“Finally, we could have a strong law and tools we need to advocate for our patients.”
“Finally, we could have a strong law and tools we need to advocate for our patients.”
“I think this is an idea that is deeply bipartisan. 88% of Americans support it, so I hope we can get some bipartisan legislation passed. If not, if we do reform the filibuster, this could be included.”
The legislation would apply to both residential and commercial tenants who file a hardship declaration form with their landlord.
Union members called on House Health Committee Chair Kathy Rapp to consider their proposal.
The governor said everything can’t be reopened all at once — it’s not like flipping a “light switch,” he said — and some restrictions will remain for now.
“As we set our sights on the fall semester and reopening our campuses, we hope to be able to lift many more COVID-related restrictions in the weeks and months to come.”
“This does not kneecap the governor such that the governor isn’t able to operate as an executive.”
“It shouldn’t take lawsuits and court hearings for our struggling restaurants to be heard.”
The state says it will not renew its contract with the agency after the incident.
The governor says New York City and the rest of the state could open up sooner than July.
The relief fund sets aside $2.1 billion for those who lost work during the pandemic, but, due to immigration status, were ineligible for unemployment benefits or federal stimulus checks.
Restaurant industry groups hailed the end of what they called a “burdensome mandate” that further harmed businesses financially devastated by the pandemic.
“We’ve seen people who haven’t been able to work for an extended period of time.”
“You don’t have to call; you don’t have to make an appointment.”
Organizations meet new needs of people they have already built trust with.
“It is time to begin removing certain restrictions and regulations that are no longer necessary, so we can safely reopen and rebuild our state’s economy,”
The governor was also asked about allegations of sexual misconduct and the state losing a congressional seat
“The pandemic has laid bare the risks to vulnerable nursing home residents that are inherent in a low staffing business model.”
“I’ll go inside the bathroom, just for a quick second, and I’ll cry. But then I’m like, you know what, let me get myself together, everything’s going to be OK.”
“We have three proven vaccines at our disposal. I urge every New Yorker to take whichever one is available to them first.
“We need to identify, what’s the right message to reach those folks?”
Environmental experts urge people to cut the ear loops off their masks before throwing them in the trash. Sea turtles, birds, and other marine wildlife can become entangled in the loops.
The bill requires that the state health and labor departments design minimum standards for health and safety during outbreaks of airborne viruses and all infectious disease outbreaks.
All states were to have opened vaccine appointments to all adults this week, if they hadn’t already.
“This early in the process of vaccine administration, to have difficulty filling appointments is concerning.”
“Over and over, we’ve heard that we’re supposed to be following the facts and science. But as weeks turn into months, and months have now turned into over a year, we watched this administration change the rules without regard to either.”
“School is not just a place where they learn academics. It’s how they learn to get along with other kids their same age — how to navigate and negotiate all that.”
While some of his Republican colleagues have said otherwise, the speaker is touting mask-wearing and vaccinations as “important to reducing the spread of the virus.”
In recent days, the state’s COVID-19 indicators have shifted downward, with a decline in the statewide positivity rate compared to numbers seen in March.
The Finger Lakes VA system administered nearly 1,000 J&J vaccines. That included pop-up clinics in Rochester for veterans at risk of homelessness.
“Now, people realize more than ever that dying could come at any time, and we must be prepared for it.”
Some farm workers are hesitant to get the vaccine because they are wary of interacting with the government.
Horne had been dismissed after a November 2006 incident in which she has maintained she tried to stop a fellow officer from choking a man during an arrest.
Restaurants, financially devastated by months-long indoor dining bans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, say the rule helped some of them turn enough profit to keep from closing.
“At same time, we caution New Yorkers. Don’t get cocky. The disease is still very much with us.”
The assistance covers things like transportation, transfer of remains, a casket or urn, clergy or officiant services, ceremony arrangement, burial plot or cremation, and headstone markers.
“You have to respect what’s happening with COVID, and make sure not only the students are safe but the family and friends that would come on to campus.”
Risk of dying from the virus is 2,000 times greater than the risk of vaccine complications
“We don’t have the availability of doses like the state does that we can swap what we had today with a different type of vaccine.”
“We do have enough Pfizer and we do have enough Moderna to keep our schedule.”
Chef Amanda Cohen, owner of Dirt Candy in New York City, says the coronavirus relief package’s $28.6 billion for independent and small-chain restaurants means many in the industry can stay afloat.
“Let’s stamp this beast to death while we can.”
In the Finger Lakes region, 97% of vaccine doses received have been administered, according to the state.
“The nursing home allowed her to die. I had no idea my mother was being neglected. They lie to you. You call on the phone every day, you’re FaceTiming and they’re telling you she’s fine, she’s great.”
