Weekly update (11/24) – Gale Brewer



It’s Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update.

New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.13%, up from 1.88% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into local COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker.

To be fully vaccinated in time for holiday get-togethers, keep these deadlines in mind:

  • Christmas: J&J shot by Saturday, 12/11

  • Kwanzaa: J&J shot by Sunday, 12/12

  • New Year’s Eve: first Pfizer shot by THIS FRIDAY (11/26) or J&J shot by Friday, mE12/17

  • It’s too late to be fully vaccinated for Chanukah, which starts this Sunday (11/28)– but getting a shot ASAP will still provide some protection.

If you’re traveling for the holidays, get boosted. Find a vaccine site here.

It’s also wise to get tested before or after holiday gatherings, even if you’re vaccinated. (In…

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