Annual Meeting Goes Virtual on October 21 RPEA's Annual Meeting is going virtual this year!…
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.