School Year 2019/2020

6/25 Update: Thank you for all the hard work and all your support.

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Update 4/28/20

LAST UPDATED: APRIL 28, 2020 AT 3:25PM
 
What You Need to Know
  • Schools and nonessential businesses will stay closed through May 15th.

  • Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.

  • Governor Cuomo outlined a phased plan to re-open New York and re-imagine a new normal for the state starting with construction and manufacturing, implemented in phases based on regional analysis and determinations. 

  • The New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board has been created to help guide the state’s re-opening strategy.

  • Preliminary Phase II results of Antibody Testing Study show 14.9% of the population have COVID-19 antibodies. Find more information and FAQs on antibody testing.

  • New York State is state is expanding diagnostic testing criteria to allow all FDNY and NYPD officers, first responders, health care workers, transit workers and essential employees to be tested for COVID-19 even if they aren’t symptomatic. 

  • In the face of a dangerous uptick of domestic violence incidents, a new domestic violence text program and new confidential online service will aid victims of abuse.

  • Governor Cuomo will issue an Executive Order mandating the NYS Board of Elections automatically mail every New Yorker a postage-paid application for an absentee ballot.

  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through May 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.

  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.

  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.  

 

 

Update 4/10/20

  • Governor Cuomo directed schools and nonessential businesses to stay closed for an additional two weeks through April 29th.

  • New COVID-19 testing facilities are opening downstate, primarily in minority communities. Find testing site locations and hours or operation.

  • SUNY Albany President Havidan Rodriguez is working with State Department of Health and Northwell Health to conduct more COVID-19 data research and increase testing in minority communities. 

  • $600 in additional weekly unemployment benefits will be made available to all New Yorkers; and the period covered by unemployment benefits is being extended for another 13 weeks, for total of 39 weeks.

  • New Yorkers who have recovered from COVID-19 are encouraged to donate blood. Here’s information on how to donate.

  • NYS is increasing the maximum fine for violations of the state’s social distancing protocol from $500 to $1,000 to help address the lack of adherence to social distancing protocols.

  • Governor Cuomo will issue an executive order to bring in additional funeral directors to help with the high number of deaths.

  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through May 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.

  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.

  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.  

 

Update 4/3/20

  • The NYS Department of Health has approved Northwell’s protocol allowing BiPAP machines to be converted into ventilators.
  • NYS will conduct a hospital-by-hospital survey on a nightly basis to take inventory of supplies; all hospitals are asked to contribute supplies they don’t currently need to a centralized stockpile.
  • 85,400 health professionals have signed up to volunteer as part of the state’s Surge Healthcare Force, including 21,000 from out of state
  • Consumers and small businesses experiencing financial hardship may defer paying health insurance premiums through June 1, 2020.
  • Governor Cuomo has directed the state nonessential workforce to continue to work from home for an additional two weeks through April 15th.
  • In-person workforce restrictions, which have been implemented through various executive orders are also extended until April 15th.
  • Statewide school closures are extended by two weeks until April 15.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through May 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices are temporarily closed for in-office visits. Online transactions, including for license renewals, are still be available. License and permit expirations will be extended.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.  

Update 3/31/20

  • Governor Cuomo has directed the state nonessential workforce to continue to work from home for an additional two weeks through April 15th.
  • In-person workforce restrictions, which have been implemented through various executive orders are also extended until April 15th.
  • Statewide school closures are extended by two weeks until April 15.
  • The first 1,000-bed temporary hospital at the Javits Center is open and accepting patients.
  • Public and private hospitals will implement a new balanced approach to fighting COVID-19 where hospitals that are beginning to reach or exceed capacity can transfer patients to other hospitals that are not as full.
  • NYS Department of Health will work with statewide healthcare systems to share Information about supplies among hospitals.
  • There is a new mobile testing site at the Bay Plaza AMC Theater at 2210 Bartow Ave in the Bronx. Site hours are Monday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm. Appointment only.
  • Pharmacies have agreed to offer free home delivery to help reduce long lines for prescriptions at their facilities.
  • The NYS’s Wadsworth Lab has developed a new test for COVID-19, which is done through a saliva sample and a self-administered short nasal swab.
  • Three new sites have been identified to serve as a place for emergency beds – South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island, Westchester Square in the Bronx and Health Alliance in Ulster County – adding 695 more beds.
  • The federal government has approved four new sites for temporary hospitals – the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the Aqueduct Racetrack facility in Queens, CUNY Staten Island and the New York Expo Center in the Bronx – adding an additional 4,000 beds.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • New Yorkers without Health Insurance can apply through NY State of Health within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices are temporarily closed for in-office visits. Online transactions, including for license renewals, are still be available. License and permit expirations will be extended.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.  

Update 3/25/20

Emergency Management
Icon showing people in window of building, staying home. Text reads: Stay home to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Recent Guidance and NYC Case Data

New York, stay home. Healthy or sick, all New Yorkers must stay home unless they are essential workers or need urgent health care.

New Rules in New York State

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, every New Yorker must stay at home from work, unless they are an essential worker. Exemptions from the order will include shipping, media, warehousing, grocery and food production, pharmacies, health care providers, utilities, banks and related financial institutions.

All non-essential businesses that are normally open to the public must remain closed. Bars and restaurants may provide takeout.

Also, all non-essential gatherings of any size for any reason are banned.

For more information on this executive order from the Governor, visit the NYS Department of Health website.

Factsheet and Flyer

Daily Syndromic and Case Data Update

The following documents provide information about people confirmed to have COVID-19 in NYC. Check back for possible updates twice daily — at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Update: 3/23/20

All students are advised to check their HSSL email accounts for instructions on how to join their Google classrooms. This is mandatory for every student.

Update: 3/20/20

DO THE FIVE

  • HANDS Wash them often
  • ELBOW Cough into it
  • FACE Don’t touch it
  • FEET Stay more than 3 ft apart
  • FEEL sick? Stay home

Help stop coronavirus

Update: 3/17/20 – ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS for students

Starting tomorrow please check in daily for any updates on your ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS. Every teacher has a MENU option.

Update: 3/15/20 – COVID-19 – Monday

Hello HSSL Students and Families

As communicated by Mayor DeBlasio and Chancellor Carranza today, schools will be closed starting Monday March 16th, and expected to be reopened Monday April 20th. Starting tomorrow March 16th, students will not report to school, however breakfast and lunch will be available through grab and go meals.

On Tuesday March 17th-Thursday March 19th, teachers and administrators will participate in professional development on remote learning and provide the necessary communication with families and students around instructional protocols and resources.

Please look out for phone messages, mailings and emails from the High School for Service and Learning in the coming weeks as new information becomes available.

Parents can communicate with us through the following means:
1. By phone March 17th-March 19th at 718-564-2551
2. Email our Parent Coordinator Bernard Thomas at
bthomas@hsslnyc.org
3. Social Media
Facebook: High School for Service and Learning
Twitter: @hssl539
Instagram: @hssl539

Thank you for your continued support. Be sure to take the necessary precautions to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe.

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