COVID New York City update: Manhattan judge rules vaccine mandate invalid for PBA members

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A judge has ruled that New York City’s COVID vaccine mandate is invalid because it applies to members of the Police Benevolent Association. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lyle Frank ruled that the city cannot fire PBA members for failing to vaccinate, instead suggesting that the city make vaccination requirements part … Read more

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan tests positive for COVID

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) — Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan said Monday morning that she tested positive for COVID-19. She said mild, allergy-like symptoms started Sunday night, but the credits were fully vaccinated and boosted because they didn’t feel much worse. Get the latest local news, weather, sports and entertainment straight to your inbox! Mayor Sheehan said … Read more

COVID News: New CDC Guidelines Under Review by NYC Department of Education, Teachers’ Union Ahead of New School Year

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The CDC has issued new guidance on the COVID protocol that is easing restrictions on social distancing, contact tracing and quarantine. And with the school year just around the corner, many are wondering if students will return to a more normal classroom environment. The United Federation of Teachers will review … Read more

Australians are dealing with second, third and fourth COVID-19 infections. What are the chances of getting it again?

The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise and masks are making a comeback. It all feels a bit like deja vu, especially if you’ve already had the virus. The reality is that, two years after the pandemic, most people are not getting COVID-19 for the first time, but rather their second, third or … Read more

COVID-19 NYC: With numbers rising again, New York City health officials urge return to indoor masking

NEW YORK — New York City public health officials on Friday urged residents to return to wearing masks indoors, noting they are seeing high levels of COVID-19 infection. To help slow the spread, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene advised in a tweet that “all New Yorkers should wear a high-quality mask such … Read more

Where can I book my fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s what you need to know about getting your winter booster

Australians aged 30 and over will be eligible for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from next Monday. Yesterday, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI) specifically recommended the inclusion for: people over 50and said people aged 30 to 49 could opt for a fourth dose. So how and where can you book … Read more

COVID-19 boosters ‘a matter of urgency’, PM says as infections rise to highest level since February

Australia is expected to follow other parts of the world in expanding eligibility for a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose to the wider population, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanian calling it “a matter of urgency”. Most important points: Mr Albanian says the pandemic is “not over” and encouraged eligible Australians to get their booster shot ATAGI … Read more

No changes to NYC mandates despite ‘high’ warning level; several NYC rate COVID positive, report says

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — There is an urgent new warning from the CDC as new cases of COVID have nearly quadrupled in the past six weeks. The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in the United States and could get worse in the coming months, prompting federal health officials to urge people … Read more

New York City expected to rise to ‘high’ coronavirus warning level in coming days, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City is expected to hit its high COVID-19 warning level in the coming days, and health officials strongly recommend wearing masks in indoor public settings. The city is currently in the middle alert level, but that is expected to change as the number of cases increases. The New … Read more

FDA Restricts Johnson & Johnson Vaccine; New York City does not rule out return of mask mandates

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Concerns are mounting as new data shows hospitalizations and deaths from COVID higher for the first time in months. The limits now placed on Johnson & Johnson are seen as good news for companies like Pfizer and Moderna. The FDA said Thursday that the one-time Johnson & Johnson vaccine should … Read more