Check & Deal with and Dept. of Probation Increase Metropolis’s Community of At-Residence Check Distribution Websites
5 new walk-up distribution websites at Division of Probation’s NeON Vitamin Kitchens will obtain preliminary allocation of over 50,000 assessments upfront of Thanksgiving meals drives
Partnership expands Check & Deal with’s community of walk-up distribution websites to over 240 areas
Nov 10, 2022
The NYC Check & Deal with Corps introduced right this moment the opening of 5 walk-up websites on the NYC Division of Probation’s Neighborhood Alternative Community (NeON) Vitamin Kitchens, additional increasing the town’s community of over 240 walk-up at-home take a look at distribution areas and bettering testing fairness for all New Yorkers. NeON Vitamin Kitchens, group meals pantries that help individuals transitioning from the justice system and different residents of justice-impacted neighborhoods, will obtain an preliminary allocation of over 50,000 assessments at its areas in every of the 5 boroughs upfront of NeON’s Thanksgiving meals drives.
“We should proceed our efforts to serve each group throughout the town and this partnership provides us a supportive solution to attain these which can be justice-involved,” stated Deputy Mayor for Well being and Human Companies Anne Williams-Isom. “Thanks to the Check & Deal with Corps and Division of Probation for making assessments obtainable at these websites, so individuals can each fill their basket with meals for the vacation and convey house some at-home COVID assessments to maintain themselves and their family members wholesome.”
“The Check & Deal with Corps’ rising community of over a thousand distribution companions ensures free at-home testing is accessible to all New York’s various communities, irrespective of the place they dwell, what language they converse, their revenue, or insurance coverage or immigration standing,” stated Dr. Ted Lengthy, Government Director, NYC Check & Deal with Corps; Senior Vice President for Ambulatory Care and Inhabitants Well being, NYC Well being + Hospitals. “Our newest partnership with the Division of Probation will lengthen testing entry and fairness to New Yorkers impacted by the prison justice system and people experiencing food-insecurity. Collectively, we are going to make sure that New Yorkers coming to NeON Vitamin Kitchens are well-fed and well-protected this Thanksgiving and vacation season.”
“We’re happy to proceed our partnership with the NYC Check & Deal with Corps in designating NeON Vitamin Kitchen areas as walk-up websites for at-home take a look at distribution this vacation season,” stated Probation Commissioner Ana M. Bermúdez. “The Vitamin Kitchens, a part of our Neighborhood Alternative Community (NeON), have been lifelines in these disproportionately impacted communities, feeding over half one million individuals final 12 months alone. Making certain that folks in want have entry to at-home assessments, an important useful resource in the course of the vacation season, is one other vital approach we’re working to assist preserve communities all through New York Metropolis protected and wholesome.”
The growth of 5 walk-up distribution websites on the NYC Division of Probation’s Neighborhood Alternative Community (NeON) Vitamin Kitchens will present entry to free testing in each borough at group meals pantries supporting individuals transitioning from the prison justice system and different residents. These websites and their hours of operation embrace:
|NeON Kitchen Manhattan||127 West 127th Road||Wednesday, Friday: 10 am to 1 pm|
|NeON Kitchen Queens||162-24 Jamaica Avenue||Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am to 1 pm|
|NeON Kitchen Brooklyn||345 Adams Road||Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 am to 12 pm|
|NeON Kitchen Staten Island||340 Bay Road||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am to 12 pm|
|NeON Kitchen Bronx||198 East 161st Road||Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 am to 12 pm|
The preliminary allocation of over 50,000 assessments at NeON Vitamin Kitchens will present testing at areas the place all New Yorkers can go to obtain free, nutritious groceries. At-home assessments will likely be obtainable upfront of Thanksgiving, ensuring New Yorkers searching for a turkey and Thanksgiving meals to feed themselves and their households may choose up at-home assessments to assist them safely collect collectively.
As well as, cellular Check to Deal with items will likely be deployed to NeON Vitamin Kitchens within the weeks earlier than Thanksgiving to make sure on-site PCR and speedy testing with rapid connection to remedy is accessible to these in want.
So far, the NYC Check & Deal with Corps has distributed over 67 million free at-home assessments by its community of over 1,200 distribution companions. The Corps has established walk-up websites at 193 Metropolis libraries, 27 NYC Parks amenities, 14 distinguished cultural establishments and 7 Gotham Well being areas. Stroll-up websites obtain weekly deliveries of at-home assessments the place they’re distributed on a first-come, first-served foundation.
