At her second public appearance as New York state governor, Kathy Hochul issued a universal mask-mandate for anyone entering school buildings and ordered all school personnel to get vaccinated or undergo weekly Covid-19 testing to knock down increasing cases of the coronavirus’ delta variant.
The FDA fully approved the two-dose vaccine for use in people age 16 and older.
The U.S. government said on Wednesday it plans to make Covid-19 vaccine booster shots widely available starting on Sept. 20 as infections rise from the coronavirus Delta variant, citing data indicating diminishing protection from the vaccines over time.
All New York State healthcare workers will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by Sept. 27, according to a new mandate from outgoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
Some shameless people will go to great lengths to avoid getting a Covid-19 vaccine – including spending money to buy fake vaccination cards on the internet, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Sunday that she supported mask mandates for children in school as a necessary safety step for helping New York get through a new wave of Covid-19 infections.
The New York State Department of Education is recommending schools in areas with high Covid-19 transmission cancel all high-risk sports like wrestling or basketball and extracurricular activities like choir and band unless all participants are vaccinated, according to new health and safety guidance.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday lifted New York State's ban on residential evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic, handing a victory to a group of small landlords that challenged a moratorium that had been slated to expire on Aug. 31.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) employees and New York staff at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will have to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit to weekly testing by Labor Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
With a new wave of Covid-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people — mainly the unvaccinated — sicker than before.