The stores will be limited to no more than 25 people, including employees, in a store at any one time.
The stores will be limited to no more than 25 people, including employees, in a store at any one time.
Governor Wolf said he didn’t know how many people would be hired or when the corps would be formed, but that he wants it to be a big deal.
Live audiences help comics get exposure and work out new material. Colin Quinn says virtual platforms don’t replicate “the tension” of being in front of a room full of strangers.
The tests were conducted after an employee was found to have the virus on April 27.
The New York State Board of Elections had canceled the June 23 primary over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Maxwell Kirsner built sets for big events. Then he, his fiancée and their coworkers were laid off. Kirsner says he’s optimistic the city will make it back, but he’s worried how long that will take.
There will likely still be polling places open on June 23rd, but Governor Cuomo is strongly encouraging voters to use the mail- in option instead.
The funding can be used for a wide variety of purposes meant to prepare, prevent or respond to COVID-19 for housing authority employees and people living in public housing.
State health officials started testing nearly 200 seasonal workers at the giant hydroponic greenhouse last weekend because of concerns it might be a COVID hotspot.
Farmers argue that if we keep breaking the food chain, there will be a lot of farms that aren’t going to survive this.
Visits to any dealership will be by appointment only, and a number of safety precautions will be monitored to keep dealers and buyers safe.
“Is this the new normal in terms of what we’re going to do in terms of shutting down the economy?”
Kevin Boyle, the ranking Democrat on the committee, immediately interrupted him, calling on committee Chairman Garth Everett to cut Rep. Chris Dush off.
Some senior staff people volunteered to be furloughed so that others could keep their jobs.
State Attorney General Tish James is investigating reports from families who say the nursing homes kept them in the dark about the condition of their relatives who had COVID-19.
Democrats backing the bill say the White House has not fully utilized the power of the federal government, which has left hospitals and health care workers shorted in many places.
“Folks who deal in dairy and specialty crops will be provided meaningful support when it comes to price losses.”
“Our farmers, who are now eligible for the economic injury disaster loan, had been told that while they’re eligible in name only, they’re not eligible in practice.”
Public works employees have been directed to disinfect any touch surfaces, such as benches, in county parks, daily.
Licensed marriage and family therapist Tonya Girard on why some people might not feel the full effects of the crisis until months after it ends.
The people who track coronavirus exposures and try to prevent the virus’s spread are called Contact Tracers. Their work is taking on a new urgency.
“Without aid from Washington, we’re going to see higher taxes on the local level, and cuts in services as well as laying off teachers, cops, firefighters.”
The state in mid-April ordered all essential employers to provide protections, but some workers say they’ve seen little change.
But, he offered few specifics on how his administration will help counties deal with the huge volume of mailed ballots.
The entire state is in the red status until Friday.
“You’d rather have a controlled start, so that you don’t have to stop. You reopen too fast, then you have to stop.”
At this point, the state is allowing both in-person and absentee ballots for those village and special district elections.
The coronavirus pandemic has also closed some meatpacking plants, although PresidentTrump last week ordered large meat processors remain open.
“I think in the aftermath of COVID-19, and hopefully it happens sooner than we think, virtual job fairs are going to become the rule and not the exception.”
Local businesses are coming up with plans for restarting, but how and when they go into effect are still an unknown.
At least 9,000 front-line nurses and other medical workers have contracted COVID-19.
Election chiefs call on state officials to allow processing to start earlier, clarify which polling places can open.
“The plan is for us to continue to get dairy into the county through the food pantries and other food programs as long as the donations keep flowing.”
“We’re going to have the schools closed for the rest of the year. We’re going to continue the distance learning programs.”
The types of apartments rented in Binghamton do not give tenants much opportunity to organize into a collective bargaining unit.
Students who failed Regents tests during the school year normally would have the opportunity to take them again in August.
Congressman John Katko and North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) were appointed to the White House task force for reopening the economy.
Supporters say the public health emergency from COVID-19 has exposed a “pre-existing scarcity” of medical treatment, and available resources for those with disabilities.
Move comes as a Senate committee approves a motion to issues subpoenas to obtain more information on how Wolf administration responded to businesses seeking to remain open during coronavirus closure
“You rely on your state to bail you out and you can’t get any answers.”
