As Cuomo bragged about the state's positive test rate falling to 1%, he said nothing about when he will leave behind the era of face masks, social distancing and capacity regulations.
All appointments at state mass vaccination sites for Johnson & Johnson will be switched to the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two shots.
While this is the first lawsuit to try to force a local school district to reopen five days a week, it probably won’t be the last.
The approval required that almost no employees of HealthNow can be laid off for the next three years and that the two companies must spend at least $10 million to improve racial and health inequities in the Buffalo and Albany markets.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker said that the state will focus on the rate of Covid-19 infections for individual counties across the state when determining requirements for nursing home visitors.
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The Sabres say they are working behind the scenes to try to welcome fans back into KeyBank Center at some point during the 2020-21 season.
If the state can pull together a plan to let fans back into the stadium by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, Poloncarz said, the county will scramble its work force to help make it happen.
The governor holds the keys to the stadium when it comes to allowing Bills fans to attend games in person, and so far the doors have remained locked.
"If we're in the playoffs, if the infection rate is under control and the capacity rate is under control and we come up with a smart, science-based way to do it, I would be all in favor," the governor said.
The new rules will make 500 of the state's 613 nursing homes eligible to allow visitors inside to see relatives, the Health Department said.
UB plans to sample a total of 837 people at random in regular intervals throughout the semester for the surveillance testing program.
The University at Buffalo will open Monday and its plan has some significant gaps in its Covid-19 defenses, writes Philip L. Glick.
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The study focused on registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurses aides.
Only 31 of the 617 nursing homes in New York have earned the top five-star rating in staffing in July from the federal government.
Nursing home aide will be among speakers testifying Tuesday as state legislators investigate the response by the Cuomo administration to the more than 6,400 Covid-19 deaths at nursing homes.
Zucker said the Health Department has provided unprecedented transparency by making public information on nursing home deaths.
The governor said Thursday that the state will distribute cash to counties to expand flu vaccinations at the same time they expand their contact tracing efforts for known Covid-19 patients.
Visits had been banned since March 13 in response to the rapid spread of the deadly virus among frail residents in nursing homes.