Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move Nov. 10, 2020

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Adams to Host COVID Heroes Event 

Borough President Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will host his second “Brooklyn COVID Heroes” ceremony outside Borough Hall, recognizing Brooklynites from all walks of life who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.

Among the honorees will be a widely known national figure, who will appear live to deliver remarks during the ceremony. 

This event is slated to take place at 11:30 a.m. today, Nov. 10 at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Steps, 209 Joralemon Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

Colton Co-Sponsors Food Distribution 

Assembly Member William Colton

Assemblyman William Colton (D–Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) together with the 47th Assembly District Leader Nancy Tong, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilman Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach) yesterday morning co-sponsored a food distribution.

“I am pleased that we were able to distribute approximately 500 boxes of fresh produce which included fruits, vegetables, milk, yogurt, sour cream, hot dogs, and much more to the twenty community organizations. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in this food distribution and made it possible,” Colton said.

“I feel incredibly happy that we were able to accommodate many families in need especially during these hard times of the COVID-19 crisis. By working together, we can accomplish a lot. God bless our country and us all,” Colton added.

Schumer, Gillibrand Millions in Funding for Norwell Health

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,284,101.33 in federal funding for Northwell Health Inc. 

The coronavirus pandemic at first overwhelmed New York’s hospitals – requiring increased clinical staffing services to meet patient demand and increased disinfection protocols. This funding will be used to cover the cost of 223,000 previous overtime hours for sanitization of facilities and medical care for COVID-19 patients.

 “I’m proud to deliver these federal funds to help cover the massive costs of increased protective measures and staffing needed to care for COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic,” said Schumer. “We must continue to support our local hospitals and health centers as we work to slow the spread of coronavirus and recover from this health and economic crisis. I will continue to prioritize the safety of our health care workers and staffing in our health care facilities to meet patient demand when fighting for federal funding.”

“As the pandemic continues into the winter months, health care providers need access to equipment that will keep themselves and the communities they serve, safe,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal funding will equip Northwell Health Inc. with the medical and cleaning supplies and staffing resources necessary to increase safety and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Funding like this will help New York’s health care professionals keep our communities safe during this unprecedented health crisis.”