Republicans in legislature want details on how state handled business requests to remain open during coronavirus closures
“We’re deemed essential on the backside, but not on the revenue side.”
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is sending a message about the food supply: there’s plenty of food and the state is adjusting to get it to people.
“We lost hundreds of thousands of operational dollars – every course did. Not profit dollars.””
The COVID-19 Maternity Task Force has issued its recommendations to support pregnant mothers and their newborns during the pandemic.
“The state is considering a deferral for all companies that have job creation requirements as part of economic development packages.”
Broome health officials said non-fatal overdoses have increased, advocates said fatal overdoses did, too.
Water levels throughout the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River System are expected to peak below the record-high levels seen in 2019.
“That’s awful, awful, heart breaking when you watch your milk go down the drain when it’s a perfectly good, sellable product,”
The Council also passed a resolution to reduce the type of health insurance plan for the mayor, Common Council and other managerial staff.
The iconic vessel was intended to provide overflow capacity to the New York metropolitan area but ultimately wasn’t needed as badly as first feared.
Organizers for both sporting events blamed the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.
“The goal is to not let that go to two positive cases or more.”
Brian Miller represents parts of Otsego and Delaware Counties
The measures are extended until May 15, in line with state guidelines.
“With all health care, your condition dictates the speed of care provided, and that will still be the case as we look to reschedule.”
“Literally, ‘Pay me now and maybe you will get some stuff some time in the future,’ is where some vendors are starting.”
“I believe that they are scared. If you listen to a lot of what’s going on [on the news], it’s a lot of overkill, on the fear factor.”
Congressman Tom Reed wants that deal to include provisions that ensure local governments get needed aid with no interference by the state.
In a regular summer, up to a thousand kids from across Tompkins County participate.
The joint demonstration between the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds will begin early Tuesday afternoon over New York City, Newark and Trenton, N.J., and Philadelphia.
The justices threw out as moot a challenge to New York City’s strict gun regulations, but gun-safety advocates worry that gains in the states may be taken away by a conservative court majority.
“It’s very frustrating. We have excess milk but we can’t get it to people who are in need at this time.”
Repairing the locks, which allow boats to travel from one neck of the waterway to another, was deemed nonessential work.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state is opening new drive-through coronavirus testing sites in five upstate counties.
“The science just does not back up shifting to plastic bags. But everyone is trying to make the best of a really difficult situation.”
“With the amount of unemployment we’ve seen in New York, and the number of COVID cases we’ve had, New York should be at the front of the list”
The state’s economy could lose a staggering $243 billion, or 14% of the state’s gross domestic product, over the course of the pandemic and the economic recovery.
‘Everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong’
Voters who request absentee and mail-in ballots before the May 26 deadline might receive them at different times due to “factors outside their control.”
“It’s another Monday, and it’s another end-the-shutdown bill.”
“I’m one to look at the half-full glass … but now I’m looking at which customers of ours are going to survive.”
“Nobody has communicated with us. They just do what they want to do and we have to live with it.”
Amazon may have violated federal health and safety standards as well as New York’s whistleblower law, the New York attorney general’s office wrote to Amazon in a letter obtained by NPR.
State elections officials canceled New York’s Democratic presidential primary amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a move that supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders strongly oppose.
“As we begin to rethink and restart the economy, projects like this can really help transform communities in a very positive way.”
Overall, 78% of New York voters — including a majority of Republicans — say they trust Gov. Andrew Cuomo to decide when to reopen their state.
Even after the closure is over, specialists say many students with special needs still won’t be in the classroom.
Most sections have put the start of the regular season on hold
The New York Farm Bureau has asked the state, in recent days, to ramp up testing for COVID-19 in rural areas of the state, particularly at farms.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 367 people died from the virus Saturday — less than half of the daily number at the height of the outbreak.
“This is a very unfortunate casualty of the COVID-19 virus.”
The governor has said he might cut funding to schools, hospitals and local governments by 20%, but he said Friday no decision has been made.
As of this week, 83 workers with New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority died from COVID-19. Two bus operators talk about the crushing loss they’ve witnessed in their field.
