4 more cases of COVID omicron variant identified in New York state

NEW YORK (WABC) — Four more cases of the omicron variant were identified in New York State, bringing the total number of cases to 12. The new cases were announced by New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Monday. It comes just after additional mandates were announced, bringing new and stricter travel rules for passengers coming … Read more

Coronavirus Update NYC: NYRR to require proof of COVID-19 full vaccination

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The New York Road Runners have announced that runners taking part in its 2022 adult races will be required to show proof of COVID-19 full vaccination to participate. With COVID variants and cases increasing, NYRR said the decision was made in collaboration with medical and public health experts and state … Read more

COVID News: Senator Schumer wants HHS to cover cost of at-home tests

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York Senator Charles Schumer is doubling down on President Biden’s plan to make at-home COVID tests free. Senator Schumer wants the test kits to be available at community health centers and mobile sites across the state. He wants the Department of Health and Human Services to set aside funds to … Read more

COVID vaccine mandate announced for NYC private-sector workers, new requirements for kids

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a COVID vaccine mandate for all private-sector employers across the board in New York City. The mandate is set to begin on December 27. The mayor called it a proactive, “First in the nation measure.” In addition, de Blasio said there will also be required … Read more

NYC Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new vaccine mandate for private companies Monday. He said it will take effect on Dec. 27. READ MORE: Negative COVID Test Needed To Enter U.S., As Officials Try To Slow Spread Of Omicron “We in New York City have decided to use a preemptive strike, … Read more

COVID News: Delta variant source of 99% of U.S. cases, CDC says

NEW YORK (WABC) — The CDC says the delta variant is still the cause of 99% of the current coronavirus cases in the U.S. When it comes to the omicron variant, the White House and federal health officials are saying be concerned, but don’t panic. 22 states have seen about a 10% increase in hospital … Read more

Coronavirus NY: Tri-State omicron case count up to 10 as hospitals strain under delta surge

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. “The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community spread,” state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a … Read more