Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has taken a number of actions this past week and New Yorkers should take a moment and update you on .
While the state of New York is building out a plan to reopen, it is important that we establish a timeline to resume elective surgeries as soon as safely possible. New Yorkers with cancer, cardiovascular illnesses, kidney issues, glaucoma and other ailments are suffering as they wait for surgeries to resume. Ms Malliotakis expressed to Governor Cuomo that delaying them any further than necessary will have not only an impact on patients’ physical health but their financial health too if their delayed recovery prevents them from returning to work.
As we look to the future and strategize a plan to safely reopen our economy, Ms Malliotakis asked Governor Cuomo to reconsider sectors that can reopen in May beginning with work performed outdoors such as construction, home improvement, pool installation and maintenance, and landscaping. With the proper precautions, there is no reason why this work cannot resume statewide.
Also, just a reminder--The Small Business Administration resumed accepting PPP loan applications yesterday. the assemblywoman encourages those seeking assistance to file your application as soon as possible.
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While many of us are trying to get our lives and businesses back on track, it is important to remember that this virus continues to impact many, especially our most vulnerable. This past week, the Assemblywoman's team delivered groceries to senior citizens.
And, after much advocacy to provide nursing homes with more protective equipment and supplies, the City delivered nearly 10 million pieces of PPE to nursing homes throughout the boroughs and plans to increase its weekly shipment by 50%.
The assemblywoman and her team have tried to help in the interim and will continue to do so. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask.