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Cuomo: State’s current COVID-19 trajectory will lead to new shutdown

New York State is on track to double the current number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and add 3,500 deaths in the next month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned this afternoon.

Governor releases ‘updated’ focus zone designations, but no individual zone data

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced updated metrics for focus zone designation that take regional hospital capacity into account. The state has not yet released updated positivity rate data for individual zones, which it ceased publishing Dec. 7.

State stops releasing COVID-19 ‘focus zone’ data, shifting criteria for managing crisis

“Not notifying local officials and townships is unacceptable,” said Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, whose town includes a focus zone that affects much of its two central business districts. “We don’t have the foundational data we need to properly manage this.”

Cuomo: Regions that reach ‘critical hospital capacity’ will face new shutdowns

Regions that have 10% or less hospital capacity will be designated red zones, triggering school closings, business shutdowns and bans on all gatherings.

Part of Riverhead, Hampton Bays designated COVID-19 ‘yellow zone,’ bringing new restrictions

Part of Riverhead and Hampton Bays have been designated a COVID-19 “yellow zone” micro-cluster, bringing a number of new restrictions on business, schools and social gatherings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.

Transparency? I call bullsh*t. People deserve access to local COVID data and straight answers

After confusing official reports of spiking COVID infection rates in Riverhead, I sought the town-level data. What I got was a bunch of baffle-gab and bullsh*t and a state official essentially telling me to take a hike.

Suffolk residents should avoid gatherings this weekend as county experiences ‘alarming’ COVID-19 surge, says Bellone

With coronavirus infections increasing rapidly across the state, Bellone warned residents today that the county could be entering a “dangerous period” of the outbreak, and Cuomo said further statewide restrictions may be necessary to curb the spread.

Governor extends commercial eviction, foreclosure moratorium through Jan. 1

New York's moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures has been extended through Jan. 1.

Juneteenth is now an official public holiday in New York

Juneteenth is now an official public holiday in New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law this week designating June 19 — Juneteenth — a holiday commemorating African American Emancipation Day.

Gov: State has issued notices of apparent violation to PSEG-LI, Altice and others for response to Tropical Storm Isaias

The State Department of Public Service has issued notices of apparent violation to PSEG-Long Island and four other utilities, including Altice USA (Optimum), for their response to Tropical Storm Isaias, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a press conference today.