Thursday, March 19, 2020

Staying safe in the time of COVID-19


Washing with soap and water actually kills and removes the virus.  Don’t forget to wash your thumbs, between your fingers, and the backs of your hands. Wash to the count of 20 full seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice.)

To keep the number of coronavirus cases low and not overwhelm the hospitals,

keep a “social distance” of 6 feet from people you don’t live with. 

IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM:  If you see 3 people in there, go in later. Wash your hands with soap in the laundry room bathroom after putting clothes in a machine or taking them out. After folding your clothes and bringing them upstairs, wash your hands.  Please don’t go to the laundry room if you are sick.
Cover your cough with a hankie or tissue, a mask, or your elbow – not your hand. (You’ll use your hand to touch the elevator button or get your mail or . . . ).

IF  YOU’RE SHUT IN AND NEED HELP, some neighbors have volunteered to run errands. Contact for details. 

There’s also a FREE service for those who use the internet:  Hit “request a delivery” and fill out the form.

Healthy seniors, Whole Foods has special senior shopping hours from 7-8 AM.  If you need food, go to Goddard Riverside Senior Center, 12-1 PM  at 598 Columbus at 88th Street, or call them about possible delivery of free food, 212-873-6600.

Students home from schoolSpectrum cable is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription, and installation fees will be waived for new student households.  Students can pick up grab-and-go lunch food at PS 163 on West 97th Street from 7:30 AM  to 1 PM.


Our property manager promises the balcony work will be done in 3 weeks (COVID-19 permitting). After a NYC inspection, the scaffolding can be removed.  

Evictions are suspended during the outbreak. (Landlords can still file cases, but the court won’t act on them until the COVID-19 outbreak is over.)  Most of the courts are closed except for emergencies and ongoing criminal trials.

Go online and fill out your Census form! Even roommates should do it.  It helps NY get federal money!   

You can apply for an absentee ballot .  The NYS primary is now scheduled for April 28th, but may be postponed. 

QUESTIONS?  SUGGESTIONS?  Contact CPGTenAssoc@gmail / dot / com.