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COVID-19 Recovery

We’re working to identify who’s vulnerable to COVID-19 impacts including homelessness and loss of income, how to navigate the rent crisis, rescue public transit systems, and ensure an equitable recovery for the region.

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.

Bloomberg Philanthropies


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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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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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NJ Transit at Trenton Transit Center Report Essential Service
At a time when the region faces a deep recession and the future viability of the transit system is at risk, there are no good options for cutting costs or replacing lost passenger revenues. Here’s what we recommend.
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The full impact of COVID-19 on the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region will not be known for months, if not 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. We have a chance to not only recover much of what we lost, but to heal the wounds and divisions that new calamities would otherwise exploit.”