Health Officials Tracking New 'Stealth' Omicron Variant Spreading In Europe, Detected In U.S.The subvariant's genetic traits make it harder to detect and more contagious.
Pfizer Begins Study Of COVID Vaccine Geared Toward Omicron VariantThe original vaccine still offers good protection against severe illness and death.
New York State Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov. Kathy Hochul's Mask MandateDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, said Monday that Omicron variant infections in the U.S. could peak by mid-February.
New York Seeing Progress In Fight Against Omicron SurgeThe governor says cases are on the decline, with less than 8% of tests positive Saturday.
COVID Vaccine Mega Site Opens In Passaic CountyVaccinations at the mega site are only available to New Jersey residents.
New York's COVID Rate Lowest Since December; CDC Report Suggests Omicron Was Here Earlier Than First ThoughtFor the first time since December, the state's positivity rate is less than 10 percent. Cases continue to fall, but the push to vaccinate isn't letting up.
Acacia Network Chief Medical Officer Offers Insight On COVID's Impact In The BronxAccording to the city Department of Health, 81% of adults in the Bronx are fully vaccinated, compared to 84% of adults citywide.
Concerned New Jersey Parents Call For Remote Learning Option Amid COVID SurgeAs most children went back to school in person Tuesday, there were parents in New Jersey who kept their kids home out of fear.
'Rumors Of Our Death Are Wildly Exaggerated': Broadway League President Optimistic Despite Sales SlumpIt’s nothing new for ticket sales to dip in January and February, but the surge of the Omicron variant is making it worse this season.
Remote Option Returning To NYC Schools As Omicron Continues To Fuel Nationwide Spike In COVID CasesThe new attendance policy comes after increasing pressure on the Department of Education to allow a remote option for kids, as well as sinking attendance rates after the start of the new year.
New York 'Turning The Corner' On COVID Surge As 7-Day Average Case Count Declines, Gov. Hochul SaysHochul said it's not time to "spike the football" yet, but the numbers are finally heading in a good direction.
Mayor Adams Says NYC Schools Will Stay Open While Officials Negotiate Temporary Remote Learning PlanCity officials are negotiating a temporary return to remote learning for tens of thousands of students who aren’t showing up for class.
Long Island Residents, Business Owners Hopeful Omicron Surge Nearing PeakStill, while doctors are hopeful, up to 40% of patients admitted to Northwell Health hospitals for other reasons are testing positive for Omicron.
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.
COVID FAQ: How Long Does Immunity From Booster Shot Last? What's Driving Omicron Spike?Experts say we cannot return to normal until we address the behaviors that are driving COVID infections.