Due to the abundance of State and City directives regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Manhattan Community Board 4 office will be closed and working remotely. We can be reached via email and phone. Phone messages will be retrieved and responded to in a timely manner.
We can be reached via email at:
- Jesse Bodine: email@example.com
- Nelly Gonzalez: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Janine Pretente: email@example.com
For the time being, all public meetings will be held via phone/video conference, as directed by NYS Executive Order No. 202.1. Links to the conferences will be posted in advance on our calendar page and will be going out via social media and e-blast.
Recent Reopening Guidelines
- Gyms in New York City have been allowed to reopen at 33% capacity as of September 2nd. Gym-goers must wear face coverings, pass a health screening and maintain at least six feet of separation at all times. Equipment must be cleaned after each use, and signage detailing safe practices must be prominently displayed. A Gym and Fitness Facility Inspection Request and Attestation Form must be submitted.
Malls & Casinos
- Malls and casinos can open on September 9th under the condition that they have enhanced air filtration systems in place. Malls in NYC can reopen at 50% capacity. Casinos can reopen at 25% capacity. Casinos must leave six feet of distance between operating machines. No table games will be allowed until casinos put physical barriers between players and employees. In addition, no food or drinks will be allowed on the game floor.
- All schools will begin full-time teaching and learning on September 21st with student orientation starting on September 16th. School staff will report to schools on September 8th. During the orientation, students will reconnect to their school community, learn the health and safety procedures, check technical connectivity, and have wellness checks with their teachers and guidance staff. On September 21st, students in blended learning (combination of in-person and remote) will begin to report to buildings, depending on their in-person schedule, and students in 100% remote learning will all begin full-day learning. You may also view the Department of Education’s (DOE) 2020-2021 School Year Calendar for more information.
NYC Phase Four Reopening
On Monday, July 20, The City of New York entered Phase 4 of New York Forward Governor Cuomo’s plan to reopen New York State. Phase 4 industries include:.
- Higher Education
- Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools
- Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
- Media Production
- Professional Sports Competitions With No Fan
- Hotline: (888) 727-4692
- NY Forward Website
- Business safety plan template
- Information about Reopening NYC Businesses
Restaurants: Indoor Dinning Updates
Indoor dining, which was supposed to resume at limited capacity during Phase 3, has been postponed indefinitely due to a surge of COVID-19 cases seen across the country caused by reopening of indoor dining. Instead, outdoor dining will be expanded using the Open Streets Program and will be available until the end of October.
Watch Ready New York: COVID-19. It’s important for New Yorkers to be prepared for all emergencies, including public health emergencies like COVID-19. NYC Emergency Management has produced these videos with information on how to make a plan, gather supplies, stay informed, and more.
- 紐約做好準備:COVID 19
- Video de preparación en español sobre COVID-19
- COVID-19 Preparedness video in English/ASL
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- Fact Sheets are available in 30+ languages
- Department of Buildings Information
- Resources for Seniors
- Financial Resources
- How You Can Help
- Additional Resources (Supporting Local Businesses, Grocery & Pharmacy Hours, Virtual Entertainment, Assistance for Students, Info for Healthcare Workers, Legal Info)
- Tenant/Housing Resources – View MCB4 & HCC Virtual Forum on Tenant Protection & Housing Security
It is time to respond to the 2020 Census! Take this time to fill out your questionnaires. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.
You can complete the questionnaire online. It takes less than 10 minutes. You can also respond by phone.
The Census is available in 13 different languages and there are guides in 59 non-English languages. Please visit the Census page for more information.