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Weekly Resource Round-Up: December 13, 2022

This Week's Resources

If you have resources to share with our network, please contact Tobi Mojeed-Balogun our Associate Director of Programs Support.

NYS COVID and MonkeyPox Updates (Plus Info about the Flu and RSV)

A lot of the news around mandates, vaccines and restrictions have been a little confusing so I will list some resources below that might help.

  • PIX11 COVID Updates - kind of NYC-centric but state information is sometimes included. Link here.

  • NYS Department of Health COVID website - It's a one stop shop with an info summary at the top. Link here.

  • Walgreens COVID Index - there's concerns about the accuracy of some COVID trackers but Wallgreens released one based on their tests. Link here.

  • NYS Vaccine Website - Immunocompromised and high-risk folks are eligible for more boosters. Check here to see the requirements.

  • Antiviral treatments are accessible to eligible people who are COVID-positive. Visit this link to learn more about eligibility and how to get access to antivirals like Paxlovid

  • NYC Department of Health Monkeypox Webpage - lots of information and resources about the virus with pictures of the rash included. Find the link here.

  • NYC Monkeypox vaccine Scheduling Website - Link Here

  • COVID vs Flu vs RSV info - I found a good article from the washington post that gives information about three viruses that have been spiking this winter. Read the article here.

Hudson Link Employer Toolkit

Our friends at Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison put together an employer toolkit for hiring formerly incarcerated people. Thank you to Sean Pica, Eldredge Blalock, Elisabeth Santiago, and the rest of the team at Hudson Link for this important resource. The toolkit can be found here. If you have any questions about hiring formerly incarcerated people, please contact Elisabeth Santiago from Hudson Link's Alumni Services at

Mayor Adams Announces Mediation Program to Help Domestic Workers and Employers Resolve Workplace Disputes (NYC Office of the Mayor)

"NEW YORK, NY — New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga, and the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) Commissioner Asim Rehman today announced the launch of a new Domestic Worker Mediation Program, created to help the city’s approximately 18,000 domestic workers and their employers resolve workplace issues in a respectful, confidential, and free way without going to court. A previous report conducted by DCWP has found that more than half of the city’s domestic workers — the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color — have experienced wage theft, safe and sick leave violations, harassment, discrimination, and fear of retaliation from their employers if they report illegal behavior." Read more here.

Food and Faith: Understanding Religious Food Needs and Preferences Around Holidays (Zoom Webinar)

"In the first webinar, [held at 1 pm on December 21, 2022] for More Than Food Consulting, we look forward to exploring religious food preferences in the context of the charitable food system. Food takes a central role in many holiday celebrations and religious traditions. Meeting neighbors’ food needs and preferences includes understanding and providing for these religious traditions. Join us as we explore the intersection of religion, food insecurity and health." Thank you to Susan Fowler of Staten Island Hunger Task Force for passing this opportunity along. Register here.

How to Help Migrants Seeking Asylum in New York City (The City)

"The number of asylum-seeking people arriving in New York has dropped significantly in recent weeks, relief workers say, but their needs have not.

Hundreds of migrants are still arriving in New York every week, a spokesperson for City Hall said — down from thousands when Adams declared a state of emergency in the city. The numbers could go up again in a number of weeks thanks to a federal judge’s pending order." Read more here.

Part-time Teacher at St. Ann's Afterschool Program

Our friends at St. Ann's Church in Morrisania, the Bronx are looking for a teacher for their after school program. If you want more information, know any good candidates, or have any suggestions contact Wendy Canas at The job description can be found here.

How to Navigate Public Transportation in NYC (Documented)

"The advantages of public transportation in New York City are plenty, but the most common benefits are affordability, time saving, and flexibility. In NYC, post-pandemic, on average, 3,357,644 New Yorkers utilize the subway system to commute to work, school, and to return home.

But the subway is the not only means of getting around the five boroughs, as there are also ferries and buses. Here is everything you need to know about the public transportation system in NYC, along with important information to improve your riding experience."

Many of you are well acquainted with NYC's transportation system but for those of you who are not or need a resource to share, this article does a good job of overviewing NYC's public transit offerings. I will also encourage those of you that live outside the city to acquainted with your local public transportation (i.e. Beeline in Westchester[which is free for most of December] or UCAT in Ulster) You can read the article here.

Community Food Funders Newslink

Community Food Funders has opened up their newsletter to a wider audience (so not just food funders). "Each month, CFF compiles a newsletter with news, articles, reports, and events for those in our region interested in an equitable and sustainable food system." Highlights on this month's newsletter include:

I will continue to include highlights from each month's newsletter on our weekly resource round-ups but if you would like to subscribe yourself, the link is here. The link to last month's newsletter is here and their archive is here.


That's all for this week -- thanks for all you do!



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