They distribute Covid test packages in Jackson Heights

Amparo Gaviria was one of dozens of Jackson Heights residents who took several free covid tests home this Monday. “This is here to stay, but you have to take care of yourself,” Gaviria said. Where Gaviria lives there are about eight tenants who rent rooms, and for her, who has lung problems, protecting herself, now […]

Face mask in crowded indoor, outdoor public places

The city’s Health department called on New Yorkers to return to wearing ‘high-quality masks’ when in indoor public places and in groups outside due to the high levels of Covid the City is experiencing again. The department put out a message on social media with examples of the type of masks that should be worn. […]

FDA weighs whether to offer new COVID vaccines in the fall

Advisors to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are analyzing today whether they will offer the new booster vaccines against COVID-19, which have been modified to better adapt to the mutations of the coronavirus, in the fall. This after Moderna and Pfizer laboratories tested updated injections against the contagious omicron variant. Many experts say that […]

Vaccination centers in NYC will inoculate children under 5 years of age

Starting today, the city’s vaccination centers will start inoculating children under 5 years of age, now that they are eligible for the COVID vaccine. Private centers, such as Montefiore Family Care, in the Bronx, began offering the vaccine for the little ones yesterday. RELATED STORIES: They begin to inoculate children under 5 years of age. […]

NYC asks to wear a mask in public again due to covid rebound

The New York authorities today asked the population to wear a mask again in all public indoor places and announced that they will distribute millions of home tests to try to contain the rebound in covid-19 cases that is being registered in the city. The recent rise in infections has put the Big Apple on […]

Happy students removed vaccine requirement for ‘prom’

Kayleena Moya says that the prom is something you only experience once. Moya is a 16-year-old Puerto Rican senior at John Adams High School in Ozone Park. “Happy, sad, frustrating, all emotions mixed up,” Moya said. Due to the pandemic last year, New York students were unable to attend the prom if they were not […]

NYC raises the alert level for Covid-19: from low to medium

New York City raised its COVID-19 alert level from “low” to “medium” after recent data showed an increase in cases, the city’s Department of Health reported today. “With the increase in cases, New York City has entered the alert level of medium risk,” said the director of the health agency, Ashwin Vasan in a statement. […]

This is not a time to panic, but a time to take precautions

According to the figures handled by the authorities, 200 people out of every 100,000 inhabitants have tested positive for COVID-19 and it is for this reason that they have decided to raise the alert level to yellow. “This is not a time to panic, but a time to take precautions. Do it today, you need […]

NYC students will receive more COVID home tests

City public school students will receive four home COVID tests each week, until further notice. The Department of Education ensures that two tests are for the student and the other two are for other family members. RELATED STORIES: Students will also receive two additional tests if someone else in their class tests positive, along with […]

Where in NYC is it required to wear a mask?

The constantly changing rules regarding the use of masks can be somewhat confusing for New Yorkers. RELATED STORIES: And it is that, for example, a federal judge in Florida ruled in favor of some airlines abandoning the mandate totally or partially. Technically, travelers should continue to wear their mask at New York airports, but not […]