Apparently your local elected officials are closing their offices, because of the COVID-19. Senator Rivera is not the first elected official to do this and he is not going to be the last one. It is a duty of those who were elected to serve their constituents. There is a claim that the COVID-19 could continue until September. will that be when our elected officials come out of hibernation? Look at the facts, there have been several flu strains hitting the city and country every year. Examples are the Bird flu/virus and the H1N1 Virus/flu, both of which were more deadly than the Covid-19. Plus the fact that the NYC public school system with schools that have up to 5,000 students in them, and the NYC subway and bus system which carries millions of riders each day are still open and operating.
March 14, 2020
As a public health measure in response to the coronavirus situation, our office will be closed to visitors until further notice. My team and I will be practicing social distancing as a way to limit community spread.
We will still provide constituent services via phone and email. If you need assistance, please call 646-481-2283 or email email@example.com.
I encourage everyone to protect their health and the health of others by not attending public events and staying away from large gatherings, practicing good body hygiene such as washing hands for at least 20 seconds and covering coughs or sneezes with your arm, and generally following preventive and precautionary measures from reputable sources such your state and local public health officials.
These preventive measures will slow the spread of the virus, keeping our community healthy, and ensuring our health care services are not overwhelmed.
For questions about the Coronavirus or COVID-19, call the New York State hotline: 1-888-364-3065 or visit ny.gov/coronavirus.
To get regular text message updates on the latest developments in New York City text COVID to 692-692.
For non-emergency assistance, call 311.
I will continue to provide updates via email and through my social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
New York State Senator