Vaccination or Testing Will Be Required for Municipal Employees

New Rochelle will require municipal employees to be vaccinated or to undergo weekly COVID tests, starting September 8th.  Consistent with parallel actions among other public and private institutions, this measure will help ensure a safe work environment, while also nudging our city closer to herd immunity.  I encourage employers throughout New Rochelle to adopt similar measures.

Hundreds of millions of vaccinated Americans now enjoy health and peace of mind.  By contrast, unvaccinated Americans account for the overwhelming majority of those still — tragically — succumbing to COVID.  Widespread vaccination is the only means of bringing this public health emergency to a conclusive end.

Library Seeks Community Input

The New Rochelle Public Library is hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, July 27 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm to gather input regarding the Library’s programming, services, and facilities. The ideas generated at this meeting and via a survey to be released afterwards will help shape the Library’s next strategic plan. The in-person meeting will take place in the Library’s Ossie Davis Theater.  Residents and Library patrons can also participate virtually.  Registration is required at https://bit.ly/NRPLvision.

New Ro in the Big Leagues

Josiah Gray

Congratulations to New Rochelle’s own Josiah Gray, among the best athletes to emerge from our community in the last generation, who struck out seven in his major league debut for the L.A. Dodgers.  I’m a Met fan, but I’ll make an exception for the Dodgers when Josiah is on the mound.

Pop-Up Vaccinations this Friday

COVID rates are once again rising here in New Rochelle as the highly-contagious delta variant spreads across our region, so if you haven’t already been vaccinated, now is the time to protect yourself and your family.

A vaccine pop-up is scheduled for this Friday, July 23 from 10am to 2pm at 467 North Avenue near City Hall. And vaccines are available everyday at pharmacies and health care providers throughout New Rochelle and Westchester for all people ages 12 and up.

The vaccine is safe, effective, and free. Hundreds of millions of people have already been vaccinated and now enjoy the freedom and peace of mind that comes with protection from COVID.

For more information about Friday’s vaccine pop-up, call 914-227-9309 or email jkonviss@newrochelleny.com. For general information about vaccine locations, visit www.vaccines.gov. And if you have any questions about the vaccine itself, talk to your doctor to learn the facts.

Summer Sounds 2021

The summer sounds concert and performance series returns to Hudson Park this year, with live performances beginning on Sunday, July 25 and continuing on Wednesdays through August.  Thank you to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts for organizing these great events.