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COVID-19 Community Resources and Information:
A novel coronavirus called COVID-19 has been detected in millions of people worldwide.
We have now entered the phase of the pandemic sometimes referred to as adaptive recovery. We are all learning to live and manage our lives in this new environment. Using common sense practices like hand washing, social distancing, and mask wearing we have significantly reduced the spread of the virus.
To receive the most up to date information available from the City of White Plains enroll in the City of White Plains Community and Emergency Notification System and register at: Enrollment page.
UPDATED WEEKDAYS * DAILY MAP of the Total Active COVID Cases in Westchester County
The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to wear a mask and continue social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from others), even when wearing a mask.
Masks are an essential tool we have to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. To properly wear a mask, the mask should cover your nose and mouth snugly and be secured by ear loops. New data suggests that in addition to protecting others, mask wearers may have less severe impacts from the virus than non-mask wearers if they do contract the virus.
Clean your hands before taking off your mask. Remove your mask by the straps. Disposable paper face masks should be used for one outing outside the home. Once removed wash your hands again. If you need a mask email firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Order regarding Face Masks
All persons must wear facial coverings when visiting or patronizing businesses and when working at or for such businesses, including groceries and pharmacies; food service businesses, including restaurants, cafes and delis that provide carry out, walk up or delivery service; construction sites; public transit vehicles or facilities; vehicles for hire, including taxis; and when visiting any location where social distancing of at least six feet from another person is not possible. All delivery, service and repair workers must wear facial coverings when they are within 6 feet of the entrance to or on the premises of any office, business or residence. Facial coverings include any covering which snugly covers the mouth and nose, whether store bought or homemade, and which is secured with ties or ear loops. This Emergency Order which requires the wearing of facial coverings does not change or alter any operational or social distancing requirements imposed by NYS Executive Order.
Masks are required inside public establishments and outside when it is likely you will be within 6 feet of others such as on the sidewalk or while on the running tracks.
If you need a mask, email email@example.com
NYS hotline for testing requests: 1-888-364-3065, New York State Coronavirus Health Information
Please visit the CDC website for information on the virus.
COVID-19 Hotline numbers for the public:
People under self-quarantine and medical providers seeking information: (866) 588-0195
Who can be tested for COVID-19?New York State has expanded COVID-19 diagnostic testing capacity. Effective July 1, 2020, testing is available to all New Yorkers statewide.
How can I be tested for COVID-19?
If you need to know whether you should quarantine or self-isolate, use our Quarantine or Self-Isolate tool. This tool will ask a series of questions to help determine whether you are subject to an Order of Isolation, an Order of Quarantine, or if it is recommended that you Self-Quarantine. Guidance will be given based on your answers.
Antibody testing may show if an individual has ever been infected with the virus, even if they did not have symptoms. It is important to note that this test does not detect active infection. For that you need Diagnostic testing. If you are interested in getting an antibody test. CityMD is currently offering the Serum Antibody IgG (Blood Test). COVID-19 testing is walk-in only, no appointment needed. CityMD White Plains
The Westchester County Department of Health Coronavirus Information has provided some guideline regarding the Serum Antibody blood test.
If you are a recovered patient and are interested in donating your plasma to help others, please go to the New York Blood Center website at https://nybc.org/donate-blood/convalescent-plasma
New York Blood CenterNew York Blood Center
American Red Cross
BECOME A CONTACT TRACING TEAM MEMBER
COVID-19 Contact Tracers, Team Supervisors and Community Support Specialists NeededNew York State (NYS) is launching a new, ambitious and urgent effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The aim of this initiative will be to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, establish all contacts of this person, and proceed to call and maintain ongoing communication with every contact.
Visit the NYS Contact Tracing Initiative Webpage to apply to be part of the Contact Tracing Team.
