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.
NYC Officials Urge People Not To Travel For Thanksgiving As De Blasio Says City Is Seeing Worrisome COVID IncreaseMonday's positivity rate was 2.88% and the seven day average 2.31%. That's why they're urging people to double up on precautions to prevent a second wave: Social distancing, wearing masks indoors, stay home - don't travel for Thanksgiving. 
Barbot Backlash: Criticism Mounts Over De Blasio's Decision To Switch Health Commissioner Mid-PandemicThere's intense backlash Wednesday over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stunning decision to switch health commissioners mid-pandemic – and a parting “kick” from the former commissioner herself.