Parents Rally On Staten Island, Call On NYC To Lift Mask Mandate For Public School Students This FallThey say it should be up to parents if their child wears a mask in schools starting in September. 
Cuomo Announces $15 Million To Community Organizations To Help COVID Vaccination EffortsCuomo says they'll focus on zip codes with high COVID spread and a low vaccination rate. 
Gov. Lamont Urges Student Athletes To Get Vaccinated Now: 'It's Not Just About You. It's About All The People You're In Contact With'Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is putting pressure on student athletes to get vaccinated ahead of the fall school season. 
Gottlieb Says U.S. Likely 'Much Further In This Epidemic Than We're Picking Up'Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said Sunday he thinks the U.S. is further into the COVID-19 epidemic driven by the Delta variant than CDC models are picking up.
Push For COVID Vaccinations Grows As Cases Climb AgainSome Biden administration health officials increasingly think vulnerable populations may need booster shots.
Justice Department Won't Open Civil Investigation Into COVID Response At Nursing Homes In 3 StatesThe DOJ was looking into whether requiring some COVID-positive patients to be admitted to nursing homes contributed to deaths.
17 New Olympic-Related COVID-19 Cases Reported, Bringing Total To 127The Olympic torch is burning in Tokyo — almost a year after the games were originally scheduled to be held. They were delayed until now due to the pandemic. But the virus is still clouding the games.
Mayor De Blasio Urges Private Companies To Require COVID Vaccines For EmployeesDe Blasio says mandates are needed because we've reached the limits of a purely voluntary system.
New York City Marriage Bureau Resumes In-Person Weddings By Appointment OnlyCouples can once again get married and get a marriage license in person in New York City. But appointments are necessary and masks must be worn during the ceremonies.
Mayor De Blasio Sounds Off On Those Not Taking Delta Variant Seriously: 'I Mean, This Is Crazy. Get Vaccinated'The highly contagious Delta variant has driven New York City's COVID-19 cases to its highest total since May. And health experts say those most vulnerable are the unvaccinated.
Healing-Centered Schools Task Force Sends Recommendations Addressing Punishment, Trauma At New York City SchoolsLocal leaders put forward recommendations to the New York City Department of Education for finding new ways to tackle trauma students may be facing from the past year and a half.