Our strategy for reopening has been to reopen in phases—following the data and opening broader as it dictates. We also have a strategy of test, trace and isolate. The contact tracing program allowed us to quickly identify two clusters related to COVID-19 in Upstate New York — one at an Oswego County apple packaging plant and the other at a Montgomery County aluminum manufacturing plant.
The total number of COVID hospitalizations hit another record low. Total hospitalization
(Publish 06.29.2020) From dawn to dusk to evening to night, regardless of lines and waiting times, determined voters cast their primary election ballots in-person, while exercising social distancing protocols, with masks, during a pandemic. Voters who did not vote by mail did so at polling sites scattered throughout Westchester County or not at all.
Thanks to the Westchester County Board of Elections, the overwhelming majority of votes have been counted. As reported, som
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today helped win a major victory at the U.S. Supreme Court that will protect the ability of women across the nation to maintain access to safe, legal abortions. Attorney General James led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in the case of June Medical Services v. Gee, in which a medical provider sought to overturn a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Ci
“Look at the guidelines. The leaders, the governors, the mayors, the local leaders at the county level - look at the guidelines. Many of the governors and the mayors are doing well, but it’s the people that are out there that are not listening because, as you said, they’re pent up. Please restrain that. If you follow the guidelines and do it slowly and discreetly and do it very carefully, we’ll get through this.” -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the Nation
Andrea Harris was not well-known, but she should have been. She was the co-founder of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Business Development, an advocate for social and economic justice, a champion for historically Black colleges and universities, and a Bennett Belle (Class of 1970) who passionately loved her college. After a brief illness and a stroke, she made her transition on May 20. The death of the well-connected woman who made it her business to link others
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a lead co-sponsor of the Justice in Policing Act, on Wednesday released the following statement after voting against the motion to proceed to the Republican bill on policing:
“Our country is demanding an end to the constant loss of Black life at the hands of police. Americans are demanding an end to Black Americans having to live in fear that their sons, daughters, grandch
Today, Americans are facing unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, our country has fallen into an economic recession, and hundreds of thousands are protesting police brutality and racial injustice. But there is another epidemic in this country that must be addressed, and it must be addressed now.
CNN’s Don Lemon said it best – “there are two deadly viruses killing Americans: COVID-19 and racism.”
Because of the systematic racism that is rooted in our
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court decision that found that President Donald Trump’s attempts to use 2019 military appropriations and funding to build a border wall were illegal:
“The courts have again flatly rejected President Trump’s illegal attempt to divert critical military spending to a wasteful border wall. We are grateful that this manufac