Mayor, Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity announce plan to support communities hardest hit by COVID-19

Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding a news conference on COVID-19 in New York City.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2020, 2:00 PM

Updated 1,416 days ago

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Mayor, Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity announce plan to support communities hardest hit by COVID-19
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equity announced Tuesday and accelerated broadband deployment across New York City to help communities hardest hit by COVID-19.
The city will invest $157 million for high-speed internet, including $87 million redirected from the NYPD budget.
The plan, which includes new, lower-cost $15 per month internet service, will reach 600,000 underserved New Yorkers, including 200,000 in NYCHA.
The mayor says the city will work with nonprofits to invest in low-income communities and will train and employ more than 100 adults and youth.
New state legislation will let New York City charge private internet utilities to use city streets and use revenue to pay for service in low-income neighborhoods.
The mayor also addressed the reopening of child care.
He says the NYC Board of Health will vote today on allowing 3,000 child care centers to reopen on July 13.
If passed, there will be strict state requirements. This will include no more than 15 children per room with social distancing, face coverings for staff and children, daily health screenings, frequent cleanings and disinfection and limited sharing of items, including toys.
The mayor says DOHMH will inspect programs to verify compliance.
 


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