Queens borough president calls for creation of NYC Office of COVID Recovery


Queens Borough President Donovan Richards on Thursday, Jan. 13, called for the establishment of an NYC Office of COVID Recovery to create a more streamlined and centralized approach toward fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NYC Office of COVID Recovery would strengthen and expand the city’s COVID-19 testing apparatus; improve language access for city residents; foster communication between city agencies and elected officials; and partner with community-based organizations to distribute vaccine incentives and more, according to Richards. The agency would also oversee the Test & Trace Corps, which is currently operated by NYC Health + Hospitals.