An Update on COVID - 19
In light of global precautions for the Coronavirus (Covid - 19), and to ensure we are adhering to the direction of the leading health and government authorities, effective immediately, all church activities, gatherings, auxiliary ministries, including Sunday Service and Wednesday Night Bible Service, are postponed until further notice.
The Creston Avenue Baptist Church Staff is actively monitoring the COVID-19 developments as it relates to the health and well-being of our members and community, and continuing close communication with local health and government authorities.
LATEST COVID - 19 UPDATE
COVID - 19 Vaccinations For Bronx Residents
With Bronx Positivity Rate Currently the Highest Among All NYC Boroughs, Site Will Be Reserved for Bronx Residents by Appointment Only
15,000 Appointments Available starting Friday, Febuary 5th.
Development of Site Being Made Possible Through Partnership with the New York Yankees, SOMOS Community Care and the New York National Guard
Yankee Stadium Site to Bolster State and City's Commitment to Ensuring Fairness and Equity in Vaccine Distribution Process
Bronx Residents Can Schedule Appointments by Visiting Somosvaccinations.com or By Calling 1-833-SomosNY
For schedule and additional information, please visit here.
ALBANY - New Yorkers who are income eligible and struggling to pay their rent due to COVID-19 have a new state-administered program to help.
That's right! The state has established an emergency rental assistance program that will aid to keep low-income renters in New York.
The program will provide direct aid for tenants who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is funded through the federal CARES Act and administered by state Department of Homes and Community Renewal.
Click here here to learn more. Applications will start being accepted Thursday 7/24/2020
Help with paying rent due to Covid-19
Federal & Local COVID - 19 Strategy
After one month in office, the Biden administration has fundamentally changed how the federal government responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In direct contrast to his predecessor, President Joe Biden is treating this as a national-scale crisis requiring a comprehensive national strategy and federal resources. If that sounds familiar, it should: It’s a return to a traditional – and in many ways proven – approach to disaster management. Read here to discover way in which NYS has received the beenfit of this apprach and how it impacts you and your family.
Our Staff and Ministry Leaders:
Our highest priority continues to be the spiritual and physical health and safety of our guests, staff, church members, volunteers, and associates. locally and globally.
Our staff has been advised on proper CDC recommended protocols and the importance of ensuring all common preventative precautions, such as disinfecting commonly touched items, washing hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water, and staying home if you feel ill.
What You Can Do:
Creston Avenue Baptist Church will continue to heed the counsel of public health authorities and take appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of the community. If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected, with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading:
STEP 1: Stay home except to get medical care
You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
STEP 2: Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
People: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
Animals: Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.
STEP 3: Seek medical care right away
Call ahead before visiting your doctor. Call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
STEP 4: Wear a Face Mask
You should wear a face mask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed. If you are not able to wear a face mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
STEP 5: Cover your coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
STEP 6: Avoid sharing personal household items
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
STEP 7: Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
STEP 8: Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day
High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions.
Other Actions to Consider:
Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by the local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate. If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.
State and Local Health Authority Departments
New York Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline:(866)364-3065
For more Covid-19 information please click here.
Essential Workers ONLY:
Healthcare, Firefighters, and City employees who mandate to work can find childcare. Click here for assistance.
Senior Meals: If you are someone you know have seniors who are in need of meal assistance, Rain Home Deliveries are delivering meals throughout the Bronx, NY to seniors. Please call 347-346-9676 for more information.
Children Meals: Schools will be handing out bag meals to parents from the hours of 7:30 am - 1: 30pm. To find a local school by zip near you, click here
Those who must apply or renew (food stamps, cash assistance or Medicaid /medicare can go online here to inquire.