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

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

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