Dear Neighbor,

Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemicAs of this morning, there were more than 60 confirmed cases in the city and over 200 statewide.

If you recently returned to New York from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy or Japan and you do not have symptoms, the Health Department requires that you home self-monitor. If you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath, please call your doctor immediately!

With health and government officials closely monitoring our response, it is important that all New Yorkers are aware of the preventative measures and changes that are underway. You can reference the guidance provided in response to frequently asked questions (FAQs). Additionally, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has a dedicated page on the coronavirus that is periodically updated with new developments in several languages.

We can help stop the spread of coronavirus by putting the enclosed helpful tips into practice everyday. Flyers are also readily available in EnglishFrenchCreoleSpanishRussian to name a few. Feel free to share this information within your networks.

Read the full statement.

Farah N. Louis
Council Member, 45th District