Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates – Eric Adams

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates – Eric Adams
New York, NY – February 5, 2019: Eric Adams Brooklyn Borough President attends launch EAT-Lancet Commission Report on Food, Planet, Health at United Nations Headquarters. (Shutterstock)
Brooklyn Borough Hall continues to be dedicated to informing all Brooklynites of the state of the Borough during this time, and will continue sending out frequent updates, such as this one, to our communities.
I urge all Brooklynites to continue to stand together and look out for one other in the spirit of One Brooklyn; we can and will get through this. 
Please be sure to rigorously wash your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently throughout each day; cough and sneeze into your elbow; stay home if you’re sick; practice social distancing and good hygiene; and please consider telecommuting, telecommunication, and telemedicine options whenever possible.
Please also visit for information, resources, and tips.
For real-time COVID-19 updates on the Borough and the City, follow our social media:
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Updates and Important Information
  • As of Tuesday, March 17th at 2 PM, there are 814 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York City, and 157 of those confirmed cases are in Brooklyn, with seven confirmed fatalities citywide.
  • Rideshares and car pools have been BANNED by executive order.  With the exception of families, there can only be one passenger per vehicle.  
  • Alternate Side Parking (ASP) will be suspended from Wednesday, March 18th through March 24th.  
  • Parents and guardians of students with disabilities should send any questions to
  • The City will be opening an initial 100 centers to provide for the care and instruction of City workers’ children.
  • All NYC Parks recreation and nature centers are closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office will stop prosecuting low-level offenses “that do not jeopardize public safety.”
  • The US Treasury has announced that Americans have until July 15th to file their 2019 returns for up to $1 million in income.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafés will only serve food in the form of take-out and delivery. Nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses, concert venues, and gyms are closed.
  • Non-essential businesses are urged to close by 8:00 PM, excluding groceries, gas stations, medical facilities, and pharmacies.
  • A halt on all public gatherings of 50 or more persons is in effect.
  • Interest payments on federal students loans have been suspended.
  • All New York City public schools are closed until at least Monday, April 20th, with remote learning beginning Monday, March 23rd. School sites are open for grab-and-go meals this week, beginning at 7:30 AM.
  • Sussman Education is offering FREE distance learning programs if you do not have access to their paid services: Study Island, Study Island for Home, and EdOption Academy.
  • Edmentum Online Learning has a number of FREE services that support remote learning.
  • As teachers and administrators prepare for remote learning, Teq has offered their professional development platform for FREE; educators can sign up for this service on their website.
  • All Brooklyn Public Library branches are closed until Tuesday, March 31st.
  • All senior centers are closed except for grab-and-go meal pickup.
  • All hospitals will be ordered to cancel their elective surgeries.
  • A statewide eviction moratorium is currently in effect, including residential and commercial properties as well as foreclosures, according to the Office of Court Administration.
  • All in-person visits to City jails have been suspended.
  • Utilities have been ordered to not shut off service for gas, water, or electricity.
  • If you see price gouging, report it to 1 (800) 697-1220, fill out the complaint form on the New York State Attorney General’s website, or email
  • Brooklyn Community Boards 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, and 18 have all postponed/cancelled their meetings.
  • Visit the New York City Department of Small Business Services for information on relief available for businesses with fewer than 100 employees. 
  • If you are feeling sick, please wait three to four (3-4) days before contacting a doctor. Use telemedicine services BEFORE going to the doctor’s office, urgent care, or the ER. Thanks to our advocacy and Governor Cuomo’s leadership, co-pays for telemedicine consultations have been eliminated due to COVID-19. For urgent care telemedicine, utilize NewYork-Presbyterian, Mount Sinai, or NYU Langone. For mental health telemedicine, reach out to Columbia Doctors. For diabetes telemedicine, reach out to NYC Health + Hospitals. If you know of other NYC services, email
For City alerts in English, text COVID to 692-692.
For City alerts in Spanish, text COVIDESP to 692-692.

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