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The NYS Office of Mental Health is providing a first-in-the-nation program to help New Yorkers affected by the pandemic

The program, called Coping Circles, consists of free six-week support group sessions, facilitated by volunteer licensed mental health professionals, that are available to all New Yorkers ages 18 and up. Most Circles are open to the general public but if there is demand, Specialized Circles will be available for healthcare workers and first responders, survivors of COVID-19 infections, those who have experienced job loss due to COVID-19, and those who have experienced loss of a loved one to COVID-19. New Yorkers interested in participating in a Coping Circle can learn more here

Published: August 11, 2020

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Children who lost food benefits due to COVID-19 school closures can access meals through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program

P-EBT benefits require no application and will be automatically issued to kids who would have received free or reduced-price meals through the federal school lunch program. Benefits should have already been issued or will be soon. If your child is eligible but your household has not received a P-EBD card and/or benefit by mid-August, call NYSOTDA at 1-833-452-0096. More details here

Published: August 11, 2020

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National Bereavement Resource Guide Sponsored by New York Life and Eluna

Wherever children and their families are grieving, and wherever they are in the grieving process, we are here to help. New York Life is proud to partner with Eluna to provide the enclosed compilation of state and local resources—camps and grief organizations organized by state, plus books and websites for children and their families experiencing loss. The New York Life Foundation (www.newyorklifefoundation.org) has long been focused on serving children in need. In 2008, the Foundation expanded that focus to include an initiative to help children deal with the loss of a parent, caregiver or sibling and to help parents deal with the emotional turmoil that results from the death of a close family member. We believe this comprehensive guide will provide the necessary resources and directory of services to help support grieving families in communities across the country. In addition, we’ve developed a bereavement website that can help—www.AChildinGrief.com.

Eluna (elunanetwork.org) is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction. Founded in 2000 in Seattle by former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, Eluna was originally called The Moyer Foundation and launched a series of programs supporting thousands of children and families annually at no cost to them. Camp Erin® is the largest national network of grief programs for bereaved children and teens, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member’s substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. https://elunanetwork.org/assets/guides/BereavementResourceGuide_NewYork.pdf

Published: August 10, 2020

Brave of Heart Fund

Together, New York Life and Cigna, through our foundations, created the Brave of Heart Fund, dedicated to providing healthcare workers and their families with peace of mind. The Fund is designed to provide financial support in the form of charitable relief grants to support the families of healthcare workers who lose their lives to COVID-19. In addition, Cigna behavioral health will provide emotional support and services. If you have a lost a family member who is a healthcare worker to COVID-19, please verify your eligibility to apply now. To learn more please visit FAQ page https://www.braveofheartfund.com/faqs

Published: August 10, 2020

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If You Are In A Dangerous Domestic Situation, New York State Will Help You Find Safe Shelter

You aren’t trapped because of COVID. If there is an issue where you face imminent harm, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you need help, you can call the State’s Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906, or text 844-997-2121.

Published: August 3, 2020

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The Application Deadline For Covid Rent Relief Has Been Extended To August 6

The COVID Rental Assistance Program will provide direct aid for tenants who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is funded through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which is part of the CARES Act. New Yorkers can access the program application here.

Published: August 3, 2020

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Find a Test Site Near You in Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County officials continue to work with local, state and federal agencies in monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For questions about COVID-19 in Florida, please call the Florida Department of Health at 1-866-779-6121 or visit Florida Department of Health. Free testing for COVID-19 is being offered at numerous drive-up or walk-in sites.

Published: July 21, 2020

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Find a Test Site Near You in New York

New York State continues to increase testing capacity for COVID-19 on a daily basis. The guidance below enables New York State to prioritize resources to meet the public health need.

Published: July 21, 2020

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COVID Rent Relief Program in NYC

The COVID Rent Relief Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord.

Published: July 16, 2020

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Published: July 15, 2020

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NYC Health and Hospitals open antibody testing to all New Yorkers

Covid-19 antibody testing previously only offered to health care workforce will now be offered by walk-in at NYC Health + Hospitals 11 acute facilities. All New Yorkers should get a Covid-19 swab test and an antibody test.

Published: June 26, 2020

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Published: June 25, 2020

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NYC Well

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages.

Published: June 15, 2020

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Social Networking isn’t What it’s Used To Be

Published: June 4, 2020

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UHCSR – Supporting you through COVID-19

Published: May 29, 2020

 

There are Over 700 Locations Where New Yorkers Can Get Diagnostic Testing

Published: May 18, 2020

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City Reaches Milestone Of Testing 20,000 New Yorkers Per Day And Triples Number Of Available Testing Sites With CityMD

Published: May 18, 2020

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Wellness & Mental Health

Published: May 13, 2020

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NYS Launched a New Texting Program and Confidential Service to Help New Yorkers Experiencing Domestic Violence

Published: April 28, 2020

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Access Free Meditations and Mindfulness Exercises

Published: April 6, 2020

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NYC Announces Free Meals for All New Yorkers

Published: April 3, 2020

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Student Guidance Concerning Remote Instruction via Blackboard

Published: March 25, 2020

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How to Find Free Wi-Fi Near You

Published: March 25, 2020

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NYC Public Schools are Lending Out Devices For Free

Published: March 23, 2020

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Free Internet for 60 days

Published: March 23, 2020

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Learn Proper Hand Washing Techniques

Published: March 10, 2020

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Preventing Diseases with Proper Hand Hygiene

Published: February 28, 2020

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month At ASA College, we believe it is important to register the causes, effects, and pervasiveness of domestic violence. As the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence states, “Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the ‘Day of Unity’ in October 1981 observed by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an...

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Grammar Club

Grammar Club Dear ASA Students, Join us for our Grammar Club! Our Grammar Club helps ESL students from levels A & B practice basic grammar and communication skills through fun activities. During the Summer 2021 Semester, our Grammar Club will meet on Mondays, at 12 pm via Zoom. Host: Professor Lucy Sedhom Upcoming Meetings: Oct 25, 2021 12:00 PM Nov 1, 2021 12:00 PM Nov 8, 2021 12:00 PM Nov 15, 2021 12:00 PM Nov 22, 2021 12:00 PM Nov...

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Conversation Club

Conversation Club Dear ASA students, do you want to improve your English oral communication skills? You can do it from the comfort of home! Join us for a group meeting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12 pm. We will practice speaking in a relaxed environment with other ESL students who are also learning English as their second language. It’s free, so there’s no reason not to join! Join our weekly meetings today and improve your oral communication skills! Our friendly...