New Jersey Parents Petition For Remote Learning Option For Students This FallCBS2 has confirmed New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will require teachers to be vaccinated this school year. An official announcement has not yet been made, but it comes as thousands of parents in the Garden State fight for a remote learning option; CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
Some Tri-State Area Residents Confused Over Differing COVID Vaccine Mandates, GuidanceDifferences in COVID vaccine mandates right now are confusing some Tri-State Area residents, and even in the city, some feel there are mixed messages about what's safe and what's not; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
New Vaccine Mandates Announced For Connecticut WorkersThousands of workers in Connecticut are now facing vaccine mandates.
Some Feel NYC Is Sending Mixed Messages Over COVID SafetySome feel New York City is sending mixed messages about safety as more events are announced for Homecoming Week while other major events are being canceled due to COVID concerns; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
Health Department Investigating Outbreak Of Legionnaires' Disease In HarlemThere are lots of questions in Harlem, where the health department says there's an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. So far, the city says nine people have been diagnosed and hospitalized; CBS2's Lisa Rozner reports.
More Homecoming Week Events Announced For Vaccinated New YorkersMayor Bill de Blasio has announced more events celebrating the city's progress for those who are vaccinated; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
NYPD Officers Must Show Vaccination Proof Or Wear Masks IndoorsUnvaccinated NYPD officers could be disciplined if they're caught without a mask indoors.
Health Officials Release New Information About COVID Booster ShotsAs more businesses in the Tri-State Area are requiring customers to show proof of vaccine, health officials are releasing new information about COVID booster shots; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
Legionnaires' Cluster Reported In Central HarlemNew York City's health department is investigating a Legionnaires' cluster in Central Harlem.
Breakthrough Cases Make Up Less Than 1% Of All COVID CasesWhile the vast majority of COVID cases are people who are not vaccinated, there are some so-called "breakthrough" cases. Those are people who develop a COVID infection even after receiving a vaccine. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez says it's extremely rare, but it can happen.
Biden Administration Issues Vaccine Mandate For Nursing Home Staffs; Health Officials Recommend COVID Booster ShotsNearly 20 months into the pandemic, about 620,000 Americans have died. Now, the Biden administration will require nursing home staff be vaccinated as a condition for those facilities to continue receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funding, and U.S. health officials are recommending COVID-19 booster shots for adults 19 or older; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
Masks Will Be Required At Connecticut SchoolsIn Connecticut, when students go back to school, they will be going back with masks, Gov. Ned Lamont announced.
Some Businesses Begin Checking Proof Of Vaccination For Entry In NYCIt's the most aggressive step the city has taken yet to slow the spread of COVID and the Delta variant. CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
U.S. Expected To Recommend COVID Boosters For AllThe Biden administration is expected to recommend widespread use of COVID vaccine booster shots. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
New York City Expands Mobile Vaccination Push At RestaurantsOn the eve of New York City's indoor vaccine mandate going into effect, more businesses are partnering with the city to offer shots on site. CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Amid Delta Variant Concerns, Vaccines Remain The Best Defense Against COVID-19Vaccine boosters are now available, and there's also been a spike in hospitalizations of children. Dr. Max Gomez reports.
All Healthcare Workers In New York Required To Get First Dose Of COVID Vaccine By Sept. 27The new mandate from the state's Department of Health includes staff at hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes and other congregate care settings.
Vaccination Requirement For Indoor Activities In NYC Starts TuesdayProof of vaccination will be required to take part in certain indoor activities. CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reports some businesses are already preparing.
New York City Expands Mobile Vaccination Push At RestaurantsWith the city's indoor vaccine mandate officially taking off Tuesday, only people who show proof of vaccination can go inside certain places, like gyms and restaurants. CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Some Health Experts In New Jersey Urging Vaccinated People To Take Extra Precautions OutdoorsThe Delta variant surge has some health experts in New Jersey urging even vaccinated people to take extra precautions outdoors. Some areas are now requiring vaccinations for both indoor and outdoor events; CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
Delta Variant Creates Concerns About High Risk High School SportsThere's concern high-risk high school sports may be postponed or even canceled again for the upcoming fall season in New York. It comes after the state education department released new recommendations for the school year; CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.
FDA Authorizes 3rd COVID Vaccine Booster Shot For Immunocompromised PeopleOvernight, the FDA authorized third doses of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID vaccine for some people with weakened immune systems, like organ transplant recipients, and cancer patients. CBS2's John Dias reports.
FDA Approves COVID-19 Booster Shot For Immune-CompromisedThe Food and Drug Administration has cleared a third COVID vaccine dose for millions of high-risk Americans.
New York DOE Outlines How Schools Can Stay Safe From COVID During Upcoming Academic YearThursday, the largest teachers' union in the country said it supports educators getting vaccinated before the start of the school year. This, as the New York Department of Education outlined how schools can stay safe as they plan to welcome students back in person; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.

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