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The Wrap Up – February 22, 2021

Updated Industry Re-Opening Guidance Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced guidance to begin re-opening additional sectors of the economy, as New York State's hospitalization and COVID-19 infection rates continue to decline.  Beginning March 5th, movie theaters in New York City (as well as theaters that have been closed in any remaining parts of the State) and billiard halls statewide will be permitted to re-open.  Furthermore, beginning March 15th, weddings and catered events can resume statewide.   Specific guidance is as follows:   [...]

2021-03-02T11:57:25-05:00March 2nd, 2021|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – February 17, 2021

Vaccination Sites Today, Governor Cuomo announced the State will add 13 additional pop-up vaccination sites that will vaccinate an estimated 3,850 people each week and will be re-established in three weeks to administer second doses.   The new pop-up will be located in the follow regions: New York City – 5 Long Island – 1 Hudson Valley – 2 Capital Region – 1 Western New York – 1 Finger Lakes – 1 Central NY – 1 Southern Tier – 1   [...]

2021-03-02T11:56:07-05:00March 2nd, 2021|COVID-19, New York City, New York State, Wrap Up|

The Wrap Up – February 15, 2021

Variants Continue Today, Governor Cuomo announced that there was currently a patient at a New York City hospital that had been confirmed to have the South African variant of COVID-19. This patient did not originate in the State but was transferred from a Connecticut medical facility directly to the New York Hospital.   Vaccine Eligibility and Protocol The Governor announced that more than 2 million New Yorkers have received the first dose of their vaccine and more than 1 million New [...]

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|
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