Below you will find the most up-to-date information on news of coronaviruses impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our Coronavirus page.Happening today:
11:30 am Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to give his daily coronavirus briefing. Come back here to watch live.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch the video below.
Reopening in NYC
- Communities depend on small businesses and mom and pop stores
- Restaurant revitalization program: Support the unemployed and underemployed in restaurants.
- $ 3 million from NYC Opportunity, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC and One Fair Wage.
- Focus on 27 most affected communities.
- Grants up to $ 30,000 each to subsidize an hourly wage of $ 20 for six weeks.
- Restaurants must commit to a minimum wage of $ 15 in addition to tips for the next five years
- Three programs implemented by NYC Young Men’s Initiative in partnership with the Dept. of Probation Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON)
- Neon Summer: $ 3.65 million to support NeON SUmmer, providing 2,700 young people with paid summer immersion for 6 to 8 weeks
- The program provides job preparation, career expiration and mentoring, social and civic leadership
- Each teaches a: $ 100,000 to support the program and put young people in touch with mentors and media experts. Young people paid to design messages and media campaigns to promote social distancing
- Community crisis response initiative: $ 220,000 to support at least 500 young people in 22 community organizations focused on crisis response.
- Other neighborhoods: East New York, Brownsville, Jamaica, Far Rockaway, South Bronx, North Shore Staten Island
Youth town halls
- NYC will organize a series of youth town halls in each borough
- NYPD agents will work in partnership with Cure Violence providers and meet local teens, explore youth-police interactions
- Pilot project in Harlem with Street Corner Resources, expansion in the five boroughs in areas with strong police and youth interaction.
Daily indicators (all below the threshold)
- COVID Hospital Admissions: 69
- ICU H + H: 337
- Percentage tested positive: 3%
- Chancellor Carranza’s plans for schools.
- We will continue to be on a continuum, but we do not know what three months will look like.
- What the chancellor says is that we have to be ready.
- We have to make it safe, we think we can.
- Faster action on police discipline
- The mayor wants the measures to be taken in a few days.
- Expect the model for the future to be speed and transparency.
- Make sure the NYPD conducts the investigation quickly, the results obtained and the discipline.
Latest official figures:
As of Thursday morning, there were 380,156 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York, with a death toll of 24,404.
COVID-19 timeline: how the new coronavirus spread
Tips to protect yourself and others in the event of a coronavirus outbreak
The New York State Coronavirus Helpline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also published here