New York State Forward Phase 4
Effective August 14th, All regions of the state have entered Phase 4 of reopening which permits the reopening of:
NY FORWARD BUSINESS REOPEN LOOKUP TOOL
Governor Andrew Cuomo Coronavirus What You Need To Know Updates
WHITE PLAINS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS WITH COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE
White Plains is in Phase 4 of NY Forward Reopening Plan . When in public, anyone over 2 years of age is required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing of at least six feet.
All City of White Plains Departments are open with COVID rules in effect
The White Plains Public Library has opened with COVID rules in effect.
White Plains City Pools were open through August with COVID rules in effect.
White Plains Parks and Playgrounds are open with COVID rules in effect.
White Plains Recreation and Parks Summer 2020
City of White Plains 2020 Guide FALL
The White Plains Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays from 9AM - 2PM with COVID rules in effect.
The Westchester Mall, The City Center and The Galleria Mall are open with COVID rules in effect.
White Plains restaurants offer eat-in, outside dining and take-out options with COVID-19 rules in effect.
To view a list of Downtown White Plains Shops and Businesses
White Plains Business Improvement District
The Westchester County Bee-Line bus system has resumed full service effective Monday, June 15th. For additional info visit Westchester County Department of Transportation
Metro North has resumed service
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles White Plains District Office - Currently OPEN for mail-in and drop box processing and for limited in-person transactions by reservation only, You MUST have a reservation to complete in-person transactions at a DMV office.
Westchester County government buildings are open for business
White Plains School District Reopening Plan Based on each region’s infection rate, schools across New York State are permitted to open this fall but each school district must have a testing and tracing plan and will decide if an in-person v. hybrid model works best for them while following strict Department of Health Guidance.
Governor’s Guidelines for Religious Institutions The buildings will be required to operate at 25 percent of their usual capacity and employ appropriate social distancing and disinfecting protocols.
As Westchester and New York State move forward with reopening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to hep reduce the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Check Up ToolUse the NYS CV19 CheckUp Tool to assess how likely you are to get or spread COVID-19, how severe it might be if you get sick, steps to reduce your risks, and ways to have your needs met during the pandemic.
New York State Information on Novel Coronavirus
Visit: Empire State Development at esd.ny.gov for guidance and information for NYS businesses related to COVID-19.
For Coronavirus inquiries, you can reach the New York State Department of Health’s hotline at (1-833) 626-7662 and (1-855) 626-7662.
Call the NYS Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 with any concerns about symptoms or travel. In addition, visit the Department of Health’s dedicated website for more resources and updates about COVID-19.
New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.
New Yorkers can call the Department of Health’s coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065 with any concerns about symptoms or travel. In addition, visit the Department of Health’s dedicated website for more resources and updates about COVID-19.
To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
File a complaint about a business, location or incident in your community.
File a complaint against your employer or place of work.
September 17th, 2020 - TEMPORARY LOST WAGES ASSISTANCE (LWA) PROGRAM
COVID-19 MONITORING DASHBOARD FOR NEW YORK SCHOOLS
New York State COVID Rental Assistance Program
Effective August 7th, 2020 The moratorium on evictions in New York State has been extended to September 4th. The moratorium was first put in place in March to protect residential and commercial tenants facing financial hardship due to the pandemic.
NYS Executive Order which Governs Moratorium on Eviction
New York State’s moratorium on COVID-related residential evictions has been extended until September 4th, 2020 New York is also banning fees for late or missed payments during the eviction moratorium.
Find additional information and frequently asked questions for renters and tenants.
White Plains residents who are concerned about eviction should call:
Westchester Residential Opportunities - 914-428-4507, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - 877-574-8529, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The New York State Of Health Marketplace deadline has been extended to September 15th, 2020
New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance
The best way to file a new unemployment insurance claim is online. The application has been updated so New Yorkers can apply for Unemployment Insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. https://dol.ny.gov/
For information on the New York State paid leave program ://governor.ny.gov/programs/paid-sick-leave-covid19-impacted-new-yorkers
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Sept. 18, 2020; The State Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding online services, making it easier for New Yorkers to do business with the DMV during this pandemic. The DMV is launching a pilot program to offer the written learner permit tests for passenger cars (Class D) and motorcycles (Class M) online. It is also piloting a process to allow customers who reside in counties served by the State DMV to register their vehicles online. In-person services are available for transactions that cannot to be done online, by mail or by drop box and reservations are required for all in-person transactions. Read more.
