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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Residents March 1, 2021

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Today’s City of White Plains Coronavirus Update: 3/1/2021   

 


The data is continuing to show a decline in active COVID cases in White Plains. There are currently an estimated 337 active cases in our City, down 35 from our call last week. Over the past 7 days, we have averaged 25 new cases per day.  

 

New York State has opened a new mass vaccination site at the National Guard Armory in downtown Yonkers.  The site has the capacity to administer 1,000 doses per day. Appointments will be open to all Westchester residents starting this Wednesday, March 3rd. Eligible residents should continue to check the State website, covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call the State Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) to check for openings at this site as well as other state–run vaccination sites.

 

Veterans who are enrolled with the VA AND who are at least 65 years old, or frontline essential workers, or who have an underlying high-risk medical condition can go to the VA facility in Montrose on Tuesday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 4th from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM to be vaccinated. No appointment necessary.

 

We have launched a new White Plains COVID Angels project to help White Plains seniors get vaccination appointments. The project is designed to assist seniors who may not be able to navigate the process of making a vaccination appointment. If you are in need of assistance or would like to volunteer to be a White Plains COVID Angel, please email wpangels@whiteplainsny.gov or call (914) 422-1378. Volunteers with various skill sets are needed and welcome! You do not have to commit to volunteering a set number of hours, and working times are flexible. 

 

The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been given emergency authorization approval by the federal government, which is good news because it will have a positive impact on vaccine supply. As supply increases demand should ease up and vaccination appointment should become easier to find. 

 

Our next call is on Monday, March 8th. Until then remember, we’re standing together by staying apart.

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Las estadísticas indican que los casos activos de COVID en White Plains han disminuido. Actualmente hay un estimado de 337 casos activos en nuestra ciudad, 35 menos que la última vez que lo llamamos la semana pasada. Durante los últimos 7 días, ha habido un promedio de 25 casos nuevos por día.

 

El estado de Nueva York ha abierto un nuevo sitio de vacunación masiva en la Armería de la Guardia Nacional en Yonkers. En ese lugar se podrán administrar 1,000 dosis por día.

 

Las citas estarán disponibles para todos los residentes de Westchester a partir de este miércoles 3 de marzo. Los residentes que cumplan con los requisitos deben continuar visitando el sitio web del estado, covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov o llamar a la línea directa al (1-833-697-4829) para averiguar si hay vacantes tanto en este lugar, como en otros sitios de vacunación administrados por el estado.

 

Los veteranos que están inscritos con la agencia de los veteranos que 

 tengan  al menos 65 años de edad o que sean trabajadores esenciales o aquellos que tienen una condición médica subyacente de alto riesgo pueden ir a las instalaciones de veteranos localizada en Montrose el jueves 4 de marzo de 8:30 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. para vacunarse. No es necesario tener una cita.

 

La ciudad ha organizado un grupo de voluntarios llamados “Ángeles de COVID” para ayudar a las personas envejecidas de White Plains a obtener citas de vacunación. El proyecto está diseñado para ayudar a las personas mayores que tal vez necesiten ayuda para hacer una cita de vacunación en línea. Si necesita ayuda o si desea unirse a los voluntarios de este programa, envíe un correo electrónico a wpangels@whiteplainsny.gov o llame al (914) 422-1378. ¡Se necesitan voluntarios con diferentes habilidades! Los horarios son flexibles y no hay un número determinado de horas que se exija para participar.

 

La vacuna de solo una dosis de Johnson & Johnson recibió la aprobación de autorización de emergencia del gobierno federal. A medida que aumente la cantidad de vacunas disponibles, la demanda debería disminuir y debería ser más fácil poder conseguir una cita.

 

Nuestra próxima llamada está programada para el lunes 8 de marzo. Recuerde que estamos más juntos al mantenernos más separados. 

 

 



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