Half of New York’s students should be tested every two weeks, researchers estimate. Officials plan to test only 10 to 20 percent of each school every month.
Community leaders said residents have resisted the rules in part because of the influence of President Trump, whose views on masks have been embraced.
Nearly all the buildings remained open, following city guidelines that say only those schools with two cases in different classrooms will shut.
Officials see a worrisome indicator in several parts of Brooklyn and Queens after a couple of months of declining or flat transmission.
The rebound of the longtime vendor could be a bellwether for small-business owners in the city who rely on tourists and workers for sales.
This spring, death rates rivaled those seen during the country’s deadliest pandemic, a new study finds. “What 1918 looked like is basically this.”
Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned her post after clashes between health officials and the mayor over the city’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The resignation of Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the commissioner since 2018, came after Mayor Bill de Blasio stripped her agency of a key virus tracing program.
“Honestly, I don’t even really see the point in getting tested,” said one New Yorker who has waited nearly two weeks, with still no results.
Epidemiologists have braced for a surge of coronavirus cases. But it has not come yet.
A never-released report shows that the number of people killed by police activity in New York is more than twice what has been reported.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot re-emerged and said she’s on the team. But one of her agency’s key functions in managing the pandemic has been handed to another city department.
Race and income are the key factors that decide who dies from Covid-19 and who survives, city data shows.
Mayor de Blasio should let the health department do its Covid-19 tracing.
Several leading health officials expressed serious concerns over the transfer of contact tracing efforts to the agency that runs the city’s public hospitals, a departure from current and past practice.
The health authorities in New York City issued an alert saying that the children had a syndrome that doctors do not yet fully understand.
In a city ravaged by an epidemic, few places have been as hard hit as central Queens.
“We are not prepared,” one doctor said. New York City’s hospitals may be moving too slowly as the outbreak spreads, experts say.