First Meeting of Greenburgh Covid-19 Angels This Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 7 PM EST

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Greenburgh COVID-19 Angels to reach out and help seniors navigate the Covid registration  many seniors find very confusing to navigate.

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Esq.

GREENBURGH, NY — January 12, 2021 —Over 50 COVID vaccine volunteers have signed up as COVID-19 Vaccine Angels. Their outreach effort will extend their assistance to hundreds, perhaps even thousands on the coming weeks in helping seniors traverse the complex vaccine registration process.

The very same COVID-19 Vaccine Angels will also engage in assisting with transportation for seniors who need transportation to a vaccine site.

The first organizational meeting will convene Thursday, January 14th from 7-8 pm

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said he has been swamped with calls and e-mails from seniors who are experiencing a difficult time getting appointments for a Covid-19 innoculation.

“The Town is setting up a Covid-19 vaccine angels program to help seniors navigate the Covid-19 process,” noted Supervisor Feiner. We will hold our first organizational meeting via zoom for those interested in getting involved in helping seniors this Thursday from 7 PM to 8 PM. We are getting an enormous response from volunteers – over 50 volunteers so far,” he noted with pride.

Volunteers will reach out to seniors  by engaging in cold call seniors so as to  encourage them to take the vaccine Nd to accept the assistance of Greenburgh’s Covid-19 Angels. Should seniors not posses  a computer, and if they find the registration process exasperating and/or stressful  the volunteers will help them complete the appointment application form. The Angels will also inquire if seniors can’t get to the vaccine sites, and offer to  provide them with transportation assistance. In addition, the process will inform the Angels what is or isn’t working. They will report their experiences to the State.

For example: People can’t get through to the New York State telephone number to accomplish an appointment. And alas, some may give up trying.  Husbands and wives have to register separately –making it even harder to take the the vaccination together.

Those wishing to become a Covid Angel can direct e-mail to pfeiner@greenburghny.com. In turn, they will be invited to the Zoom meeting on the evening of Thursday, January 14th at 7:00pm.

/s/ PAUL FEINER

It is dark early! When walking at night wear reflectors. Wear bright clothing. Bring a flashlight so motorists can see you.

Two Public Service Announcements below produced by Greenburgh students!  Free reflectors at Greenburgh Town Hall lobby

https://youtu.be/B9tV5tpb6_o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hke7XQI1O7U&list=UUs3IDJeTXOamOtelEjcv4Bg

Paul FeinerFirst Meeting of Greenburgh Covid-19 Angels This Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 7 PM EST

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  1. Revisions By the NYS Department of Health Regarding COID-19 Vaccine Guidelines – New Yorkers Over 65 Welcome to Begin Registration

    By NYS Assemblyman NADER SAYEGH (AD-90-Yonkers)

    TRIBUNE 3:39PM • JANUARY 13, 2021 ARCHIVES LEAVE A COMMENT

    Today, I’m pleased to announce that the New York State Department of Health has revised its COVID-19 vaccine guidelines in accordance with the CDC and is now allowing New Yorkers over the age of 65 to begin registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Those interested in registering to make an appointment or check their availability can click HERE or contact 1-833 NYS 4 VAX (1-833-697-4829)

    While this is welcome news, it’s important to note that at present time, the number of eligible New Yorkers has exceeded the number of vaccines available in New York State. At present time, New York State is only receiving 300,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines weekly, whereas approximately 7 million New Yorkers are now eligible for the vaccine.
    I understand this is frustrating. However, I encourage New Yorkers to remain patient as we navigate this difficult hurdle. Our office has been in regular contact with the New York State Department of Health and the Governor’s office to help ensure wider distribution in the coming days and weeks, including the possibility of in-home vaccinations and mass-vaccination sites in our immediate area.

    This group joins New Yorkers 75 and older, first responders, public safety officers, teachers and other school staff; in-person college instructors, childcare workers, public-facing grocery store workers, transit workers and individuals living and working in homeless shelters who became eligible to register for the vaccine on Monday, January 11th.
    In the meantime, I urge you to continue to wear a mask, limit the number of people you come in contact with and socially distance as we must continue to be New York Strong in the fight against this pandemic.
    As always, feel free to contact me with questions about the information shared below. You can reach out via phone at (914) 779-8805 or email. Other ways to stay informed include by following me on social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Best wishes, stay safe and please continue to be well,
    .

