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 and reopening briefing. Watch below.
Reopening and COVID-19 updates:
- Mid-Hudson region enters Phase 2 today (Tuesday).
- Long Island will enter Phase 2 tomorrow (Wednesday).
- New York City still has hard-hit hot zones.
- Sean Penn's CORE organization (Community Organized Relief Effort) is helping to establish 11 new testing sites in NYC's most-impacted zip codes.
- Metro-North taking unprecedented steps for safety amid reopening.
- Masks are mandatory when riding public transportation
- Stay six feet apart when possible and observe decal guidance
- Use hand sanitizer
- Now that every region of NY is reopening, time to focus on day-to-day testing and viral spread, Cuomo says.
- It's time for a new dashboard with a new citizen focus, the governor says.
- New dashboard breaks information down by number of tests per day and percent of positive results per day, broken out by region.
Protests and police reform updates:
- Cuomo lays out a “justice agenda” to fight systematic inequality
- Education equality, despite zip code
- Ending child poverty
- Addressing lack of decent, safe affordable housing
- Criminal justice reform
- Cuomo’s message to local elected officials and police
- This is a real issue and is not going away. It’s not just about George Floyd. “This has been brewing for decades and centuries,” Cuomo says.
- Try to separate political hype and partisan rhetoric from truth and facts.
- There is no “quick fix” or political pandering
- It’s time for new, smart policy and a new model of policing. It's time to “reimagine and reinvent” policing for 2020, Cuomo says
- There must be a relationship of trust between the police and the community it serves.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch below.
Expand NYC Care Citywide
- NYC Care will expand to Queens and Manhattan
- Hire 26 providers to ensure a new primary care appointment in 2 weeks
- Approximately $37.5M expansion
- Already serving Staten Island, Bronx and Brooklyn
- Expected to reach nearly 54,000 residents (44,000 in Queens, 10,000 in Manhattan)
Mental Health: Coping with trauma
- NYC will reach 10,000 New Yorkers in NYC's hardest-hit areas from July to December
- Working with 270 front-line community and faith-based organizations at neighborhood level
- City will deliver one-hour virtual trainings on mental health disaster response.
- City will train staff at community to help communities cope
- Demonstrators voiced their opinions
- Street renamings will be proposed
- We want to make sure that police are not allowed to act in the way that we’ve been seeing
- Defunding the police, does it undermine officers’ positions? It does not necessarily. Cops want to have the human connection and show we’re all in this together.
- Legal observers and media should NOT be arrested unless crimes are committed. If NYPD violates, disciplinary action must be done.
City council is hearing four bills
- Chokehold ban
- People have right to record interactions with cops
- Ensure police numbers and badges are visible
- Early interventions on any officers who need more training, monitoring
- COVID-19 hospitalizations: 52
- H+H ICU: 337
- Percent who tested positive: 1%
Reopening in NYC
- Phase 2 and outdoor dining: If we can get to Phase 2 by the end of June, we need to lay out guidelines, but mayor says he doesn’t want to say June 22 as Phase 2 for sure “We’re not like any other part of the state.”
Rockland County Executive Ed Day told PIX11 Morning News what residents can expect as the region enters Phase 2 of reopening. Watch interview here.
The Mid-Hudson region, including Westchester and Rockland counties, enters Phase 2 of reopening Tuesday. Watch more above.
New York City began Phase 1 of its reopening Monday. See the details of what this means.
The MTA continues getting service back on track while keeping riders safe. Read more about the changes.
Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday morning, there were 378,799 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the state's death toll sitting at 24,299.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here