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.
MTA officials speak about planned subway shutdown set to begin at 1 a.m.
- Get more info here
- The subway system will close at 1 a.m., with stations closed to the public until 5 a.m. when service resumes
- An expanded number of buses will be available to provide transportation to those in need, as well as livery cabs for eligible essential workers
- Approximately 700 cleaners are working overnight
- Plan allows for every single train car to be trained every 24 hours
- Trains may still be moving during the closure, allowing for trains to be cleaned, to move MTA employees throughout their shifts to clean, and to allow for a smooth transition back into service
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily COVID-19 briefing. Watch in full below.
- 230 new COVID-19 fatalities bring state’s death toll to 19,645.
- New coronavirus hospitalizations and intubations are down yet again.
- Cuomo says we should have a better health-care system, better public transportation system and better education system after this crisis is over.
- Responding to President Donald Trump saying “bailouts” for Democrat-led would be “unfair” to Republicans, Cuomo says “every state, including New York, needs federal support to weather this storm.”
- Cuomo said the partisanship needs to stop. “It’s not ‘you’ or ‘me,’ it’s ‘we.’”
New York COVID-19 mask PSA contest
- State asking New Yorkers to create a 30-second video showing why it’s important to wear a mask in public.
- Share videos to your social media channels using #NewYorkTough hashtag and tagging Gov. Cuomo.
- Cuomo’s daughter Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo will help the Department of Health pick the five best submissions.
- Those five finalists will be posted online for the public to vote on.
- The winning video will be used as a Public Service Announcement (PSA) across the state.
- More info at: wearamask.ny.gov
- New York will work with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to convene experts and develop a blueprint to re-imagine education in the new normal.
Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.
- “Anyone with a heart and soul would show respect for NYC.”
- “Everyday President Trump resembles more and more Herbert Hoover, the president who ignored the Great Depression.”
311 action plan
- 311 hotline: before the pandemic, there were 55,000 calls daily; peak in April 200,000 a day.
- Shorter waits and higher capacity
- Trained 285 new call-takers and built out four new call centers
- Incorporated FDNY and NYPD leadership
- “Express lanes” for COVID-19 and food with little or no wait times
Help for small businesses
- NYC small business owners: Apply for money you deserve
- Federal payment protection program: Apply at SBA.GOV
New Health alert
- 15 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome detected in children in NYC hospitals (4 patients were positive for COVID-19, 6 others had antibodies)
- No fatalities reported
- DOHMH instructed all NYC providers to report patients under 21 with these symptoms
- Fever, rash, abdominal pain, vomiting: call doctor right away
- Antibody testing
- NYC to offer antibody testing for 140,000 healthcare workers and first responders
- Offered at hospitals, firehouses, police stations and correction facilities
- Testing identifies likely past infection to COVID-19
- Testing begins by Monday, sooner if possible
- Positive antibody test does not mean full protection
- People admitted to hospitals for suspected COVID-19: 75 down from 88 as of May 2
- People in H+H ICUs: 596 down from 632 as of May 2
- Percentage of people tested who are COVID-19 positive: 22% up from 17% as of May 2
- Police enforcement and the MTA: How many officers will guard train stations between 1-5 a.m.?
- There will be MTA staff there — the NYPD will not be on trains, and will free up personnel to monitor stations.
- Police Commissioner Shea: Hundreds of officers will be deployed Tuesday night. From there, NYPD will see if they need to reassess.
- NYPD confrontation video: Any time an officer asks someone to observe social distancing, New Yorkers should follow instruction. Respect is a two-way street.
- Shea: A lot of videos are going around. We need people to work together. When officers approach a crowd, work with them. A punch should not be assumed to be excessive force. Police are trained for it, but it’s a case-by-case situation.
- Possible time frame for reopening NYC: We’re going to lay it out step by step once we see indicators where we want them to be. “I don’t want to theorize what happens too much down the line.”
- Kawasaki disease: Dr. Barbot: Kawasaki’s illness is a rare condition.
- Symptoms: Several days of high fevers, red eyes, brightly colored lips and a very bright tongue. Rash, swelling of hands and feet.
- Typically no long-term consequences if detected early.
- Unsure what to make of this yet. We’re still learning how COVID-19 behaves publicly and clinically
Bronx Borough Pres. Ruben Diaz Jr. discusses how COVID-19 is affecting the Bronx. Watch interview here.
Latest official numbers:
As of Monday, confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York sat at 318,953, with the death toll rising to 19,415.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here