Governor Cuomo presented the
NY Forward Reopening plan for the State.
The entire plan can be found here:
Governor Cuomo Announces
Phased Reopening for Business
Governor Cuomo’s Regional Guidelines for Re-Opening New York
Small Business Roundtable Hosted a Roundtable Featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
to Discuss COVID-19
New York State plans to hire a team of 6,400 to 17,000 staff statewide, depending on the projected number of COVID-19 cases, to support the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Local Health Departments (LHDs) to perform contact tracing in communities across NYS.
There are 3 types of jobs: Contact tracers, Community support specialists and Team Supervisors.
- Contact Tracers: reach out to the contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to assess symptoms, ensure compliance with quarantine and determine social support needs.
- Team Supervisors: lead a team of 20 Contact Tracers, and one Community Support Specialist who are working remotely using digital tools.
- Community Support Specialists: work with the team and the local health departments to address the physical/mental health, and social/human service needs of those contacted, especially those who are under isolation or quarantine.
FYI: the County is not doing the hiring the company, Public Consulting Group is screening candidates, Johns Hopkins is testing some applicants and Vital Strategies is actually doing the hiring.
Webinar on Navigating Long-Term Uncertainty and the Aftermath of Disruption
Thursday May 7, 2:00 p.m. Follow this link to register