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Weekly News Roundup – April 30, 2021

All NYC COVID vax sites to allow walk-ins immediately: Mayor de Blasio - Daily News

New York sites resume use of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine - NY Post

New York City School Buildings Still Missing 582,000 Students. As another 51,000 students return Monday, mayor pushes to get more back in September - WSJ

Tensions rise at some of NYC’s top high schools over ‘Zoom in a room’ for on-campus students - Chalkbeat

Major shakeup to "safe staffing" bill for hospitals, nursing homes - Spectrum

Manhattan Business Districts to Get More Police in Reopening Push - WSJ

Legislators Look To Extend Eviction Moratorium To August 31st For New Yorkers Affected By Pandemic - Gothamist

MTA plans to only buy electric buses come 2028 as officials map greener future for NYC Transit - Daily News

For the lack of 89 people, New York will lose 1 House seat - Politico

'Spend money to make money' — De Blasio releases his recovery budget - Politico

To help NYC students catch up, de Blasio’s budget would earmark $500M for testing and tutoring - Chalkbeat

BUDGET DAY: Mayor Proposes Small Money for Open Streets, But Big Bucks to Finish the Manhattan Greenway - Streetsblog

Food Delivery Workers Could Get Relief From Council Bills to Open Restaurant Restrooms and Regulate Apps - The City

Blood Center's Upper East Side Tower Takes Heat From New Angles - Patch

East Side Group Says R8B Zoning Has to Be Preserved - TapInto

City Will Spend $15 Million To Educate NYers On Ranked-Choice Voting Ahead Of June Primary - Gothamist

New York City Council Bill Would Create More Car-Free Roads - WSJ

Cuomo To End Bar & Restaurant Curfew And Allow Bar Seating In May - Gothamist

Number of single adults living in NYC homeless shelters reached all-time high during COVID, fueling death rates: study - Daily News

Health Minibuses Roll Out To Vaccinate Homeless New Yorkers - Gothamist

De Blasio looks to Legislature, not Cuomo, in push to reopen city - Politico

Only 8 Black Students Are Admitted to Stuyvesant High School - NY Times

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 26th

APRIL 26th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

COVID hospitalizations dropped to 3,174. Of the 126,953 tests reported yesterday, 3,039, or 2.39 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 2.13 percent. There were 729 patients in ICU yesterday, down 25 from the previous day.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 19th

APRIL 19th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

COVID hospitalizations rose to 3,783. Of the 147,583 tests reported yesterday, 4,339, or 2.94 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 2.85 percent. There were 836 patients in ICU yesterday, down 13 from the previous day.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 12th

APRIL 12th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

COVID hospitalizations rose slightly to 4,118. Of the 131,436 tests reported yesterday, 4,926, or 3.75 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.20 percent. There were 860 patients in ICU yesterday, down 17 from the previous day.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 5th

APRIL 5th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

As of Tuesday (4/6), all New Yorkers 16+ will be eligible for the vaccine (only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for those 16 and 17 years old). Scheduling for this age group will open at 8 am on Tuesday (4/6). Already eligible are everyone 30+, in certain employment sectors, in congregate housing, or with a qualifying underlying condition (full list here).

COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,434. Of the 150,225 tests reported yesterday, 6,583, or 4.38 percent, were positive.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates March 29th

MARCH 29th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

Starting Tuesday, vaccine eligibility will expand to New Yorkers age 30 and older, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. And on April 6 the state will hit “universal eligibility”; all New Yorkers 16 and older will be able to receive the vaccine.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates March 22nd

MARCH 22nd RESOURCES AND UPDATES:

To the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community here in NYC and around the country, we stand with you against hate. You have a right to live free of hate & discrimination.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates March 15th

MARCH 15th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

As of 11am this morning, 22.5 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 122,778 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 6,699,848 total doses with 11.6 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates March 8th

MARCH 8th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

New York will began administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at state-run mass vaccination sites last week. NY launched a new pilot program to begin administering the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine to eligible New Yorkers during overnight hours at the Yankee Stadium, Javits Center and New York State Fair mass vaccination sites.