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  • New Bivalent Booster is now available. Find a your appointment here.
    COVID-19 bivalent booster, which protects against the omicron variants circulating in the City right now. Transmission is increasing. The booster can protect you or someone you love who is at higher risk of serious illness from COVID19 infection.
  • If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.
  • CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was:
    Their final primary series dose, or
    An original (monovalent) booster
  • People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster.

#SIStayStrongStaySafe Campaign

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#SIStayStrongStaySafe 

Staten Island Nonprofits Launch #SIStayStrongStaySafeCampaign to Raise Awareness & Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in the Borough: All Invited to Join in the Efforts 

Here’s how you can be a part of #SIStayStro

With the rates of COVID-19 and hospitalizations increasing, Staten Island Nonprofit and the SI COAD along with our Medical Ecosystem (MES) and several partners are thrilled to launch the “Staten Island: Stay Strong, Stay Safe” Public Messaging Campaign to help build collective engagement and movement around the importance of maintaining safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our borough.

We realize the continuing challenges our communities and neighbors, businesses and organizations face. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we work together to keep each other and our communities safe and strong to handle what may come our way. 

The #SIStayStrongStaySafe campaign aims to reach all corners of our borough — nonprofits, businesses, partners, clients and families, staff and leadership, community members and friends to make this powerful commitment. Together, we can keep Staten Island in good health and help our fellow Staten Islanders to live, work, learn, and play in confidence.

#SIStayStrongStaySafe Campaign Objectives:

  • To work together to keep each other and our communities safe and strong to handle what may come our way.
  • To build collective engagement as a community and decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our borough.
  • To expand outreach and mobilize efforts with unified messages to follow the core public health messaging of wearing a mask, washing your hands, watching your distance to be 6ft apart,  waiting at home if you are feeling sick and getting tested.
  • To organize our communities, organizations, partners, and neighbors to commit to following CDC, NYS and NYC Department of Health guidelines.

Toolkits

Covid Communication Toolkits

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NYC DOMH Covid 19  Messaging resources 

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U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ “We Can Do This” campaign

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Month of Action Partners page

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Vaccine Command Center – Coronavirus 

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CDC Communication Resource Center

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Covid-19 Vaccination Communication Tool kit

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Covid-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit – for CBOs

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SIStayStrongStaySafe Toolkit

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Outreach Toolkit

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Pediatric Healthcare Professionals Covid-19 Vaccination Toolkit

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Guide for Developing, Implementing, and Monitoring Community-Driven Strategies

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Guide For Community Partners

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Covid-19 Vaccine Equity: Best Practices for Community and Faith-Based Organizations

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Guide for Jurisdictions to Expand Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution to Primary Care Providers 

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Vaccine Van Flyers

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The First line of defense in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic

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National Rural Health Association – Covid -19 Resources

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CommuniVax Implementation Toolkit

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Covid-19 Resources for Native American Communities

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National Council of Urban Indian Health Covid-19 Resource Center

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Health Resource Library for Native American Communities

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Made to Save Resources

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RealHR Toolkit for Navigating Covid-19

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COVID Communication Tools for the Public

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Easy to Read COVID-19 Materials

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Resources in American Sign Language

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CDC’s Social Media Toolkit

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Social Media Toolkits

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Don’t forget to use hashtags #IGotTheShotNYC and #NYCVaccineForAll

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Links to DOHMH posts to share:

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Twitter

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Twitter

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Facebook

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Facebook, Spanish

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Instagram, English and Spanish

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Twitter/Instagram Posts to Share

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Vaccines = recovery. This video shows vaccines as critical to getting us back to some of the things we love (like theater) and how easy the process of getting the vaccine is 

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Times Square video highlighting a nurse working at the site conducting outreach on the ground (even the Naked Cowboy got the shot!)

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Vacunabus video with AOC promoting the mobile bus program to meet NYers were they are and vaccinations in Bronx

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DSS Commissioner Steve Banks and staff get the shot

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HPD staff share why they got the shot

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RESOURCES

Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 Testing Resources

Vaccine Confidence Quick Link Resources

Vaccine Request Forms

Implementing Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Policies

COVID Vaccine Education

Coronavirus(COVID-19) Information + Tips for Organizations & Communities

The Nonprofit Staten Island and our Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) coalition have been actively following the updates about Coronavirus and its impact on our communities to provide our frontline healthcare, social service and community-based organizations the information and resources they need.

SI COAD & MES Activated in COVID-19 Response & Outreach 

The Staten Island COAD & its Medical Ecosystem (MES) subcommittee have been activated in the COVID-19 response on Staten Island, acting as an emergency operations center working in partnership with the Staten Island Borough President’s Office, local elected officials, healthcare organizations, social service providers and response agencies.

