What NYC’s testing numbers tell us about the chances of a BA.2 surge
The number of official cases started creeping up again at the same time that the positivity rate was trending down. Was it due to at-home tests skewing trends or something else?
Updated: Mar 27, 8:00 AM
Why NYC isn’t recording most at-home COVID tests — and what officials could be missing
Other jurisdictions are reporting success with self-test reporting, but moving from pandemic to endemic could mean getting used to not knowing exactly where coronavirus infections are thriving.
Feb 8, 8:00 AM
Why Coney Island and Brighton Beach were hit so hard by omicron
The iconic oceanside neighborhoods experienced a fatality rate nearly three times the citywide average.
Feb 7, 6:00 AM
NYC's COVID Testing Numbers Are Shrinking Faster Than Ever Before
Official testing numbers have been cut nearly in half over two weeks. Last year, a similar drop took six months.
Jan 31, 6:00 AM
Military Medical Team Delivers Aid To Hard-Hit Coney Island Hospital
As of Sunday, the hospital had only 1 in 10 beds available, and its ICU was completely full.
Jan 24, 5:34 PM
After Nearly A Month, MTA To Resume Full Service As Staffing Levels Stabilize
Ridership is picking up as well.
Jan 18, 4:29 PM
"It's Not Sustainable": NYC Public School Administrators, Teachers Struggle With Staffing Shortages
The increasing COVID cases are causing both staff and student absences.
Jan 6, 1:49 PM
‘Another Gut Punch’: New York City Restaurants Want More Aid After Omicron Sets Back Recovery
A new report says New York City’s restaurant, retail, and recreation sectors account for about 9% of the country’s total job losses during the pandemic.
Jan 6, 8:01 AM
“We Cannot Feed Into The Hysteria”: Adams Doubles Down On Keeping Schools Open Amid Omicron
Although the mayor said low-income Black and brown students were the most in need of in-person learning, a Gothamist analysis found schools with the most minorities had lower attendance on Monday and Tuesday than schools with whiter student bodies.
Jan 4, 7:34 PM
Hochul Orders Boosters for Returning CUNY and SUNY Students
Dec 31, 2021 4:13 PM
How To Find A COVID Test For NYC Schoolkids Before Classes Resume On January 3rd
With public schools slated to resume in-person learning on Monday, time is of the essence.
Dec 30, 2021 8:00 AM
NYC EMS Faces Record Staffing Shortage As 911 Calls For COVID-Like Symptoms Surge
Amid the spike in calls over fevers and coughs, 30% of the city’s emergency medical services staff were out sick as of Wednesday.
Dec 29, 2021 5:09 PM
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