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One year ago today, former President Trump said, “We have it very much under control in this country”. 

It’s wild to think that one year later and we are still in the mix of the COVID-19 hellscape. While we’ve guilty of doom scrolling through the news ourselves, there are a lot of important dates that you need to know coming up, and should most likely share with a neighbor, friend, or family member. 


FEB 26th

•The Eviction Moratorium was extended until May 1, 2021, meaning tenants are not allowed to be evicted due to Covid. BUT tenants are ONLY protected by the eviction moratorium if they fill out a declaration of hardship form by February 26th. Don’t procrastinate!!

•Indoor Dining Will Increase to 35 Percent Capacity 


Billiard Halls Can Re-Open Statewide; Movie Theaters in New York City to Also Re-Open. Who’s got AMC stock?


Weddings and Catered Events Can Resume Statewide. No word on whether dance-offs will have to resume in bubble pods. 


Governor Cuomo Announces Open Enrollment for Uninsured New Yorkers Extended Through March 31. 

  • Enroll by February 15: Coverage starts March 1
  • Enroll March 15: Coverage starts April 1
  • Enroll by March 31: Coverage starts May 1


• Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it will have 20 million of the country’s first COVID-19 single-dose vaccines available by the end of March — leading New York City to vow door-to-door service soon for shut-ins. – NY Post


Keep double masking. The NYC Health Dept announced for first time that the new UK variant now makes up 6.2% of all new cases, up from 2.7% in January. 

Chau Mui

Chau is the original New York City stoop kid who cut her teeth hanging out in Union Square, ate soup dumplings in Chinatown and explored this great city by train, foot and everything in between.

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