Community Alerts

Government Alerts 9.9.20

Sep 9, 2020
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Public Schools Experiencing Ventilation Issues

Public school teachers return to classrooms this week, ahead of the Monday, September 21 start of in-person learning. However, some school buildings are not allowed to reopen due to poor ventilation. Due to ventilation issues, students will not be returning to Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus. There are six schools within MLK: The Maxine Greene HS for Imaginative Inquiry, Urban Assembly School for Media Studies, High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice, High School of Arts and Technology, Manhattan / Hunter Science High School, and Special Music School. Click here to learn more.

9/11 Memorial Museum Reopening

The 9/11 Memorial Museum will reopen exclusively for 9/11 family members on Friday, the 19th Anniversary of 9/11. It will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 12. Family members can now arrange free advance timed tickets to visit the Museum for the 19th anniversary of 9/11, and advanced timed tickets are also available for the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s reopening to the public. Find tickets and more information here.

Fall 2020 YouthAction Community Leadership Course

Are you a high school student who wants to learn how to be an effective advocate for yourself, your school, and your community? Then join Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC)'s YouthAction Community Leadership Course! The YCLC is a free 9-week course that meets remotely on Monday afternoons from 4:00pm-6:30pm. Click here to apply by Friday, October 9.

Cashless Establishments Prohibited in New York City

Pursuant to Local Law 34 of 2020, cashless establishments are prohibited in New York City, effective Thursday, November 19, 2020. Establishments covered by the law include: Food Stores (establishments that offer food or beverages to the public for consumption or use on or off the premises, or on or off a pushcart, stand or vehicle) and Retail Establishments (establishments that offer consumer commodities, or where services are provided to consumers at retail). This does not include banks or trust companies. Find out more information here.