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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Residents March 15, 2021

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The data is continuing to show a decline in active COVID cases in White Plains. There are currently an estimated 304 active cases in our City, down 23 from our call last week. Over the past 7 days, we have averaged 21 new cases per day.  Covid related hospitalizations are now 252 in Westchester County, continuing their decline. Additional Covid data is available on the County’s dashboard, which can be accessed through cityofwhiteplains.com.

 The State has expanded vaccine eligibility to those 60 years and older, and, as of this Wednesday, public-facing government and non-profit employees, and building service workers will be eligible. If you are currently eligible, I urge you to take this opportunity to schedule an appointment, as eligibility categories will likely expand further in the near future.

There are several ways to do this. You can check the State website, covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call the State Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) to check for openings at the County Center as well as other state–run vaccination sites. We recommend that you check this site regularly at all times of day as appointment availability comes and goes quickly.

 If you are currently eligible for the vaccine, reside in the City of White Plains, and need assistance securing an appointment for a vaccination, please call our White Plains COVID Angels at (914) 422-1378 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. These volunteers have been doing an amazing job helping our community get vaccinated. My sincere thanks to all of them. 

 Westchester County ParaTransit is now offering Free rides to vaccination appointments to seniors and the disabled. To schedule your ride, please call (914) 995-7272.

 Those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to quarantine if they are around someone who is ill or if they have traveled to another state as of April 1st.

 Our next call is on Monday, March 22nd. Until then remember, we’re standing together by staying apart.


Las estadísticas indican que el número de casos activos de COVID en White Plains ha disminuido. Actualmente hay un estimado de 304 casos activos en nuestra ciudad, 23 menos que cuando lo llamamos la semana pasada. Durante los últimos 7 días, hemos promediado 21 casos nuevos por día. Hay 252 hospitalizaciones relacionadas con COVID en el condado de Westchester.  Hay más estadísticas de Covid disponibles en la página del condado. Puede acceder a esa información a través de cityofwhiteplains.com.

 

El estado ha expandido la disponibilidad para la vacuna a los mayores de 60 años y, a partir de este miércoles los empleados públicos, empleados de organizaciones sin fines de lucro y los trabajadores de servicios de construcción podrán vacunarse. Si actualmente cumple con los requisitos para la vacuna, lo insto a que aproveche esta oportunidad y haga una cita, a medida que las categorías se expandan aún más en el futuro cercano.

 

Hay varias formas de hacerlo. Visite el sitio web del estado, covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov o llame al 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) para ver si hay vacantes en el County Center o en otros sitios de vacunación administrados por el estado. Le recomendamos que visite este sitio con regularidad en todo momento del día, ya que la disponibilidad de citas aparece y desaparece rápidamente.

 

Si actualmente cumple con los requisitos para la vacuna, vive en White Plains y necesita ayuda para conseguir una cita para la vacunación, llame a nuestros Ángeles de COVID de White Plains al (914) 422-1378 entre las 8:00 am y las 6:00 pm. Estos voluntarios han estado haciendo un trabajo increíble ayudando a nuestra comunidad a vacunarse. Mi más sincero agradecimiento a todos ellos.

 

El servicio de transporte público del condado de Westchester está ofreciendo transporte gratuito a las citas de vacunación para personas mayores y discapacitadas. Llame al (914) 995-7272 para reservar su espacio.

 

A partir del 1 de abril, aquellos que están completamente vacunados ya no necesitan ponerse en cuarentena si están cerca de alguien que está enfermo o si han viajado a otro estado.

 

Nuestra próxima llamada es el lunes 22 de marzo. Hasta entonces, y recuerde, estamos más juntos manteniéndonos más separados.

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