    Nader J. Sayegh
    NYS Assemblyman
    90th District-Yonkers

    How to Sign Up for Covid-19 Vaccine

    To sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine, you must certify that you are eligible following the strict rules set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and New York State Department of Health. At the test site, New Yorkers must present ID proving their age if they’re in an age restricted category or a paystub, employee ID, or letter from an employer to demonstrate eligibility as an essential worker. It is illegal to sign up for a vaccine if you do not presently qualify.

    Here are major categories this phase of vaccinations will cover, but for complete details and to sign up, the website link follows:

    Age 75 and older

    First Responder or Support Staff for First Responder Agency, Fire State Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)

    Local Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)

    Police and Investigations, State Police, including Troopers

    State Park Police, DEC Police, Forest Rangers

    SUNY Police

    Sheriffs’ Offices

    County Police Departments and Police Districts

    City, Town, and Village Police Departments

    Transit of other Public Authority Police Departments

    State Field Investigations, including DMV, SCOC, Justice Center, DFS, IG, Tax, OCFS, SLA

    Public Safety Communications, Emergency Communication and PSAP Personnel, including dispatchers and technicians

    Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel Court Officers

    Other Police or Peace Officer

    Support or Civilian Staff for Any of the Above Services, Agencies, or Facilities

    Corrections, State DOCCS Personnel, including correction and parole officers

    Local Correctional Facilities, including correction officers

    Local Probation Departments, including probation officers

    State Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities

    Local Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities

    P-12 SchoolsP-12 school or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff, and support staff including bus drivers)

    Contractor working in a P-12 school or school district (including contracted bus drivers)

    Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group childcare

    In-person college faculty and instructors

    Employees or Support Staff of licensed, registered, approved or legally
    exempt group Childcare Setting

    Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Provider

    Public Transit Airline and airport employee

    Passenger railroad employee

    Subway and mass transit employee (i.e., MTA, LIRR, Metro North, NYC Transit, Upstate transit)

    Ferry employee

    Port Authority employee

    Public bus employee

    Public facing grocery store workers

    Individual living in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared with individuals and families who are not part of your household

    Individual working (paid or unpaid) in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared by individuals and families who are not part of the same household, in a position where there is potential for interaction with shelter residents

    High-risk hospital and FQHC staff, including OMH psychiatric centers.

    Health care or other high-risk essential staff who come into contact with residents/patients working in LTCFs and long-term, congregate settings overseen by OPWDD, OMH, OCFS,Thank OTDA and OASAS, and residents in congregate living situations, overseen or funded by the OPWDD, OMH, OCFS, OTDA and OASAS.

    Certified NYS EMS provider, including but not limited to Certified First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician – Critical Care, Paramedic, Ambulance Emergency Vehicle Operator, or Non-Certified Ambulance Assistant.

    County Coroner or Medical Examiner, or employer or contractor thereof who is exposed to infectious material or bodily fluids.
    Licensed funeral director, or owner, operator, employee, or contractor of a funeral firm licensed and registered in New York State, who is exposed to infectious material or bodily fluids.

    Staff of urgent care provider.

    Staff who administer COVID-19 vaccine.

    All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care, or other staff in a position in which they have direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff).

    All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations.

    Home care workers and aides, hospice workers, personal care aides, and consumer-directed personal care workers.

    Staff and residents of nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and adult care facilities.
    OR

    2. The person for whom you are submitting the application for is a resident or patient of one of the
    following:

    Nursing home regulated by the NYS Department of Health (DOH).

    Residential program or hospital certified or operated by the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) or Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).

    For the complete list and to sign up for the vaccine go to:
    https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/Public/prescreener

    Forward this E-Newsletter
    If you think a friend or family member qualifies for the COVID-19 vaccine under the categories now eligible, please forward this news letter to them.

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