A relative of New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore received priority testing for Covid-19 from the state Department of Health at her Southampton residence last summer, according to reports and officials.
A critical care nurse at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, who became famous in December as the first person in the United States to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, was honored at the White House Friday and will be the grand marshal of Wednesday's Hometown Heroes Parade in New York City.
Offices will be able to allow workers to return at 75 percent capacity, casinos and gaming facilities will go from 25 to 50 percent, and stadium capacity outdoors can increase from 20 to 33 percent on May 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at a news conference in Syracuse on Monday.
For me, this anniversary marks a special moment to think about not only what happened but how we can move forward. We are in no way out of the woods yet, but it appears our darkest days are behind us.