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New Yorkers age 65 or older are now eligible for the #COVID19  vaccine! To learn more or to find out where to get vaccinated, visit . To make an appointment at a Health Department or site, call 877-VAX4NY @NYCHealthSystem . #NYCVaccineForAll 

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Wash your hands a lot to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds—that's singing the "Happy Birthday" song twice. Learn more ways to prevent the spread:

When you get vaccinated, you are helping to protect yourself, your family and friends, and your community. If you are eligible for a #COVID19  vaccine, you should make an appointment to get vaccinated as soon as you can: #NYCVaccineForAll 

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Face coverings are critical to stopping the spread of #COVID19 . When you wear a face covering, you protect the people around you—including when in a shared indoor space. Learn more about stopping the spread:

Remember: All of the #COVID19  vaccine sites are currently appointment only. If you are currently eligible for the vaccine, visit to find out where you can get vaccinated. You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to make an appointment at NYC sites.

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Eligible for the #COVID19  vaccine? Don't forget that you must make an appointment to get vaccinated. Vaccination sites are not accepting walk-ins at this time. Learn more and schedule an appointment:

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Protect yourself and your fellow New Yorkers: Get a COVID-19 test today! It is especially important to get tested if you have symptoms, were in close contact with someone with #COVID19  or recently attended a large gathering. Find a testing site near you:

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All New Yorkers will have access to the #COVID19  vaccine once it is more widely available. The vaccine will be at no cost to you. If you have insurance, it may be billed but you will not be charged a copay or other fee. Learn more: #NYCVaccineForAll 

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Should you get a vaccine if you already had #COVID19 ? The short answer is yes! Since it is possible to get COVID-19 again, you should be vaccinated. Also, the vaccine is safe and may boost the protection your body has already built up. Learn more:

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Stress related to #COVID19  can cause new or old symptoms of anxiety to arise. Anxiety can be experienced as feelings of nervousness or fear. It can also be experienced through physical symptoms, such as shortness of breath. Learn more about anxiety:

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** New #COVID19  guidance for New York City ** Everyone in NYC should act as if they have been exposed to coronavirus. That means monitoring your health closely and staying home from work if you are sick. New Yorkers who are not sick should also stay home as much as possible.

URGENT: STAY HOME, NYC! If you are well, stay home. If you are mildly ill, stay home. Do not seek #COVID19  testing. A positive test will not change what a doctor tells you to do to get better. The best course of action is to stay at home.

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**New guidance from the Health Department on preventing #COVID19 ** ✔️Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump. ✔Consider telecommuting, biking or walking to work if possible. ✔️Consider staggering working hours. For example, instead of 9-5, change some hours to 10-6, etc

URGENT: STAY HOME, NYC! If you are well, stay home. If you are mildly ill, stay home. Do not seek #COVID19  testing. A positive test will not change what a doctor tells you to do to get better. The best course of action is to stay at home.

URGENT: NYC, STAY HOME! Do not go to the ER unless you are severely ill! If you are mild or moderately sick, STAY HOME. By going to the ER with mild or moderate symptoms, you are jeopardizing the lives of others who are very ill. What you need to know:

All New Yorkers should wear a face covering when outside of their home to help stop the spread of #COVID19 . New guidance:

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URGENT: NYC, STAY HOME! Do not go to the ER unless you are severely ill! If you are mild or moderately sick, STAY HOME. By going to the ER with mild or moderate symptoms, you are jeopardizing the lives of others who are very ill.

Stay home to save lives. When you go out, you risk contracting or spreading coronavirus to others.

Plan to protest? Here are tips to reduce the risk of spreading #COVID19 : ✔️Wear a face covering ✔️Wear eye protection to prevent injury ✔️Stay hydrated ✔️Use hand sanitizer ✔️Don't yell; use signs & noise makers instead ✔️Stick to a small group ✔️Keep 6 feet from other groups

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