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.
Homeless People Living In Hotels Rally At City Hall For Access To Affordable Housing, Not SheltersTo do that, they say the city must increase the amount of their rent vouchers.
NYC Health Commissioner: Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test Required Of All Public Health Care Workers Starting Aug. 2Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday from now on if you're not vaccinated and work at a public hospital, you will have to take a COVID test each week.
Data Shows Breakthrough Cases In Tri-State Area Account For Small Fraction Of New COVID-19 InfectionsBreakthrough cases are when vaccinated people test positive for the virus.
Staten Island High School Principal Discharged After Spending Over A Month In The Hospital Battling COVID-19There was an emotional celebration Wednesday as students, administrators and families filled the hospital's driveway.
Preliminary NYU Study Suggests Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine May Not Be As Effective Against Delta VariantThe Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread. It now constitutes 83% of the COVID cases in the U.S.
U.S. Life Expectancy Sees Largest 1-Year Drop Since WWII Due To COVID DeathsNew government data shows life expectancy in the U.S. has reached the lowest level since 2003, with people living on average just over 77 years.
NYC Public Hospitals, Department Of Health Will Require Weekly COVID Tests For Unvaccinated WorkersThe mayor's office confirmed the policy will begin in August.
Debate Continues To Swirl About Return To In-Person Classes For All Public School Students This FallThe start of a new school year may still be about two months away, but that is not stopping the push to have a fully virtual option available for New York City school students.
Dr. Fauci: COVID Vaccination May One Day Be Required For Kids To Return To School, Depending On How U.S. Handles Latest SurgeDr. Anthony Fauci, the country's leading infectious disease expert, is now backing a new COVID-19-related recommendation for when schools start back up in a few weeks.
Long Island Educators Combining Lessons Of Heart, Mind And Body This Summer To Reclaim What Was Lost Due To PandemicMonday was the first day of Summer Academy at Washington Rose Elementary in Roosevelt. The stigma gone, in-person learning is a coveted treat after a year of struggling remotely.