Pfizer Begins Study Of COVID Vaccine Geared Toward Omicron VariantThe original vaccine still offers good protection against severe illness and death.
New York State Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov. Kathy Hochul's Mask MandateDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, said Monday that Omicron variant infections in the U.S. could peak by mid-February.
Standoff In Nassau Between County Executive Blakeman And Gov. Hochul Over Masks In Schools ContinuesAs COVID-19 cases in our region begin to plateau and decline, controversy is rising on Long Island, where demonstrators who want no mask or vaccine mandates have been rallying for choice.
COVID-19 Update: New Synthetic Antibody Appears To Block Omicron, All Other Known VariantsEarly during the pandemic there was a lot of hope placed on antibodies from recovering COVID-19 patients or made in the lab.
Military Support Arrives For Coney Island Hospital Staff: 'There's Burnout... We Need Emotional Help'Though COVID cases are decreasing citywide, Coney Island Hospital says it's seen a higher case load due to the neighborhood's older demographic.
Paterson Students Return For In-Person Learning For 1st Time In 2022The district went remote due to COVID-19 concerns, then extended virtual learning for an extra week.
New York Seeing Progress In Fight Against Omicron SurgeThe governor says cases are on the decline, with less than 8% of tests positive Saturday. 
COVID Vaccine Mega Site Opens In Passaic CountyVaccinations at the mega site are only available to New Jersey residents.
New York's COVID Rate Lowest Since December; CDC Report Suggests Omicron Was Here Earlier Than First ThoughtFor the first time since December, the state's positivity rate is less than 10 percent. Cases continue to fall, but the push to vaccinate isn't letting up.
Poll: 80% Of New York City, Long Island Residents Believe Government Is Failing When It Comes To COVID-19 TestingIt also found the majority of people approve of mask mandates.
2 Dozen Members Of Military Begin Serving As Pandemic Reinforcements At Newark's University HospitalMuch needed medical support arrived Thursday morning at University Hospital in Newark.