The new fund is designed to offer relief to undocumented immigrants who, during the pandemic, didn’t have access to unemployment and other benefits, like federal stimulus checks.
“Why house us with somebody we can constantly contract it [from] every time a new intake person comes in.”
Buffalo’s ballpark underwent several capital projects and adjustments – paid for by the Jays organization – to help it meet Major League Baseball facility standards.
“Now, do I go take a COVID test every time I get symptomatic with my allergies? What do I do?”
Cuomo did not deny the allegations, saying that people who visited him during the early days of the pandemic received testing.
The council plans to reconvene Monday, April 12 at 6 p.m. to resume consideration of agreement.
Students with medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated.
The 1B group, estimated at just under one million people, includes postal workers, manufacturing laborers, and others considered essential workers who risk contracting the virus at their job.
Wednesday’s meeting will be conducted over Zoom and will begin at 6 p.m..
The Broome County Sheriff said half of the jail’s staff has refused to get one.
“We want to get past this and the only way to get past this is to get folks, you know, vaccinated.”
Looser restrictions are complicated by a rise in cases fueled in part by more infectious variants.
“If what the governor is alleged to have done is true, it’s a clear violation of public officers laws.”
“We are all human and we have to help each other, understand each other, and try to make sense of life.”
“I think people fear what they don’t understand,” says Levine, assistant secretary for health and the first openly transgender person to serve in a Senate-confirmed position.
“Why is it state-sentenced inmates are being punished by not getting the same treatment as every other state inmate all because we’re housed in county jails?”
“Freedom from torture is the most basic of human rights, and yet every year tens of thousands of New Yorkers are subjected to it in the form of solitary confinement.”
The commonwealth has been vaccinating 83,000 people every day for the last several weeks, according to Department of Health data.
“As we continue to expand eligibility, New York will double down on making the vaccine accessible for every community to ensure equity.”
“It really, truly, is a Norman Rockwell experience.”
The law, approved nearly a year ago, essentially made it harder to sue those providers.
A recent study found New York’s over 120 billionaires increased their wealth by $88 billion dollars during the pandemic.
The New York Attorney General’s Office is conducting its own, simultaneous investigation into the sexual harassment claim leveled against Cuomo in recent weeks.
“We’ll consider the use of subpoenas to ensure the documents are produced and there isn’t any obstruction or any destruction of documents.”
The company cited what it called a “divisive local political climate.”
Cuomo’s office is encouraging faith-based institutions to partner with medical providers to launch local vaccination clinics.
The P.1 variant has been designated a “variant of concern,” which means there is evidence of an increase in transmissibility, more severe disease and the potential for reduced effectiveness of treatments or vaccines.
Pharmacies were previously only able to vaccinate New Yorkers over the age of 60 and teachers.
She said the proposed $3.6 billion would dramatically increase currently allocated funds for wraparound services. And she believes those are more sorely needed because of the pandemic.
As the coronavirus pandemic turns one, researchers have found women have lost decades of economic progress, but some have also found a new voice in advocating for better family and work policies.
“I feel much more comfortable about that scenario than I would around rushed budget negotiations that would be based off of the Governor’s position.”
“We know the vaccine is the weapon that defeats this invisible enemy and we are getting more shots in arms than ever before.”
New York now allows the resumption of weddings. But wedding planners have a list of COVID-19 safety measures to follow.
“I think what has really sparked the imagination and the spirit is really seeing the possibility and the power of being a healthcare professional.”
The mass vaccination sites are an addition to those already in operation across New York, including in Johnson City.
“They feel very vulnerable because they are homebound and obviously have health issues and they feel like they would be at high risk.”
Hundreds of migrant workers have already started coming to the region for seasonal farm jobs. As they work in fields, barns and greenhouses, there is a chance of spreading the coronavirus.
The newest relief package includes$350 billion dollars in aid to states to fund home and community-based services.
Rather than wait for new cannabis cultivators to build from the ground up, medical cannabis companies say they could use their existing infrastructure to give the new market a boost.
Across Quebec, 648,663 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday. In Quebec, residents aged 75 or greater have been able to make a vaccination appointment since last week.
Larry Schwartz, a longtime aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, called local officials in New York to gauge their loyalty to the governor. Some local officials viewed it as a threat to cut off vaccine.
New York has, so far, administered 6.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with about 10% of the state now fully vaccinated.
Jason Garnar said on Facebook he is feeling fine and does not have any symptoms
While no longer required, the New York State Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution.
“We really hope that we’ll begin receiving additional allotments so that we can become a larger player in that group of vaccinators.”
For four months last year, Dr. Angela Chen only saw her child through a window. A year into the global pandemic, the view is a different, but it’s impossible to forget the memories of last spring.
“The supply is increasing, and if the supply is increasing we can increase our distribution levels.”
