The RPEA office will remain closed until further notice.
Our office closed on Monday, March 23 following the Governor’s Executive Order mandating that 100% of the non-essential workforce stay home. If you have any questions, you can send an email to: email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
The New York State Department of Health
DOH is offering preventative information and daily updates on COVID-19 which is available on their website at: coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC is urging everyone to use preventative, daily routines that will help keep you and your loved ones healthy:
- Clean your hands often.
- Avoid close contact (social distancing by at least 6 feet).
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces daily.
Visit the CDC for more information: www.cdc.gov/COVID19
Watch Out For Scammers
The Federal Trade Commission has provided recommendations due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The current situation is causing more scammers to creep out of their dark corners and offer false hope (Home test kits! A cure!) and use fear (Your Social Security number is about to be revoked! Your loved one is in trouble!) – all to get your money or information. So, while you’re washing your hands and working to stay safe, here are a few ways you can help protect yourself and those you love from scammers.
- Don’t be rushed. Whatever the call, email, text, or social media post is about, remember that scammers try to rush you. Legit people don’t.
- Check it out. Before you act on something or share it – stop. Do some research. Do the facts back up the story?
- Pass it on. If you get offered something great, or you’re worried about something alarming: talk to someone you trust before you act. What do they think?
- Keep in touch with the FTC. Sign up for Consumer Alerts to help spot scams: ftc.gov/subscribe. And watch for the latest at ftc.gov/coronavirus.
- Report scams to the FTC. Go to ftc.gov/complaint. Your report can help us shut the scammers down.