National News – May, 11 2020
On May 14th, ARNIC held its second virtual town hall meeting. The purpose of these meetings is to foster community, reduce social isolation and share resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting included a Know Your Rights presentation, which was led by MASA in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. Over 30 of our immigrant clients attended the event along with ESU staff.
Topics covered in the presentation included:
City health guidelines during COVID-19
Recent changes to immigration policies
Strategies on how to interact with federal immigration officers and local enforcement
Free and safe legal services available to New York City residents
ESU will be hosting a series of town hall meetings on timely and relevant topics for our immigrant clients. Our next town hall meeting will focus on Upstander Bystander Strategy Interventions.
Here is the summary of the resources covered in the event:
NYC (NYC Health and Hospital) 1-844-NYC-4NYC (more testing sites)
NYS COVID 19 - 1-888-364-3065
Testing sites available per neighborhood: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/covid-testing.page
Information of where to get free face covering: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/facecoverings.page