State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), the sponsor of a longshot measure to revoke the governor’s emergency powers, said the waiver decisions seem random.
“As soon as he saw her face on that iPad, you could see relief in him immediately. She said, ‘Sing with me, Bob’, and he started singing and I literally started crying right there.”
“I’ve talked to our mayors all across New York, and a lot of them are now deciding whether they’re going to lay off police officers and firefighters.”
As need has increased, donations have decreased.
Judge Jeffrey Tait ruled the inmates did not establish their vulnerability to COVID-19 inside the jail
“Ultimately, the virus is going to set the timeline, not us.”
For weeks, paramedics and EMTs in New York City have been struggling to respond to a high number of 911 calls during the coronavirus pandemic. More first responders are getting sick themselves.
A majority are related to nursing homes.
Paramedic David Goroff works in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.
“Politicians took notice. Nothing like this had ever happened. It was obvious that people really cared more than anyone had known about clean air and clean water.”
“I think it is a good time to reflect on the power of nature, and where we were as a planet 50 years ago, and where we want to get.”
DEP’s Climate Change Impact Assessment report focuses on livestock and watershed
Defying the governor’s shutdown order, and spurred on by far-right activists and Republican state lawmakers, hundreds of people gathered to demand that businesses reopen.
The bill would ban doctors from using telemedicine for any drug on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy list.
“One of the questions about markets is, will we be able to provide enough…safety measures for people to feel comfortable in those spaces?”
“I have to facilitate everything and doing that on top of the physical care taking of Oliver is almost impossible.”
Cuomo said at their White House meeting Trump committed to procure more testing supplies from China and other overseas manufacturers. He said they agreed the Navy ship Comfort could leave New York.
Hochul spoke with WSKG’s Gabe Altieri as part of All Things Considered.
Daryl Doeschner talks about his mother Annette Doeschner’s life and how he thinks her death was preventable.
Cuomo also said elective outpatient surgeries will be allowed to resume in counties that do not have a significant number of people sick with the coronavirus.
“If a situation is radically different in one part of the state than another part of the state, take that into consideration.”
“They have a constitutional obligation to fulfill the needs of students, and they have not done that.”
“We need to be, I think, taking a look at the data, and working with not only the health professionals, but also the business community.”
As essential workers, migrant farm laborers are continuing operations. However, they are also one of the most vulnerable populations if exposed to the virus.
“I would just urge New Yorkers to keep being heard, making sure their concerns are being met.”
Gov. Tom Wolf announced the business shutdowns would be extended until until May 8. They were due to lift on April 30. He did ease the limits a bit, including on the construction industry.
“Any plan to start to reopen the economy has to be based on data and testing, and we have to make sure our antibody and diagnostic testing is up to the scale we need.”
It argues for the release of two inmates who claim they are highly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
Main rally marked by Trump flags, open-carry firearms, anti-vaxxers and plenty of anger at Gov. Tom Wolf
“We’re at a point where some of the upstate hospitals have significant financial burdens because they are not doing the elective surgeries.”
New York and New Jersey want nursing homes to accept recovering hospital patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status, to free up space in hospitals. What’s to keep the virus from spreading?
Farmer Dennis Brawdy said this year is stranger than most because major customers are closed.
Infusing plasma from the recovered into the ill is an old treatment, shown by Dr. Emil von Behring’s 1901 Nobel Prize for infusing plasma into those sick with diphtheria, leading to a cure.
“It’s an important support to make sure we have a viable food system and that farmers can still farm.”
“Why do we need a pandemic to be this supportive to each other? Maybe we can carry some of this kindness going forward.”
The allergy season starts taking off right about now, and many of the symptoms of seasonal allergies are the same as COVID-19:
PA POST – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says it’s time to start talking about reopening the state’s economy, but during a Friday afternoon news conference, he avoided providing dates for when he will lift restrictions on Pennsylvania residents and businesses. “Unfortunately, we cannot flip a switch and reopen the commonwealth,” Wolf said. “There isn’t going to be one big day. We need to make smart, data-driven decisions, and we can’t be impulsive. We can’t be emotional.”
