Health Care

Coronavirus

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.

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Legislation provides incentives to address nursing shortage in NYS

The “Respect Nurses” Act offers loan forgiveness, among other benefits, to encourage New Yorkers to pursue nursing careers.

Health Care

Why isn’t New York enforcing its nurse staffing law?

The state health department has delayed putting staff ratios in place, even as nurses continue to be overwhelmed by patient loads.

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

New York lawmakers look to expand access to health care for undocumented immigrants

“Coverage for All” passed the Assembly Health Committee this week as New York revisits access to care in the pandemic’s third year.

Health Care

New York’s landmark water testing law hinges on the state Health Department

The law leaves key decisions to an agency with a history of dragging its feet on implementing water quality legislation.

Health Care

State mask mandate remains in place — for now

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

Coronavirus

New York officials push to turn the page on omicron

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

Coronavirus

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.

MagazineShow All

Health Care

Hochul’s chapter amendments could undermine new birth center law

A rift grew among birth advocates as progressive legislators asked them to compromise with the governor – or risk a veto.

Health Care

How New York could cover its 1 million uninsured residents

A new report models several options – other than the New York Health Act – that the state could take to expand health care access.

Coronavirus

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

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.

Health Care

Doctors say NYC’s omicron wave could end in a matter of weeks

Modeling projections off of London and South Africa, local health experts are hopeful that the variant will peak by mid-January.

Policy

New York hospitals see significant upticks in COVID-19 admissions

Gov. Kathy Hochul has urged calm and said the state is not in the same situation as earlier in the pandemic.

Health Care

Child COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

The number of admissions among infected New York City kids has increased four-fold since the first week of December.