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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page

NYC's Reopening

New York City is in Phase 4 of the coronavirus reopening, but many businesses are on temporary PAUSE or are open with limited capacity, due to high rates of infections.

New York State reopening guidelines forward.ny.gov.

New York City reopening guidance www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/reopening-guide.

New York City coronavirus information www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page.

New York State coronavirus information coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.

NYC Small Business Services (SBS) www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/index.page
Covid Outreach page www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page

For more information about reopening see the MHNA Reopening page.

Vaccinations

New York State follows CDC guidelines for prioritizing vaccine distribution. All New Yorkers will be eligible to receive vaccinations by May 1, 2021.

The NYC Vaccine Finder site tells you everywhere in NYC that vaccinations are available, the type of vaccination offered, and whether the first dose is offered  vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.

Check your eligibility at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov

Javits Center often has vaccination appointments available, and offers Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Neighborhood CVS, Walgreens, and RiteAid Pharmacies and personal physicians are also administering vaccinations. Ford Foundation offers walk-in and by-appointment vaccinations. Check details on vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.

Testing

All New Yorkers can get tested for covid-19. Sites run by New York State and NYC Health + Hospitals are free.  coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you. You can also check with your doctor, pharmacies and walk-in urgent care to find out if they do testing and if there will be charges.

NYC Health + Hospitals testing sites nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-testing-sites. Bellevue Hospital has walk-in testing, wait times vary from no wait to one hour, test results come back in 1-2 days. Testing is free.

NYC Testing sites www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid-19-testing.page

Prevent the spread of COVID-19

IMPORTANT: There is still no cure for COVID-19. Stop the spread using a layered approach:

  • get vaccinated
  • wear face coverings where required, and when you are with people who are not vaccinated or if you are not vaccinated (consult your physician if you are immunocompromised)
  • maintain distance (6 feet between people who are not in the same household)
  • practice good hand hygiene
  • stay home if sick (seek care if you feel seriously ill)

When community rates of infection are high, limit non-essential activities, travel and indoor gatherings with people who are not vaccinated. 

New York City's coronavirus page www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page.

Post-COVID clinics

Post-COVID care clinics bring together multidisciplinary teams (including pulmonology, cardiology, rehabilitation, neurology and mental health) to provide a comprehensive treatment approach www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/covid-19-care-clinics.pdf. New Yorkers suffering from prolonged effects of COVID can now contact AfterCare, a City program that connects “Long COVID” patients with physical health, mental health, community support, and financial support resources nychealthandhospitals.org/test-and-trace/after-care

NYC AfterCare
NYC Take Care’s AfterCare Program connects Test & Trace clients that have ongoing health and social needs to resources and referrals relating to Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome, also known as long COVID. Individuals with long COVID typically experience a range of symptoms that develop during or following a case of COVID-19 and which continue for weeks or months. To learn more about the program, visit nyc.gov/aftercare. To learn more about long COVID, see Post-Acute COVID-19 Care Syndrome: Frequently Asked Questions.

 

More details at the links below

NYC Test and Trace Corps: NYC Health + Hospitals operates the NYC Test and Trace Corps. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will receive a call from the Test and Trace Corps. These calls will either appear on caller ID as “Test and Trace”, or a 212 number. Please answer the phone. Contact tracers will never ask for your Social Security number, your immigration status, any private financial information, or a credit card number. You can request assistance with quarantining, food aid, etc.

Mental health resources: NYC Well, a confidential 24/7 helpline, staffed by trained counselors. They can provide brief counseling and referrals to care in over 200 languages. Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), text "WELL" to 65173, chat at NYC.gov/nycwell. The state's hotline is 844-863-9314 to get free emotional support, consultations and referrals to a provider. New Yorkers can access additional mental health resources at headspace.com/nyNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255. 
NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reaction and emotions during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19. Share this free, confidential, and anonymous resource nyprojecthope.org

Domestic violence resources: All domestic violence shelters are operating and hotlines are available 24/7. National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-799-7233), log onto thehotline.org, or text LOVEIS to 22522, Safe Horizon call 1-800-621-HOPE or visit Safehorizon.org/SafeChat to speak with an advocate. The state hotline is 800-942-6906.

Pet hotline: Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is a member of the City's Animal Planning Task Force, which is now providing a COVID-19 Pet Hotline and supportive services for NYC residents with pets. If you have a COVID-19 pet-related issue call the hotline at 877-204-8821 (8am to 8pm daily).

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Celebrating 60 Years of Preserving, Beautifying and Improving Murray Hill

Celebrating 60 Years of Preserving, Beautifying and Improving Murray Hill

The preservation of Murray Hill’s unique residential character goes back to 1847, with the Murray Hill Restriction. Financier J.P. Morgan took up the fight to preserve this historic residential neighborhood in 1914, when he formed the Murray Hill Association. The current Murray Hill Neighborhood Association (originally called the Murray Hill Committee) was formed in 1960 to oppose Robert Moses’s plan to create the Mid-Manhattan Expressway (unbuilt) by widening East 36th and East 37th Street between 3rd and 11th Avenue. Since then, the MHNA has been working continuously to preserve historic Murray Hill and to advocate for the neighborhood as a historic district and for landmark designation for its significant buildings. The Association also works to protect, preserve and beautify the community with greening and cleaning projects, promotes civic engagement, helps our neighbors in times of need, reaches out to the Murray Hill community through its newsletter, website, eblasts and social media, and is a voice for the neighborhood on issues such as safety, noise, traffic and transportation. We also promote Murray Hill businesses and provide ways for neighborhood business owners to meet and exchange ideas. Our mission is to keep Murray Hill a highly desirable place to live, work and visit.

