Facilities that provided assistance for people with asthma before the pandemic have continued to operate by offering pre-recorded medical advice by phone, and have never returned to in-person services, families told El Diario.
There’s no clear consensus yet among Latino community leaders, activists and politicians about who the next mayor should be, El Diario reports.
A lack of translation services has complicated access to healthcare and financial aid for the many thousands of Latin American people who speak neither English nor Spanish.
Infection numbers are rising in the state prison system. But some inmates facing short sentences and bearing high health risks are still inside.
The Trump administration’s vaccination plan would require handing over personal information to get the potentially life-saving shot.
Mayor de Blasio says even if federal aid flows to the city, the local government will not be in a position to provide cash benefits to families who have been boxed out of most pandemic relief.
Only 4,000 street vending permits and 5,000 street food licenses have been issued in the city since 1983.
In order to survive, people who do not qualify for any direct federal, state or municipal financial aid have turned to queuing twice a week at pantries across the five boroughs.
As more and more workers returned to their jobs last week, activists and advocates are asking the city and state to create stricter protections for employees, including access to PPE and enforcement of social distancing in workplaces.
Some immigrants who are out of work during the pandemic are using the time to take English classes. ‘To me, this has been a relief in the middle of the sad and painful situation we are enduring,’ one such student tells El Diario.