“A month ago we were struggling to get people into appointments, but that’s not the case anymore.”
“We know that in particular young children are at risk of neurological and behavioral health consequences associated with developing bodies and that is something that lasts forever.”
University of Pittsburgh researchers slated to conduct 3-year study.
Gov. Cuomo announced 10 new sites across the state on Monday.
The data have shown that restaurants can operate safely and in accordance with strict health protocols at 75% capacity. New York City restaurant capacity will remain at 35% capacity.
State officials insisted Thursday that the edits were made because of concerns about accuracy, not to protect Cuomo’s reputation.
The action comes as Cuomo is embroiled in scandals over his nursing home policies during the coronavirus and allegations that he sexually harassed former staffers.
State officials say there’s a need to ensure equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
“They know the people in the church, and when you pick a location like that, it helps put more people at ease.”
While COVID-19 has greatly affected the economy, it was already in flux before the pandemic hit.
Under this latest plan, educators and staff will not be moved into Phase 1a, which would make them eligible for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Black Americans with addiction face “pervasive and continuing systemic racism” and often struggle to gain access to treatments that prevent fatal overdoses.
Over three million people have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in New York, according to the state, which is now administering more than 100,000 shots per day.
“These temporary emergency powers were granted as New York was devastated by a virus we knew nothing about. Now it is time for our government to return to regular order.”
Restaurant and bar owners have pressured state lawmakers for months to give their struggling businesses more help.
“It will help protect our most vulnerable clients who rely on the staff and volunteers to provide them with nutritious food and critical services.”
“We’re just bringing the vaccinations to them in a very low-threshold manner.”
Currently, about 30 percent of Pennsylvania’s K-12 schools, which serve half the total student population, are learning entirely remotely.
“It’s through those outreach calls and those tele-dental visits that we are finding a lot of kids that are having acute issues because they’ve gone without regular preventative care for so long.”
After one year of pandemic, over 38,000 New Yorkers have died of the virus so far and more than one and a half million were sickened.
The policy at group homes has been to require those facilities to admit residents discharged from the hospital regardless of their COVID-19 status.
“We had time to prepare for this and that’s why everybody’s frustrated. It didn’t have to be this chaotic and it didn’t have to be this unorganized.”
Legislation making it easier to visit nursing homes is expected to get an Assembly vote next week as part of a package of reforms targeting the industry.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his staff were in damage control mode Thursday as they faced two scandals
“We need to have Narcan in everybody’s hands.”
Some adolescents with eating disorders require an extended stay in a residential treatment program where they and their families learn how to manage their daily meals and lives.
“We are completely transforming the system. We are making sure that the right person gets called when it comes to a mental health crisis.”
“We said at the beginning that we will put these shots into arms as quickly as we get the doses, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
Caregivers react to a update of state restrictions that will allow visitations in long-term care facilities.
Cuomo’s job approval ratings, which were high in the summer and fall of 2020, have now dropped back to pre-pandemic levels, with 49% saying that he’s doing a good job in office.
“We had an increase in cleaning product exposures, and the difference was it wasn’t the little child getting into it at home, it was the adults at home perhaps misusing or overusing cleaning products.”
“By and large, the veterans are coming through and saying this is much easier, a much simpler process and very well organized.”
Visitors to nursing homes will continue to be banned in counties where the virus rate is 10% or higher, or in any facility where someone has contracted COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
“The tragic situation in our nursing homes remains a heartbreaking reminder of the toll this pandemic has taken and has made it clear that real reforms are needed.”
Health systems believed they were following state orders when they used vaccines that were supposed to be set aside for people awaiting their second doses.
Experts are urging women to separate their routine annual mammogram and any scheduled COVID-19 vaccination by several weeks.
“For generations, our teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, students, and school staff have been sent into buildings where they can get brain damage because of chipped paint, or cancer because of asbestos.”
“Not everyone’s going to have that primary care person to go to for any of their health care needs.”
“If you change the six-foot rule and it was only three feet with distancing, or four feet, we could bring back more in-person learning, because of the physical space.”
“We want to provide a system in New York State that holds owners accountable, that makes sure we have the care hours that residents need to feel at home.”
The legislature gave Cuomo the powers nearly a year ago, in early March of 2020. But now, many say, it’s time to end them.
Arcades and other indoor family entertainment centers can open with 25% capacity starting March 26.
“This is a very big and aggressive effort to address vaccine hesitancy in the Black community.”
Cases of the variant were reported in Tompkins County in January and earlier this month.
Governor Cuomo says he’s making his accusations against Assemblyman Kim because Kim attacked him first.
“I, too, have lost more friends due to post-traumatic stress than I have lost friends who have died overseas in combat.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James said Amazon refused to obey coronavirus guidelines that would protect its warehouse employees from infection.
