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.

Health Care

Policy

Calls for NY Hero Act’s implementation lack follow up

There has been no action on requests to Gov. Kathy Hochul to enact the law which aims to lessen the risks of coronavirus infection to frontline, essential workers.

Education

Policy

How students will rely on the vaccinated to stay safe

Most kids aren’t eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, which leaves their protection up to those around them.

New York City

Politics

Businesses challenge New York City's COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Mayor Bill de Blasio is requiring proof of vaccination for entry to restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues.

Nonprofits

Policy

Nonprofits contracting with the city contemplate vaccine mandate

Organizations working with the city must abide by the requirements that workers get the COVID-19 vaccine or else be tested weekly.

Health Care

Policy

Why is the Bronx’s COVID-19 vaccination rate so low?

Experts said a mistrust of doctors, a lack of access to vaccination sites and online conspiracy theories were contributing factors.

Health Care

Policy

COVID-19 delta variant FAQ

We answer all your questions, from should I keep wearing a mask if I’m vaccinated to why are vaccinated people contracting the coronavirus?

Health Care

Policy

COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ join the ranks of disabled Americans

On the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new wave of people with disabilities are adjusting to their new normals.

Education

Policy

Could the delta variant complicate the coming NYC school year?

Less than 1% of summer classrooms have been impacted by positive cases. Health experts disagree on how schools should handle quarantines.

Politics

Politics

What happened to to-go alcohol and how it could come back

Bills to extend the pandemic accommodation haven’t passed.

Health Care

Policy

COVID-19 delta variant looms as NY reopens

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has heralded this season as the “Summer of New York City,” in which the five boroughs will come roaring back from their pandemic-induced slumber, but the highly contagious new delta variant of COVID-19 threatens the mayor’s vision for the city.

Coronavirus

Politics

COVID Cautious: Quelling New York vaccine hesitancy

Public health experts discuss methods to increase vaccination rates amongst reluctant New Yorkers.

Coronavirus

Policy

Should NY relax its mask mandate?

Public health experts and epidemiologists are concerned that doing so could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus

Policy

Is NY reopening too quickly?

It all depends on how well the city can adhere to COVID-19 restrictions.

MTA

Politics

The end of the un-scientific subway shutdown

Growing scientific research suggested disinfecting trains had little effect on spread of the coronavirus. Cuomo did it for a year anyway.

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