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Achiezer COVID-19 Update Monday 3/16 1PM
March 16, 2020
Dear Community,

As information on this continuing pandemic continues to evolve daily we wish to update you the following:

With the availability of more COVID-19 testing, we have arranged for 100 symptomatic community members to be tested before day's end. We will have to wait several days for results and anyone that is symptomatic has been instructed to self-quarantine. Although these suspected cases are not yet confirmed, there are increased reports of apparent spread across Far Rockaway and the Five Towns with more individuals displaying symptoms.
It is imperative that anyone displaying any sort of symptoms remain at home and not mingle with others.
There will be more testing capabilities within the coming days- we will share this information as soon as it is available.


Achiezer staff is working with Rabbanim, medical and mental health professionals to prepare a live webcast for the community. Look out for more information in the coming hours.


Parents and children alike are dealing with anxiety and other questions in dealing with the current pandemic. We wish to remind you that our mental health staff is available to answer any questions you may have. You can confidentially reach this department by dialing (516) 791-4444 ext. 108.


Please tune in today at www.achiezer.org/kids at 3:00 PM for an exciting live presentation with Rabbi Juravel and Rabbi Tzvika Soroka.


As a reminder, Achiezer operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although our physical office is closed our staff continues to work remotely.

For all medical recommendations and hospital-based matters, please email erubin@achiezer.org
While many volunteer activities are suspended, we are working on a plan to assist the vulnerable and elderly in the community. If you are aware of a specific person who requires assistance in this area, please email arosenberg@achiezer.org
For any family crises or financial related matters, please email awartelsky@achiezer.org
For any chevra kadisha related matters or inquiries, please email shalomj@achiezer.org

We hope to be in touch soon with good news only,

Team Achiezer

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