Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First RespondersThe mandate represents the strictest in the country, and applies to roughly 160,000 employees who have not yet been required to get the shot. 
After Long Battle With COVID-19, Rockland County Man Embraces Newfound Love For PaintingA Rockland County man who survived coronavirus is turning out three or four works of art every day.
Union Leaders: NYC Likely To Face Dramatic Drop In Services If First Responders Forced To Comply With Vaccine MandateMayor Bill de Blasio's COVID-19 vaccine mandate is generating major pushback from public employee unions.
White House Details Plans To Vaccinate 28 Million Children Ages 5-11Children aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday.
Some Breast Cancer Survivors Express Concern Over 'Pinkwashing': Companies Sell Pink Products To Raise Awareness, But Don't Donate MuchA group of survivors say with that is a "pink elephant" in the room - their suffering is fueling sales, and not enough research.
Racism Declared A Public Health Crisis In New York CityThe city's Board of Health passed a resolution recognizing the impact of racism on people's health during the pandemic, which magnified inequities in communities of color. 
After More Than 280 Days In Westchester County Hospitals, COVID-19 Long Hauler Finally Goes HomeLouie Estrada had no underlying conditions when he first tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 9. He was hospitalized days later and became so sick, he was intubated.
COVID Vaccine 'Mix-And-Match' Study Finds Moderna Booster After J&J Single-Shot Produced Major Increase In AntibodiesThe Food and Drug Administration is planning to give Americans a lot more freedom to get a vaccine booster different from the one they first received.
Report: Feds May Allow Americans To Get Different COVID Booster Than Vaccine They First ReceivedIf you need a COVID-19 booster shot, you may not need to get the same brand as your first shots.
'NYC Play Fair' Rally Held At Barclays Center For Student-Athletes Unable To See Scouts Due To COVID RestrictionsTeen athletes, parents, and coaches all rallied in front of the Barclays Center. They were upset that New York City Public Schools is not allowing interleague play with private and Catholic schools.
At Least 1 Dead In Long Island Legionnaires' Disease OutbreakThe Nassau County Health Department says it's investigating 10 cases within a one mile radius of Wantagh Avenue and Old Jerusalem Road on the Levittown-Wantagh border.