Governor Cuomo announced that New York is looking at a regional approach when it comes to opening schools and businesses in light of the pandemic. Click here to read more.
Meantime, New Yorkers will be allowed to vote absentee in the Democratic primary on June 23rd. More info below.
For daily updates, check out https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.
New York has reopened enrollment for those who need health insurance. Click here for more information.
New York has established a free hotline for people to call and make an appointment with a volunteer mental health professional.
The number is 1-844-863-9314.
Click here to access the Westchester County Department of Health’s webpage for updated information about the virus and how to protect yourself.
Westchester County has childcare available for first responders, medical personnel and essential employees during the week in White Plains. The program has a wonderful, safe, engaging set-up for children 4-12, nurses on staff and is providing two meals, plus a snack. For information, email Rosie at Rvf1@westchestergov.com.
Ways To Help Those In Need:
- Feeding Westchester
- Donate to the New Rochelle Food Pantry
- Donate to WestCOP
- Donate to Family-to-Family
- Coronavirus Care Fund
- Donate to the National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Fund
- Masks are in short supply. Help out @ www.sewforny.org
- Call (914) 849-GIVE or email email@example.com to contribute to White Plains Hospital’s COVID-19 Relief Fund
- New York-Presbyterian Hospital, in addition to accepting masks, gloves and protective eyewear, would also accept funds for food for the health care workers and old iPads to help patients in hospitals stay connected with loved ones. You can email NYP at masks@NYP.net
- Greenwich Hospital has created a donation page for financial donations. Http://giving.greenhosp.org/giving/covid-19/support/funds/
- Additional ways to help locally
According to the Governor’s office, New York police are reporting an uptick in domestic violence reports during the pandemic as people throughout the state shelter in place. Here are some Domestic Violence hotlines and resources:
Hope’s Door, Inc. (888) 438-8700 – Provides both residential and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.My Sisters’ Place (800) 298-SAFE/7233 – Provides both residential and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.
Westchester County Office for Women– Provides non-residential domestic violence services.
OCFS Licensed and Approved Family Helpline/Hotline weekdays 9am – 5pm (914) 995-5972 Weekend and after hours (914) 995-2099 Spanish Language (White Plains) (914) 995–6581
Spanish Language (Yonkers) (914) 231-2882
Episode 36: Managing Anxiety In The Age Of COVID-19
Amy Gross, Clinical Psychologist and Certified Meditation Teacher, joins us to share strategies to manage our anxiety during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Click here to listen to the podcast.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Join Amy for her meditation classes: pausetobepresent.com
New Yorkers Can Vote Absentee in the June Democratic Primary
This past week, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order allowing everyone to vote absentee in the June 23rd Democratic primary if they wish to. Requests can by made by internet, fax, mail or in-person. If you want to vote absentee, check the box labeled “Temporary Illness or Physical Disability.”
Absentee ballot requests must be postmarked by May 29th and received by the Westchester Board of Elections by June 3rd.
If you are not registered to vote, the deadline to register and to vote in the primary is May 29th.
The last day for notification of a change address is receipt by the Westchester Board of Elections by June 3rd.
The first day of early voting for the primary is June 13.
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