SI COAD & MES Activated in COVID-19 Response & Outreach 

The Staten Island COAD & its Medical Ecosystem (MES) subcommittee have been activated in the COVID-19 response on Staten Island, acting as an emergency operations center working in partnership with the Staten Island Borough President’s Office, local elected officials, healthcare organizations, social service providers and response agencies: 

  • An ICS taskforce comprising representatives from both Island hospitals Richmond University Medical Center and Northwell/Staten Island University Hospital (chief medical officers and emergency preparedness staff), the medical society/primary care physisicans, the 11 Island’s skilled nursing facilities, nonprofit and community-based organizations, and the office of the Borough President, meets daily to discuss challenges and response and to advocate on behalf of Staten Island to the city and state.
  • Via the MES providing communications, resources and addressing needs around supplies, staffing and surge space, patient flow, and care protocols.
  • Staten Island Nonprofit/COAD sharing guidance on mandates, resources, funding, and relief opportunities for nonprofits.
  • Steering committee comprised of representatives of the Staten Island Nonprofit Board, MES, community-based organizations and SI Long Term Recovery Organization meets weekly to share information, needs, observations, and brainstorm action plans to serve the needs of our local nonprofits.  Have been partnering on assessment, outreach and response.
  • In partnership with Office of the BP, secured donations of supplies and launched fundraising campaign to purchase supplies for frontline providers.  Many thanks to The Staten Island Foundation for their support of our fundraising efforts with an emergency response grant. 
  • Advocacy & Partnerships with NYC DOHMH New York City Health Care Coalition (NYCHCC) / SI Borough Coalition Lead (funding via NYC DOHMH Hospital Readiness & Healthcare Coalitions/ASPR);  NYCEM Community Preparedness Council; NYC DOHMH Community Resilience Planning Committee; NYC DOHMH Emergency Partner Engagement Coalition (EPEC); NYC Voluntary Organizations in Disaster (VOAD)
  • Citywide Coalition of COADs/Emergency Networks; Nonprofit New York; Human Services Council of New York; and others
  • Communicate through Listservs, EverBridge Alert System (NYCEM partnership), Facebook page, Staten Island Nonprofit Newsletter.

Reopening Resources

*Note: If you cannot reopen safely, taking into account all relevant safety, hygiene, cleaning, legal etc. guidelines, don’t open yet.

NYC Reopening Hotline

The City has created a hotline for businesses restarting this week. Call 888-727-4692 for assistance. If you are a business that is eligible to reopen under Phase I, you must read and affirm the guidelines outlined by the State to reopen. Guidelines for industries can be found here.  

New York Coronavirus Hotline 

NY State has established a phone line for employees to report their employer if they believe they are not following proper PPE, hygiene, and social distancing guidelines. Employees can call (888) 364-3065.  

Moving New York Forward: Business Reopening Plan, including Statewide Guidelines for Religious & Funeral Services, Guidance for Nonprofit Offices, and a Safety Plan Template for Reopening

Webinar of Interest

Helplines and Resources:

We continue to monitor this situation closely via our partnerships with the NYC Department of Health and NYC Emergency Management. For the latest updates and resources, check those sites, the CDC, the SI COAD Facebook page, and sign up for our SI COAD list and the Staten Island Nonprofit Weekly Newsletter.

If your organization has immediate questions or concerns, please call one of these helplines:

  • NYS Governor’s 24/7 hotline, including information on testing and getting an appointment for testing: 1-888-364-3065
  • For NYC residents with questions/concerns: call 311
  • Direct Health + Hospitals helpline for those without a primary health care provider and/or no insurance: 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692)
  • For general assistance on emotional wellness & mental health: 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) or text WELL to 65173
  • Sign up for general NYC coronavirus text updates: Text COVID to 692-692
  • For health care providers: there is a specific line for reporting & questions. There are also weekly NYC/NYS DOH COVID-19 provider update calls. Let us know if you need more info.
  • For Community- and Faith-Based Organizations: NYCEM & NYC DOH are also hosting weekly COVID-19 informational update calls. Email for more information.

Please check these sites frequently for updated guidelines, communications and resources:

Additional Guidance & Resources for Communities & Nonprofits(including business practices & policies, trainings/workshops, webinars, etc.)

“Thank You.” Illustrated by local artist James Cox, in tribute to our essential workers on the frontlines during COVID-19.  Many thanks to James Cox and Luke’s Print Shop who in partnership with the Office of the Staten Island Borough President, helped raise nearly $18,000 to purchase needed supplies for our front line healthcare and social service providers through a special fundraising initiative.

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