Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates June 8th

JUNE 8th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

Today is the first day of Phase One reopening, 100 days after the shutdown. 

The State has released a New York Forward Business Reopening Web Tool, which helps small businesses determine if they have met the criteria for reopening.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates May 28th

MAY 28th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

Mayor de Blasio said that over 1,700 tracers have been hired to join the Test & Trace Corp, surpassing the City’s goal to hire 1,000 tracers by June 1, with 700 hired from neighborhoods hardest hit by the virus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates May 22nd

MAY 22nd RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

Emergency Food Program: By next week, the Emergency Food Program will be delivering over 1 million meals per day. This is on top of the City’s grab-and-go program, which already serves over 500,000 meals per day at 500+ schools across the City.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates May 19th

MAY 19TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

Mayor de Blasio announced that the City will partner with CityMD to offer walk-in diagnostic COVID-19 testing to New Yorkers, effectively tripling the number of available testing sites citywide.

Weekly News Roundup – May 15, 2020

Plan to pedestrianize Park Avenue floated as mayor expands street closures - The Real Deal

Subway Shutdown: New York Closes System for First Time in 115 Years - NY Times

State Board of Elections will appeal primary decision - Times Union

NYC allows Zoom (once again) for remote learning - Chalkbeat

New York City to Increase Burial Assistance - WSJ

New York Extends Moratorium on Evictions - WSJ

Rent Guidelines Board approves rent freeze in preliminary vote - Politico

New York City to offer 140,000 coronavirus antibody tests for residents - Politico

Dining in post-coronavirus NYC will include gloves, masks and lots of space - NY Post

Scrutiny of Social-Distance Policing as 35 of 40 Arrested Are Black - NY Times

Coronavirus has likely killed over 5 percent of NY nursing-home residents - NY Post

Mysterious Coronavirus Illness Claims 3 Children in New York - NY Times

These Are the Things That New Yorkers Achingly Miss - NY Times

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates May 13th

MAY 13TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

The State is now investigating 102 reported cases in New York where children, of a range of ages, are experiencing a serious illness that is possibly due to COVID-19. More details, including the symptoms to watch out for, are here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates May 11th

MAY 11TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

The Governor will issue an Executive Order mandating that all nursing homes and adult care facilities test all personnel for COVID-19 two times per week and report any positive test results to the State Department of Health by the next day.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates May 5th

MAY 5TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

Late tonight/ early tomorrow morning (5/6), the MTA will begin closing the entire subway system for enhanced cleaning from 1 - 5 am. Nearly 350 buses will be added for overnight service along existing subway routes.

Weekly News Roundup – May 1, 2020

Cuomo warns of $8.2 billion in cuts to localities - City and State

NEARLY 20K NYC STUDENTS STILL MISSING PROMISED IPADS - The City

Upper East Siders Back Safe Routes for Cyclists Through Central Park - Streetsblog

NYC ignores social distancing for Blue Angels, Thunderbirds flyover - NY Post

400K New Yorkers Wait For Coronavirus Unemployment Checks: Gov - Patch

Thousands expected to join rent strike this week as coronavirus wreaks havoc on household budgets - NY Daily News

In Fight to Save Summer Youth Employment, Advocates Push City to Let Teens Work Remotely - City Limits

It’s official: NYC relaxes grading policies in wake of massive shift to remote learning - Chalkbeat

NYC public schools to hold online graduation ceremony for seniors: de Blasio - Daily News

Cuomo orders schools closed for rest of the school year - Politico

Richard Carranza: Only ‘50-50’ chance NYC schools will open in September - NY Post

Coronavirus News: Javits Center in NYC to close temporary hospital next week - ABC7

Homophobic Evangelical Group Samaritan's Purse To Leave Central Park In Two Weeks - Gothamist

How Delays and Unheeded Warnings Hindered New York's Virus Fight - NY Times

UES Council Rep's Cat Steals Show During Zoom Meeting - Patch

Planters Installed At Upper East Side Intersections: Council Rep - Patch

UES Community Board To City: Open Park Avenue - Patch

NYC’s first coronavirus street closures in and around parks starts Saturday - Daily News

Subway riders hold out hope for futuristic cleaning to restart economy - Politico

De Blasio: Full NYC reopening ‘obviously a few months away at minimum’ amid coronavirus - Daily News

City Council to Pass Bill Capping What Food Delivery Apps Can Charge Restaurants, Sponsor Says - Gotham Gazette

New York delays enforcement of plastic bag ban until June 15 - NY Post

Volunteers Deliver Meals To UES Public Housing Senior Center - Patch

New Yorkers are struggling with mental health issues - City & State

State and local government plan coming from House Democrats, Neal says - Politico

What We Don't Know About the Coronavirus - The New Yorker

NYC to offer antibody tests for 150k health workers and first responders - Politico

Advocates call for Covid-19 testing in shelters, but capacity remains low - Politico

The Federal Reserve widens street loan program to reach more businesses - Crain's

Here's Why Your Local Chinese Takeout Spot Is (Probably) Closed - Gothamist

The Very Unequal Impact of COVID-19 On NYC Neighborhoods - Gothamist

NY assemblywoman may be barred from re-election over paperwork error - NY Post

From Bad to Worse - Our Town

 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 30th

APRIL 30TH RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the closure of the subway system overnight from 1 – 5 a.m. for daily deep cleaning and a new “Essential Connector” service to continue moving the heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic beginning Wednesday, May 6.  During this overnight period, the MTA will intensify disinfecting operations, cleaning its fleet of thousands of cars and buses every night, and further testing new and innovative cleaning solutions, including UV, antimicrobials and electrostatic disinfectants.