Expanded Eligibility and Reopened Application Window for COVID Rent Relief Program

Governor Cuomo today announced that he will be signing an Executive Order expanding eligibility for New York State’s COVID Rent Relief Program and reopening its application window.  The Governor’s Office will be announcing additional details about these adjustments in the coming days.

New COVID-19 Rapid Testing Sites Statewide

New York State is partnering with Prescryptive Health to provide expanded COVID-19 testing capacity across New York State, particularly in areas where testing access is limited.  Approximately 150 new rapid testing locations statewide will open in the coming weeks.  Residents will be able to find participating sites, schedule a test, receive results and follow-up with licensed clinicians directly from their mobile device. All testing sites will be searchable on the State’s COVID test site website (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you).  Additionally, appointments for these sites will be available at www.prescryptive.com

New York State COVID-19 Numbers

The statewide positivity rate yesterday was 4.84%. There were 61 COVID-19 deaths in New York State yesterday.