Community Alerts

Community Alerts 8.23.22

Aug 24, 2022
Community Alerts 8.23.22

COVID-19 Community Level - HIGH

According to the CDC, the current COVID-19 community level in New York City is HIGH. The CDC recommends masking indoors in public and on public transportation, as well as staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Be sure to get tested if you are experiencing symptoms. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Find out more about the COVID-19 situation in New York City with the COVID-19 Data Tracker.

Monkeypox (Orthopoxvirus)

Orthopoxvirus/monkeypox cases in NYC are increasing, and there are likely many more cases that have not been diagnosed. Anyone can get and spread monkeypox. If you have a new or unexpected rash or sores, contact a health care provider. For information on vaccination appointments, click here.

Fordham University Student Move-In: Road Closures on Sunday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 30

On Sunday, August 28, from 7am-9pm, 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam will be closed. 60th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam will be closed from Sunday, August 28, through Tuesday, August 30, from 7am-9pm. There will be a 15-foot travel lane for residents, patrons, deliveries, and emergency vehicles. Fordham University security officers will be posted at each end of the closed streets. 


20th Precinct Sector A Build the Block Meeting Rescheduled for Tuesday, August 30

Come meet your Neighborhood Coordination Officers and discuss your public safety concerns. Build the Block meetings are a great opportunity to talk about neighborhood safety, make sure your concerns are heard, and have your questions answered. Join the 20th Precinct in sharing responsibility for the neighborhood that you live in. The meeting begins at 6:00pm and will be held at Dante Park (Columbus Avenue & W 63rd Street). It will be hosted by P.O. Ast and P.O. Ali. For accommodations, please call P.O. Ast (929) 248-0786. 

DOE Fall 2022 COVID-19 Guidance

The Department of Education has released new COVID guidance for the upcoming academic year. To read the guidelines, click here.

Information on Mediation from NYC’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings

MEND NYC is a citywide initiative that provides free mediation and conflict resolution services to address a number of neighborhood disputes that impact New Yorkers every day. This program is an opportunity to create direct communication and compromise, establishing respectful and ongoing relationships that help New Yorkers co-exist peacefully in their communities while ensuring that small businesses thrive. MEND NYC helps New Yorkers address issues in their neighborhood that may include: quality-of-life issues between residents and businesses, negotiation between commercial tenants and landlords, and neighboring business to business misunderstandings. You can fill out this online form to request a MEND mediation or email to learn more about whether your case may be MENDable and how to request mediation for your ongoing issue. 

Join the NYPD

Register now for the police officer exam! For more information, visit

Request for Proposals for the Operation and Maintenance of two bookstalls and related tables at Fifth Avenue between East 60th and 61st Streets, Central Park, Manhattan

In accordance with Section 1-13 of the Concession Rules of the City of New York, the Department of Parks and Recreation ("Parks") is issuing a non-significant RFP for the operation and maintenance of two (2) bookstalls and related tables at Fifth Avenue between East 60th and 61st Streets, Central Park, Manhattan. The operation will be for the sale of books and related merchandise only. There will be a recommended remote proposer meeting on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. All Proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be submitted by no later than Friday, September 30, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. For more information and to download the RFP, click here, or contact Glenn Kaalund, Senior Project Manager, at (212) 360-3482 or via email:

New York City Drinking Water Supply and Quality Report 2021

New York City’s drinking water continues to be of excellent quality. Read the report here to learn more or call 311 to request your copy.