Free COVID-19 treatment available in NYC

Isabel Paulino came to take the COVID-19 test because she felt symptoms and she did not want to relive that April 2020 when she had COVID-19. “I was very bad and there was no treatment, I went to my doctor and she only told me to take acetaminophen. And since there is now a new […]

New York Mayor Eric Adams infected with COVID

During the 100th day of his government, Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19, his Press Secretary reported this Sunday. RELATED STORIES: “This morning Mayor Adams woke up with a hoarse voice and out of an abundance of caution took a PCR test which came back positive. At this time the Mayor has shown no […]

Experts predict new wave of infections in New York

For now, only Manhattan remains at a medium or yellow alert level for rising COVID-19 cases. However, this condition could change quickly. Health authorities forecast that the rest of the counties will follow in two to three weeks. RELATED STORIES: Manhattan is leading this new wave of infections. The recent rise in cases is especially […]

They fear a new wave of Covid cases in NYC

The city’s health commissioner said a wave of new cases of the BA.2 variant of omicron is expected, but the city is nonetheless more prepared to deal with the situation. “We have an increase in cases, in transmission, but we have opportunities to respond that are very important for vaccines, tests, treatment,” said Dr. Ashwin […]

Manhattan reaches medium alert level in cases of COVID-19

Manhattan is currently at what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers to be a medium or yellow light COVID-19 alert level. According to the New York City Department of Health, there are more than 200 cases for every 100,000 residents. For areas with more than 200 cases per 100,000 population, there are two metrics […]

NYC will maintain the use of masks for children 2 to 4 years old

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the city will maintain a mask requirement for children under 5 and will appeal a judge’s ruling that overturned it, Mayor Eric Adams announced Friday. City health officials are recommending that everyone wear a face covering indoors in public places and will continue to require masks for children ages […]

Firefighters Union Challenges Municipal Vaccination Mandate

The latest battle by some city firefighters is against the municipal vaccination mandate. Firefighters union leaders said they are in talks with lawyers to file a civil rights lawsuit against the city government. RELATED STORIES: Firefighters say that Mayor Adams should end the vaccination order for all municipal employees, after announcing an exception for athletes […]

COVID-19 exacerbates childcare crisis in NY

Arabesca De la Cruz has been caring for children for more than a decade, but keeping the daycare where she works and owns running has been a real challenge. “This is desperate, the child care industry is facing an unprecedented crisis,” said De la Cruz. She closed for three months, during the peak of the […]

Subvariant BA.2 represents a third of infections in NYC

COVID cases are down in the city but there is a highly transmissible subvariant that now accounts for almost a third of infections. However, city health officials say this is not a cause for alarm, explaining that the BA.2 sub-variant does not appear to cause more severe illness than other omicron strains. RELATED STORIES: In […]

Two years have passed since the first death from Covid-19 in NYC

That March 14 marks two years since the death of the first person who died from the coronavirus in New York. It was an 82-year-old woman who suffered from pulmonary emphysema and contracted the virus. After being hospitalized for two weeks, the victim succumbed to the disease. Since then, nearly 40,000 New Yorkers across the […]