Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Friday, June 12, 2020

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Posted at 4:32 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 20:51:46-04

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.

8 p.m.
Sleepaway camps will not be permitted to operate this summer, according to the state health department, citing the risks for children.

11:30 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below

Reopening in NY

  • Numbers to watch now: Daily testing
  • 42 deaths reported June 11 (32 in hospitals, 10 in nursing homes)
  • Other states are spiking again: COVID-19 increasing in 23 states; 15 states are seeing a new high in numbers

Civil unrest — True Justice Agenda

  • Federal reform: Education equity, child poverty, affordable housing
  • New York state is the progressive capital in the nation “We lead by example, and we lead by getting it done,” Cuomo said.

NYS Legislature quickly passed most aggressive reforms — Cuomo signs bills into law. Read more.

  • Transparency of 50-a
  • Chokehold ban
  • False race-based 911 calls
  • Attorney General as special prosecutor
  • “Police reform is long overdue,” Cuomo said

NYS Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. Read more.

  • Issues executive order that requires local gov’t and police agencies to develop plan that reinvest sand modernizes police strategies and programs in community.
  • Must formulate plan, addressing use of force by officers, crowd management, community policing, implicit bias awareness training, de-escalation training and practices, community-based outreach, other issues raised. (Community participation)
  • Plan must be enacted by April 1 to be eligible for state funding.
  • "If there is no trust" between police and community, this won't work.

9:30 a.m.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily briefing. Watch in video below.
Reopening in NYC

Ridership and traffic

  • Subway +25% on 6/10 compared to 6/3
  • Bus ridership: + 23%
  • Staten Island Ferry: +31%
  • Traffic into Manhattan: +17% East River Bridges, +14% Harlem River Bridges

Small business efforts

  • Small Business Emergency Grant Program: NYC Mayor’s Fund secured an additional $750K thanks to Signature Bank to help expand the program citywide
  • Grants to help minimum 75 businesses to help recovery efforts
  • Safe reopening guidance:
  • 334,000 fliers distributed through business groups
  • 1.84 million face coverings distributed to businesses

Education and enforcement

  • 15,755 inspections completed by Dept. of Buildings and Office of Special Enforcement
  • Over 15,000 sites and businesses cleared
  • About 500 warnings issued

Weather and hot summer

  • Keeping vulnerable New Yorkers safe: Nearly 4,500 AC units installed, more than 1,900 in NYCHA
  • 188,360 seniors contacted; 25,000 enrolled for AC to be installed.
  • Public Service Commission approved NYC’s petition to help low-income New Yorkers with their summer bills.
  • Double current commitment to subsidize summer bills, increasing customer benefit by up to $140 from June to October.


  • Request an absentee ballot
  • June 16: Deadline to request Absentee Ballot by mail, phone, fax or online
  • June 23: Primary Election Day
  • Visit to request ballot

Tracking health

  • No uptick in Emergency Room visits for flu-like symptoms
  • No uptick in percentage of New Yorkers testing positive for COVID-19
  • City will closely monitor trends into week two of restart.
  • Uptick in COVID cases since protests started. It’s been about two weeks, has there been any evidence in hospitalizations? Nothing seen yet, but we’ll continue to monitor.

Daily indicators

  • COVID hospitalizations: 70
  • H+H ICU: 339
  • Percentage tested positive: 3%

NYC has developed reopening plans ahead of the 2020-21 school year. Read more.

Latest official numbers:
As of Friday morning, there were 380,892 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the state's death toll sitting at 24,442.

COVID-19 timeline: How novel coronavirus spread

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

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