What are the latest guidelines to remain safe from COVID-19?
Guidelines to remain safe from the virus are updated periodically as we continue to combat the virus. You can find the latest guidelines at the links below.
Where and how can I access the vaccine?
With more and more doses of the vaccine going into the arms of Americans everyday, and with supply increasing, we are able to take even greater strides to ending this crisis. There are a number of locations around our community to receive the vaccine, most notably through sites provided in partnership with Monroe County, New York State, and FEMA.
To check if you or a loved one is eligible to receive the vaccine, please visit the New York State website. To schedule a vaccine through New York State, you will need to fill out the online form here. Some private companies like Wegmans and Walgreens are also providing access to the vaccine.
What has Congress done to address the pandemic?
Since the virus struck our shores, the federal government has signed four coronavirus relief packages, delivering unprecedented support to families, workers and small businesses to address one of the greatest crises this nation has ever seen. You can read about each package and its specifics at the links below.
- March 2020 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- CARES Act
- December Omnibus and Coronavirus Relief Package
What is state of the virus in our community?
Monroe County has provided an updating dashboard with the latest statistics surrounding the COVID-19 virus. You can find the dashboard and more info at the link here.
More on Coronavirus Resources
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to enact the American Rescue Plan, delivering critical investments in families, businesses, and our economy. This comprehensive $1.9 trillion legislation includes direct payments to individuals, enhanced unemployment benefits, investment in childcare resources, additional support for small businesses, resources to strengthen vaccine distribution, state and local government funding, and more.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to enact President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, taking steps to deliver much-needed relief to Americans and help our nation recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This comprehensive $1.9 trillion legislation would provide another round of direct payments to individuals, additional support for small businesses, resources to strengthen vaccine distribution, state and local government funding, and more.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Mark Takano (CA-41) reiterated their call for legislation to create a massive jobs training program to help communities across the country recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their legislation, the Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act, would help states across the country hire more than a million workers to perform critical mitigation, containment, and tracing work to prevent future outbreaks.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced legislation to create a massive new jobs training program to combat COVID-19 and help communities across the country safely re-open. The Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act will help states across the country hire more than a million workers to perform critical mitigation, containment, and tracing work to prevent future outbreaks.
(Rochester, NY) – Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25) and a group of over 80 lawmakers are calling on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to put workers—not corporate profits—first and include strict corporate accountability measures in any coronavirus relief aid.
(Rochester, NY) — Today, Rep. Joe Morelle released a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him to enable providers of childcare services and early childhood education to access critical resources and relief through the recently enacted CARES Act.
(Washington, D.C.) – “COVID-19 has upended our daily lives—leaving families, businesses, and communities across our nation struggling to stay afloat. As we respond to this rapidly evolving situation, I am grateful that we were able to come together to provide much-needed relief for small businesses by expanding the Paycheck Protection Program, secure critical investments to ramp up testing nationwide, and strengthen funding for our hospitals and healthcare workers who have been on the front lines of this public health crisis.
(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $4.7 million for community health centers in Monroe County to help respond to the COVID-19 global health crisis. These funds were awarded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and made available through the CARES Act recently passed by Congress which allocated $1.3 billion to support these healthcare providers.
(Washington, D.C.) — Today, Rep. Joe Morelle and Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations, led 70 of their colleagues in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging them to prevent financial institutions from diverting Americans’ forthcoming economic stimulus checks to pay off outstanding debt.
(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced more than $9.7 million in emergency funding for our local community to combat the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations. The funding has been allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) to the City of Rochester, towns of Greece and Irondequoit, and Monroe County.