Moreover, the Check & Deal with Corps’ community of over 985 group and faith-based distribution companions has distributed greater than 7 million at-home assessments and 15 million KN95 or surgical masks. This huge distribution effort has ensured essential self-testing assets and private protecting tools (PPE) is broadly accessible for Metropolis residents throughout the 5 boroughs. Program companions have established distribution websites in 157 of the Metropolis’s 178 zip codes and 99% of neighborhoods the town’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Fairness (TRIE) decided have been hardest hit by the pandemic.
Making at-home testing broadly obtainable has ensured New Yorkers can take a look at themselves instantly if they’ve signs, to allow them to safely head to work, college, or different gatherings with household or associates or be instantly linked to life-saving COVID-19 therapies within the occasion of a constructive take a look at.
The Corps continues to develop its community of distribution companions, offering extra websites for Metropolis residents to select up at-home assessments. Any New York Metropolis-based group group that wish to take part as an at-home take a look at distribution companion is inspired to join on-line.
New Yorkers can discover the situation most handy to them and website hours of operation by visiting the Metropolis’s COVID-19 testing web page. New Yorkers with a incapacity who want help or have questions relating to at-home assessments ought to name 311. Those that are deaf or onerous of listening to and use American Signal Language can name through video telephone at 646-396-5830.
The speedy outcomes supplied by at-home assessments enable New Yorkers to know their COVID well being standing in minutes and, if constructive, instantly search antiviral remedy by New York Metropolis’s distinctive COVID-19 Hotline (212-COVID19). New Yorkers who take a look at constructive utilizing an at-home take a look at are inspired to name the hotline at 212-268-4319 to benefit from free, at-home supply of COVID-19 therapies, which embrace life-saving medicines like Paxlovid.
A number of COVID-19 therapies can be found for individuals ages 12 and older, and may be delivered to New Yorkers’ properties at no cost. For extra info on COVID-19 therapies, please name 212-COVID19 and press 9 or go to the NYC Check & Deal with Corps’ COVID-19 therapies web site.
Calling 212-COVID19 gives New Yorkers a direct connection to a clinician who can refer them to monoclonal antibody remedy or prescribe antiviral drugs, like Paxlovid, and prepare to have it delivered to their house that very same day at no cost.
In regards to the NYC Check & Deal with Corps
The NYC Check & Deal with Corps is the Metropolis’s complete effort to reply to COVID-19 by offering New Yorkers accessible, no-cost testing, speedy connections to COVID-19 therapies and assets to help these recovering from Lengthy COVID. Via a partnership with NYC Well being + Hospitals and the Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene, the NYC Check & Deal with Corps gives New Yorkers equitable, widespread entry to the essential instruments for COVID-19 testing and remedy. For extra info, go to testandtreat.nyc.
About NYC Well being + Hospitals
NYC Well being + Hospitals is the most important municipal well being care system within the nation serving greater than one million New Yorkers yearly in additional than 70 affected person care areas throughout the Metropolis’s 5 boroughs. A strong community of outpatient, neighborhood-based major and specialty care facilities anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma facilities, nursing properties, post-acute care facilities, house care company, and MetroPlus well being plan—all supported by 11 important hospitals. Its various workforce of greater than 43,000 workers is uniquely targeted on empowering New Yorkers, with out exception, to dwell the healthiest life doable. For extra info, go to www.nychealthandhospitals.org and keep linked on Fb at https://www.fb.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.
About NYC Division of Probation’s Neighborhood Alternative Community (NeON)
The Neighborhood Alternative Community (NeON) includes a community of useful resource hubs strategically positioned in seven New York Metropolis neighborhoods which were disproportionately impacted by the justice system. These neighborhoods are house to massive numbers of individuals on probation — the vast majority of whom are individuals of colour. Via this nationally acknowledged mannequin, NYC Probation gives assets, programming, and alternatives in partnership with group residents, organizations, and different metropolis companies. The NeON Vitamin Kitchens are open 17 days a month in all 5 boroughs and have fed over 1.1 million New Yorkers. Go to the NeON Vitamin Kitchen right here.
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