The NYS Department of Financial Services
NYS has provided guidance to mortgage servicers regarding support for borrowers impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For Mortgage Information call your mortgage servicer and visit the NYS Department of Financial Services website to learn more about the Governor’s Executive Order providing 90-day mortgage relief: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr202003241
New York State COVID Rental Assistance Program
Effective Thursday, July 16 Funding is available to tenants Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic. This program bolsters ongoing efforts to keep New Yorkers in their homes.
Application https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-covid-rental-assistance-program. You can send questions to email@example.com
The application period for the COVID Rent Relief Program ended on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
The state’s moratorium on COVID-related residential and commercial evictions will be extended until August 20. New York is also banning fees for late or missed payments during the eviction moratorium. Renters facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 are also allowed to use their security deposit as payment and repay their security deposit over time.
New York State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins COVID-19 Resource Listing
WESTCHESTER COUNTY INFORMATION ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
Westchester County Coronavirus information
You can also call the Westchester County Department of Health Coronavirus hotline at (1-866) 588-0195.
Westchester County hotline: call 866-588-0195 or email COVID19FAQ@westchestergov.com
Sept 18, 2020 The Westchester County Department of Planning is offering four new Housing Stabilization programs to assist households whose ability to pay their housing costs has been upended by COVID-19. There are different programs to assist different needs. Participants in each program must attest to the fact that they have not or will not receive any other assistance to help pay their housing costs. No duplication of benefits is allowed.
The programs, while broad in nature to assist as many households as possible, are each limited in some regard – either by the municipality the housing unit must be in, or the limit on the household income, or the size of the total development. This is generally due to the nature of the funding source or the amount of funds available for the program
For more information Westchester Co Housing Help
WESTCHESTER COUNTY OFFICES
Westchester County Executive George Latimer
To report price gouging in Westchester County : http://consumer.westchestergov.com/
The Westchester County Bee-Line bus system will resume Full Service on Monday, June 15th.
Metro-North has increased train service as if June 15th, 2020.
For information please visit https://transportation.westchestergov.com/rideralerts
Westchester County Mobile Food Pantries
United States Congresswoman Nita Lowey
Important information about federal student loan,
For the latest information about the current relief measures and resulting flexibilities for student loans, visit StudentAid.gov/coronavirus.
The CARES Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserves jobs.
For Information/ Assistance Regarding the CDBG-CV (CARES Act) Funding for White Plains Residents with Eviction Concerns Contact:
Westchester Residential Opportunities - 914-428-4507
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - 877-574-8529
The 2020 General Election Voting Options
The 2020 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd. Registered voters will be able to vote for President as well as their Congressperson, and their State Senate and Assembly Members. White Plains residents can vote in-person on Election Day, November 3rd, 2020 - Check here for White Plains Polling Locations. Social Distancing compliance is required for in-person voting.
We know that many residents remain concerned about voting in person due to the lingering presence of the Coronavirus in our area. It’s important to know that there are voting options available to you.
New York State will once again offer Early Voting prior to Election Day. For the 2020 General Election, Early Voting will be held from October 24th through November 1st. This in-person option may be a good one for you if your schedule is such that voting on Election Day is difficult and/or if you wish to minimize contact as well as the lines and wait times anticipated on Election Day. The early voting location for White Plains is the Westchester County Board of Elections, located at 25 Quarropas Street.
County Boards of Elections, and all early voting sites, will be permitted to accept drop-off ballots beginning October 24th.
