Dear neighbors,

I feel encouraged by today’s sunshine, blossoming trees, and the perennial compassion of New Yorkers. We’d love to share your uplifting stories in future updates so we can sow seeds of positivity in this difficult time. Let us know what you’re up to!

Today’s COVID-19 Update includes essential new online resources from the city, a must-hear radio story on staying active while practicing social distancing, and new information on accessing financial support through the federal government’s stimulus bill. As always, we are here to help and listen. You can reach us by phone at (718) 217-4969, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via Facebook and Twitter. Stay safe and strong. 

Rory I. Lancman



What's New

The Shalom Task Force is hosting a virtual event tonight on how to navigate family court matters including domestic violence, child custody and visitation, and court access during the pandemic.


What You Need

  • Many people are discovering the joys and challenges of indoor home exercise. Hear more from National Public Radio.
  • You can receive the latest pandemic information and resources automatically by text from Notify NYC. Text the word "COVID" to 692-692, or text “COVIDESP” to 692-692 for the same updates in Spanish.
  • You can also receive information on accessing mental health resources by texting “WELL” to 65173 or calling (888) NYC-WELL.

Food pantries and community kitchens are open throughout Queens. Use this interactive food map to find one near you.


What To Do

  • The Department of Sanitation is also urging New Yorkersnot to toss used rubber gloves on the street. Additionally, please remember to secure your trash, recycling and other waste when you put it on the curb for pickup.

As public conversations around coronavirus disease increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19.


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