Graduation Update: Today, the New York State Department of Health released guidance for graduation ceremonies. At this time, the state is encouraging schools to conduct virtual graduation ceremonies. Schools may also conduct drive in, or drive through ceremonies, or individual graduation ceremonies. You can read the full guidance here.
Update on MIS-C: New York City is investigating 220 cases of Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. As a reminder, call your doctor immediately if your child has a fever lasting several days, and any of the following symptoms: vomiting, red or pink eye, red, cracked lips or a red, bumpy tongue, diarrhea, rash, swollen hands and feet, lack of appetite, abdominal pain, or irritability. If you do not have a doctor, you can call 311 to be connected with a physician. You can learn more here.
Farmers Market Update: The Bronx Borough Hall GreenMarket is now open every Tuesday from 8AM to 4PM from June 2nd until November 24th. The market is located at 161st Street and Grand Concourse and accepts cash, EBT, SNAP, Visa and Mastercard.
Foreclosure Resources: Legal Aid Society is providing remote legal assistance to tenants and homeowners during COVID-19. Federal law and state regulations require most lenders to provide mortgage relief if you or your family has been affected by the coronavirus. Bronx homeowners can call the Bronx Foreclosure Prevention Project’s Helpline at 646-340-1908 or to visit their website, click here.
The Community Rapid Crisis Response Initiative: The Young Men’s Initiative (YMI), in partnership with the DOP Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeON), seeks to provide support to youth-serving nonprofits and community-based organizations in their work engaging youth and young adults and leading relief efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. This initiative will provide organizations with funding of up to $10,000 to support stipends for youth and young adults (ages 14-24 years) in their response efforts. You can find more information here.
NYCHA Update: NYCHA residents can find the latest updates here.
Upcoming Event with Team Biaggi: On Friday, June 5th at 12:45PM, my office will be distributing meals, masks, and hand sanitizer while supplies last to residents of Glebe Avenue Senior Houses at 2125 Glebe Ave, The Bronx, NY 10462. The meal distribution is in collaboration with Community Board 9, Rethink Food NYC, the Afya Foundation, and Joya. Please bring your own bottle to fill with hand sanitizer!
Community Resources and Events:
NYPL Summer Reading Program: The New York Libary’s Summer Reading program is going online this year. Join the Library for an amazing reading adventure—all from home. Track your reading progress online, complete fun at-home activities, and find fantastic book recommendations to keep you engaged all summer long. Learn more and sign up here.