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Posted on: April 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] RIOC Daily Update: What You Need to Know from NYS

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Wishes for A Joyous Passover and a Happy Easter from RIOC

As many of us begin to celebrate Passover and Holy Week during the COVID-19 pandemic, we must remember to continue social distancing practices. Technology allows us to visit our loved ones while we continue to be #togetherapart. Our residents who are quarantined in our homes with our families should remember how lucky we are in this time of crisis. Our senior and disabled residents are fortunate to have volunteers who make sure they continue to receive regular meals and know they are not alone.

From our RIOC family to yours, we wish you a Joyous Passover, a Happy Easter and hope that you will continue to be safe and healthy during these challenging times.

REMINDER - Please Stay Home

Despite reports about some positive indicators pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask you to continue to follow social distancing protocols. If you or a loved one are feeling ill, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider immediately to discuss next steps. For more information, please visit

Governor Cuomo’s Daily Updates

For anyone who would like to tune into Governor Cuomo’s daily updates, please visit his website:

 Census 2020

If you haven’t received your invitation to complete the Census in the mail, you can still respond online. and be sure to select the "If you do not have a Census ID, click here" link. #LetsGetCountedNY

 Grab and Go Meals for All New Yorkers at PS/IS 217 on Roosevelt Island

This program is expanding to three (3) free meals to adults at all sites. No one will be turned away.

Hours (Monday – Friday):

7:30am-11:30am for families and children

11:30am-1:30pm for adults

Food Pantries

Please go to to find out food pantries, community kitchens and other food sources. If you know of a senior who is in need of attention of any kind, please contact the Public Safety Department immediately at 212-832-4545.

 Pharmacies offer free home delivery to New Yorkers 

After speaking with the state’s major pharmacy chains, pharmacies have agreed to offer free home delivery to help reduce long lines for prescriptions at their facilities.

 Mental Health Hotline

We can’t underestimate the impact this pandemic is having on mental health. For free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314.

 Transportation Updates

  • Red Buses will continue to run on a Weekend Schedule and the Trams will continue to operate as normal until further notice.
  • NYC Ferry - – check for changes
  • MTA - – check for changes

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