Absentee Balloting Extended; Endorsements

Voting by absentee ballot because of the COVID-19 pandemic was expanded Friday through 2022. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the legislation to allow New Yorkers to request an absentee ballot during the pandemic where there is a risk of contracting or spreading disease that may cause illness Read More …

Covid-19 Update: Booster Shot Update, Masks at Nursing Homes

All health care workers previously required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination will have to receive a COVID-19 booster dose within two weeks of becoming eligible, absent a valid medical exemption, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Sunday. UPDATE: Assemblyman Keith Brown will be handing out test kits Read More …

Hochul Proposes Big Healthcare, Housing Plans

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced sweeping new programs involving healthcare, transportation, housing, climate change and more Wednesday in her first State of the State address. At the top of her list was healthcare, with a plan to invest $10 billion in the sector, including more than Read More …

Testing Sites to Open on College Campuses

Gov. Kathy Hochul  said Monday that 10 new testing sites will be opening on State University of New York campuses across the state and at Syracuse University this week. More campus sites will open in the coming weeks as the Covid-19 project expands. “We are Read More …

Covid-19 Boosters Required for SUNY, CUNY Students

Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday that the students at SUNY and CUNY schools will be required to get Covid-19 booster as of Jan. 15. Students will also have to go for mandatory pre-testing ahead of their semester return, which will apply to all students who plan Read More …

State Lists Sites for Covid-19 Testing

New York State is providing a search tool for residents who want to take a Covid-19 test. Meanwhile, News12 reported that people with confirmed appointments for tests began arriving at the IBEW Local 25 headquarters in Hauppauge Monday morning, even though the testing site doesn’t Read More …

Hochul Signs Bill Criminalizing Forged Covid-19 Vaccination Cards

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation Wednesday  that makes it a crime to forge a Covid-19 vaccination card. The bill, S.4516-C/A.7536-B, makes the falsification of COVID-19 Vaccination Cards a class A misdemeanor.   Anyone convicted of the crime faces up to 1 year in jail or 3 years’ Read More …

New Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Long Island’s Covid-19 infection rate continues to soar, officials said Tuesday, as the virus continues to spread through the newest variant. “Cases are rising due to the winter surge, but this is not March 2020 – we knew this was coming and New York is taking Read More …

Covid-19 Update: Infections Continue to Climb

Gov. Kathy Hochul reported the following Covid-19 updates on Sunday, as the state recorded a sharp spike in cases, attributed to indoor gatherings and waning immunity, and the omicron variant on top of the delta variant. Test Results Reported – 267,422 Total Positive – 22,478 Percent Positive – 8.41% 7-Day Average Read More …