Tri-State Governors Making Push To Boost COVID Vaccination Rates As Delta Variant SpreadsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly all COVID hospitalizations and deaths are among people who have not received the coronavirus vaccine.
New York City Begins Offering COVID Vaccine To Students, Parents & Staff At Summer Rising SitesThe schools chancellor encourages all families to get their eligible kids their first dose by August 9, so they are fully vaccinated by the start of the school year. 
Cuomo Announces $15 Million To Community Organizations To Help COVID Vaccination EffortsCuomo says they'll focus on zip codes with high COVID spread and a low vaccination rate. 
Push For COVID Vaccinations Grows As Cases Climb AgainSome Biden administration health officials increasingly think vulnerable populations may need booster shots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.