Policy

Doordash bike delivery person.
New York lawmakers will pursue alternative measures to grant gig workers more employment benefits, even as some push for reclassifying them as employees.
COVID-19 Vaccine
New York had months to prepare for rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, and yet signing up for a vaccination is complicated and difficult. Here’s why.
Governor Cuomo during the State of the State address on Monday.
Public health experts hope the discovery acts as a “wakeup call” about New York’s troubling increase in cases.
Line at Morrisania Hospital in the Bronx in 1947 for the smallpox vaccine.
New York City gave smallpox vaccines to 5 million residents in just two weeks 74 years ago. What have we unlearned?
New York is ahead of other large states when it comes to the number of vaccinated people per 100,000 residents.
Residents are starting to get the second doses they need to be protected against COVID-19.
People participate in a protest calling on New York to cancel rent outside of a New York Civil Court in Brooklyn on July 7, 2020.
The new law is a temporary patch until lawmakers find a real solution.
COVID-19 restrictions sign in London in November 2020.
The seemingly more transmissible variant is in the United States.
COVID-19 vaccine
New York is investigating whether ParCare Community Health Network gave out vaccines to people who didn’t qualify.
State Senate Housing Committee Chair Brian Kavanagh
Lawmakers and activists say a new eviction moratorium is the first step in a wider 2021 effort.
Governor Cuomo announcing the Vaccine Equity Task Force
Members of a new state task force explain what needs to be done to beat COVID-19.
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