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The Wrap Up – February 8, 2021

New Vaccination Eligibility Begins on Sunday, February 14 Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that New Yorkers with comorbidities and underlying conditions can make appointments at State-run mass vaccination sites beginning Sunday, February 14th.  The first of these appointments can be scheduled for Monday, February 15th. Local health departments will determine how, where and when to schedule appointments in their jurisdictions. The Governor stipulated that no local jurisdiction should accept appointments until vaccine allocations are known, and no earlier than February 14th.   To [...]

2021-02-15T11:53:27-05:00February 15th, 2021|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – January 22, 2021

Vaccine Update 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 distribution of 250,400 additional doses next week. The Governor continues to look to the Biden administration for an increased supply [...]

2021-01-25T11:33:30-05:00January 25th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – State of the State – Day Four

State of the State, Day IV This morning, with his fourth and final 2021 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo discussed initiatives to rebuild New York by investing billions into infrastructure improvements throughout the State.  The Governor discussed the following projects during his address:   Midtown West Redevelopment in New York City Replacing the Port Authority Bus Terminal Developing the Empire Station Complex Affordable Housing and Community Restoration New Waterfront Park at Pier 76 Javits Center Expansion Modernizing New York [...]

2021-01-19T14:54:15-05:00January 19th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York City, New York State, State of the State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – State of the State – Day Three

State of the State, Day III This morning, with his third 2021 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo stressed that the State of New York is progressing too slowly towards a Green Economy. The Governor identified four main areas that the State will emphasize as it transitions away from fossil fuels: Identify and build large-scale renewable projects Build New York manufacturing of green technologies Build the renewable energy transmission capacity Workforce Development – create programs to train a green energy [...]

2021-01-19T14:51:54-05:00January 19th, 2021|Budget, COVID-19, New York City, New York State, State of the State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – State of the State – Day One

Today, Governor Cuomo gave an overview of his 2021 State of the State address, the first of four addresses he will make this week. Today’s address was an overview of the Governor’s plans for 2021, while three additional presentations containing specific action plans will follow this week. The 2021 Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew Agenda is a seven-point plan: Defeat COVID Vaccinate New York Manage short term economic crisis Invest in the future Transition to green energy Understand long term effects [...]

2021-01-13T13:21:25-05:00January 13th, 2021|New York City, New York State, State of the State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – December 16, 2020

Letter to Hospitals from Dept. Of Health Commissioner Today New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker published a letter to all hospital administrators in the State to shift to crisis management mode. By entering into the crisis management mode, hospitals must balance patient load within their system. If they are an independent hospital, they must form a local partnership with neighboring hospitals to enable local patient load balancing. In addition, hospitals must be prepared to reach 15% staffed bed capacity growth [...]

2020-12-21T13:41:27-05:00December 21st, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – December 14, 2020

Yellow Zone Expansion Early this afternoon during his press conference Governor Cuomo indicated that there had been no change in the State’s red or orange zones, but that there had been an expansion of several yellow zones. A yellow zone is defined as having a 3% positivity rate (7-day average) over the past 10 days and is in the top 10% in the State for hospital admissions per capita over the past week, and is experiencing week-over-week growth in daily admissions. [...]

2020-12-21T13:39:13-05:00December 21st, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – December 11, 2020

New York City Indoor Dining Will Close on Monday During his COVID-19 update, Governor Cuomo today announced that indoor dining in New York City restaurants will close beginning Monday, December 14. Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery will be permitted to continue in the City. The Governor stated that this decision was based on CDC guidance on indoor dining and the City’s hospitalization rate, population density and rate of COVID-19 transmission. Mayor de Blasio today announced New York City is fully in a second [...]

2020-12-21T13:38:18-05:00December 21st, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – December 9, 2020

NY’s Continued Push for Federal Aid Today Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins as well as various labor leaders from around the state published a letter addressed to the New York Congressional delegation emphasizing the importance of a “proportionate to the damage incurred” federal stimulus package. Governor Cuomo indicated that without federal money the steps the State would need to take to fill its growing budget [...]

2020-12-21T13:35:39-05:00December 21st, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – December 7, 2020

New Adjustments to NYS on PAUSE After announcing last week that the State would be shifting it’s focus from positive test rates to hospitalization rates, in an attempt to keep hospitals from being overrun by future COVID-19 surges, Governor Cuomo announced new metrics today that would place a region back into NYS on PAUSE protocols. Regions that reach critical hospital capacity will be designated as a Red Zone under New York's micro-cluster strategy. Specifically, following the implementation of the state's "surge [...]

2020-12-21T12:46:36-05:00December 21st, 2020|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|
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