Health officials in Rockland County offered pop-up polio vaccinations and urged the public to get shots as they investigated whether the disease had spread to others.
The city was slow to react, and the vaccine rollout was flawed. Poor neighborhoods still need help. But shutdowns and mandates saved lives.
The New York State Health Department presented nursing home data that concealed the deaths of 4,100 people, according to an audit by the state comptroller.
The lifting of the mandate in the nation’s largest school district was met with a mixture of anxiety and celebration.
On the first day for some school districts to go maskless, there was disagreement at one Long Island school over whether the change came too soon or was overdue.
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have all announced plans to loosen certain restrictions, but all of them continue to require masks in some places.
Medical experts say the government should do more to get booster shots into long-term care residents in New York.
The N.Y. Health Department became a “toxic work environment” early in the pandemic, a high-ranking doctor told officials investigating ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
With a Monday deadline looming, thousands of health care workers in the state are risking their jobs by not getting a coronavirus vaccine.
Dr. Zucker, the New York State health commissioner, came under fire for potentially helping obscure the coronavirus death toll in nursing homes and keeping health data from the Legislature.
‘I think it just speaks to the urgency that people are feeling.’
For the most fragile New Yorkers and those who care for them, turning 23 brings enormous consequences.
Aides to the New York governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, repeatedly prevented state health officials from releasing the number of nursing home deaths in the pandemic.
The pharmacist has started doing pop-up vaccination events at senior affordable housing facilities, possibly illuminating a new way to reach vulnerable groups.
Larry Schwartz, whom Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo put in charge of the state’s vaccination efforts, called some county executives about support for the governor.
The central role played by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s top staff members reflects the lengths he has gone to brush aside public health expertise and bolster his position as a national leader in the fight against the coronavirus.
In a leaked conversation, the governor’s top aide admitted that data was withheld on nursing homes, where more than 10,000 New Yorkers have died during the pandemic.
“When I say ‘experts’ in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, referring to pandemic policies. “Because I don’t.”
The state attorney general, Letitia James, said it’s likely that the Cuomo administration failed to report thousands of Covid-19 deaths of nursing home residents.
There are multiple websites, disappearing slots and even attempts to game the system. Here’s our guide to what you have to do to get a dose in your arm.
Administrators and young graduate students have been inoculated at leading research hospitals, contrary to state and federal guidelines.
The governor’s new criteria to roll back reopening include limits on restaurants in regions where hospitalization rates are rising.
The positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave.
Concerns have arisen that communities may be manipulating coronavirus positivity rates by discouraging sick people from being tested.
There are signs of trouble ahead: Rising rates of positive tests have alarmed health experts, and city and state officials.
New York City had been holding off a second wave, but an uptick in cases in Brooklyn and Queens now threatens to bring one on.
The city needs to do a better job at getting information to an insular community that already believes it has herd immunity.
“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.
With more than 6,000 nursing home residents dying of the coronavirus, a fight over whether relatives should be allowed to sue has erupted in Albany.
A state directive sent thousands of Covid-19 patients into nursing homes, but the Cuomo administration has given other reasons for the virus’s spread.
Nearly 50,000 people in the region have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks.
Not having an accurate, honest, nationwide way to tally Covid-19 cases will only add to the current tragedy.
Accurate antibody testing is a critical tool to determine if the pandemic has slowed enough to begin restarting the economy.
Until the state released its accounting, residents’ relatives had been denied information on how hard homes had been hit.
The city has added more than 3,700 additional people who were presumed to have died of the coronavirus but had never tested positive.
The facilities knew that frail and aging residents were especially vulnerable to the outbreak, but they were unable to stop it.
The strict new directives, in some of the country’s most populous states, were intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“It’s been very crazy,” said one of the thousands of New Yorkers under quarantine about the official guidance she has gotten.
After a new case emerged in Westchester, the state and the city are testing for infections and tracking possible contacts.