The early voting site in White Plains is the Board of Elections at 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601
You may visit the office during business hours Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Frequently Request Phone Numbers are provided below:
(914) 995-5208,(914) 995-8602
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HSS)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) have issued a new order to halt certain residential evictions until 2021 to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, effective immediately. The order does not relieve tenants of their obligation to pay rent, but prevents property owners from evicting tenants who meet certain criteria. In order to apply for coverage under the order, tenants must earn no more than $99,000 this year, demonstrate efforts to obtain state and local rental assistance, inability to cover rent payments and that eviction would cause them to become homeless. The order does not provide any funds for rental support. For more information visit: CDC ISSUES NATIONWIDE TEMPORARY EVICTION MORATORIUM Please visit the CDC website.
FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN THE WHITE PLAINS AREA:
Driven by the belief that access to healthy food is a basic right for all people, Feeding Westchester leads hunger action programs and mobilizes the resources needed to eradicate hunger in Westchester County.
Use this map to find food assistance in Westchester County. This tool can help you locate your nearest Food Pantry, Hot Meal Program, and Emergency Food Delivery. Please call ahead to confirm hours and availability.
Feeding Westcheter has initiated drive thru food distribution at locations around the county. Sign up to be notified about upcoming drive-thru distributions, hosted by Feeding Westchester. https://info.feedingwestchester.org/drive-thru-food-distribution
The Mobile Food Pantry travels throughout the county to deliver good nutritious food to Westchester communities with limited access to traditional food pantries https://feedingwestchester.org/find-help/mobile-food-pantry-schedule/
If you need help getting groceries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NY STATE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OLD
Text “food” to 877-877, then text your complete address, you will receive a list of schools nearby providing free breakfast/lunch.
UNITED WAY TEAMS UP WITH FEEDING WESTCHESTER AND DOORDASH FOR SUMMER PROGRAM
United Way of Westchester and Putnam is teaming up with Feeding Westchester and DoorDash to provide supplemental fresh produce to low-income families of school-aged children during the summer months. The program will run weekly through Labor Day.
Families with students that qualify for free or reduced lunch will also receive books and/or activities throughout the program.
The program is limited to 500 households within a 10-mile delivery radius of Feeding Westchester. You must be a resident of White Plains, Elmsford, Tarrytown, or Sleepy Hollow to participate.
To learn more and sign up: https://www.uwwp.org/united-way-teams-up-with-feeding-westchester-and-doordash-for-summer-program/
White Pains Area Mutual Aid Programs Providing Food Assistance to the Community:
Bethel Baptist Church
One Fisher Court
Second Saturday of the month
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ecumenical Food Pantry
Fridays from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thomas Slater Center2 Fisher Court, White Plains, NY 10601(914) 948-6211
El Centro HispanoOperating from Post Road Elementary School 175 W Post Road, White Plains, NY 10606 June 18th, July 9, 23, Aug 6, 20, Sept 3, 17, Oct 1, 15, Nov. 5 , 19, Dec 3, 17 at 3:00 PM Food will be distributed from the Soundview Avenue entrance. https://www.elcentrohispano.org/
First Baptist Church456 North Street White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 946-5207 (No set hours. Please call)
Grace Episcopal Church
Fridays at Noon
33 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601
Lifting Up Westchester
Operates Grace’s Kitchen at Grace Episcopal Church and provides a place for the hungry to regularly get a free meal weekdays and on all major holidays.
Grace’s Kitchen at Grace Episcopal Church33 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601Monday through Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Make the Road New York46 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 948-8466 Must call to make an appointment.
