On behalf of the executive and advisory board member committees of COMTO NY, we hope that you are both safe and secure from the state of our nation's current health crisis known as the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. As a national organization with chapters throughout the country, the NY Chapter wanted to bring some additional information to your attention as a short review:
The COVID-19 virus was originally detected in China but as we now know, it is spreading worldwide at a pace in which some medical staff and facilities are unable to keep up with. Some of the symptoms include cough, fever, pneumonia and or trouble breathing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most cases are more than likely to spread from person to person by droplets when coughing. Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
What can one do to prevent the coronavirus from spreading? There are many steps that have been shared by the CDC which include the following:
-Avoid washing your face with unwashed hands
-Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
-Stay home when you are sick
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces within your home
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick
As one of the most feared pandemics to ever exist and affect most of our daily lives, we have to do everything we can towards keeping ourselves and those we love and care about, healthy. COMTO NY is one huge family. Within that family, we have members ranging from children to parents and friends to colleagues. The community we serve is also a part of that family. We support each other and will get through this together.
Until next time, stay healthy and stay safe.
Invisible Hands is a group of engaged volunteers from communities at the least risk for severe COVID-19 reactions working to bring groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics. They are focused most prominently on the elderly and immunocompromised, but are available to help anyone in need.
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We are updating you with the latest news surrounding vital legislation to help the transportation industry, which has taken a financial hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest economic stimulus bill coming from the U.S. Senate includes $114 billion to help beleaguered industries such as airlines, air cargo companies and airports. A portion of that money includes $25 billion to help transit agencies – an amount which exceeds our original ask of $16 billion.
Please stay tuned as we continue to keep you informed about important news regarding our industry.