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How to Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Fall

Staying safe this fall, "The Health of Women Veterans" podcast series available now, & more. 

NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) Weekly Newsletter


** Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Fall
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** Returning to School
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https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/welcome-to-the-2020-2021-school-year
This year, New York City families can choose to have their child participate in Blended Learning (a combination of on-site, in-person instruction) or online remote learning. To have your child attend school solely through remote learning click here (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/choosing-remote-instruction-for-fall) .

Students will learn safety procedures during instructional orientations held between Wednesday, September 16th, and Friday, September 18th. All schools will begin full-time instruction on Monday, September 21st.

Visit the NYC schools website (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/welcome-to-the-2020-2021-school-year) for:
* Important dates
* Detailed information on remote learning
* Health and safety procedures



** New York Travel Advisory
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https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory#restricted-states

New York has published a travel advisory for those traveling to states with high rates of COVID-19. If you visit ANY of these states (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory#restricted-states) this fall, you MUST quarantine for two weeks when you return to NYC.

Read New York's travel advisory here (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory) .



** Know Before You Go: Checkpoints
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https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/counseltothemayor/downloads/Checkpoint-FAQs.pdf

NYC has enacted checkpoints to ensure New Yorkers comply with the state's travel requirements.

What to expect at the checkpoints:
* Individuals will be asked whether they have spent more than 24 hours in any state on New York’s Restricted State List (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory#restricted-states) in the last 14 days.
* If yes, the individual will be required to complete a New York State Traveler Health Form. The form is available online and can be filled out at the earliest, one day before arrival in New York City, or at the checkpoint.

Learn more here (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/counseltothemayor/downloads/Checkpoint-FAQs.pdf) .



** Dining Out
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https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-dining-safely.pdf

Want to dine out? Here are some tips from NYC Health and Hospitals (https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/) to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:
* Limit your time waiting.
* Wear a face covering when you are not eating or drinking.
* Keep 6 feet between you and those not in our party.

Learn more here (https://on.nyc.gov/2VcjIMy) .



** Get Tested for COVID-19
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http://nyc.gov/covidtest

The best way to stay safe and protect your City is to get tested for COVID-19. Find a free testing site here (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid-19-testing.page) .


** "The Health of Women Veterans"
Podcast Series
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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sitrep-nyc/id1448253101

All episodes of our special podcast series: "The Health of Women Veterans", are now available:

The Health of Women Veterans, Episode 1: Motherhood in the Military (https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpodcasts.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fhealth-women-veterans-episode-1-motherhood-in-military%2Fid1448253101%3Fi%3D1000467966186&data=02%7C01%7CGFeliciano%40veterans.nyc.gov%7C7d8c76c44e744ee1968308d84fee6fce%7C32f56fc75f814e22a95b15da66513bef%7C0%7C0%7C637347232777058035&sdata=RfR10kP1M%2FfxgJavUcWHrs7oayM407pHZhu8T3c9ALc%3D&reserved=0)
Women veterans discuss parenthood in the military and share stories of family separation and loss.
The Health of Women Veterans, Episode 2: Show No Weakness (https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpodcasts.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fthe-health-of-women-veterans-episode-2-show-no-weakness%2Fid1448253101%3Fi%3D1000489732793&data=02%7C01%7CGFeliciano%40veterans.nyc.gov%7C7d8c76c44e744ee1968308d84fee6fce%7C32f56fc75f814e22a95b15da66513bef%7C0%7C0%7C637347232777067991&sdata=rQsIpRtOUmGERLWpUc96DIsMQ6n66RLzYOGtOpJCmPE%3D&reserved=0)
We explore the cultural factors that prevent women in the military from reporting illness and injury.

The Health of Women Veterans, Episode 3: Life After a Combat Injury (https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpodcasts.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fhealth-women-veterans-episode-3-life-after-combat-injury%2Fid1448253101%3Fi%3D1000489732795&data=02%7C01%7CGFeliciano%40veterans.nyc.gov%7C7d8c76c44e744ee1968308d84fee6fce%7C32f56fc75f814e22a95b15da66513bef%7C0%7C0%7C637347232777067991&sdata=l8MJUGqj89Gyj49FRUqlRe0S%2FLJrc2aJUSkn0tOWcxo%3D&reserved=0)
Women veterans discuss their combat injuries and how they worked to create a new life after service.

