Masks are requested, but not mandated, in New York City schools as COVID cases surge again
“We urge you to take the following proven precautions to protect your family and our communities: wear a mask," a letter from the schools chancellor and health commissioner read.
May 17, 2:44 PM
Adams to keep mask mandate for pre-K students if city wins court appeal
City officials cited an uptick in cases driven by the BA.2 subvariant as the reason for the decision.
Apr 1, 5:02 PM
Masks work, even for kids. But sometimes science isn't enough.
Gothamist looks at how cherry-picking science became the center of the anti-mask movement in politics and media and then reviews the evidence on the effectiveness of masks and if they cause physical harm.
Feb 14, 1:39 PM
NY’s Mask Mandate Is Back, But Still In Limbo: Here’s What Schools And Businesses Should Know
With the legal battle ongoing, there’s some confusion about the current status of the state mask mandate and what it means for teachers, students, retail workers and others who might be affected.
Updated: Jan 26, 12:00 PM
NY Breaks COVID Case Record 2 Days In A Row—But Is Still Far From Its Worst Peak
Experts say the pandemic is transitioning into an endemic, mostly for the better unless you’re still unvaccinated.
Dec 19, 2021 6:00 AM
Worried About Your Holiday Party? NY Health Commish Offers COVID Advice For The Surge
Dr. Mary Bassett, who was once New York City’s health commissioner, is advising everyone to get booster shots if eligible, wear masks indoors and get tested before attending family gatherings.
Dec 18, 2021 11:30 AM
As Omicron Surges, NYC To Issue 1 Million Masks And 500k At-Home Tests
City-run testing sites will also be open seven days per week, and free at-home tests will be available to those waiting in long lines.
Dec 16, 2021 3:27 PM
Under New NY Mandate, All Indoor Businesses Must Pick Between Mask Wearing Or Full COVID Vaccination
Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement Friday, saying all indoor businesses and venues must require either masks or full vaccination among patrons and staff.
Updated: Dec 10, 2021 1:45 PM
A Simple Guide To Reducing Your Holiday COVID Risk
COVID safety is all about layering on different types of protection. Here's how New Yorkers can approach the various options.
Nov 23, 2021 7:20 PM
MTA Pledges To Step Up Mask Enforcement, Reminds Riders Of $50 Fine
Only 41 summonses have been issued since last September, when the law was signed.
Sep 22, 2021 6:31 PM
Mask And Vaccine Mandates Are Legal—And New Yorkers Should Expect More Of Them
Mayor de Blasio can unilaterally issue some mandates, but Gov. Hochul could need legislative assistance for her plans. A law school president explains the reasons.
Aug 27, 2021 8:12 AM
New Yorkers Are Exhausted By The Pandemic—And That Could Make Them Less Willing To Stay Safe
"Leaders need to start doing a better job of helping people anticipate that there are going to be setbacks."
Aug 21, 2021 2:02 PM
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