The Focus of Our Efforts
During 2020, in a direct response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Watchful Eye has joined the effort to ensure that all New Yorkers are remaining safe. Especially those infected with HIV. We understood the importance of addressing two epidemics in its duality to ensure that COVID-19 is being addressed and everyone also knows that “AIDS AIN’T OVER”.
Due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, many of our services were conducted via virtual platforms. NYCDOHMH meetings were held and attended via Zoom platform. Webinars were also moderated and coordinated addressing issues such as Living with HIV during COVID-19, Mental Health and self-care while on Quarantine, HIV among Blacks and more.
During in person COVID-19 testing and vaccination events Watchful Eye provides COVID-19 Test & Trace Materials, sanitizer and masks. Not only are we able to get individuals tested it provides Watchful Eye with the unique opportunity to talk about HIV/AIDS and provide HIV brochures, condoms and resources during these in person vaccination sessions.