U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., increased political pressure on congressional leaders Tuesday to include legislation in the next federal COVID-19 package to train a national health force to ensure an approved coronavirus vaccine will be equitably available for all Americans.
ROCHESTER — State officials are focused on developing a winter plan to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus to prevent overwhelming statewide hospital systems and the death of thousands of Americans as virus hospitalizations have nearly tripled in parts of the Finger Lakes Region over th…
Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns New Yorkers of surging coronavirus infections and hospitalizations statewide during a COVID-19 briefing in Manhattan on Monday, pleading with the public to not gather with family and friends over this week’s Thanksgiving holiday.
Officials in New York’s Coronavirus Task Force are preparing for at least a 20% increase in COVID-19 infections, daily hospitalizations and deaths by New Year’s, depending on how diligently New Yorkers comply with state virus restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
NEW YORK — Coronavirus hospitalizations in New York have more than doubled in the last three weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, before he pleaded with New Yorkers to not celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family members or friends outside their home to prevent further spread of the disease.
ATHENS — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., advocated in Greene County on Monday for an extension of federal aid to small businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, completing his annual 62-county state tour.
ALBANY — Members of the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission reconvened for a conversation smattered with logistical disagreements Thursday to appoint a commission leader before the group begins work to redraw state legislative district lines.
Thousands of State University of New York students received their last SUNY-mandated coronavirus test as they prepare to return home until the spring semester, which is set to begin in February as the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to surge through the winter.
Democrat Michelle Hinchey declared victory Friday afternoon in the 46th Senate District race more than two weeks after Election Day while absentee ballots continue to be finalized for retiring state Sen. George Amedore’s position.
Additional coronavirus microcluster zones expanded downstate Thursday, joining a growing list of areas across the state with stricter COVID-19 regulations to prevent significant community spread of the disease.
Increased coronavirus restrictions imposed in Western New York on Wednesday will aim to combat the region’s growing COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths, while controversial raises for state elected officials will be temporarily deferred as the pandemic continues.
Leading health experts and scientists at SUNY Upstate Medical University continue to study transmission of the novel coronavirus in households and develop antibody, convalescent plasma and various testing and treatment initiatives.