“What if they have some type of reaction while they’re in Binghamton or driving home, or if it’s a resident in our community who has no access to transportation?”
True allergic reactions to vaccinations are extremely rare, but two New York women did experience this after receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Allergists were able to safely administer their second vaccine doses by following a special procedure.
“If we can make it easy instead of more difficult, we might be able to address what’s happening with the overdose rate.”
“Thousands of restaurants throughout New York state will close if we don’t get them some immediate relief.”
In a rare concession, Cuomo said the state was wrong to stonewall lawmakers and members of the media on that data, saying it created a void for disinformation and “conspiracy theories.”
Chinatown has faced both a spike in anti-Asian violence during the pandemic and mounting economic challenges. One of those challenges is the smaller celebrations for the 15-day Lunar New Year festival which began last Friday and usually brings lots of visitors and revenue.
“With the holiday surge now in our rear-view mirror, we must keep taking steps to further re-open the economy safely and responsibly.”
“Even just the appearance of being not being forthcoming with information is a liability in this case, and honestly I don’t understand why.”
Social media networks and online research skills give some younger people an edge, even as older people overall face higher risk of hospitalization and death.
“Transportation’s a huge problem for them to get here. The winter’s been harder.”
Other clinical service at the East Campus will remain open—including Surgicare, Imaging and Cayuga Hematology Oncology Associates (CHOA).
“Crucial information should never be withheld from entities that are empowered to pursue oversight. This was always about getting the truth and allowing information to guide our response.”
“If you look at the data, the whole issue of vaccine, equity… the vaccine isn’t at this point, really, getting to the most vulnerable in an equitable fashion.”
“We speak with our healthcare partners weekly and we all are seeing a decrease in demand for testing, which is a really good sign.”
“Everyone should take it when it’s their turn, because that’s how we get everyone back to work and see our families and friends safely together.”
“If there’s things need to be codified in law, mandated in law that actually secure people’s safety and well being, that’s what we want to do.”
“The sooner we get this investigation started, the sooner we can get justice and the sooner we can get information to make sure that this never happens again.”
Cuomo, who was on a call with the Biden administration Tuesday morning, said the federal government is planning to boost the state’s vaccine supply by 5% over the next three weeks.
The numbers confirm a report by State Attorney General Tish James, who said the state undercounted nursing home hospital deaths by 50%.
They include cancer, heart conditions, COPD, chronic kidney disease, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, moderate to severe asthma, and people with intellectual and development disabilities, organ transplant recipients, and people who are morbidly obese.
“We used to have 10-17 people in a class and now we still struggle to get 6-8 people in each class.”
Only county health departments will administer vaccines for those with underlying conditions, they won’t be available at several large state run sites.
“Her understanding is that the officer basically told her ‘I can’t do that. I can’t call anyone else,’ ” family attorney Lorenzo Napolitano told NPR Thursday.
“It got to the point that we realized we were going to have to cut back on the amount that we give to people and we really had to ration our supplies.”
The attorney general’s report, released on January 28, found that the health department was undercounting the number of nursing home residents who died by 50%.
“This is the future that you’re seeing, in how packages are going to be delivered both business to business and have packages going from businesses to consumers.”
“You have to know where you went wrong in order to correct things.”
The latest government figures show a net loss of 140,000 jobs in December. What may be surprising is that all those jobs were held by women, especially women of color.
“We have to recognize the very long history of injustice and misuse that really sets the context for why community members feel the way that they do.”
A state probe last week found that Zucker could have underreported these deaths by up to 50%.
The steepest decline in sales tax collections happened during the peak of the pandemic, when sales tax collections dropped by about 27% statewide.
Governor Cuomo received word from the Biden administration that New York would receive an additional 5% of vaccine doses over the next three weeks.
New Yorkers who have appointments at centers that closed because of the storm will receive new appointments by email or text.
“There’s a lot of ways that scammers can use this information.”
“The declination rate among blacks in hospital settings where they are hospital workers, is much, much higher than it is among whites or Latinos or Asians.”
According to Feeding America, 50 million people nationally may experience food insecurity because of COVID-19.
“We have already seen the terrible consequences of poor water quality on communities across New York and we can’t afford to repeat our mistakes.”
If you’re lucky enough to get engaged over a COVID-era dinner date, you’ll be able to get married as early as March 15.
“I believe everybody did the best they could. I believe the state department of health, they gave their best guidance and made the best decisions on the facts that they had.”
The state will be launching a new advertising campaign targeted at communities of color with the intention of boosting vaccine recipients among those populations.
The pandemic has left many Americans craving safe social interaction. For one group of New Yorkers, outdoor Zumba classes bring a little joy.