New York Seeing Progress In Fight Against Omicron SurgeThe governor says cases are on the decline, with less than 8% of tests positive Saturday. 
New Jersey Announces COVID Vaccine And Booster Mandate For Health Care Workers And High-Risk SettingsHealth care employees need their booster shots by Feb. 28, and those in high-risk settings by the March 30 deadline.
As NYC, Teachers Union Discuss Remote Option, Mayor Adams Reiterates 'Our Schools Are Going To Remain Open'Mayor Eric Adams stressed in-person learning will continue no matter what.
Free COVID Tests Now Available Online Through USPSA day ahead of the scheduled rollou, some Americans are already placing orders through a form posted by the U.S. Postal Service.
Biden Sending Military Support To Newark, Coney Island, North Central Bronx Hospitals To Shore Up StaffingThe president is sending military personnel to overwhelmed hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico. 
As More Children Are Hospitalized With COVID, Gov. Hochul Urges Families To Get Kids VaccinatedThe governor announced the state's "Vax to Kid" ad campaign to help boost vaccination rates. 
Westchester Reopening COVID Vaccination Site To Combat 'Explosion' Of Cases, Latimer SaysStarting Wednesday, the County Center will offer 250 shots a day for kids. Adults can also sign up for booster shots by appointment. 
Gov. Murphy Says Mask Mandate For Schools And Day Care Centers In New Jersey Will Continue 'At Least For The Foreseeable Future'After the governor spoke on the issue, the Legislature cancelled the vote. Some spoke up in opposition to Murphy's blanket policies.
B, W, Z Subway Lines Suspended Due To COVID-Related Staffing ShortageThree New York City subway lines are suspended all week because of COVID-related staffing shortages.
Broadway To Require Masks And Proof Of Vaccination Through AprilChildren ages 5 to 11 will also have to show proof of full vaccination starting Jan. 29.
Omicron's Spread Prompts Booster Mandate For Health Care Workers, New Requirements For Nursing Home Visits In N.Y.Hochul said workers should get the booster within two weeks of eligibility, which is five months after being fully vaccinated.