Message from Congressman Jamaal Bowman: Dear neighbor,  In response to Hurricane Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is able to provide federal relief to individuals, households, businesses, schools, non-profits, and localities in our district. This assistance was made possible by President Biden’s approval of Governor Hochul’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration, something my office strongly supported. I am inviting you to join me for a Virtual Town Hall on FEMA and Local Resources this coming Tuesday, September 14th at 6 p.m. ET to learn more about these resources.  I will be joined by the representatives below to discuss local resources, individual assistance, and public assistance:  Dennis Delborgo - Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for Westchester County, New York Yokarina Duarte - Director for Intergovernmental Relations, NYC Office of Emergency Management  Stephanie Dunn Ashley - American Red Cross Metro New York North To join this webinar on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m. ET click the link below or call the number listed and provide the Webinar ID and passcode when prompted.  Link to join: https://bit.ly/NY16IdaResources  Dial-in Number:  +1 646 558 8656        Webinar ID: 815 7819 4897      Passcode: 764378 You do not need to attend the webinar to apply for assistance. To apply, you can visit www.DisasterAssistance.govor call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585 for the hearing and speech impaired). Si necesita ayuda en español, visitahttps://www.fema.gov/es. You can also download the FEMA app to submit your application for disaster assistance.  If you have any questions and/or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out as well. I look forward to having you join me and continuing to serve you. Kind Regards, Rep. Jamaal Bowman

Town of Pelham

Updated information on receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine courtesy of State Senator Alessandra Biaggi & County Executive George Latimer:

Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New Yorkers within Phase 1B can now begin scheduling appointments with individual providers, including pharmacies, local health departments, and hospitals, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. New Yorkers who fall into Phase 1A of the distribution plan will continue to be eligible for the vaccination.

Those now eligible under Phase 1B to receive the vaccine include:

  • Individuals 75 and older
  • First responders
  • Public safety and corrections officers
  • Teachers and other school staff; in-person college instructors 
  • Childcare workers
  • Public-facing grocery store workers 
  • Transit workers
  • Individuals living and working in homeless shelters

Scheduled appointments are required to receive a vaccination.

To determine your eligibility, access a list of nearby providers, and schedule your vaccination appointment, use New York State’s new ‘Am I Eligible” app. New Yorkers can also begin calling the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Prior to receiving your scheduled vaccination, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form can be completed online at forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine, and you will receive a submission ID.

New York State has established a network of distribution sites that will supplement the work being done in hospitals to prevent any one hospital from becoming overburdened. This new network will utilize doctors’ offices, Federally-Qualified Health Centers, county health departments, ambulatory centers, and pharmacies to get doses in the arms of eligible New Yorkers. Pharmacies will be providing vaccines for New Yorkers aged 75 and older, while hospitals will continue to prioritize vaccinating healthcare workers in Phase 1A and local health departments and union-organized efforts will serve essential workers in Phase 1B.

Additionally, the Department of Health is setting up 20 mass distribution sites throughout the state over the next several weeks to support all categories of eligibility. Opening on Wednesday:

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (NYC)
  • Westchester County Convention Center (Westchester County – in partnership with the County Health Department and Westchester Medical Center)
  • State Fairgrounds (Onondaga County – in partnership with the County Health Department)