GNYHA is delighted to inform members that the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has reversed its previous decision and is now extending previously issued parking permits to City health care workers through April 30, 2022. The permits, initially issued in March 2020, have been extended several times and had expired on December 31, 2021.
Given the current surge driven by the Omicron variant and increasing pressure on hospitals and the health system as whole, GNYHA and others asked the Adams Administration to reconsider the previous decision. On behalf of our members, we thank the new Administration and DOT for reinstating the permits.
GNYHA urges member hospitals, health systems, and long-term care facilities that received the parking permits to immediately communicate this extension to employees with permits. Health care employees who properly display the permits in their vehicles should neither be issued a summons nor be booted or towed if parked in valid locations. Information about COVID-19 parking privileges is attached. Any health care professionals who have received parking violations while using the permit after December 31, 2021, may contest the violations by requesting hearings with the New York City Parking Violations Bureau.
Please be aware that DOT is not providing new permits.
Please contact Jenna Mandel-Ricci or Bill French at DOT with any questions.