Coronavirus Updates: NYC wants to put out-of-work drivers back behind the wheel

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City is looking to put out-of-work drivers back behind the wheel as the coronavirus pandemic continues to put NYC on pause.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is hiring licensed drivers for jobs like delivering food to senior citizens who can't leave home.

TLC licensed drivers can sign up here and will be selected on a first come, first served basis.

The Independent Drivers Guild released the following statement:

"New York City's for-hire vehicle drivers have seen their earnings plummet amid this pandemic. Drivers are ready to step up to help the city in this time of great need. We are thankful that the city sees the value in this workforce and appreciate the Commissioner's hard work to make DeliveryTLC a reality."


Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the testing centers
Free educational resources for parents and children

How you can help victims of coronavirus
Where is COVID-19 now? and other resources

Coronavirus news and live updates in New York
Coronavirus news and live updates in New Jersey
Coronavirus news and live updates in Connecticut
New York City updates
Long Island updates

How coronavirus is leaving ghost towns in its path
Coronavirus prevention: how clean are your hands?
Social distancing: What is it and how does it stop the spread of coronavirus?
Coronavirus closures and cancelations
Coronavirus tips: What Americans need to know

Related Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus
Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.