CDC Guidelines Advise Masks for Most – NBC New York

CDC Guidelines Advise Masks for Most – NBC New York

Well, the entire state of New York didn’t end up losing all of its green in the CDC’s latest COVID community risk level update, despite topping 11,000 new cases in a day Thursday for the first time since January. But all of New York City turned orange, reflecting the highest threat scenario of the federal … Read more

CDC COVID Map Puts All NYC at High Risk – NBC New York

CDC COVID Map Puts All NYC at High Risk – NBC New York

Well, the entire state of New York didn’t end up losing all of its green in the CDC’s latest COVID community risk level update, despite topping 11,000 new cases in a day Thursday for the first time since January. But all of New York City turned orange, reflecting the highest threat scenario of the federal … Read more

Hospitalizations Near 3,000 as New Variant Sweeps Nation – NBC New York

Hospitalizations Near 3,000 as New Variant Sweeps Nation – NBC New York

New York state COVID hospitalizations are now nearing 3,000, more than doubling in the last month as an omicron subvariant believed to be the most transmissible strain yet fuels soaring infection rates across the country, health department data shows. The statewide admission total stands at 2,705 as of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s latest report, the highest … Read more

MTA ridership continues pandemic rebound, agency launches DineAWAY campaign to help restaurants

MTA ridership continues pandemic rebound, agency launches DineAWAY campaign to help restaurants

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — While still not at pre-pandemic levels, subway ridership continues to set new high watermarks in the push to return to normalcy. Subway ridership on Wednesday topped 3.6 million, breaking a previous record set just the day before on May 17, of 3.535 million. Additionally, on Tuesday, May 17, pandemic-era ridership … Read more

No changes to NYC mandates despite ‘high’ alert level; several NYC judges COVID positive, report says

No changes to NYC mandates despite ‘high’ alert level;  several NYC judges COVID positive, report says

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — COVID isn’t over. One example is the fact that some 20 New York City judges are now COVID positive after they attended a retreat in Montauk last weekend, according to published reports. Some of the judges with no symptoms have been able to return to work. There were some 70 … Read more

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stands firm against mask mandates despite ‘high’ coronavirus alert level

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stands firm against mask mandates despite ‘high’ coronavirus alert level

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday stood firm in his reluctance to reinstate both the city’s indoor mask mandate and similar face covering requirements for schools, insisting that the city is now in a different place with treatments and vaccines available to blunt severe disease and death. “We’re … Read more

NYC COVID Alert Level Hits High as Hospitalization Rate Tops Key Metric – NBC New York

NYC COVID Alert Level Hits High as Hospitalization Rate Tops Key Metric – NBC New York

New York City raised its COVID alert level to high on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after warning of the possibility, as a fifth pandemic wave fueled by the most contagious COVID subvariants yet tighten their grip on the metro area and the nation. The five boroughs had been in a “medium” COVID alert state … Read more

NY COVID Risk Level Rises Amid New Variant Threat – NBC New York

NY COVID Risk Level Rises Amid New Variant Threat – NBC New York

The COVID-19 subvariant estimated by New York state health officials to be substantially more contagious than the first descendant of the potent omicron strain now accounts for up to 79.5% of all virus circulating in the region that encompasses the Empire State, according to new CDC data released Tuesday. Prevalence of BA.2.12.1, which health officials … Read more

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City entered the “high” COVID-19 alert level Tuesday, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. Health officials say there is a high community spread, and pressure on the health care system is increasing. “New York City has transitioned to a high COVID alert … Read more

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City is expected to enter the high COVID-19 alert level in the coming days, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. The city is currently in the medium alert level, but that is expected to change as cases increase. The New York City … Read more