NEW YORK – As part of the New York City Department of Education’s (NYCDOE’s) gold standard approach to health and safety, Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Meisha Porter today announced additional details regarding the health and safety measures in place for the 2021-22 school year. Last year, the multi-layered measures implemented by the NYC DOE made schools some of the safest places to […]
Make Sure Your Child is up to Date on Routine Vaccinations, Health Department Reminds Parents and Caregivers
There has been a 16% decrease in routine vaccinations in children as of August 14 compared to the same period in 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine coverage has dropped below 90% for first time in recent history
August 20, 2021 – The Health Department today urged parents and caregivers to make sure their children are up to date on routine vaccinations like MMR and DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) as well as Hepatitis B, Hib, Polio, PCV, Varicella, Tdap, MenACWY and HPV. As of August 14, the number of routine vaccines administered to […]
By Greg David, THE CITY New York City’s recovery crashed into a pothole in July with a decline in jobs for the first time this year amid more displays of the disproportionate impact of the pandemic recession on Black and Latino workers. Three major data points paint a worrisome picture for the city: New York […]
By Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood would likely become more diverse and less segregated under a proposal to allow more development in the neighborhood, according to a first-of-its-kind study on the contentious rezoning’s potential racial impact. The analysis of the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan, conducted by a Columbia University professor with City Council […]
By Eileen Grench and Christopher Alvarez, THE CITY Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a $3.5 trillion-dollar budget reconciliation bill that included a proposed path to citizenship for “qualified immigrants” — and New Yorkers are poised to help lead the fight for passage. The National TPS Alliance came to the city last week to rally the […]
Misinformation and a fear of missing out on work are preventing residents from getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the geographically isolated neighborhood of Far Rockaway, Queens.
By Meisha Porter and Dr. Dave A. Chokshi In early July, we were elated to welcome students to classrooms for Summer Rising, the City’s free summer academic and enrichment program. Children were clearly excited to be back with their teachers and friends, and those feelings have only grown over the past few weeks. In an […]
Brooklyn Borough President and mayoral candidate Eric Adams holds press availability outside of Brooklyn Borough Hall. – New York, NY – June 24, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Carl Campanile and Bruce Golding, NY Post Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams declared his opposition to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist “movement” — which includes defunding the police and shuttering […]
Beginning September 13th, City will require proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 tests for all city workers. City also makes official call to private sector to enact vaccine and test mandates at all offices, workplaces, and facilities.
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner (DOHMH) Dr. Dave A. Chokshi and NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) President and CEO Dr. Mitchell Katz today announced a new health care mandate requiring all city workers to provide one-time proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 tests beginning September 13th. In advance […]