Mt. Hope African Methodist Episcopal Zion ChurchTable of Grace Green Thumb Program
Last Tuesday of month 12:30 AM - 3:00 PM65 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604(914) 948-6372
Ridgeway Alliance Church
465 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605 Contact: Pastor Kevin Gillen (914) 949-3714
Ridgeway Church Food Pantry Public Hours:Monday’s & Friday’s from 10am -2pmTuesday 4pm-6pm
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church82 Prospect Street, White Plains, NY 10605914.949.5577
Grab & Go Meal Bags distributed each Sunday
The White Plains Community Action Partnership Emergency Food Pantry 70 Ferris Ave, White Plains, NY 10603Call (914) 428-7030 to make an appointment.
Trinity United Methodist Church
130 South Lexington
No regular schedule, call for assistance
White Plains Youth Bureau
Tuesdays, 9 AM - 11 AM
11 Amherst Place, White Plains, NY 10601
For more information contact the White Plains Youth Bureau at 914-422-1378 or email at email@example.com.
ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN HELP THEIR NEIGHBORS WHO ARE UNABLE TO SHOP FOR GROCERIES OR PRESCRIPTIONS
Grace La Gracia Shopping Sisters Program
Grace Episcopal Church
33 Church Street, White Plains NY 10601
LINDA GALLO: 914-582-2596 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need Groceries? Supplies? If you are in need of these, know you will have someone to help. A coordinated network will be set up as follows:
Family Services of Westchester
RideConnect, a program of Family Services of Westchester, has been providing volunteer based transportation for over 10 years to older adults in Westchester & Southern Putnam counties. These rides are for medical, shopping, social visits, religious services and more. At this time, while RideConnect continues to provide this volunteer based transportation for critical medical appointments, they have also enlisted volunteers to do essential shopping for older adults such as groceries, and medication pick-ups. If you, or someone you know would benefit from being matched up with a volunteer to get your essential items, please contact RideConnect at (914) 242-7433 or via email at email@example.com.
Website: Ride Connect
Meals on Wheels White Plains
Meals-on-Wheels of White Plains is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers with a commitment to delivering both food and compassion to neighbors in need. Meals-on-Wheels of White Plains serves members of our community who are unable to shop or prepare adequate meals themselves. They are making deliveries twice a week and providing a frozen meal for the days they don’t visit. They have initiated a no-contact delivery method. if you would like to sign up for meal delivery through Meals on Wheels White Plains, please call (914) 946-6878
Meals on Wheels White Plains
If you need Food Assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org
AREA SUPERMARKETS - Providing special hours designated for customers aged 60 years or older or for those with compromised immune systems:
H Mart 371 N Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530914.448.8888Special hours: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM each day is reserved for seniors, pregnant women and the handicapped.https://www.hmart.com
ShopRite13 City Pl, White Plains, NY 10601914.539.4500Special Hours 7 AM - 8 AM everydayhttp://www.shoprite.com/pd/stores/NY/White-Plains/ShopRite-of-White-Plains/756A4227
Stop and Shop
154 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604914.997.0715670 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603914.682.3279
Special Hours: Customers over 60 years old as well as customers with compromised immune systems can shop from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM each day.
Trader Joe’s215 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530914.997.1960Special Hours: 8AM - 9AM: Open to senior customers (age 60 and over) and customers with disabilities who may need extra assistance https://locations.traderjoes.com/ny/hartsdale/533/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Maps&utm_campaign=Google+Places
Whole Foods Market110 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY 10605 914.288.1300Special Hours: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM each day.
SUPERMARKETS - GROCERY DELIVERY OR PICKUP SERVICES
Roosters Market: https://www.roostersmarket.net/online-order
Juice Press Organic Grocery (Tuesdays & Thursdays) : https://order.juicepress.com/grocery/menu
Panera Bread Grocery: https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/panera-grocery.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw7LX0BRBiEiwA__gNw9pAi--W75ryiJ8oD
The Chef’s Warehouse: https://shop.chefswarehouse.com/collections/specialty
Ace Endico: http://www.aceendicotogo.com
Fresh Direct: https://www.freshdirect.com/
WHITE PLAINS RESTAURANT DELIVERY, TAKE-OUT AND CURBSIDE PICK-UP
Local restaurants are now open with COVID-19 rules in effect while also offering curbside pickup, take-out, and/or delivery. For a list of White Plains restaurants offering these services go to: White Plains Business Improvement District We’re Open for Business
Outdoor Dining in White Plains -
Effective June 9th, 2020, Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order Outdoor Dining tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated
If you need a mask email email@example.com
If you have food insecurity email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer email: email@example.com
THE WHITE PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY
The White Plains Public Library reopened to the public on Tuesday, July 28th with limited hours and COVID 19 rules in effect.
