Mayor Eric Adams Unveils 3-Point Plan To Make Sure NYC Hospitals Have Resources To Fight Surging COVID-19 CasesThe number of COVID-19 positive hospitalizations has topped 10,000 for the first time in nearly two years, but the numbers may not reflect the severity of the pandemic.
Dr. Chokshi Staying On As NYC Health Commissioner Through Adams TransitionMeanwhile, Adams tapped Dr. Ashwin Vasan to be the city's next health commissioner.
New York State Sets COVID-19 Infection Record For Third Straight Day, With More Than 22,000 Positive CasesMayor Bill de Blasio is warning a swift wave of Omicron variant cases is taking hold in New York City.
New York City Sees COVID Positivity Rate, Fueled By Omicron Variant, Double In 3 DaysAddressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest surge in case, one of the city's top doctors said Thursday, "We've never seen this before."
Thanksgiving Gathering Safety Tips From Doctors Anthony Fauci And Dave ChokshiWhen arranging your festivities, think about your most vulnerable family members.
NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi Shares His Advice For Safe Holiday GatheringsA recent study found the majority of Americans surveyed plan to celebrate like they did before the pandemic.
New York City Residents 18 And Older Now Eligible For COVID Vaccine Booster ShotsThe guidelines haven't changed, just the interpretation of them.
Racism Declared A Public Health Crisis In New York CityThe city's Board of Health passed a resolution recognizing the impact of racism on people's health during the pandemic, which magnified inequities in communities of color.
Mayor De Blasio Announces New Public Health Outreach AgencyThe new agency will utilize personnel from the city's test and trace corps.
De Blasio Says NYC Ready To Administer COVID Vaccine Booster Shots Once FDA ApprovedThe nation's top scientists will meet Friday to discuss whether Americans who received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will need another dose.
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.
NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi Says He Will Not Follow Updated CDC Mask Guidance: 'I'll Be Keeping My Mask On Indoors In Almost All Settings'Chokshi is recommending continued mask use in many indoor settings until more people are fully vaccinated, and he says he will keep his mask on, too.
COVID Vaccine In New York: With Thousands Of Appointments Now Available, Some Local Leaders Voice Concerns About Vaccine HesitancyThe challenge to secure appointments is apparently easing up as thousands of spots become available.
New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi Tests Positive For COVID-19Dr. Dave Chokshi said in a statement he has mild symptoms and is working with the city to perform contact tracing.
COVID In New York: NYC Pledges To Focus On Communities Hardest Hit By Virus, Educate Residents About Vaccine As Eligibility WidensThe plan includes partnering with local organizations, training health care providers about cultural sensitivities and disseminating information in different languages.