State assessments of school children must go on to the extent possible in the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday.
Vaccine-eligible people have been able to make appointments to get inoculated, but limited vaccine supply means many will be waiting for some time.
Communications projects around the state include the construction of new radio towers, securing and updating existing infrastructure, as well as upgrades to local 911 call centers.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state's large arenas would be permitted to again host events starting Feb. 23.
If the pace doesn't ramp up, the region will not fully immunize its 1.1 million adults until almost May of next year, according to a Buffalo News analysis of state vaccination data.
The group of business owners filed the initial suit two weeks ago seeking to end the state-ordered closing time.
"We are very excited about the possibility of reopening venues with testing," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a Friday briefing from Albany.
Lifting the ban on elective surgeries at Erie County hospitals could be just the start of a loosening of pandemic-related economic restrictions.
The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order as well as an injunction from the court that would prevent the state from enforcing the restriction.
Vaccines are being administered in the state at a rate of about 65,000 per day, and New York has nearly 146,000 first doses on hand, Cuomo said.
Covid-19 restrictions have been particularly frustrating for restaurants near Bills Stadium that normally would enjoy a spinoff effect from a successful Bills season and a slate of home games with the stadium filled to capacity.
New York received 250,000 shots of vaccine this week, the governor said, but has 7.1 million people eligible under the expanded federal guidelines.
Those currently eligible to receive a vaccine are individuals 65 and above, first responders, teachers, public-facing grocery store workers and others.
Niagara County reported its deadliest day of the Covid-19 pandemic Tuesday, with 16 deaths in the preceding 24 hours.
New York State will offer the Covid-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older and "immunocompromised" persons, following a change in federal guidelines.
Erie County was inundated with 18,500 calls Monday and Tuesday after the state wrongly gave people Erie County’s Covid-19 hotline number to schedule appointments.
New York State on Monday broadened the array of people eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations under its Phase 1B.
Users of the site found that it amounted to more of an online screening tool followed by a list of phone numbers for nearby vaccine distribution locations.
The governor has already signaled his speech won’t be all gloom and doom, and he will put a priority on rebuilding New York from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Workers and others deemed eligible by the state, under what New York has called Phases 1A and 1B, will be able to access thousands of new distribution sites.
The latest figures released Friday show there were 544 people hospitalized with Covid-19 in the five-county region as of Thursday.
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