In light of COVID-19 Spread, Rep. Delgado Announces Office Changes, Additional Resources to Stay Accessible
WASHINGTON, DC – In light of the COVID-19 spread, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced changes to physical office locations in order to protect public health and prevent the potential spread of coronavirus.
The office will take necessary precautions and ensure constituent services are not interrupted during this challenging period. Calls will continue to be answered and messages returned, and constituent correspondence responded to in the same timely manner. To ensure prompt reply, the office recommends constituents use email or phone in place of physical mail when possible. Constituent service representatives will continue to help residents of New York’s 19th District with existing and new casework issues involving the federal government. Constituents with questions and in need of assistance with casework are directed to the new appointments feature on Delgado.House.gov and the Kingston office phone (845) 443-2930 or Washington office phone (202) 225-5614 numbers.
“I continue to monitor the development of the coronavirus closely and work alongside public health officials and local leaders. My first priority is the health and safety our community. In light of the spread of COVID-19, my office is proactively taking steps to limit person to person social contact and potential exposure to the virus, while introducing new tools to connect folks with resources so we can continue serving our community with transparency and accessibility,” said Representative Antonio Delgado. “I encourage all upstate New York residents to take this public health threat seriously and to follow the guidelines put forth by the CDC as well as those established by the New York State Department of Health and local public health officials.”
New York Offices: The Kingston office will be closed to the public, but will remain operational with limited staff. All meetings will be held virtually. All satellite offices, including Delhi, Oneonta, Liberty, and Hudson, will be closed. Mobile office hours will be suspended until further notice.
Washington, DC Office: In accordance with the House Sergeant-at-Arms guidance, the physical location of the Washington, DC office will be closed to visitors. The office will remain open with limited staff. All meetings will be held virtually.
Earlier this week, Rep. Delgado introduced the bipartisan Pandemic Response and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, to help prepare our communities for the economic impacts of the coronavirus. The bill would expand the menu of benefits available under federal Emergency Declarations to include critical nutrition assistance, unemployment assistance for unemployed and self-employed individuals, legal services, crisis counseling, and case management.