Census Job Fair and Information Session

February 21, 2020

Census 2020 event

** In light of the situation related to Covid-19 , the Census Job Fair and Information Session is being moved to a virtual format out of an abundance of caution.  We will post a link with a live feed of the presentation as well as a webinar link to participate shortly.

LINK: Click here for the Facebook Live Link

We urge everyone to follow the New York State Department of Health guidance.
For more information on the Coronavirus, please visit the DOH website.
health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

Join the 2020 Census Team on Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:00 pm 
For a VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

  • Apply for a variety of census positions, starting at $23.50 per hour
  • Full and part-time positions are  available; flexible hours; paid training
  • Representatives from the United States Census Bureau will be joining us at this presentation.
  • Must be 18 or older to apply
  • Bilingual speakers encouraged to apply

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FAQ About Novel Coronavirus

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State, and a growning number of confirmed cases here on Long Island, I wanted to reach out as your State Senator, to provide facts and share precautionary tips to help calm concerns. My colleagues and I are taking aggressive action to work with health officials to stay up to date on new cases. Last week we passed bi-partisan legislation to provide $40 million to help state government address the coronavirus. The situation involving COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, is continuously evolving. For the most up-to-date and accurate information, please visit the New York State Department of Health's website or call their 24 Hour Hotline at 1-888-364-3065. 

Here are several recommended actions and responses that I encourage you to take in your daily lives, especially in light of ‘cold and flu season’ and the coronavirus situation: 

  • Wash your hands well: Hand cleanliness is the first and best course of action. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, the time it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice. Make sure to clean under your nails and dry your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces: Disinfect your cellphones, doorknobs, light switches, keyboards and other hard surfaces in your home and office.
  • Try to avoid touching your nose and/or mouth: We touch our nose, and/or mouth as much as 90 times each day without knowing it! Try to be a little more conscious and touch your nose, mouth, and less frequently.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash: Never use your hands to cover your cough. To help stop the spread of germs try to cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and if you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze in your upper sleeve.
  • Self-Quarantine: If you are feeling under the weather, take the day and stay home to limit contagiousness. Better safe than contagious! 
  • Stay Informed: You can learn the facts about the coronavirus, area health care providers, and other ways to stay prepared by visiting the New York State Department of Health fact sheet HERE.

The coronavirus is spread in droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average, that is why it is important to clean surfaces regularly and avoid touching your nose and/or mouth. The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth. 

By taking these precautions, we will help minimize the risks throughout our communities, on Long Island, and across the state. To stay informed and updated you can visit the State Department of Health HERE or call (1-888-364-3065), a dedicated state hotline with information on travel and symptoms associated with COVID-19.