New York is scouting additional new sites for temporary hospitals, with a goal of having a 1,000-plus patient overflow facility in each NYC borough as well as Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties. But, said the governor, the Senate stimulus bill doesn't do enough to help the state respond to the spreading pandemic.
As the statewide count of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York approaches 40,000, the governor has announced that 40,000 healthcare workers, including retirees and students, have signed up to volunteer to work as part of the state's surge healthcare force during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — with more expected to sign up in coming weeks.
The average bonus paid to employees in New York City’s securities industry increased by 3 percent in 2019 to $164,100, but it is likely to fall sharply in 2020 as the coronavirus crisis strains industry profitability, according to annual estimates released today by the state comptroller.
For those feeling helpless during this global pandemic, expected to disrupt the lives of so many during countless coming months, the New York State Department of Health has offered a number of ways that individuals and businesses can contribute to the effort to keep Americans safe and limit the worst effects of the rapidly spreading contagion.
Citizens Union is urging the New York State Legislature and Board of Elections to take measures to ensure the 2020 elections in New York State run smoothly, while also protecting public health and reducing community transmission of COVID-19.
A number of good government groups have urged the state Legislature and governor to pass a “bare bones” state budget — one which focuses primarily on responding to the novel coronavirus crisis and mitigating its worst effects, while deferring major policy proposals.
In Albany on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed that 15,168 cases and 114 related deaths have been identified statewide, told the public to expect it to be quite some time before life is returned to its regular routine and called on New Yorkers to practice safety and treat one another with decency.