NYC lawmakers blast NYCHA’s ‘inadequate’ coronavirus response, including spotty cleaning protocols
The New York City Housing Authority has done a poor job cleaning apartment complexes and enforcing social distancing guidelines even though its residents are “uniquely vulnerable” to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a group of Big Apple lawmakers.
“Residents have reported that the common areas in their buildings are being cleaned only once per week,” reads the letter, which was organized by Manhattan Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
Maloney and her colleagues said they’ve also heard that “large groups of people” have congregated in common areas of NYCHA buildings as recently as last week — even though Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio implemented strict social distancing protocols last month in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.