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Ensuring an Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

The New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region was the epicenter of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and RPA is working to ensure it becomes the epicenter of recovery.

COVID Alert App

  • The COVID Alert app uses Bluetooth technology to users if they’ve been within six feet of someone who has COVID-19 for more than 10 minutes. Downloading and using COVID Alert is one of the most effective actions we can take to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the tri-state region.

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One year into the pandemic, a majority of residents in the New York metro region are optimistic about recovery, but disparities exist along racial and gender lines.
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The nation’s recovery demands an infrastructure program that creates jobs, reduces inequality, and prepares the U.S. for climate change and public health emergencies.
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History tells us that New York will recover from its current crises — but how? Here’s what the evidence tells us so far.
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The full impact of COVID-19 on the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region will not be known for years, but the scope of the pandemic and who is most impacted is becoming clear.
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Recovering from the pandemic will require a mobilization of the region’s talents, resources, and political will to a degree not seen since at least the 1970s.”


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RPA compiled a list of projects and regulatory actions we recommend the Biden administration prioritize immediately.
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How will we get people in and out of the Manhattan Central Business District post-COVID? We modeled and compared two plausible scenarios for the next six-to-nine months.
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Infrastructure Program for COVID Recovery Marcus Brooks
At no time since the Great Depression has there been a greater need for an ambitious public works program. The foundation for any public works agenda should be the capital plans that we already have in place.
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When a cluster of COVID-19 cases appeared in New Rochelle, NY in early March, the city of 80,000 in Westchester County became ground zero for the coronavirus on the east coast of the United States.
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Right now, the rent burden can’t fall on tenants and landlords alone. Creditors and banks — the people the landlord pays money to — need to step up.
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