Atlantic Health System Rapidly Screening For COVID Variants In New JerseyThat comes as new concerns emerge about variants targeting younger people. 
NYC Officials Promise To Double Down On Efforts To Address Racial Disparities In COVID VaccinationsNew York City reached a COVID vaccination milestone last week, with a record number of residents receiving shots in the arm. 
Road To Reopening: New York Lifts Curfew For Gyms, Movie Theaters And Other BusinessesThe 11 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants and the 12 a.m. curfew for catered events remain in effect.
COVID Vaccine: Congressman Expresses Concern About Vaccination Rates In 2 New York City BoroughsAccording to the Department of Health, 36% of the city's population has had at least one dose. But in the Bronx and Brooklyn, that number is 31%, compared to Manhattan, where it's 44%.
REMINDER: COVID Vaccine Eligibility In New Jersey Drops To Age 55-Plus And Others With Disabilities On MondayMore people become eligible this week for the coronavirus vaccine in New York and New Jersey.
New York City Hits Vaccination MilestoneThere was another single day record in New York City. 
CDC Issues Guidelines For Easter GatheringsHealth officials say those fully vaccinated who are at least two weeks after getting their second shot can gather indoors without masks. 
CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Start Traveling AgainTravelers who are fully vaccinated don't need to be tested before or after traveling, unless required to do so by their destination. They also don't need to self-quarantine, according to the new guidelines.
New York State Lifts Domestic Travel Quarantine RequirementThe mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers. 
Connecticut Now Offering COVID Vaccine To Anyone 16 And OlderOver the past two weeks, the average number of daily new cases in Connecticut has increased by more than 60%.
With Pfizer Saying Its Vaccine Is Effective In Children, Parents And Officials Consider What It Means For SchoolsSchools in the Maplewood-South Orange school district have been all virtual for more than a year. The Pfizer news gives renewed hope for a return back to schools with teachers and friends. 
Opponents Of Marijuana's Legality In New York Fear Rise In Crime, Driving Under Influence, Decreased Quality Of LifeWednesday marked a historic day across the Empire State. Recreational marijuana is now legal. The legislation has won praise from many supporters, but opponents have voiced several concerns.
COVID Impact: Local Families Fearful Of State Budget Cuts To Services For Those With Developmental Or Intellectual DisabilitiesAlbany is now finalizing that state budget, and slashes to care management programs are looming.
Fearful Of COVID-19, Many Suffering From Obesity Turning To Bariatric Surgery To Facilitate Weight LossIt's a major risk factor for bad outcomes from COVID-19. Obese patients face a higher risk for severe illness and death due to the virus.
Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine 100% Effective For Kids As Young As 12The vaccine had the same side effects in children as in adults - fever, malaise and body aches -- but was generally well tolerated.