Starting next week, Wolf said he plans to describe specific steps for lifting restrictions in Pennsylvania. Those steps will follow guidelines released by the Wolf administration on Friday that emphasize a data-driven approach to create quantifiable criteria and take into account conditions in different regions of the state.
These days, Maegen Wagner is serving as her daughter’s therapist, aide, and teacher — while balancing her own responsibilities as an educator in a nearby school district.
To meet the demand, the plant has delayed upgrades and maintenance on its equipment, reduced the number of products it makes, and reassigned non-manufacturing employees to positions on the production line.
“A lot of people say, ‘When are these Special Olympics?’ But Special Olympics is every day.”
NYSPHSAA hopes to announce a decision on April 27th
The people that have been released are those who are at low-risk for repeat offenses, such as petty larceny or technical parole violations.
“Still a majority, 57%, say right now the government of the state of New York should concentrate on public health and not on trying to reopen the economy.”
“Is the session effectively over? It’s up to the legislature, but I think it’s effectively over.”
Well-known artists and designers are taking over billboards (donated gratis) to brighten the landscape in an emptier-than-usual Times Square. One work simply reads: “Hopefully no one will see this.”
It’s a different story on the commercial side, with a lot of businesses around the state forced to close if they are considered non-essential.
“I noticed as soon as I backed out of my driveway. The brakes were squealing and sounded like they were grinding.”
Connected vents and small cells help accelerate the virus’s spread, and puts inmates on edge
“It is incredibly unfair that local governments serving populations under 500,000 or less were not given direct access to funding in the CARES Act”
Cuomo has joined other states and said people in New York must wear masks in public when they can’t remain 6 feet apart, in order to protect the gains his state has made against the coronavirus.
The U.S. census, that constitutionally mandated once-a-decade count of every resident, is still being conducted this year, but it’s not going according to plan.
Coronavirus cases at Limerick nuclear station raised concerns. Pa. plants say they’re working to prevent outbreaks during refueling outages.
“Reopening businesses too early will only extend the length of the economic hardships created by the pandemic.”
The recent flattening of the state’s coronavirus case count must stay on course.
For almost every tactile experience in the pre-COVID-19 world, there is now an online analog.
Nurses in Tompkins County talk about their work during the ongoing pandemic.
As of Wednesday, 18 people have died of COVID-19 in Steuben County. Some at Hornell-area nursing homes.
“We can now focus on executing our strategy to drive operational efficiencies and position our business for long-term growth.”
“Every day it’s kind of like, it’s this new thing that’s out there, when it’s been going on for a month.”
The state Department of Health is not making hospital preparedness plans available or overseeing whether hospitals are following those plans.
For weeks, local government associations and municipal officials have urged the legislature to provide explicit confirmation that they can hold remote meetings.
“There’s no way I personally want to be responsible for one of our members dying from this or one of their family members.”
The action comes nearly one month after Wolf ordered more than 100 types of “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close or face fines and other penalties.
“We [should] not have to worry about malpractice suits while trying to save people’s lives.”
Around the country, losses of educators are mounting. It’s unknown whether working in schools when they were open might have exposed staff to more danger than an average workplace.
The president claimed “total” authority, per unnamed constitutional provisions. Experts remind him he is not a king, and cite Articles I, II, III; the 10th Amendment; and the Founding Fathers.
Cuomo compared the President’s briefings to a comedy skit, and said they are “infuriating” and “ignorant”, and that there is “no value” in watching them.
As of Tuesday, 16 residents have died of COVID-19
Seward and his wife, Cindy, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in late March.
The flawed system starts with patients, who may not provide full information, and continues through doctors, who may not pass patient information to laboratories.
New Pennsylvania unemployment data shows the coronavirus shutdown has been felt most acutely on a per-capita basis in some of the most rural counties.
The process would apply to all patients brought to the hospital during the health emergency, not just those sick with COVID-19.
American Legion officials last week announced the cancellation of all national tournaments, including the World Series.
“Any plan to reopen society MUST be driven by data and experts,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, which is forming a regional coalition of states. California will work with Oregon and Washington.
Manufacturers, lawmakers and grocery store workers say the reusable bags could transmit the virus, but according to scientists there aren’t enough studies to know whether that’s true.