The White Plains Public Library has launched Documenting COVID-19: White Plains Experiences and wants to hear about you, what you’re doing, how you’re doing, what you see outside your window. Contributions to the Library’s collection can be anything, from a three-line poem to a 200-page diary, from a photograph to an oil painting. To find out more about this project, and to submit your documents, visit: https://whiteplainslibrary.org/local-history/covid-19/
Family Services of Westchester
This fall looks different than any other in FSW’s long history, but our commitment to education, counseling and support remains as strong as ever. Our range of offerings and resources for COVID-19 support grows every day. The creativity, resilience and resolve of our staff has allowed us to adapt to the pandemic despite extraordinary challenges.
Westchester County residents who have tested positive for the virus can learn more at https://www.fsw.org/covid19support.
General information on FSW’s resources and support during the pandemic are available at https://www.fsw.org/covid-19-fsw-responds.
United Way of Westchester and Putnam
As a convener and provider of resources, United Way has always been uniquely positioned in the community, in partnership with the nonprofit and government sector, to respond, provide assistance and support residents during times of uncertainty. United Way has a 24/7 help line. Dial 211 and press “2” for connections to Coronavirus-related resources. United Way 211
DOROT of Westchester
DOROT works with older adults, providing vital services and companionship to those who have difficulty leaving home without support. Programs Include Caring Calls, DOROT’s new program bringing warmth, conversation and social connection to older adults in isolation due to COVID-19 and University without Walls which offers popular programs in the arts, literature, current events and more, for more information visit https://www.dorotusa.org/our-programs .
Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS)
Offers assistance to seniors (age 60 and over) by phone. Their staff can provide information and referrals to help seniors get the resources needed. Seniors can call Judy Fink at (914)761-0600, ext. 2340. https://www.wjcs.com/news/2020/04/22/feature/wjcs-covid-19-update-we-re-here-for-you/
The LOFT LGBT :
During this difficult time, The LOFT is providing:
The Childcare Council of Westchester
The Child Care Council of Westchester has announced that they are offering child care scholarships for first responders & essential workers. To learn more:
Westchester Residential Opportunities
WRO promotes equal, affordable & accessible housing opportunities for all residents in our region and is available to answer questions regarding the federal eviction moratorium
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - 877-574-8529
In New York, thousands of mental health professionals have volunteered to support their neighbors during this time of crisis. Residents can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for counseling services.
Emotional Support for Frontline Health Care Heroes: text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
Our community is stepping up in a time of need. If you would like to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or access VolunteerNY! at https://www.volunteernewyork.org/vvc, the Volunteer Center of United Way at 914-948-4452 or the American Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html, https://www.volunteernewyork.org/hunger .
The Friends of White Plains Hospital
The Friends of White Plains Hospital has several options for residents to show their appreciation and gratitude for the tireless efforts of nurses, doctors, and countless other essential workers fighting to keep our community safe. Show your support for our healthcare heroes:
Project #WPHCommunityLove -- www.wphospital.org/communitylove;
https://www.wphospital.org/covid19help/signsupport or by contributing the hospital’s COVID-19 Relief fund: https://www.wphospital.org/covid19help
The 2020 General Election
The 2020 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd. Registered voters will be able to vote for President, their Congressperson, and State Senate and Assembly Members. New York has taken a host of measures to make voting safer and easier during the pandemic. Voting Options include:
For the first time in our state’s history, all registered voters can request an absentee ballot (under the "temporary illness" excuse). If you choose to vote by absentee ballot, then there are several ways you can cast your completed, signed ballot.
1. Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than November 3
2. Drop it off at an Early Voting poll site between October 24 and November 1
3. Drop it off at a poll site on November 3 by 9pm
4. Drop it off at your county Board of Elections Office starting September 8 through no later than November 3 by 9pm (see the list of county Boards of Elections Offices here)
NYS Executive Order 202.15
The Democratic Presidential Primary is reinstated for June 23, 2020, due to court order. Executive Order 202.15 allows voters who are affected by COVID-19 pandemic and wish to apply to vote by absentee ballot to utilize the absentee ballot application
NY FORWARD REOPENING PLAN
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Mid-Hudson Region, of which Westchester County is a part, has met all 7 metrics required to begin phase one of the state’s regional phased reopening plan starting Tuesday, May 26. Phase one includes construction, manufacturing and wholesale supply chain, retail for curbside pickup and drop-off or in-store pickup, and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
A reminder to businesses: All businesses must file an affirmation with New York State indicating that they have reviewed the reopening guidance provided by the state and understand their obligation to operate in accordance with that guidance. Businesses reopening as part of phase one may complete this document online at: https://forward.ny.gov/
Each company seeking to reopen must read the detailed Guidance provided by NYS and submit an affirmation.
NYS Guidance for Phase One of reopening: https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase
All businesses must file an affirmation with New York State indicating that they have reviewed the reopening guidance provided by the state and understand their obligation to operate in accordance with that guidance. Businesses reopening as part of phase one may complete this document online at: https://forms.ny.gov/s3/ny-forward-affirmation
All businesses seeking to reopen must document a detailed plan for a safe reopening.
Business Safety Plan templates are available at https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase
Phase 1 reopening under Governor Cuomo’s plan includes the following industries and businesses.
Construction• Building Equipment Contractors• Building Finishing Contractors• Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors• Highway, Street and Bridge Construction• Land Subdivision• Nonresidential Building Construction• Residential Building Construction• Utility System Construction
Manufacturing• Apparel Manufacturing• Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing• Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing• Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing• Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing• Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing• Machinery Manufacturing• Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing• Paper Manufacturing• Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing• Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing• Printing and Related Support Activities• Textile Mills• Textile Product Mills• Wood Product Manufacturing• Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Wholesale Trade• Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers• Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers• Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers• Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers• Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers• Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers• Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers• Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers• Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers• Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers• Miscellaneous Non-durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
Retail Delivery, curbside, and in-store pickup service only for the following businesses:• Clothing Stores• Direct Selling Establishments• Electronics and Appliance Stores• Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses• Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores• Florists• General Merchandise Stores• Health and Personal Care Stores• Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores• Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores• Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores• Used Merchandise Stores• Shoe Stores• Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores• Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting• Other Crop Production• Support Activities for Animal Production• Support Activities for Crop Production• Support Activities for Forestry• Other Animal Production
Outdoor Dining -
Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order Outdoor Dining tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated
Businesses reopening in Phase 2 include:• Offices• Real Estate• Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail• Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals• Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning• Commercial Building Management• Hair Salons and Barbershops
The NYS Summary Guidelines, Detailed Guidance and Affirmation, Business Safety Plan Template for Phase Two businesses can be found here: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-two-industries
NY FORWARD PHASE 3
Governor Cuomo has announced that the Mid-Hudson region which includes Westchester County has been cleared to enter Phase Three of reopening effective Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Phase 3 includes the following industries:
Restaurants/Food Services establishments, including food trucks, and other food concessions
Low Risk Sports
This guidance is effective immediately for the statewide permitted outdoor, low-risk recreational activities, as determined by the Empire State Development, which is currently limited to the following:
Enroll in the City of White Plains Community and Emergency Notification System and register at: Enrollment page.
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