New ‘highly contagious’ omicron BA.2.12 and BA.2.12.1 subvariants detected in NY

Health officials announced the discoveries Wednesday, attributing them to rising case levels across the state.


Mayor Eric Adams has COVID-19, but it’s unclear how many other New Yorkers do

The growing prevalence of at-home tests has created data gaps in coronavirus case counts recorded by the city.

New York State

COVID-19 is back in City Hall and the Capitol, but that hasn’t changed the public health strategy

Elected leaders continue to tout the vaccine and boosters as New York’s primary COVID-19 strategy, resisting new restrictions.

New York City

Adams plans to fight court ruling allowing toddlers to shed masks

The mayor said on Friday the city would appeal the decision due to an uptick in cases caused by the COVID-19 BA.2 variant.

New York City

Eric Adams, Mayor of Fun, exempts fun jobs from COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Eric Adams lifted the vaccine mandate for athletes and performers, because it’s Fun to see them win – and good for the economy too.


How does at-home testing impact COVID-19 data in New York?

While at-home tests can detect variants of the coronavirus, health officials are not officially tracking their results.


What we know about the future of mask, vaccine and other COVID-19 mandates in NYC

Mayor Eric Adams is lifting the school mask mandate and Key to NYC vaccine requirement, but released a new system for putting restrictions in place during future surges.


The coronavirus in New York, by the numbers

New York is once again experiencing a high volume of coronavirus infections as it attempts to increase its vaccination rates. Here’s a look at key COVID-19 figures in the state.


Is New York City ready to relax COVID-19 safety measures?

As New York City eases some of its COVID-19 protection measures, health experts and lawmakers look to prepare for future waves.

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Health Care

As NYS removes COVID rules, health experts urge caution over new BA.2 variant

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday said the state’s hospitalization rate has dropped enough to resume elective procedures at all facilities.


Statewide school mask mandate and NYC vaccination deadline prompt protests, confusion

Thousands of city workers were set to lose their jobs on Friday for refusing to be vaccinated. Meanwhile, lawmakers questioned why the mask mandate was lifted statewide, but remains in place in schools.

Health Care

Bassett defends Hochul administration policies on masks

New York legislators questioned state Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett at a Tuesday budget hearing.

Health Care

State mask mandate remains in place — for now

The Hochul administration is appealing a recent ruling striking down the public health rule.


New York students face anxiety and fear as they continue to navigate pandemic schooling

Kids have had a rough couple of years of instability and loss. Behavioral issues and academic uncertainty continue to impact their mental health.


New York officials push to turn the page on omicron

Are the lessons learned enough to prepare for what may arise down the road?


Language barriers compound COVID-19 challenges among non-English speakers

More than 200 languages are spoken in New York City, making pandemic outreach efforts a monumental task.