“We want it ASAP, but we want it smart. Not political.”
“The state is giving us the choice: ‘you decide.’ So it’s a really uncomfortable position to be in.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that 758 more New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus. It marked the sixth straight day of more than 700 deaths.
“Right now, we are dumping on average one trailer load a day.”
New York City Councilman Francisco Moya says the coronavirus is disproportionately impacting his constituents in Queens, home to a large working class population.
The person was in his late 60’s and passed away while hospitalized.
As of Friday, Tioga County has not reported a death related to COVID-19
A hospital official identified the person as a man with an underlying issue that contributed to his death.
“The body has to get moved and we have to touch it”
The New York State School Boards Association says schools are bracing for teacher lay offs over the next year.
“There will be a time when this is over, and we will be able to have joy and gatherings again. But right now, it’s just so imperative that it’s important to stay home.”
Expectant mothers already face so many questions and uncertainty about the process of giving birth — and in the time of coronavirus, there’s even more to think about.
A bill aimed at curbing youth e-cigarette use in New York that was passed as part of the state budget last week will mean stark changes for vape retailers.”
“Think about the backyard, think about the neighborhood, think about the local park, think about a local trail, think about the closest state park or forest area and how to recreate safely there.”
“This was not an easy decision but closing schools until the end of the academic year is in the best interest of our students, school employees and families.”
Spurred by the concerns of members in China, Columbia University’s medical school alumni association raised more than $1 million to buy desperately needed masks and other gear.
Some officials are releasing inmates as the coronavirus gains a foothold inside correctional facilities across the country.
Cleaners who work in public buildings are also risking their lives to keep others safe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
“So where everything would be wiped down, now it’s probably just ten times as much”
Pulmonologists in New York hospitals are now supervising doctors from other specialties as they try to keep ICUs staffed, and are deploying equipment in new ways. But COVID-19 is a demoralizing foe.
With New York facing a $10 to $15 billion dollar deficit, and a steep drop in revenue with almost all businesses closed, the governor says he has few choices.
Politicians give speeches and scary headlines fill the news, but somehow life pushes on for New Yorkers.
Wegmans will be supplying face masks to its employees in line with federal guidelines designed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Pennsylvania DA says he’s withdrawing citation against woman who allegedly violated stay-at-home order
“For making protective masks and hospital gowns … you can’t make that out of wishful thinking, you have to have actual fabric.”
Approximately 850 Pennsylvania Guard members are supporting operations throughout the state to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The guidelines run until at least April 29th
“The federal government should be prioritizing areas of the country hardest hit right now and putting the national stockpile towards those regions.”
“[..]that’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever had a healthcare facility request”
Preliminary data released Wednesday showed that Latinos represent 33% of the deaths in the country’s coronavirus epicenter. The virus’ impact has also been disproportionately high on black residents.
“I’m just super proud of her”
“The bad news isn’t just bad. The bad news is actually terrible.”
If passed on Capitol Hill, the proposal would provide numerous safeguards for those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New York State Department of Health “may shift any such items not currently needed, or needed in the short term future by a health care facility.”
Binghamton University student Dino Nicolari decided to stay at his off-campus apartment. “I really have trouble working at home.”
Democratic leaders said the proposals place too much of a burden on Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration as a time when it is focused on slowing the pandemic.
“We are putting the safety of children, families and educators first […]”
Volunteers are now helping people to set up new shelters and move belongings.
731 New Yorkers died in the past day from the virus, the highest number yet, bringing the death total to 5,489.
“When you add all of those people together, you get up to 95 percent of New Yorkers affected acutely, really, on a day-to-day basis.”
“These past few weeks have been pretty heavy with orders and agencies trying to get their pantries restocked as they’re seeing more people come to them for help.”
“Now is not the time to ease up on strong mitigation tactics that can help flatten the curve and ease the burden likely to be placed on our healthcare system.”
Officials are struggling to handle the high number of people who have died from the disease. So many have died that the city is considering temporary burial at a public cemetery on Hart Island.
A spokesperson said American Airline’s busiest flight out of LaGuardia Sunday only had 27 passengers and nine flights from JFK and LaGuardia had one passenger on each.
