Hochul Names Former NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett To Replace Dr. Howard ZuckerBassett served as the commissioner of New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2014 to 2018.
Dr. Howard Zucker Stepping Down As New York State Health CommissionerZucker came under fire for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic at nursing homes.
New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker Gets Grilled At State Hearing On Nursing Home COVID DeathsNew York's embattled health commissioner took bipartisan fire during a hearing with state lawmakers on Thursday.
Gov. Cuomo Takes Responsibility For Information 'Void' On Nursing Homes, Insists There Was No Cover-UpCuomo took responsibility for what he called an information "void," which created skepticism, cynicism and anxiety for those who lost loved ones
Cuomo Administration Responds To Report Claiming Nursing Home COVID Deaths May Have Been Undercounted: 'That's Just Factually Inaccurate'The Cuomo administration says in the beginning of the pandemic, there were concerns about double counting deaths between hospitals and nursing homes.
NY Attorney General Accuses Health Department Of Undercounting COVID-Related Deaths At Nursing HomesNew York Attorney General Letitia James has accused the state's health department of undercounting coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes.
New York's Overnight Camps Not Allowed To Open This Summer, State Health Commissioner SaysThe health commissioner said that overnight camps "have congregate settings and sleeping arrangements in close quarters that present too many risks."
Medical Experts Warn Public Not To Ingest Disinfectants In Attempt To Cure CoronavirusThe idea was tossed out by the president during Thursday's White House briefing in a discussion on ways to kill the virus.
Gov. Cuomo Calls For Ban Of Flavored E-Cigarettes In Vaping CrackdownThe ban would affect all flavors expect for tobacco and menthol. Officials hope to begin enforcing the ban as soon as Oct. 4.
Mayor De Blasio Says Legionnaires' Outbreak Is ContainedThe state Health Department began sending out teams to test cooling towers on Saturday.
De Blasio: 'No Cause For Alarm' After First Ebola Case Confirmed In NYCDr. Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, became the city's first Ebola patient on Thursday.
Massive Ebola Training Session Held At Javits Center As CDC Releases Revised Gear GuidelinesFederal officials will be in New York City Tuesday with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
Gov. Cuomo: New York State Stepping Up Ebola Training, ProtocolsWe're ready. We're prepared. That was the message Thursday from state and city officials gearing up to deal with a potential Ebola outbreak.
NY Dept. Of Health: Enterovirus D68 Spreading Across StateThe New York State Department of Health says enterovirus D68 is spreading and is warning New Yorkers to take steps to prevent new infections.