Can New York City Enforce Its COVID Vaccine Mandate On Private And Religious Schools?The new mandate applies to about 56,000 employees at 938 schools across New York City.
Omicron Variant In NYC: Contact Tracing Personnel Working With People Who Tested Positive; Symptoms Described As MildOfficials said two of the cases are in Queens and one is in Brooklyn. The exact location of the fourth case in New York City is unknown.
NYC DOT Investigating Anti-Vaccine Ad At Bus Shelter In BrooklynThe department says it did not sell space for the ad, and it's possible someone pried open the glass casing. 
5 Cases Of Omicron Variant Found In New York, Gov. Hochul SaysThis follows the first detected U.S. case, which was confirmed in California on Wednesday, and a case involving a Minnesota resident who had recently visited the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.
Return Of The Office Holiday Party: Despite Evolving Threat From COVID-19, Companies Say They're Safely Surging AheadOffice holiday parties are happening again. For some, it's the first opportunity to meet co-workers in more than a year.
New Jersey State Assembly Members Blocked From Chamber In Vaccination DisputeThe mandate at the New Jersey State House took effect Wednesday.
New York City Implementing COVID Vaccine Mandate for Religious, Private School EmployeesMayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday workers need to get their first dose by Dec. 20.
Americans With Private Health Insurance To Be Reimbursed For At-Home COVID-19 TestsAmericans with private health insurance will be reimbursed for at-home tests, President Biden announced Thursday, and international travelers will now be required to undergo stricter COVID-19 testing.
Traveler Who Attended Anime NYC Convention At Javits Center Tests Positive For Omicron Variant"It is likely that this is not an isolated case, meaning that there is ongoing community spread of the Omicron variant in NYC," New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi wrote on Twitter.
President Biden Announces Steps To Combat Omicron VariantThe White House released a new plan early Thursday morning to fight the Omicron variant, as the U.S. joined about two dozen other countries with confirmed cases.
First U.S. Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In CaliforniaA person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. It comes as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus.