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 his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch the news conference below.
- Hospitalization rate, intubations and new hospitalizations continue to drop.
- The number of daily new hospitalizations fell below 1,000 for the first time in weeks.
- An additional 335 people died of COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 17,638.
- “You see the number is reducing but not at a tremendous rate,” Cuomo said of the fatalities.
- Cuomo says he will not let protesters dictate when New York reopens.
- New York’s Un-PAUSE Regional plan will be guided by CDC guidelines on data showing a two-week decline.
- Phase One reopening: Construction and manufacturing.
- Phase Two reopening: Identify businesses with a low transmission risk.
- Businesses that pose a risk of attracting people from outside communities will not be allowed to reopen.
- As businesses reopen, the state will be closely monitoring key indicators as well as hospital capacity.
- Testing and tracing will be ramped up, and the state is looking into the possibility of setting up isolation facilities where someone who is positive can quarantine for two weeks without going home.
- Regions must present plans to have rooms available for people who test positive for COVID-19 and who cannot self-isolate.
- Each region will appoint a committee to oversee its reopening.
- Switching gears, Cuomo said the international medical community should have done a better job of sounding the alarm about the virus in November and December.
- The governor lauded essential workers who “showed up” despite the danger of being exposed to the virus.
- “It’s not just the health care workers, it’s all the people who have been out there all this time making sure everyone else can stay home,” Cuomo said.
- Public transportation was kept open during the peak of the outbreak to ensure essential workers can get to work, Cuomo said.
- The governor called recent photos of filthy subway cars “disgusting” and “disrespectful.” Essential workers “deserve better,” he said. Read more.
- A decision on reopening schools and summer school will be made “by the end of this week, Cuomo said. Read more.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.
- Starting September, we need to help kids make up for lost ground and overcome pain felt during this.
- Job is to help children with mental health support
- New grading policy: Must fit the moment we’re in now.
- Keep students engaged in remote learning, uphold course requirements and maintain expectations
- Reach every student not meeting standards with extra support
- Provide flexibility students and families need.
- Help students get back on track
- Students who can’t demonstrate mastery or submit work will be assessed for targeted summer and fall support to get back on track.
- Intensive summer academic support, can include remote learning
- High school seniors and eighth graders with “Course In Progress” ratings prioritized
- K-5: Students receive “Meets standards or “needs improvement”
- Existing course requirements such as submitted assignments, projects and writing samples. Students who cannot demonstrate mastery or submit work will be enrolled in summer programming to develop those skills.
- 6-8: “Meets standards or “needs improvement” or “Course in Progress”
- Existing course requirements such as remote class discussion, presentations, submitted assignments
- High School: Use existing grading scales.
- Students who require more time to show mastery will receive “Course in Progress” and enrolled in summer-fall support programs.
- Students have option after receiving passing letter grade to convert to “Pass” rating, leaving GPA unaffected.
- Schools have adapted current school year curriculum and assessment for remote learning, including term papers, exams, presentations. Students have until Jan. 2021 to complete outstanding coursework
- “Pass” rather than letter grade – trying to make sure students are well-served while providing support.
- One big virtual celebration for seniors graduating high school
- Help for small businesses
- NYC small business owners: Apply for money you deserve
- Apply now at SBA.gov
- People admitted to hospitals: 112 (down from 122 as of April 25)
- People in H+H ICUs 745 (down from 766)
- Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza – Has visited enrichment centers. Witnessed educators engaged with students
- School has been in session, We have never stopped being in session.
- New grading policy takes new reality into account. Keeps students on track, especially school seniors.
- Have shipped 247,000 wi-fi equipped iPads to students.
- Working through shape of summer learning options
- Homeless on subway: The more affordable housing, the better the fight against homelessness.
- When it comes to street homelessness, it’s always been about outreach efforts and safe havens.
- Who is responsible for homelessness on subways? “We are all responsible.”
- The state runs the MTA.
- But the city works with the MTA and runs the NYPD, who have been doing more work in homeless efforts.
- It’s a team effort.
- Hopes to have more places to bring homelessness to an end
- Rent strike: It’s not the answer, but relief for renters is the answer.
At 12 p.m., the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels will fly in formation for a show to honor of those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
A veteran FDNY EMT and September 11 first responder has died from COVID-19 after 30 years with the department. Read more here.
Mayor Bill de Blasio proposes overnight closures of 10 city subway stations to detract homeless population from seeking shelter on trains. Watch more here.
Latest official numbers:
As of Monday, there were over 17,300 confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in New York and nearly 292,000 confirmed cases across the state.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here