“We at the Board have a legal mandate to conduct our jobs. The continuity of government depends in part on some of the work that we’re doing.”
More than 14,000 people have now been hospitalized in New York City for COVID-19. But two large overflow facilities have been operating far below their capacity.
The International Joint Commission says it’s doing everything it can to mitigate rising lake levels but it still might not be enough.
“Pastors are trying to stay connected with their flocks, and some are doing it through mailings and through the internet, but a lot of parishes will try to live stream at least Easter Mass.”
“I think that we would have a less severe outbreak if we had lower levels of air pollution.”
“Is the world paying attention to this?”
“We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe.”
“You want to act like everything is normal, you want to look your brightest…even though that might be a facade.”
In a press conference on Sunday, the governor stressed the importance of working together, both in-state and nationally. “Nobody can do this alone,” he said. “Nobody.”
“The measurement of density on our masks being produced here cannot be matched with cloth”
“This is reckless”
“Erie County residents will be put at risk and possibly die because we don’t have the equipment here,”
“People are dying, people are losing their jobs, businesses are folding. That ought not be reason for politicians to figure out a way to give themselves a little extra money in their campaign coffers.”
The state had 562 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. In a bit of “good news,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 1,452 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past day.
“Those institutions will either get their ventilator back, or they will be reimbursed and paid for their ventilator. So they can buy a new ventilator.”
“Knowing the process of distillation and how long it takes, I was looking at my barrels and I just thought to myself this would be a great way to help our local community.”
“It’s absolutely crucial that we get this money to people now, for the hospitals now, and for people on the frontlines now, that being individuals.”
“The bail reform that we did last year I’m very proud of, and I think we made the right change now.”
As of Thursday, 130 COVID-19 patients in Pennsylvania had required treatment with a ventilator, though that number is expected to rise as cases increase.
The person was hospitalized with the disease and died April 1st.
“The budget that we are passing is not the budget that any of us had hoped to pass at the beginning of this session.”
“In times of loss, people naturally, instinctively, gather to comfort each other and share the pain of loss and the reality of loss.”
“We will see a rise in the cases of child abuse and neglect when this is over.”
“It’s going to be a whole new world on how we’re going to man a job here…until this virus is completely behind us.”
State leads nation in percentage of workforce seeking benefits
“This model projects you’re going to have a high death rate through July. If this model is correct, this could go through the summer.”
“If money comes in during the course of the year, we’ll spend it. If we actually lose money, we have to adjust it. That’s life. We can’t spend what we don’t have.”
Kodak has shipped 40,000 gallons of the isopropyl alcohol over the last week, shipping it in tanker loads from its Eastman Business Park facility.
“We were able to contribute to lake levels being fairly stable through the month of March compared with historic records.”
The Commonwealth’s unemployment compensation program saw more than 378,900 claims filed during the week ending March 21 — 6 percent of the workforce.
Federal agency said new policy doesn’t mean facilities can exceed allowed pollution limits
The Pennsylvania Governor says the state Department of Community and Economic Development will not respond to open records requests for the foreseeable future,
“Not moving to legalize cannabis through the budget process right now … it makes sense.”
Michael J. O’Brien was a 35-year old Connecticut man who died last Thursday after contracting COVID-19. His wife Tara remains hospitalized, and her condition is improving according to family members.
The worker helped organize a walkout to demand closure of the facility following several COVID-19 cases. Amazon fired him the same day, saying he violated quarantine and safety measures.
The brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has experienced COVID-19 symptoms, including “fever, chills and shortness of breath.”
A Nobel prize-winning economist on what it might take to get our economy growing again.
The Republican said New York’s budget deficit was around $6 billion even before the pandemic started
On-site testing was delayed for weeks at a Brooklyn hospital that has been designated COVID-19 only. Rapid on-site testing can help hospitals prevent the virus from spreading inside their facilities.
The state has reported more than 75,000 confirmed cases, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the peak is still to come. On Tuesday he expressed frustration that FEMA was hindering, not helping, its efforts.
“Tell them I am doing well, taking it day by day. Spending most of the days sleeping. Symptoms seem to come and go in waves.”
“The governor, every time he had a road block and was told ‘No’ or didn’t get the answer he wanted, he just kept pushing and pushing and pushing.”
