NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.
Happening today: Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold his daily coronavirus briefing at 1 p.m.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.
- Face coverings: DCWO, SBS, DCAS to deliver 2 million face coverings for businesses and workers
- Workers resources: Know your rights and guidance
- City will provide resources to keep workers and customers safe
- “Workers have every right to be safe when they return to work.”
COVID testing for nonprofit workers
- Beginning next week, NYC will make voluntary, weekly COVID testing available
- Target of reaching 31,000 nonprofit human service provider staff starting June 1
- Up to 4,000 tests per day
- Available June 15: Up to 15 mobile teams bringing testing sites to nonprofit workers once a week.
- Beginning July, city will provide test kits and PPE for providers to administer tests on-site
Expanding cure violence social distancing work
- Currently we have 150 “violence interrupters” and outreach workers engaged in actions
- Expand to 375 more staff, each site will increase by an additional 10-15 people for social distancing and COVID outreach from June to September.
Helping vulnerable residents
- Closing the digital divide: 10,000 internet-enabled tablets shipped to disconnected NYCHA seniors. Delivered to seniors at 100 developments in every borough.
- COVID hospitalizations: 61 (under threshold)
- H+H ICUs: 391 (above 375 threshold)
- Percentage tested who are positive: 5% (under threshold)
- “Confident” NYC will begin reopening in first two weeks of June
- MIS-C: Continue to get reports on children exhibiting symptoms (124 confirmed cases, about ¾ of them have tested positive for COVID-19)
- George Floyd: Mayor made comments on having Minnesota police involved be arrested, but criticism over Eric Garner police arrest.
- “I cannot believe the officers’ lack of concern.” “It just can’t go on this way.”
- From this point on for the city of New York, we need to act immediately too. “This can’t happen.”
- Mass transit: Mayor expects people to commute through vehicles, but MTA and city is trying to get trains and buses as clean as possible.
Latest official numbers:
As of Friday morning, there were 366,733 confirmed cases in New York, with the COVID-19 death toll rising to 23,722.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here