Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and it will take until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels, the trade association for the airline industry said Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association pushed back its prediction by one year due to the slow containment of the outbreak in the U.S. and in developing countries.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York have reached a new low as ten new states are added to quarantine travel advisory; SLA continues to prosecute bars and restaurants violating coronavirus executive orders.
High temperatures and increased humidity expected across the region this weekend could be dangerous to at-risk populations, such as children and the elderly. New Yorkers are encouraged to take precautions, conserve energy and practice safety while out on the water. State utilities are suspending planned outage work to ensure electric capacity meets demands will be monitored by the state Department of Public Services.
New York state has been the most responsible in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by an insurance group that compared the adoption of face coverings, the percentage of people sheltering in place and the number of administered coronavirus tests across all 50 states.
Enforcement teams will be stationed at Port Authority and regional airports beginning today, to request proof that travelers have completed a required DOH traveler form upon entering the state. Four states have been added to the advisory list, bringing the number of restricted states to 22. Delaware has been removed.
The governor has announced an emergency rental assistance program to help keep low-income New York families in their homes during the ongoing pandemic. Applications will be accepted beginning Thursday.
New York signs Memorandum of Understanding with 14 states and the District of Columbia to meet targets for transitioning to electric vehicles and pledges to develop action plan to reduce toxic diesel emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2050.
The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. As Europe's economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice back sun-loving visitors and breathe life into their damaged tourism industries. American tourists make up a big slice of the EU market and the summer holiday season is a key time.
The governor announced Tuesday that the Capital Region will be able to enter phase four of the state’s reopening plan on Wednesday, June 1, and that eight states have been added to the list of those from which travelers are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine after arriving in New York. Additionally, there is free COVID-19 testing for members of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ticonderoga in Essex County tonight, after a member tested positive for the virus.
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.