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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Friday, June 26, 2020

Virus Outbreak New York
Posted at 6:48 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 10:52:59-04

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.

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

Eviction moratorium

  • No New Yorker should lose the roof over their head
  • State needs to extend FULL eviction moratorium through August 20 by executive order
  • Need: state approval to allow tenants who miss rent due to repay over 12 months.

Phase 3

  • Nail salons, massage, spas, tattoo and piercing, waxing
  • Indoor dining
  • Estimated workers returning : 50,000
  • Helping small businesses: Distributing 2.5 million more face coverings (about 7 million in total)
  • Connecting business owners with directory of wholesalers selling PPE and other equipment

Expanding open restaurants to open streets

  • Over 5,500 registrations for open restaurants
  • Next phase: expanding to open streets

Last day of school

  • NYC Class of 2020 virtual graduation on PIX11 June 30
  • Next academic year: There are a lot of teachers and parents who want to get kids back. Some schools can have all students back, but plans remain under constant monitoring.
  • Planning to use every available space available in schools and be ready for staggering, if needed.

Daily indicators

  • COVID hospitalizations: 61
  • H+H ICUs: 312
  • Percentage tested who are positive: 2%

7:35 a.m.
NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza spoke to the PIX11 Morning News as a challenging school year comes to a close. Watch full interview in video below.

Schools chancellor explains what to expect next academic year

Latest official numbers:
As of Friday morning, a total of 390,415 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in New York, with the state's death toll at 24,800.

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