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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a briefing on schools reopening and COVID-19. Watch live below.
- 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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily briefing. Watch in video below.
Recent shootings in NYC
- Two children shot over the weekend, including 1-year-old boy killed during family cookout.
- We can’t let this happen in our city
- Mayor offered moment of silence in beginning of presser
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.
- Ten walk-in testing sites available to New Yorkers
- COVID hospitalizations: 56
- H+H ICU admissions: 279
- Percentage tested positive: 2%
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.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here