Gov. Murphy Says Mask Mandate For Schools And Day Care Centers In New Jersey Will Continue 'At Least For The Foreseeable Future'After the governor spoke on the issue, the Legislature cancelled the vote. Some spoke up in opposition to Murphy's blanket policies.
B, W, Z Subway Lines Suspended Due To COVID-Related Staffing ShortageThree New York City subway lines are suspended all week because of COVID-related staffing shortages.
Broadway To Require Masks And Proof Of Vaccination Through AprilChildren ages 5 to 11 will also have to show proof of full vaccination starting Jan. 29.
Mayor Adams Stresses Need To Keep Schools Open As Omicron SpreadsMayor Eric Adams says he is focused on keeping schools open as the city grapples with the Omicron variant.
Nonessential Procedures On Pause At 40 New York Hospitals After Single-Day COVID RecordGov. Kathy Hochul said the solution to this winter surge is getting vaccinated and boosted. Hochul said vaccination rates among children are still too low and urged parents and guardians to act.
New Jersey COVID Hospitalizations Reach Highest Rate Since April 2020Nationally, COVID hospitalizations are up in 46 states, a 40% rise from the previous week's average.
Hempstead Union Free School District Distributes Thousands Of At-Home COVID Test Kits To FamiliesParents had to show a form listing their child's school and ID number.
New Jersey Mother Angry, Humiliated Over JetBlue's Treatment After 2-Year-Old With Autism Refused To Wear Mask On FlightVideo shows a rotating crew of flight attendants standing over the mother as she desperately tries to get her 2-year-old to wear his mask.
Omicron's Spread Prompts Booster Mandate For Health Care Workers, New Requirements For Nursing Home Visits In N.Y.Hochul said workers should get the booster within two weeks of eligibility, which is five months after being fully vaccinated. 
Congressman Wants Investigation Into Andover Nursing Home Where Hundreds Of Residents, Staff Members Have COVIDIt's the same facility where 17 bodies were found stacked in makeshift morgues during the height of the pandemic in 2020.
NYC COVID Hospitalizations On The Rise As Doctors Grow More Concerned About 'Flurona' TrendThe record surge in COVID cases is impacting New York City hospitals and doctors are bracing for a "flurona" trend.
Some NYC, Long Island COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination Sites Delay Opening Friday Due To Snow StormOfficials are anticipating a messy morning commute due to Thursday night's snow storm.
COVID Deaths Starting To Rise Across Tri-State Area Along With Positivity RatesOmicron cases continue to rise across the Tri-State Area.
New York City, State Legislators Ask Mayor Adams To Let Schools Temporarily Go RemoteDozens of them sent a letter to the mayor asking for a remote option for students for about two weeks.
New Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman Makes More Waves, Signs Order Giving Public Schools Mask Mandate OptionBlakeman signed three controversial executive orders that rule out a mask mandate for public school children, county workers, and indoor places or businesses.