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Your support can ensure the continued beautification of the Park Avenue malls in Murray Hill

Your support can ensure the continued beautification of the Park Avenue malls in Murray Hill

Patrons of Park Avenue maintains and beautifies the malls on Park Avenue. Your donation to POPA ensures the continued annual plantings of spring tulips, summer begonias and fall chrysanthemums, along with weekly maintenance. Support for POPA is an ideal way for Co-Op Boards, Property Management Companies, small businesses and individuals to show your love for Murray Hill. Participation as a Gardener is $500 and up. To become a Gardener, or to sponsor a higher level of support for the malls, please contact Victoria Spagnola, 50 Park Avenue, Apt. 14C, New York, NY 10016 or by email at victoria.spagnola@patronsofparkavenue.org. You can donate online at murrayhillnyc.org/donate. If you donate online, please notify us so that your donation will be properly acknowledged.

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Save the Date—July 31—for the MHNA Street Festival!

Save the Date—July 31—for the MHNA Street Festival!

As Murray Hill begins to emerge from the pandemic, we are looking forward to outdoor events that can safely bring our neighbors together—like The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Street Festival! The 2021 Street Festival is tentatively planned for Saturday, July 31 on the west side of Park Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets. The date is pending approval by the Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) to hold Street Festivals and other events on the city's streets, sidewalks and pedestrian plazas. We will be asking all Festival attendees to wear masks and maintain standard social distancing protocols and volunteers will do the same. We hope to see you there! Please email Ashley Petrylak at info@murrayhillnyc.org if you are interested in renting space or volunteering!

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More than 50 volunteers signed up for the Keep Murray Hill Clean campaign

More than 50 volunteers signed up for the Keep Murray Hill Clean campaign

Intrepid Murray Hill residents braved the cold and rain to take part in the December kick-off event for the Keep Murray Hill Clean campaign. They heard from Councilmember Keith Powers and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, as well as from speakers from ACE, who talked about additional cleanup they will be doing on the busier commercial avenues. The ACE program provides work for homeless individuals, and their work in Murray Hill is being funded by the City. A big thank-you to the volunteers who signed up to Adopt-a-Block and to those who helped make the kickoff event a success! 

Keep Murray Hill Clean volunteers can take care of their adopted block on their own schedule and can also join in a clean-up event every third Saturday of the month. We are also seeking volunteers who can help with organizing the cleaning events. 

If you would like to adopt a block, please join our Facebook Group at facebook.com/groups/KeepMurrayHillClean or email us at greenandclean@murrayhillnyc.org. Donations are welcome at murrayhillnyc.org/donate. The Keep Murray Hill Clean campaign is a program of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Green & Clean Committee. MHNA trustees Stein Berre & Michael-Ann Rowe co-chair the committee, and Michael-Ann is organizing the Keep Murray Hill Clean initiative.

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MHNA Tree Guard Repair and Replacement Program

MHNA Tree Guard Repair and Replacement Program

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Green and Clean Committee has a program designed to help individual homeowners and residential buildings in Murray Hill repair or replace broken tree guards on their property. Tree guards (hoops) have proven very helpful in protecting our trees. The style of tree guard we support is illustrated in the photo. The Association will contribute 50% of the cost of repairing or replacing a tree guard, up to a maximum of $500 per installation. Any resident wishing to have the Association help out with a project of this type should contact the Green & Clean Committee greenandclean@murrayhillnyc.org.

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United States Census Bureau American Community Survey for 2015—2019, 5-Year Narrative Profile for zip code 10016

United States Census Bureau American Community Survey for 2015—2019, 5-Year Narrative Profile for zip code 10016

Take a deep dive into Murray Hill demographics, as presented by the U.S. Census Bureau's 2015-2019 Community Survey. It covers population and household information, population details, employment, income and commuting information, enrollment numbers in schools, housing and vacancies, household computers and broadband, and more.

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The MHNA Pitches In!

The MHNA Pitches In!

On July 12th, the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association pitched in to help our Third Avenue Business Community re-open. Our volunteers helped clean out tree-beds and remove litter so that small businesses and our community will have a more attractive and inviting business district for welcoming back customers. The initiative was joint effort between the MHNA Greening and Cleaning and Business Committees. Gloves, hand sanitizer and litter grabbers helped to keep the event safe.

If you would like to get a starter kit to help you keep your own block clean, we can drop off bags, gloves and your very own garbage grabber. If interested, please email Stein Berre or Michael-Ann Rowe at info@murrayhillnyc.org.

Photo by Britton Smith.

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Call 311 for information about city services or if you want to report an issue

Call 311 for information about city services or if you want to report an issue

Or log the issue on the 311 website www1.nyc.gov/311.

Grafitti, litter, noise, homeless assistance, unsafe traffic, condition of streets or sidewalks, overflowing litter baskets and more can be reported to 311.

Call 311 for information about city services or you can visit the nyc.gov website.

If you see illegal activity or danger to yourself or others, call 911.

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Upcoming Events

Important Election Dates for 2021
Important Election Dates for 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Walking Tour of Historic Murray Hill
Walking Tour of Historic Murray Hill

Sunday, June 27, 2021
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Seeds of Change: A Spring Exhibit at Gallery35 (May 1 - June 30)
Seeds of Change: A Spring Exhibit at Gallery35 (May 1 - June 30)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Street Festival
The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Street Festival

Saturday, July 31, 2021
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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