Eric Adams wants New York to learn to live with COVID. The city scrapped its guide map for how to do that.
New York City said it is reevaluating its color-coded COVID alert system, even as the city has seen a rise in cases and the BA.5 variant taking hold.
New York City has struggled to get COVID-19 antiviral treatments to residents quickly
The treatments need to be taken soon after a positive test in order to be effective.
Eric Adams isn’t following his own COVID-19 guidance
The mayor isn’t reimplementing a mask mandate amid a surge in cases despite the city’s own alert system recommending it.
Booster shot uptake lags amid COVID-19 wave
In New York City and beyond, booster shot rates are still a fraction of the vaccination rate.
State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities
Kimberly Hill’s priorities are tackling employment and housing for New Yorkers with disabilities after the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to advocates.
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.
New York is beginning to face off with a new omicron subvariant. Here’s what you need to know about BA.2.
Officials still have much to learn about the new coronavirus strain.
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.
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.
Bassett defends Hochul administration policies on masks
New York legislators questioned state Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett at a Tuesday budget hearing.
State mask mandate remains in place — for now
The Hochul administration is appealing a recent ruling striking down the public health rule.