Coronavirus

Policy

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.

Coronavirus

Policy

Hochul: New York’s decreasing COVID-19 case count a ‘glimmer of hope’

The state’s omicron wave appears to be reaching its peak, and surpassing it in New York City, officials said Monday.

Coronavirus

Politics

New state data shows exactly how many people are hospitalized because of COVID-19

A majority of hospital patients who test positive for the coronavirus do not need treatment for the virus.

Coronavirus

Policy

FAQ: All of your omicron questions answered

State and local officials have rolled out a fresh slate of measures to combat the spread of the highly transmissible new coronavirus variant in recent days.

Health Care

Policy

COVID-19 test providers are taking days to produce results

A coalition of lawmakers in Queens is calling for more testing sites as omicron is expected to take weeks to run its course.

Health Care

Policy

New York hits another day of record COVID cases

The state broke its single-day case-count record for the fourth consecutive day amid omicron’s rip.

Health Care

Policy

Omicron breakthrough cases becoming more prevalent

Gov. Kathy Hochul is emphasizing booster shots as new science highlights how the coronavirus variant evades vaccines.

New York State

Politics

Local Republican leaders say they won’t enforce Hochul’s mask mandate

The backlash follows some right-wing-fueled confusion about the rule, which took effect on Monday.

Health Care

Policy

Hochul’s new mask mandate has flavors of old and new

The governor declared a major shift in COVID-19 policy, with a sign-off from the state health commissioner

Health Care

Policy

Minnesota man who attended NYC anime event tests positive for the omicron variant

The new strain of the virus, which was first detected in the U.S. on Wednesday, has still not been found in any New Yorkers.

News & Politics

Politics

Hochul, de Blasio urge masks indoors amid concerns over omicron variant

The New York City Department of Health issued an advisory on Monday encouraging all businesses to require masks indoors.

Health Care

Policy

Will Hochul reinstate COVID-19 restrictions?

Gov. Kathy Hochul said she would put COVID-19 restrictions back into place if the state’s cases keep increasing but there’s been little talk about when that would happen.

Health Care

Policy

NYC launches COVID-19 vaccine drives for kids, ages 5 to 11

Mayor-elect Eric Adams is already talking about getting rid of the city’s public school mask mandate but epidemiologists feel it’s too soon to do away with masks.

Health Care

Policy

All adult New Yorkers now eligible to receive COVID-19 booster shot

City health officials made the announcement Monday as cases have ticked up slightly and are expected to continue increasing over the holidays.

Health Care

Policy

New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate draws predictable 11th hour ire

City union leaders stage protests and warn of worker shortages ahead of the requirement going into effect on Friday.

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