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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES

COVID-19 RESOURCES

By implementing safe practices and looking out for one another, WE ARE CHURCH TOGETHER!

As of 7.1.21
 
VACCINE UPDATES (See more in the NYS Updates below)
CDC: Which COVID-19 Vaccine?
ELCA
 
CDC: COMMUNITIES OF FAITH
 
FUNERAL ASSISTANCE
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance of up to $9,000 is Available from FEMA (Applications Are Being Accepted by Telephone Only)
 
MASK INFO UPDATES
 
 
NYS UPDATES
As of June 24 New York's COVID-19 State of Emergency has ended. Federal CDC guidance will remain in place, meaning if you're unvaccinated, you should still wear a mask in public indoors. Masks will also still be required on public transit and certain other settings, like health care facilities.
71.9 percent of adult New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose, per the CDC. 
 
Our state has come a long way in beating back this virus, but our work continues because we need to get every New Yorker vaccinated—especially with the risk of the Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2. The CDC has designated this more contagious variant as a "variant of concern." It poses a serious threat to communities with lower vaccination rates. The good news is, all the COVID-19 vaccines have proven extremely effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19—even against variants of concern such as the Delta variant. Those who are unvaccinated have the greatest risk of becoming seriously ill, which is why the New York State Department of Health urges all eligible New Yorkers to get vaccinated as soon as they are able
 

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all New York residents 16 and older. People who live outside of the state but work or study in New York are also eligible to get vaccinated. People who are eligible based on employment include both paid and unpaid workers.

Note: People who are 16 or 17 years old are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Find a vaccination site near you. If you have questions, call 833-NYS-4VAX (833-697-4829).
 
Find an appointment at a State-run vaccination site HERE.
 
Find an appointment at all other sites HERE.
 
Governor Cuomo has expanded vaccination sites to include houses of worship. Interested houses of worship can contact the state HERE. Please find HERE the criteria for the sites they are seeking.
 
The MTA released a new digital feature to help locate vaccine sites. Click HERE. The MTA's Live Subway Map can now be used to find vaccination sites in New York City. The map includes links with each location that directs users to the appropriate scheduling website. If the site takes appointments over the phone, the map provides the phone number. 
 
 
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. 
 
 
As we get more supply of the vaccine, new appointment slots are coming online at New York State vaccination sites. See if you're eligible and Schedule an Appointment
 
If you're unsure whether or not you're currently eligible, you can check here: ny.gov/vaccine or following NYS link: Am I Eligible? 
 
Click the following for the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form.
 
See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker.  
 
You've heard of mRNA vaccines—but do you know how they work? Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are mRNA vaccines. New York State released a video explaining how mRNA vaccines work to safely protect individuals from COVID-19. Three key things to know: They do not affect your own genetic material or DNA in any way; they do not contain the actual COVID-19 virus; and they cannot give you COVID. WATCH THE VIDEO.

The statewide positivity rate is above 0.52%.
 
FREE COVID TESTING AT GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL, MALVERNE
Grace Lutheran, Malverne is offering FREE Covid (PCR) testing every Monday from 8 am - 9 am. Appointments are required and can be made on the website at glcas.org
 
STATEWIDE REGULATIONS

State's COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance Lifted Across Commercial Settings, including Retail, Food Services, Offices, Gyms and Fitness Centers, Amusement and Family Entertainment, Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Personal Care Services, Among Others

Unvaccinated Individuals Responsible for Continuing to Wear a Mask, Per Federal CDC Guidance

Large-Scale Indoor Events Venues, Pre-K to 12 Schools, Public Transit, Homeless Shelters, Correctional Facilities, Nursing Homes and Health Care Settings Must Still Adhere to Existing COVID-19 Health Protocols Per CDC Guidelines

 
FIND SERVICES APP
The State launched a new web application to help New Yorkers find state services and benefits. The "Find Services" app provides an easy-to-use starting point for finding these social services.
 
 
You can subscribe to New York State's Coronavirus Updates here.
 
 
Click HERE for this helpful resource: CONSIDERATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC MEETINGS

 

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