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6 county executives ask Cuomo to follow CDC rules on masks

May. 16, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Six of New York's county executives called Sunday for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to update the state's COVID-19 protocols in accord with new federal guidelines that ease rules for fully vaccinated people. The bipartisan group of county executives cited...

Mask mandate remains in NY as governor reviews CDC guidance

May. 14, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to say whether he will change his state's mask or social distancing rules in light of new federal guidance that eases rules for fully vaccinated people. Cuomo said Thursday that his administration is reviewing the...

New York approves vaccinations of kids aged 12 to 15

May. 12, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Children between the ages of 12 and 15 can get vaccinated in New York effective immediately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, after the state's vaccine advisory task force and state health commissioner reviewed safety data. New York City health...

The Latest: Louisiana kids can start vaccinations Thursday

May. 12, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS — Children as young as 12 can expect to start getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday in Louisiana. The state health officer made the announcement Wednesday after federal advisers endorsed the vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. Dr. Joseph Kanter...

NY to set workplace safety standards for airborne diseases

May. 12, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State regulators in New York will soon draft rules that will require employers to protect workers from airborne infectious disease. A new state law tasks state labor and health officials with coming up with minimum workplace standards around things...

Infections persist as vaccinations lag at some nursing homes

May. 11, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Despite a massive vaccination campaign, New York nursing homes are still reporting hundreds of infections a week as some residents and staff have skipped getting the shots. Nursing facilities in the state reported 782 infections among staff and...

GOP's Rob Astorino announces 2nd run for NY governor

May. 11, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Westcester County executive Rob Astorino said Tuesday he'll run for governor in 2022 in what would be his second bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Astorino, a Republican former radio industry professional and two-term Westchester...

Signs of optimism as NYC sees rise in tourism, bit by bit

May. 11, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The once-deserted steps outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art are filling up with visitors again. Hotel lobbies are losing their desolate feel. Downtown, people are back to taking selfies with the Charging Bull statue near Wall Street. ...

The Latest: NHL's Predators get OK for more fans in playoffs

May. 10, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Nashville Predators have reached an agreement that will allow for a crowd of 12,135 inside Bridgestone Arena for home games played during the upcoming Stanley...

NY to push to get subway riders, college students vaccinated

May. 10, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As the pace of COVD-19 vaccinations has slowed, New York officials are trying a mix of mandates and incentives to overcome hesitancy, including free subway rides. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state can't mandate vaccines until they get full...