Category:Wikipedia edit-a-thons in New York City Category:Wikipedia meetups in March 2021

COVID-19 and Information Equity in New York City Edit-a-thon
Entrance to Sure We Can, a non-profit redemption center based in Brooklyn, New York.jpg
When and Where
DateMar, __, 2021
Time11AM-1PM E.S.T
City, StateBrooklyn, New York 11206

The COVID-19 and Information Equity in New York City Edit-a-thon - hosted by Sure We Can- will take place online on March __th, 2021 starting at 11am EST and focusing on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. We are focusing on translating and updating Coronavirus related articles to the many languages spoken in NYC with the goal of reducing COVID-19 information inequity.

Sure We Can is a recycling and community center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC with a mission focused on environmental justice. The edit-a-thon is part of Sure We Can's work with NYC Health + Hospitals to stop the spread of Covid-19. This is the 4th Covid-focused Edit-a-thon that Sure We Can has hosted. Click here to see our last three COVID-19 focused edit-a-thons: Sept 6th, 2020 & Nov 21, 2020 & Feb 6th, 2021. We hope to continue the momentum from our past events where we translated the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City into Yoruba, Malagasy, Hebrew, Swahili, Tagalog, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Haitian Creole, and more.

Please join us, all skill levels welcome!


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Event informationEdit

  • Date: Saturday, Mar, __th 2021
  • Time: 11am - 1pm EST (4pm - 6pm GMT)
  • Location: [ Zoom link]
  • Registration: Remote participants on this day are encouraged to add their Wikipedia usernames to the #Sign up below.
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone! No Wikimedia experience necessary. Tutoring will be provided for Wikimedia newcomers by members of Wikimedia NYC.
  • Cost: Free!


  • Continue effort to translate and update the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City article into the many languages spoken in New York City:
Languages to edit into (0 - Needs article)
Wikipedia project language: Article: Date published: Up to date? COVID-19 vaccine article exist?
English COVID-19 pandemic in New York City 3-17-2020 Yes Yes
Spanish Pandemia de COVID-19 en la ciudad de Nueva York 9-6-2020 Yes Yes
Chinese DRAFT:2019冠狀病毒病纽约城疫情 Yes
Russian Пандемия COVID-19 в Нью-Йорке 2-6-2021 Yes Yes
Italian Pandemia di COVID-19 del 2020 a New York 4-11-2020‎ No Yes
Haitian Creole Pandemi Covid-19 nan Vil Nouyòk 2-6-2021 Yes No
Korean 뉴욕 코로나 19 바이러스 사태 2-6-2021 Yes Yes
French Pandémie de Covid-19 à New York 11-21-2020 No Yes
Tagalog Pandemya ng COVID-19 sa Lungsod ng New York 11-21-2020 No No
Polish DRAFT:Pandemia COVID-19 w Nowym Jorku Yes
Yiddish DRAFT:קאָוויד-19 פּאַנדעמיק אין ניו יארק סיטי No
Japanese ニューヨーク市での COVID-19パンデミック 2-6-2021 Yes Yes
Hindi न्यूयॉर्क शहर में कोविड-19 महामारी 11-21-2020 No Yes
Hebrew מגפת הקורונה בעיר ניו יורק 11-21-2020 No Yes
Swahili Janga la Covid-19 Jiji la New York 11-21-2020 No No
Malagasy Valan’aretina COVID-19 ao New York City 11-21-2020 No No
Yoruba Aarun ajakalẹ-arun COVID-19 ni Ilu New York 11-21-2020 No No
German COVID-19 Pandemie in New York City 4-5-2020‎ Yes Yes
Portuguese Pandemia do COVID-19 na cidade de Nova York 2-10-2021 Yes Yes
Arabic جائحة فيروس كورونا في نيويورك 2019–2 6-3-2020 No Yes
Hungarian Covid19-koronavírus-járvány New Yorkban 2-6-2021 Yes Yes
Bengali 0 Yes
Greek Πανδημία COVID-19 στη Νέα Υόρκη 2-6-2021 Yes Yes

Translations to be made:Edit

Translations needed
Wikipedia project language: English base text Bengali Chinese
Translation: COVID-19 pandemic in New York City

The first case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed in New York City in March 2020 by a woman who had recently traveled to New York City from Iran, a country already seriously affected by the pandemic at the time. Nearly a month later, the metropolitan area was the worst-affected area in the country. By April, the city had more confirmed coronavirus cases than China, the U.K., or Iran, and by May, had more cases than any country other than the United States.

On March 20, the governor's office issued an executive order closing down non-essential businesses. The city's public transportation system remained open but experienced crowding due to reduced transit service and an increase of homeless persons seeking shelter on the subway.

By April, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers were out of work with lost tax revenues estimated to run into the billions. Low income jobs in the retail, transportation and restaurant sectors are especially affected. The drop in income, sales tax and tourism revenues including hotel tax revenue may cost the city up to $10 billion. Mayor Bill de Blasio has said the city's unemployment system collapsed following a surge in claims and it will require federal assistance to maintain basic services.

The ongoing pandemic is the deadliest disaster by death toll in the history of New York City.

In December 2020, the New York City healthcare system began administering the Coronavirus vaccine to high-risk patients and first responders such as doctors and nurses. The city deemed this Phase 1a. In January 11th 2021, the city entered Phase 1b to include people ages 65 and older and grocery workers, as well as teachers, first responders, public transit workers, and corrections officers. In February 2021, New York City expanded the Phase1b vaccine pool eligibility to include restaurant workers (including delivery) and taxi drivers. New York City plans to have the vaccine available to all residents of the city by summer 2021.

纽约市第一例与新型冠状病毒有关的案例于2020年三月确诊, 病人是一位刚从伊朗(当时疫情已经非常严重)返回纽约的女士。在一个月之后,纽约大都会区成为全美国疫情最严重的区域,导致全市医疗系统负担过重。四月初,全市确诊案例超过中国,英国,以及伊朗。五月初,确诊案例超过除美国之外所有国家。




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