A message from NYSWA’s Executive Committee:
During this extraordinary time in New York, NYSWA thanks and offers support to our sponsors, members, constituents, board members, volunteers and government officials for their tireless efforts to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. NYSWA also supports all governmental efforts to ensure containment and encourages adherence to all Federal, State and local governmental advisories.
NYSWA also recognizes the importance of wireless connectivity to minimize the impacts of COVID-19 and applauds those who fulfill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge.”
From public safety to being able to communicate with our loved ones, telework, telemedicine and online education, more and more of us rely solely on our wireless devices for our daily lives. The continued development of reliable wireless connectivity and greater bandwidth is critical, more now than ever. NYSWA wishes everyone health and peace during these challenging times.
Essential information to help you safely navigate COVID-19 in New York State:
- New York State: Information on Novel Coronavirus
- Governor Cuomo Executive Order: “Defining Essential Services; including Telecommunications”
- Novel Coronavirus FAQ for Businesses
- Coronavirus: What You Need To Know
5G Does Not Cause Coronavirus:
“There is zero scientific evidence behind the conspiracy theory that there is a link between coronavirus and 5G. It is the height of irresponsibility to even suggest that such a misleading link exists. The public needs to rely on scientific evidence rather than on unfounded fearmongering. Leading global health authorities have found no health risks that wireless facilities meeting regulatory guidelines pose to the public. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. There are enormous well-documented public health and safety benefits of wireless, which saves lives and protects people in emergencies every day through calls to 911, telemedicine, and so many other ways. 5G will greatly enhance these life-saving benefits, such as converting an ambulance into a rolling 3-D emergency room, equipping firefighters with virtual precision blueprints to enter burning buildings, and developing new applications of the future which we can’t even imagine today. Consider how many people today are calling their doctors through voice and video calls to determine if they need to go to the hospital. During this global health emergency, it is more important than ever to build next-generation wireless networks so that more remote healthcare can be available as soon as possible for those in need.” – Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Association
“Social media can really be advantageous for the spread of important information, but it certainly can be damaging for the spread of a lot of garbage.” – Dr. Anthony Fauci, on conspiracy theory linking 5G and COVID-19, Desus & Mero
Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.” – World Health Organization, Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health
At this time, there is very little evidence to support this idea. In theory, there are some important points that would argue against cellular phone towers being able to cause cancer. – American Cancer Society, Cell Phone Towers