New York

Re-Opening with a different business model
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“It can be one thing to get your customers back, but if your employees don’t feel safe in that environment, if you don’t have protective equipment for them or you don’t have disinfectants, you can’t open,” Hochul said.
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Antibody tests
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New results from antibody tests administered by New York State show that as many as 7% of Western New Yorkers have been infected with the virus and have antibodies. Governor Cuomo announced the results during a news conference on Monday. Over 7,000 people across the state have been tested for...
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Andrew CUomo
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April 27, 2020 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined how stay-at-home restrictions could be eased for parts of New York where the coronavirus outbreak is less severe. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that city-run health clinics will soon use a testing procedure that lets people collect samples...
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Cuomo
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The poll from Siena Research found that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order that face masks or coverings must be worn in public has support from at least 86 percent of voters from every party, region, gender, and race. Similarly, 81 percent of voters support keeping New York on “Pause” through mid-May.
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Coronavirus quarantine
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April 26, 2020 - 1:18 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the reopening of the New York economy will happen in phases, with the first phase beginning as early as next month. At his briefing Sunday, Cuomo said that 367 more people died from the coronavirus in New York, bringing the state's death toll to...
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Coronavirus Testing
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“This is a new virus that we’re still learning a bit on, but if we follow history… we believe that that second antibody, if there’s presence of that, that we have immunity to (COVID-19),” said Dr. Joseph Chow, Medical Director at WNY Immediate Care. “That’s based upon history, however with this...
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Testing Capabilities Expanding
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Kaleida Health announced on Friday that it has expanded its laboratory testing by adding essential workers, and has an antibody test ready to launch. Essential workers include people working on utilities, food processing, grocery store employees and others who are still working with the public...
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closed for business
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On the question of when to get back to business, 57 percent of those polled say New York’s primary focus should be addressing the public health crisis while 35 percent think the State should plan to relax restrictions.
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Masks worn out in public
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“It goes beyond just potentially preventing some infections," said Dr. Bruce Troen from the Jacobs School of Medicine.
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NYS Unemployment Office
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April 12, 2020 - 10:10 pm
New York residents are still struggling to overcome an inefficient unemployment application system.
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