Mayor de Blasio issues Code Blue Warning as temperatures drop below freezing

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NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio has activated a Code Blue Warning as temperatures drop into the teens Monday night.

“The City is using every resource at its disposal to reach vulnerable individuals, including our recently implemented HOME-STAT effort,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Today’s Code Blue should be a reminder for all New Yorkers to dress warmly and take precaution when outdoors. We also encourage New Yorkers to do their part and call 911 or 311 if they see people in need of assistance.”

The warning is issued when temperatures drop below 32 degrees and requires shelter access to anyone in need.

New Yorkers are urged to call 911 if they see someone in need of medical assistance. People should call 311 if they see a homeless person to have a HOME-STAT outreach team come and assist.

This year, the City has made over 300 placements from the streets to shelters or hospitals.