Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Monday, July 13, 2020

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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.

11:30 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a briefing on schools reopening and COVID-19. Watch live below.

Breaking Updates:

  • Gov. Cuomo says NY sending a team down to Atlanta, Georgia, for help with testing and tracing as the area sees an ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases.
  • NY reports 792 COVID-19 hospitalizations as of Sunday.
  • NY reports 10 COVID-19 fatalities on Sunday, and 5 on Saturday.
  • We’re doing good but Cuomo says our continued success is under two threats:
    • Lack of compliance – Local governments must enforce mask-wearing in public and social distancing.
    • The virus travels back to NY
  • NY issues an emergency health order mandating that out-of-state travelers from designated states under travel advisory provide local authorities with contact information upon entering New York, to help enforce the 14-day quarantine.
    • If travelers fail to provide the information, they could face a $2,000 fine and perhaps a hearing for a mandatory quarantine.

Schools Reopening Update – READ MORE HERE

  • Cuomo says there is a state formula for whether or not a school district in NY can reopen.
    • Schools can open if that region is in Phase 4 and the daily infection rate remains 5% or below using a 14-day average.
    • Schools will close if regional infection rate is greater than 9%, using 7-day average after Aug. 1.
  • How NY schools can reopen is based on new state guidelines released Monday.
  • You cannot reopen if the virus is out of control, Cuomo says. Schools will only reopen if it’s safe to do so.
  • First decision based on the formula will come the week of Aug. 1 – 7.

Focused on preventative actions in schools:

  • Health Checks – Schools must instruct staff to recognize signs and symptoms of illness in students and staff, and health screenings per DOH guidance.
  • Social Distancing – Schools must develop plans to maximize social distancing whenever possible.
  • Management of ill persons – Requires persons with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 to be isolated until they can be sent home.
  • Health Hygiene – Schools must instruct students and staff in proper hand and respiratory hygiene and provide necessary supplies.
  • Face coverings and PPE – Requires students and staff to wear face coverings (or PPE based on job functions), per DOH guidance.
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting – Reviews cleaning and disinfecting procedures for the school in accordance with CDC recommendations.

10 a.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily briefing. Watch in video below.

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COVID-19 in NYC

  • No coronavirus-related deaths reported in 24-hour period.
  • Continue to test
  • We’ve seen reduction of COVID-19 in NYC, but rate of cases in young adults is rising.

New indoor face covering guidance

  • New Yorkers should wear face covering as much as possible when around others in an indoor setting that isn’t their home.
  • As City continues to reopen, and more return to work outside the home, it’s important to protect each other.

New Testing

  • Ten walk-in testing sites available to New Yorkers

Daily indicators

  • COVID hospitalizations: 56
  • H+H ICU admissions: 279
  • Percentage tested positive: 2%

Happening today:
About 3,000 day care centers can reopen beginning Monday. Read more or watch video above.

Latest official numbers:
As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 401,706 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in New York, with the state’s death toll at 24,979.

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The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here

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