Earlier today, I asked the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

I’m told that the youth center has multiple positive Covid cases among kids
and staff, and RIOC closed down the center until further notice.

Is that true?

Does RIOC have any plans to bring back Covid Testing site to Roosevelt

This evening, RIOC Public Information Officer Amy Smith replied:

For the first time this year, the Roosevelt Island Youth Center (RIYC) has
temporarily closed due to evidence of possible COVID-19 exposure. We did not
hesitate in halting operations of the RIYC in order to keep our participants
and staff safe. Although not ideal, closing is a step we proudly take,
particularly as the Omicron variant raises cause for concern. During our
closure, we will be working through our multi-layered response and we will
update our participants when it has been deemed safe to reopen. We will remain
transparent in sharing this information and updates with island partners and
encourage families to continue to reach out to us directly with any questions
or concerns.

Parents of
PS/IS 217 students
are pleading for Covid Testing on Roosevelt Island:

Twice a week, but afternoons only.

That way they will have the foot traffic in RI, kids can get tested after
school, parents can return home and get tested with their kids (as kids will
be pick up from after school programs) Maybe even one Saturday at the
Farmers Market.


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