Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Response Efforts

Attached is a fact sheets with important information specific to our region regarding the President’s COVID-19 response efforts

10,000 face shields in memory of Andreas Koutsoudakis

Andrew raised $55,000 using GoFundMe to purchase protective equipment and supplies for the nurses and staff at local hospitals, nursing homes and group homes serving those with developmental disabilities in his father’s memory.

Malliotakis asks state to plan for elective surgeries

The New York State Department of Health needs to develop a timeline to lift the ban on elective surgeries and reschedule procedures throughout the state, beginning with those addressing life-threatening conditions. Assemblywoman Malliotakis spoke with the Governor’s staff last week and wrote a follow-up letter urging action. “We look to your office and the New […]

WATCH: How to Make Your own Face Covering

With Governor Cuomo mandating face coverings where social distancing is not possible, like buses and the subway, here is how you can make a face covering out of things you have at home:

WATCH: Nicole Malliotakis & Dr. Volpe answer your questions and concerns about COVID-19

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Dr. Salvatore Volpe to answer your questions and concerns about COVID-19

New York Public Library still has virtual resources to offer

While local libraries are physically closed, New York Public Library reminds us that you can still access a wide range of books online.

New Yorkers who have recovered from COVID19 & had a positive test before March 7th can possibly help save another

Individuals who have recovered from COVID19  may have convalescent plasma in their blood, which has antibodies against the virus and could help with the development of a treatment for the virus.

Hospital Visitation Guidelines Update – The State Department of Health

The State Department of Health has updated guidelines to allow a support person to be present for patients in imminent end-of-life situations.

Live Facebook Q&A with Dr. Salvatore Volpe April 13th 7pm

Precautions to take at home if you live with someone with COVID. How to handle mail, packages, groceries. Caring for pets if you have COVID or if you are caring for a COVID patient’s pet. And we'll answer your questions.

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR RETIRED PEOPLE who aren’t typically required to file a tax return

Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return need to take NO ACTION to receive their $1,200 even if they did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019.

Fact Sheet: Taking Precautions at Home

Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home.* Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Have pets? Here’s a fact sheet on how to care for them during COVID19

How should I prepare for coronavirus Virus 2019 (COVID-19) if I have a pet? Take time now to make plans and prepare your pets in case you can no longer take care of your pets or have to go to the hospital due to COVID-19.

For those of you asking whether hydroxycloroquine is banned in New York:

For those of you who were tested for COVID-19 at the Staten Island South Beach site of another state site and have been waiting for results, you can access them online.

Tested At The South Beach Site? Access Your COVID-19 Test Results Online

For those of you who were tested for COVID-19 at the Staten Island South Beach site of another state site and have been waiting for results, you can access them online.

WATCH: Nicole Malliotakis & Senator Marco Rubio Telephone Town Hall

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Senator Marco Rubio will discuss FAQs about the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program.

Increased Testing at the South Beach COVID-19 Testing Site

Staffing has been increased and 750 tests were done today. Beginning tomorrow, the site will be able to conduct up to 1,000 tests a day, so the backlog will start to reduce.

Free COVID-19 Testing for Members of the NYPD

Great news for our NYPD. The department has arranged to provide free testing to all symptomatic members of the force. No appointment necessary.

Medical Volunteers Wanted & Are Signing Up!

The state will match them with the staffing needs at new medical facilities like those being set up at College of Staten Island and South Beach Psych Center on Staten Island, and the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Staten Island Drive Thru Testing Center

Brooklyn Drive Thru Testing Center