The Health of Women Veterans, Episode 4: PTSD, MST, & Obstacles to Healing (https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpodcasts.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fhealth-women-veterans-episode-4-ptsd-mst-obstacles%2Fid1448253101%3Fi%3D1000489732794&data=02%7C01%7CGFeliciano%40veterans.nyc.gov%7C7d8c76c44e744ee1968308d84fee6fce%7C32f56fc75f814e22a95b15da66513bef%7C0%7C0%7C637347232777077950&sdata=iNO5gDNbOup8FRLaCWx8dimrCxrtgkyG%2Fa4PEPOlHT8%3D&reserved=0)
This final episode of the series explores the military experiences that impact the mental health of women veterans and the challenges they face when attempting to address these issues. The veterans featured discuss post-traumatic stress disorder and military sexual trauma. Please be advised.

Subscribe to SITREP NYC (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sitrep-nyc/id1448253101) now:
* Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sitrep-nyc/id1448253101)
* Stitcher (https://bit.ly/2UESheV)




** NYC Updates
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** NYC Care Available to all New Yorkers
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https://www.nyccare.nyc/enroll/

ALL New Yorkers who cannot afford or who are not eligible for health insurance can now receive comprehensive and affordable primary, preventive, and specialized health care at NYC Health + Hospitals locations (https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/) through NYC Care!

Learn more and enroll
here (https://www.nyccare.nyc/enroll/) .



** Black Lives Mater & Black Lives Count
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https://my2020census.gov/

The 2020 Census is critical. When Black communities are undercounted they lose representation in Congress and the parties that come into power do not represent their interests. Fill it out the census now at my2020census.gov (https://my2020census.gov/) .



** DVS in the Community
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https://bvsj.org/

https://bvsj.org/

Last week, DVS was honored by Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc (BVSJ) (https://bvsj.org/) . Commissioner James Hendon received the BVSJ Leadership Award and Engagement Coordinator Tanya Thomas received the Community Service Award.

Over the past 40 years, BVSJ has sponsored seminars for military families, provided support for transitioning service members, and connected veterans to housing opportunities. Learn more
here (https://bvsj.org/) .



** DVS Programs & Initiatives
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** Get Food Delivered
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https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/contact/services/COVID-19FoodAssistance.shtml


If you’re a veteran in need of food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis, DVS is here to help. Contact DVS at (212) 416-5250 or connect@veterans.nyc.gov to have GetFoodNYC (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/contact/services/COVID-19FoodAssistance.shtml) meals delivered to your home.


** Housing Support & Eviction Prevention
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https://www1.nyc.gov/site/veterans/programs/housing.page


1 in 4 (https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/nyc-housing-market-struggles-25-renters-cant-pay-report) NYC tenants has not paid rent since March, placing many New Yorkers at risk of losing their homes. If you're a veteran worried about eviction, please contact DVS at connect@veterans.nyc.gov or 212-416-5250.


** Mission: VetCheck
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https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/mission-vetcheck


As part of MissionVetCheck, volunteers are making check-in calls to NYC veterans and informing them about available services. You can be part of this mission. Join today here (https://bit.ly/2Aav5g3) .


** Helping Veterans File VA Claims
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https://www1.nyc.gov/site/veterans/programs/va-benefit-claims.page


DVS and the New York State Division of Veterans' Services are collaborating to serve City veterans! For the first time, NY State and NYC are working together to process claims for non-service-connected pensions. To learn more contact benefitclaims@veterans.nyc.gov.


** Get Certified with NYC
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http://nyc.gov/getcertified

Grow your veteran-owned business by becoming NYC certified! 75% of certified businesses have won contracts with City agencies. Learn if your business is eligible for NYC certification here (https://on.nyc.gov/2DvwgFK ) .

Have questions? Contact business@veterans.nyc.gov.

For a complete list of resources visit our COVID-19 Resource page (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/veterans/covid-19/resources.page) .


** Contact DVS
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Employment Services:
* Christian T. Peralta​
(646) 630-1932​ | cperalta1@veterans.nyc.gov​

Education Services and Unemployment Assistance​:
* Amauri Espinal​
(646) 799-2728​ | aespinal@veterans.nyc.gov

Housing:
* Dana Rock, HSS Director​
(646) 901-4948​ | DanaRock@veterans.nyc.gov​
* Horng Chou, HSS Deputy Director​
(646) 532-1884​ | Hchou@veterans.nyc.gov​

Eviction Prevention:​
* Angela Guyton-Cyril​
(646) 740-8156​ | AGuyton-Cyril@veterans.nyc.gov​

Food Assistance:
* Eileen Barcene​
(646) 499-0055​ | ebarcene@veterans.nyc.gov​

Healthcare:
* Melissa Walters​
(646) 889-4180​ | Mewalters@veterans.nyc.gov

Military Families and Caregivers:
* Tanya Thomas​
(646) 499-0098​ | tthomas@veterans.nyc.gov



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