The Wrap Up – February 5, 2021
Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines Begins on February 15
Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the list of comorbidities and underlying conditions that New York State will use to determine eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. Adult New Yorkers of any age who have one of the comorbidities on the list will be eligible for the vaccine beginning February 15th.
The full list […]
The Wrap Up – February 2, 2021
State Vaccination Allocation Increases
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the weekly supply of vaccines that are allocated to New York State from the federal government will now be increased by 20% over what we were getting at the start of the year. This increase will commence next week and is expected to last for the next three weeks.
With this expansion […]
The Wrap Up – January 29, 2021
With the continued drop in the state passivity rate, today Governor Cuomo announced that beginning March 15 marriage receptions can return under new parameters. The newly planned restrictions are as follows:
In addition to these restrictions, the State is in development of an app that will be used for proof of testing […]
The Wrap Up – January 27, 2021
Orange Zones Disappear
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that with the continued lowering of the statewide positivity rate as well as the decreasing rate of hospitalizations, all Orange zone restrictions around the State have been lifted and only five communities remain within a Yellow zone, including certain parts of Washington Heights, Queens, Newburgh and two areas of the Bronx.
With this new […]
The Wrap Up – January 25, 2021
COVID-19 Transmission Rates Improving
During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Cuomo announced that New York State’s rate of transmission (Rt) has dropped below 1.0. An Rt of 1.0 or more means COVID-19 will spread quickly.
Due to the declining transmission and infection rates recently, the Governor anticipates some reductions in business restrictions. Such announcements could begin as early as this week.
Elective Surgeries Can […]
The Wrap Up – January 22, 2021
This afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the State would run out of COVID-19 vaccines today. At the State’s current vaccine administration rate of 80,000 shots given per day, the remaining 28,246 that it has on hand will be gone by midday. The State expects to be able to begin administering its next round of the federally provided vaccine […]