Saturday, June 5, 2021

Governor Cuomo Announces 7-day Average COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops To New Record Low


7-Day Average Drops to 0.54%; 61 Straight Days of Decline

Pop-Up Sites at MTA Stations Have Administered More Than 15,000 Vaccinations to Date; Penn Station and Grand Central Sites Extended Another Week

91,711 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

Statewide Positivity Rate is 0.54%

Hospitalizations Drop Below 900 to Lowest Level Since October 10; 868 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

14 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19.

The Governor also announced that pop-up vaccination sites at MTA station stops have administered more than 15,000 vaccines to date. The sites at Penn Station and Grand Central will be extended another week.

"New Yorkers are gaining ground in the fight against COVID-19 and we're getting closer to the light at the end of the tunnel, but we need everyone to get vaccinated to successfully move this state into the future. We're offering incentives and opening new pop-up sites across the state to get New Yorkers into vaccination sites and shots into arms," Governor Cuomo said. "We're providing tickets for a $5 million lottery and the chance to win a free SUNY or CUNY scholarship among other amazing incentives to convince New Yorkers to get vaccinated and protect their fellow citizens. We can defeat COVID together and rebuild our state, but getting vaccinated is the key to our success and I urge everyone who hasn't gotten the shot to do so right away."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 140,741 
  • Total Positive - 761 
  • Percent Positive - 0.54%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 0.54%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 868 (-48)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 112
  • Patients in ICU - 217 (-15)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 121 (-13)
  • Total Discharges - 182,855 (+125)
  • Deaths - 14
  • Total Deaths - 42,775
  • Total vaccine doses administered - 19,407,805
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 91,711
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 516,039
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 66.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 58.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 68.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 59.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 54.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 46.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 56.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 47.5%

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The Friday Extra
The Friday Extra
In this week's Friday Extra, Bronx Chamber President Lisa Sorin highlights our new member breakfasts (our first in-person events of 2021, and certainly not the last!) and an update on our June 22nd Golf Outing, along with news you need about new small business grant opportunities.
Upcoming Events
NYC M/WBE Certification Webinars for June 2021   
M/WBE Certification Webinar (SPANISH)
Wednesday,     June 9th, 2021 |10:00am – 11:30am 

EBE Certification Webinar
Monday, June 14th, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

M/WBE Certification Webinar
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

M/WBE Certification Webinar (FRENCH)
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:30am

M/WBE Certification Webinar (HAITIAN CREOLE)
Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 |2:00pm – 3:30pm
Bronx Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Bronx is back in business!

Foursome opportunities for our golf outing are sold out! Contact to inquire about remaining Sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase a dinner ticket - there are still some spots left.
Available Growth & Recovery Grants
$800 Million Small Business Recovery Grant Program
Governor Cuomo recently announced the $800 million small business recovery grant program which will provide funding to small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.

More Grant Resources & Tips
The deadline to apply for a PPP loan has passed; applications are no longer being accepted. But there are other loan opportunities you may have access to — you just have to know where to look. This guide outlines small business loans and alternative funding options, while this one lists more than 30 grants, loans and programs. And, the U.S. Small Business Association offers these seven SBA loan programs, which you may qualify for, as well.
Stacy's Rise Project 2021
Created to help bridge the funding gap for founders, the Stacy’s Rise Project has been connecting and empowering business owners for years. Mentorship and monetary support helped this brand rise from a humble sandwich cart to the nation’s supermarkets. And it’s these same resources that today’s small business owners need to succeed – now, more than ever. So that’s exactly what Stacy’s is offering to 10 entrepreneurs in their journey to make their dreams a reality with the latest iteration of the Rise Project.

The Stacy’s Rise Project™ supports small businesses through funding, mentorship and community. Eligible small businesses selected as Stacy's Rise Project finalists will receive $10,000 and mentorship. Apply by sharing how a grant and mentorship opportunity would help grow your business. 

Bronx Chamber Member Spotlights
City Grub Delivery
City Grub Delivery is a food delivery service serving the Bronx, NY area. They deliver food from your favorite restaurants right to your door or workplace and on your schedule.

City Grub is the Prime Restaurant and Workplace Delivery service. Connect with their owner using the Bronx Chamber member portal!
Bronx Chamber member Manpower wants to know, as the economy is reopening: are you prepared to attract job seekers?

Click on their flyer to learn more.
Board Member Spotlight
Congratulations to Bronx Chamber Board Member Leslie Chiorazzi, President of CMIT Solutions, LLC. , who was featured on CRN 2021 Women of the Channel List! This list acknowledges accomplished, influential women for their dedication, hard work, and leadership in their sector.
What You Should Know
Hire CUNY Interns This Summer At No Cost To You
Hire CUNY interns this summer, at no cost to you through the CUNY Recovery Corps program!
  • Internships start July 2021 and run for 6 weeks (25 hours per week)
  • Rate of pay is $15 per hour, paid by the City of New York 
  • Work opportunities may be remote, in person, or utilize a hybrid model
Additional information can also be found on the CUNY Recovery Corps Prospective Employer page here. If you’re interested in becoming a CUNY Recovery Corps partner, you can learn more by joining one of their Employer Information Sessions.

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