Three states have been added to New York’s travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. Meanwhile, the Long Island region is set to enter phase four of the state's reopening plan on Wednesday.
Good government groups in New York joined with Republican leadership last week in calling to curtail extensive powers granted to the state’s executive office to respond to the public health threat caused by the coronavirus pandemic, urging lawmakers to return to unfinished business in Albany.
New York City will enter phase three of the state’s reopening plan on Monday, but without indoor dining, the governor said Sunday. Statewide, the number of hospitalizations continues to drop and deaths remain comparatively low.
The reopening of New York City indoor dining, originally part of the city's expected entry into the third phase of the state’s reopening plan on July 6, will be postponed as other states across the country that have already reopened indoor dining are experiencing significant surges in numbers of COVID-19 cases.
In a blog published late last month, the Citizens Budget Commission urged state and New York City lawmakers to consider the ramifications of implementing tax increases to cover daunting budget deficits.
Claiming the Metropolitan Transportation Authority could run out of money as soon as next month, public transportation advocates are asking Washington for more money to prevent the collapse of a transit system that serves more than 2 million people daily even during the ongoing pandemic.
New York’s new Women's Corporate Leadership Academy, created to help women prepare for and obtain executive and board positions across New York state, is now accepting applications for its first inaugural class this fall.