QBP RICHARDS TO HOST VIRTUAL MEDIA ROUNDTABLE, CALL FOR THE CREATION OF THE NYC OFFICE OF COVID RECOVERY
Thursday, January 13 at 12PM
(January 11, 2022 at 11:20am)
QUEENS, NY – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, nearly two years after the start of an unprecedented pandemic that has killed more than 10,000 Queens residents and devastated our borough’s economy, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will host a virtual media roundtable on Thursday, January 13, to call for the establishment of the New York City Office of COVID Recovery.
The NYC Office of COVID Recovery would create a more streamlined and centralized approach toward fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, alleviating unnecessary administrative burdens from both the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Health + Hospitals system. The Office’s duties would include strengthening and expanding the City’s COVID-19 testing apparatus, improving language access for City residents, fostering more cohesive communication between City agencies and elected officials, partnering with community-based organizations, distributing vaccine incentives and more.
The NYC Office of COVID Recovery would also oversee the Test and Trace Corps, which is currently operated by NYC Health + Hospitals.
Members of the media who wish to attend the January 13 virtual media roundtable, held via Zoom and livestreamed at www.queensbp.org, are asked to RSVP via email at [email protected] by tomorrow, January 12, at 12PM.
WHAT: Media Roundtable to Call for the Creation of the NYC Office of COVID Recovery
WHEN: Thursday, January 13 at 12pm
WHERE: Held via Zoom and livestreamed at www.queensbp.org
WHO: DONOVAN RICHARDS, Queens Borough President
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