As the proportion of fully vaccinated New Yorkers continues to rise, the state of New York is in the final phase of its NY Forward reopening plan. This means that the limit for residential outdoor gatherings of 25 people has been removed, and the limit for residential indoor gatherings has increased from 10 to 50 people. Businesses and entities providing essential services must still implement rules that facilitate social distancing of at least six feet.We simulated model scenarios in which the relaxation of restrictions on staying at home occurred with varying degrees of individual adherence to social distancing and the use of masks. Only 12 percent of workers returned to their offices in late May, according to the Partnership for New York City.
Governor Cuomo announced that New York City is on track to enter the second phase of reopening on June 22, with gyms and salons across the state able to remain open with limited capacity requirements.We present the characteristics, comorbidities and outcomes of 5,700 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the New York City area. Despite all the celebration, however, the country was also about to reach 600,000 deaths due to the coronavirus, a grim reminder of how many people have been affected by this virus. To help protect against further spread, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order requiring anyone traveling to New York from a country with a moderate to high risk of transmission to quarantine for 14 days.Neighborhoods with more crowded living conditions and a higher proportion of essential workers may experience different impacts from face masks and social distancing. Vaccination sites are offering COVID-19 vaccines to people age 65 and older, with scheduled appointments beginning on Jan.
14.Four additional states (Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia) are now eligible for travel due to COVID-19 in New York State. The order also allows medical assistants to provide medical services without supervision from a supervising physician and alleviates record-keeping requirements necessary for health care providers responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.