“We have to make drastic cuts to the budget. Like you have never seen.”
The East Meadow in Central Park and a training facility at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens are scheduled to become makeshift hospitals while regular facilities are strained by COVID-19.
The conversation comes after the federal stimulus package passed last week.
The stretch covers 17 games.
“I don’t know when the next time I’ll be able to hug her is, because of this virus”
The 68-year-old is also undergoing cancer treatment.
The Comfort will use its roughly 1,000 beds to treat patients who do not have the coronavirus disease COVID-19 but who urgently need other care.
The question of which businesses must close and which can stay open during the statewide coronavirus shutdown has been an ongoing point of confusion and anger.
The numbers are the highest since January 2013, just before Cuomo championed a strict gun control law after the Sandy Hook, Connecticut school shooting.
“We’re going to see waves, so right now we’re seeing the wave of people trying to prepare for being out of work, trying to prepare for having kids at home or working remotely.”
“I don’t think it’s wise to be bringing a lot of people to one location to vote. A lot of people touching one door knob, a lot of people touching one pen, whatever you call the new device on the ballots.”
“This is not a lockdown. It’s nothing that we haven’t been doing. Nonessential people should stay home.”
While state officials have consistently said the situation will deteriorate, they’ve been unable to say just how bad the outbreak might become.
The president said New York ignored ventilators sent by the federal government. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired back, saying the president’s view was “incorrect and grossly uninformed.”
The number of coronavirus cases in New York is doubling every four days — a marked decrease from early on in the outbreak, when it was doubling every 2 1/2 days.
“Our goal here is to not become, you know, wealthy off of a tragedy.”
Despite a statewide effort to procure and distribute coronavirus testing supplies to hospitals in New York, some facilities still don’t have what they need to test patients quickly on-site.
Meanwhile, Schuyler County reports first positive case.
President Trump signed the measure Friday afternoon.
“Any at risk individuals should be rightfully wary of voting in person at crowded polling places.”
Brian Miller represents New York’s 101st Assembly District, which includes parts of Otsego and Delaware counties
A native of Waterloo, NY, mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown was one of nine finalists in the Grand Finals Concert, out of thousands of singers from around the world. She talks to us by phone from Houston, where she is with the Houston Grand Opera, about the process, and about a dizzying week when she sang in the Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert, and won another competition just two days before.
Photo credit: Kristin Hoebermann
America’s longest undefended border totals around 4,400 miles and hasn’t been militarized since after the American Civil War.
“Trees, as a group, are more responsive to these temperature shifts than wildflowers,”
“We are following government guidelines with distancing measures being taken, increased cleaning schedules in-place, and limits on gatherings of groups.”
New York’s governor wants to pass the budget by April 1 and then update the state spending plan quarterly.
“I would just encourage people to only contact the Veterans One-Stop if they are in (edit) in dire straits.”
The Erie Diocese, identified by the Pennsylvania attorney general as a place where clergy sex abuse was widespread, is said to have spent nearly $12 million on its victim compensation program.
Closure is effective at midnight on Friday.
Officials said the Broome jail is prepared.
A key adviser to the president, Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t think every state needs to be on lockdown just yet. But some places should be preparing for surges like New York’s.
Testing through the new site is now free, regardless of health insurance.
Oneonta plans to hold its ceremony in August, Binghamton hasn’t set a date.
“We will pass a budget and address the policy items that we laid out and we discussed. We’re going to pursue all of them.”
Wolf administration grants all of Energy Transfer’s waiver requests
“Nobody is looking to get anybody unnecessarily involved in the legal system.”
It’s one of the most aggressive moves yet by companies that are boosting pay to retain, attract and motivate employees.
There’s also home-delivery where food pantries have closed.
State health officials are still exploring whether one ventilator can serve two patients, as was done in Italy when the virus overwhelmed that country’s health care system.
“One of the forecasters said we were looking at a freight train coming across the country. We’re now looking at a bullet train.”
“When we don’t provide children with accurate information, they will still seek it out, and the worry is they’ll seek it out from sources that are not accurate and more fearful.”
Company says state has allowed some work to continue.
The woman, who was in her 90’s, died at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton