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The WFUV Newsroom is working to provide people throughout the Tri-State area with accurate and timely information relating to the novel Coronavirus. This is a developing story as new information is learned almost every day. The newsroom will update this page regularly as needed.

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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020

    MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020

    • Car convoys, virtual ceremonies mark Memorial Day in NY, NJ and CT
    • Trump pays tribute to veterans, coronavirus victims at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry
    • Cuomo: Public employees who died from virus will get line-of-duty death benefits
    • Hoops legend Ewing out of hospital after coronavirus diagnosis
    • Cuomo says too early to tell if reopening is working
    • Food, hand sanitizer, PPE handed out to residents in need in Brooklyn
    • Everything that can reopen in New York this week
    • Videos show crowds drinking inside Long Island bar despite virus shutdown
    • Reopening of New Jersey beaches 'going well so far,' Murphy says
    • Memorial Day even more heart-wrenching for veterans’ kin due to coronavirus

      SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020

        • The U.S. is approaching a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from the virus
        • NJ deaths increase to 11,133 with 154,154 total cases; hospitalizations drop to 7-week low
        • The MTA is bolstering railroad service as two more regions prepare to open
        • No plans yet to open houses of worship in New Jersey, Murphy says
        • Connecticut exceeds 40,000 virus cases
        • NYC sees crush of public assistance applications as coronavirus recession takes hold
        • Governor Cuomo visits Jones Beach, says professional sports camps can reopen

        SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2020

        FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020

        • FDNY EMS chief saluted for coordinating ambulances coming to help NYC
        • CDC says coronavirus does not spread easily on surfaces 
        • Hospitalizations fall in CT; Virus cases approach 40,000 
        • Moderna: Encouraging coronavirus vaccine results 
        • Cuomo says NY will not include ‘probable’ coronavirus fatalities in death toll
        • Billionaire Goldman Sachs exec says it's time to end coronavirus lockdown
        • Trump slams governors, demands they open houses of worship ‘right now’
        • Memorial Day weekend on Westchester beaches could be a test 
        • Areas bordering New York City could reopen next week, Cuomo says
        • NJ nursing homes decimated by the virus will get $170M in federal funds
        • Groups of 25 can now gather outdoors, Murphy says, as NJ reopening continues
        • NYC beaches open with stern warning at unofficial start to atypical summer
        • Trump administration warms up to sending out more coronavirus relief money
        • NY Times: The pandemic ad salutes you
        • Hipsters are coughing up $300 for bespoke coronavirus face masks
        • NYS beaches welcome COVID-weary residents for Memorial Day weekend
        • Former White House butler who served 11 presidents dead from coronavirus
        • When will NYC reopen for shopping and tourism?
        • Jersey Shore beaches open, but with changes due to COVID-19
        • The New Yorker: The town that tested itself

        THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020

          • Study says older people’s noses may make them more vulnerable to coronavirus 
          • What beaches are open in NY, NJ and CT for holiday weekend?
          • Cuomo: Online-only summer school in NY as virus-linked syndrome is studied
          • Date set for expected start of CT reopening Phase 2
          • NYC on track to end Shutdown in June
          • Trump’s inaccurate claims on hydroxychloroquine
          • When will Broadway reopen — and how will entertainment change in NYC?
          • NYC principal in coronavirus epicenter brings calm to the chaos
          • Murphy says NJ salons, gyms could reopen in ‘a matter of weeks'
          • New York investigating 157 Cases of severe COVID syndrome in kids
          • NYC restaurant reopenings to be excited about this week
          • New Jersey shuts down gym that opened during state’s lockdown order
          • Why the Rockaway Peninsula has been disproportionately affected 
          • Nearly 39M have sought US jobless aid since coronavirus hit
          • CVS to open 36 new drive-thru test sites in New York
          • NY Archdiocese maps plan for reopening
          • The NYC-area beaches open for Memorial Day weekend
          • Buses more popular than the subway in NYC during coronavirus crisis
          • Ex-NY Times reporter says NYC lockdown 'might have actually worsened things' 
          • NY Post: End New York City’s lockdown now!

          WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020

          • When NYC schools could finally reopen and how they could change
          • Cambridge University cancels face-to-face lectures until fall 2021
          • Huntington beaches in Suffolk County to restrict beach access all summer
          • Trump administration paying huge premium for mask-cleaning machines  
          • Bronx zip codes some of the hardest hit by coronavirus
          • Cuomo: NY 'at another pivot point' in seeking to contain the virus amid reopening
          • Murphy announces virus testing partnership with Walmart, Quest Diagnostics
          • Cuomo: ‘Ask President Trump’ about nursing home deaths
          • Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps 
          • Cuomo says ‘overall direction is right’ as phased reopening continues   
          • De Blasio says number of kids getting vaccinated is down more than 60%
          • NY Times: The worst is yet to come
          • NY Daily News: Amend City Charter before next pandemic; virus exposes flaws  
          • 13-year-old Broadway star Joshua Turchin hosts 'Coronavirus Cabaret'
          • Only downstate NY left on PAUSE 
          • Reopening begins in Connecticut
          • LI doctor describes challenges in treating children sick with MIS-C
          • The Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to reopen in mid-August
          • NY Times: Is Trump challenging Mother Nature to a duel
          • EMS heroes get married in Times Square during virtual ceremony

          TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020

            MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020 

            • Wearable sensor could help safeguard against COVID-19, get people back to work
            • Murphy outlines stages for New Jersey’s economic reopening
            • NYC physician who worked on frontlines dies of COVID-19
            • When will NYC reopen, and what will it look like?
            • CT delays opening of beauty salons, barbershops until June as business owners cite risks
            • Trump reveals he's taking hydroxychloroquine in effort to prevent virus symptoms
            • Connecticut, Rhode Island intend to reopen hair salons, barbershops in early June
            • Cuomo wants major sports to resume without fans
            • New Jersey to reopen more outdoor recreation 
            • NYC rents likely to go lower due to coronavirus crisis, says real estate appraiser
            • Non-essential retail stores reopen in NJ - with restrictions
            • Early Moderna coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging, company says
            • New Yorkers clustered outside restaurants and bars over a warm weekend
            • Fencing installation begins at NYC beaches
            • 6th NY region to reopen Tuesday, NYC eyes early June
            • Gym reopens in defiance of NJ lockdown with crowd of supporters waving flags 
            • President Trump wants ‘big, big stadiums loaded with people’ for sports amid virus
            • The New Yorker: Some Zoos, and some of their animals, may not survive the pandemic
            • Cuomo preparing rules for synagogues to observe Shavuot holiday
            • NY Times: Will coronavirus kill office life? 
            • Cuomo says two more New York regions close to meeting criteria to reopen 
            • Teen battles new covid syndrome

            SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020

              SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020

              FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

              • Most states still fall short of recommended testing levels
              • Trump unveils ‘warp speed’ coronavirus vaccine effort
              • LI running group hit the hills in fight against COVID-19
              • Tirico hosting live golf from 1,000 miles away 
              • New podcast tackles the challenges of dating during COVID-19
              • After 30 years away, NJ drive-in movies return to cure coronavirus boredom
              • New virus vaccine czar says finding one by January is a ‘credible’ goal
              • New Jersey Transit to receive $1.4 billion in federal funds, Trump says
              • New York upstate regions reopening today; beaches back by Memorial Day
              • New York extends pause on collection of medical, student loan debt
              • Keeping NYC kids safe during the pandemic 
              • Dems push $3T virus relief bill toward house vote 
              • How to watch Facebook's live virtual graduation ceremony 
              • COVID-19 hospitalizations are down in CT, state expanding testing 
              • Great ideas to learn something new during corona lockdown
              • NY stay-at-home order extended until May 28 by Cuomo
              • Retail sales plunge a record 16.4% in April, far worse than predicted
              • Murphy says he’ll ‘pull the brakes’ on NJ beaches if virus cases start to spike
              • Cuomo’s nursing home mass testing edict leaves labs unable to comply
              • NY Times: Coronavirus is making young people very sick 
              • New York barber who 'illicitly' cut hair for weeks has coronavirus
              • MTA weighs reserved seating for subways and buses when lockdown ends
              • VIDEO: Working double duty on the front lines
              • The New Yorker: How much testing does the U.S. need to reopen?
              • Antibody testing underway for essential workers in Westchester County 

              THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020

                • The New Yorker: How the coronavirus is killing the middle class
                • NJ man whose father died on 9/11 gives back to health care workers 
                • Magic Johnson joins team studying corovavirus in low-income communities
                • De Blasio: Small percentage of homeless booted from subways remain in shelters
                • Opera singer giving nightly sidewalk concerts in Brooklyn
                • De Blasio says NYC coronavirus indicators show it’s ‘a perfect day’
                • How one Brooklyn grocery store manager has survived the coronavirus crisis
                • IOC says postponing Tokyo Olympics will cost it $800M
                • Cuomo expands phased reopening to five regions in state, but not NYC
                • Multiple families report missing items of dying COVID-19 patients
                • With crisis at hand, Starbucks asks for a break on rent for the next year
                • This restaurant has turned into a drive-thru during coronavirus crisis
                • NYC restaurants push forward with grand openings amid virus 
                • Some U.S. schools are pulling the plug on distance learning 
                • Six Flags to open self-drive-thru safari tour as NJ loosens COVID restrictions
                • Jersey Shore beaches to be open with restrictions during outbreak
                • Trump says he would mobilize military to distribute virus vaccine when it's ready
                • Mom arrested after subway confrontation with NYPD over mask
                • Two Manhattan bars allegedly hosted gatherings this week
                • View from the front lines: The lives impacted by coronavirus in New York City
                • Nearly 3M more Americans sought unemployment aid last week
                • Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s partial coronavirus reopening plan
                • Trump's rebuke of Fauci encapsulates rejection of science in virus fight
                • Lockdown-flouting speakeasies popping up throughout Manhattan
                • Pay cuts, hour reductions planned for some Mount Sinai employees

                WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020

                • Port Authority asks for $3B bailout amid COVID-19 crisis
                • Uber will verify drivers are wearing masks with facial recognition software
                • Pandemic piles new pressures on foster children, caretakers 
                • NY frontline workers test positive for antibodies at lower rates than rest of state
                • Common's #WeMatterToo push urges jail releases amid virus
                • NY Times: Get ready for a vaccine information war
                • De Blasio announces 12 more miles of NYC street closures
                • Poll says most college students willing to return without coronavirus vaccine 
                • How you can ask questions on virus impact on CT businesses before talks tomorrow
                • NJ to reopen nonessential stores for curbside pickup, allow construction as outbreak slows
                • Westchester County grocery chain DeCicco and Sons offering reservation slots
                • Cuomo’s sign language interpreter makes coronavirus briefing debut
                • MTA considers subway reservation system amid coronavirus pandemic
                • Beachside restaurants and bars brace for a summer of almost no business
                • Federal Reserve Chair Powell warns of a possible sustained recession from pandemic
                • Exhaustion, uncertainty mark coronavirus survivors' journeys 
                • MTA adds social distancing markers, floats idea of bus, subway reservations
                • TV, movie production looks ahead to restart after production halted
                • Broadway star wakes up after month in coma due to COVID-19, wife says
                • City officials propose to open NYC streets to pedestrians, restaurants
                • NY Times: How accurate are antibody tests? 
                • NY Times: Living alone during the crisis 
                • The New Yorker: Cancel the rent 
                • No pedestrians have died in NYC during coronavirus lockdown
                • People of color account for 90 percent of NYPD’s ‘COVID-19 related’ arrests

                TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2020

                • McConnell claims Obama didn't leave Trump a pandemic 'game plan' 
                • Cuomo: NY faces school, hospital cuts without $61 billion in aid
                • Pelosi unveils $3T virus bill, warns inaction costs more
                • Coronavirus death toll in NYC likely worse than official tally, CDC study says
                • NY Daily News: Previous governors have raised taxes in the midst of economic emergencies
                • Manhattan faces a reckoning if working from home becomes the norm
                • Mohegan Sun extends closure 
                • Fauci warns again about the U.S. reopening 
                • Amid global pandemic, tributes pour in for International Nurses Day
                • Broadway's coronavirus shutdown to continue through summer
                • De Blasio says New York City working on plans to reopen schools in September
                • Part of Rikers without heat during weekend freeze; families concerned about virus
                • Over 50 NYC kids sick with Kawasaki-like disease linked to coronavirus
                • De Blasio: NYC begins training ‘contact tracers,’ a key to preventing virus comeback
                • Lower East Side night club reportedly hosted a party this month despite shutdown
                • CT receives its single largest shipment of PPE to combat coronavirus
                • NJ doctor saves coronavirus-stricken colleague who earlier saved his life
                • Fauci to issue dire public warning as three NY regions eye Friday reopening
                • Boeing CEO says pandemic could force a major airline out of business
                • Inmates caught on video trying to infect themselves with coronavirus
                • Over 20,000 people have died from coronavirus in NYC
                • De Blasio says schools may be ready by Sept. as teacher’s union hatches new plan
                • Study says drug combo with hydroxychloroquine promising
                • The New Yorker: The joys of Korean baseball and the risks of bringing back sports
                • New York Health Department sent over 1,600 damaged virus tests to nursing homes

                MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020

                  SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020

                  SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020

                  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020

                  • NYPD: Black, hispanic males make up majority of social distancing summonses 
                  • Working from home: Many may never go back
                  • ‘Coronavirus’ heroin seized in large-scale NYC drug mill 
                  • Apple to reopen stores in U.S. starting next week 
                  • De Blasio: NYC coronavirus progress not enough to reopen city 
                  • NYC restaurant feeding essential workers during coronavirus crisis
                  • The New Yorker: When will it be safe to end coronavirus lockdowns?
                  • New Jersey to begin testing asymptomatic people for coronavirus
                  • Coronavirus: Explaining the impact on employment in March and April
                  • De Blasio deflects questions on health department snub over testing, tracing
                  • Trump on board with $3.9 billion bailout for MTA, city councilman says
                  • Cuomo urges vigilance as he reports death of 5-year-old, severe illness in 73 children
                  • Queens teacher battled coronavirus but never took a day off
                  • Mayor: NYC partners with Salesforce on coronavirus contact tracing program
                  • New entry rules unveiled for some NYC parks
                  • NYC rooftop videos prove life goes on under coronavirus lockdown
                  • Cuomo is down for Robert De Niro to play him
                  • NYC restaurants that have permanently closed during the COVID-19 crisis
                  • NY Times: This is the future of the pandemic
                  • Unemployment rate rises to nearly 15%, highest since Great Depression
                  • NY Times: The world is taking pity on us
                  • 20 homeless people take shelter on MTA bus in Brooklyn
                  • What it means when Trump doesn't wear a mask
                  • How the Army is adapting to virtual recruiting during coronavirus pandemic
                  • NY Times: After recovery from the coronavirus, most people carry antibodies

                    THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020

                      WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2020

                      TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020

                        MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020

                          SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020

                          • Connecticut forced to close parks as crowds flock to enjoy warm weather
                          • Northeast states form consortium to buy PPE, ventilators
                          • De Blasio: NYC will have 30,000 coronavirus test kits by end of week
                          • MTA to test UV lamps to kill coronavirus on NYC subways, buses

                          SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020

                          • NYPD enforces social distancing as warmer weather draws New Yorkers out of quarantine 
                          • Most states fall short of minimum levels of testing suggested by the federal government
                          • Bird-watching is becoming more popular as Americans spend time outdoors 
                          • NY Times: Global race for a vaccine intensifies with growing pressure
                          • Cuomo says closing and cleaning subways will be a "monumental undertaking"
                          • NJ hospitalizations continue to drop significantly with 5,713 patients currently hospitalized
                          • Cuomo: Virus deaths in NY have increased slightly, but there are fewer hospitalizations
                          • NJ parks and golf courses reopen today

                          FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 

                          • FDA gives emergency authorization for some patients to use remdesivir
                          • Supervisors across Long Island come up beaches, parks reopening plan
                          • Westchester 'Sleepy Shoppers' grocery shop for elderly at-risk neighbors
                          • NYC surgeon, 74, beats 'severe form' of coronavirus with help of 3 doctor sons
                          • Coronavirus expected to stall Connecticut’s economy for a year or longer
                          • 66-year-old Colorado paramedic dies from virus after fighting pandemic in NYC
                          • Musk calls Tesla shares overpriced, slams coronavirus lockdowns
                          • De Blasio says seven miles of pedestrian, bicycle-only streets to open Monday
                          • Florida nurse volunteering at NYC hospital mugged in Times Square
                          • MTA head says subway car, station cleanings will happen ‘24 hours a day’
                          • NY Times: #CancelRent is new rallying cry for tenants
                          • Cuomo may be the single most popular politician in America right now
                          • NY Times: Life in Trump’s coronavirus ghetto
                          • NY schools to remain closed for rest of academic year
                          • WATCH: ‘Operation Warp Speed’ seeks vaccine by January
                          • WATCH: How young is too young for face masks?
                          • At NYC subway's last stop, lingering riders offered aid
                          • Madonna reveals she has coronavirus antibodies 
                          • Dozens of residents die of coronavirus at Washington Heights nursing home
                          • More than 1M infected with coronavirus have recovered worldwide
                          • FDNY fire inspectors sue over salaries, lack of protective gear during pandemic
                          • What could be next in NJ after parks, golf courses get freed from lockdown?
                          • Javits Center hospital closing after treating more than 1,000 amid COVID-19 
                          • Getting a coronavirus test in NYC is about to get easier — finally 
                          • Connecticut to begin phased reopening of coronavirus lockdown May 20

                            THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020 

                            • Carranza: Only ‘50-50’ chance NYC schools will open in September
                            • Pregnant nurse caring for COVID patients contracted virus, had heart attack
                            • NYC to step up rat fight as rodents take advantage of social distancing
                            • Chrissy Teigen lends a hand to celebrity nail artist during pandemic
                            • This is his quest: An actor serenades the front-line workers 
                            • Pence's wife says he was unaware of mask policy during visit 
                            • NY Times: Quarantini anyone? When everyday drinking becomes a problem
                            • Apple makes unlocking your iPhone easier while wearing a mask
                            • De Blasio’s promise of 50K coronavirus tests per week falls short
                            • D’Amato blasts New York for putting coronavirus patients in nursing homes
                            • NYC to temporarily suspend overnight subway service due to virus concerns
                            • CT teacher caring for newborn while family recovers from COVID-19
                            • Dozens of caskets crammed in Queens funeral home overwhelmed by coronavirus
                            • VIDEO: NJ teachers sing to stay connected in coronavirus 
                            • NYC Health Department should turn over NYCHA virus data: state senator
                            • De Blasio reports ‘very good day’ as NYC sees fewer virus hospitalizations
                            • NY Times: Old drugs may find a new purpose
                            • When was your last ‘normal’ moment? NYC reflects on life before Virus
                            • CT parents petition Governor Lamont to hold high school graduations
                            • Prosecutors: NYC man stole over $12,000 in stimulus checks from mailboxes 
                            • USNS Comfort departing NYC
                            • Murphy to meet with President Trump at White House
                            • Jewish leaders slam de Blasio over comments about Brooklyn funeral in letter
                            • New York paid $69 million for ventilators that never showed up
                            • 40 inexpensive dining destinations still open in NYC during pandemic 

                              WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020 

                                TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2020 

                                • VP Pence tours Mayo Clinic without mask even though he was told to wear one
                                • USNS Comfort to depart New York City on April 30
                                • NY clinic offers free virtual group therapy to healthcare workers 
                                • Coronavirus is turning badass NYC women into housewives
                                • Cuomo's 12 steps for reopening the economy after May 15
                                • ‘Wicked’ star has wedding over Zoom video conference due to coronavirus
                                • Lawsuit by inmates seeks reform of NYC jail amid coronavirus outbreak
                                • NY Times: Why I’m reopening my Georgia nail salon
                                • Youth sports may be down in NYC, but they're by no means out
                                • NYC ignores social distancing for Blue Angels, Thunderbirds flyover
                                • NYC’s restaurant reopening could include outdoor seating on closed streets
                                • Oprah to headline Facebook, Instagram graduation event 
                                • The reasons behind your weird quarantine dreams
                                • New York City launches COVID-19 pet hotline
                                • De Blasio, wife heckled at Brooklyn park: 'This is the epitome of nonessential travel!'
                                • De Blasio unveils new public school grading policy due to COVID-19 crisis
                                • NY Times: Call them the wildcat strikes of the coronavirus era
                                • Dr. Murphy: I've worked the front line in NYC, it's time to start opening up
                                • Chris Cuomo says he’s coronavirus free, tested positive for antibodies
                                • Governor Cuomo wishes he 'blew the bugle' on coronavirus earlier
                                • Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flyover to honor coronavirus responders
                                • Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters surprise Bronx nurse
                                • NYC, MTA clash over subway homeless
                                • CVS, Walgreens ramp up free coronavirus testing outside of stores
                                • Murphy offers timeline to begin reopening New Jersey within weeks

                                  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 

                                  • Polls: At least 1/3 of NY, NJ residents had someone in their home laid off
                                  • Asian celebs work to combat racist attacks amid pandemic
                                  • Home nurse says she quit after fighting for PPE
                                  • Stop & Shop, union call for grocery workers to be classified as first responders
                                  • Navy confirms nearly 50 on U.S. Kidd test positive for coronavirus 
                                  • Remembering the lives lost to the coronavirus
                                  • NYC bagel delivery and coronavirus: 15 shops still open  
                                  • Cuomo defends not sending nursing home patients to USNS Comfort
                                  • White House aiming for Trump pivot from virus to economy
                                  • Cuomo says virus shutdown to be extended for parts of New York
                                  • New York state cancels presidential primary over coronavirus risk
                                  • In race for a coronavirus vaccine, an Oxford group leaps ahead
                                  • Top E.R. doctor who treated virus patients dies by suicide
                                  • Murphy unveils 6-point plan to reopen New Jersey’s economy after pandemic
                                  • Blue Angels flying over NYC, NJ Tuesday in honor of first responders 
                                  • Cuomo says coronavirus antibodies present in nearly 25% of all NYC residents
                                  • Some movie theaters may not recover from COVID-19 shutdown
                                  • Gothamist: A day in the life of NYC during the height of coronavirus
                                  • Mayor de Blasio announces self-swab testing, opening 40 miles of streets
                                  • New poll shows NY Republicans trust Cuomo more than Trump on virus rebound
                                  • Sign of hope in Jersey City where parks reopen
                                  • Reopening NY: What the coming months could look like
                                  • NYC’s battered job market offers glimmers of hope despite drastic downturn 
                                  • Here’s Cuomo’s plan for New York getting back to normal
                                  • New York clinical trial testing heartburn medication as coronavirus treatment

                                    SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020 

                                      • De Blasio announces task forces and councils to guide recovery
                                      • It's unclear whether CT colleges will resume in-person classes in the fall; students in limbo
                                      • Dairy farmers in CT struggling as pandemic hurts food markets 
                                      • NJ 'still a number of weeks away' from reopening from virus restrictions, Murphy says
                                      • Cuomo says multi-state coordination is 'vital' to downstate New York
                                      • Cuomo says some upstate businesses might open May 15
                                      • Cuomo contemplating sports' return to New York 
                                      • Governor says New York will open in phases
                                      • New Jersey reported more than 3,700 positive cases overnight, for a total of nearly 110,000
                                      • First patient suspected of having coronavirus in LI was on Feb. 7 
                                      • There is just one patient left on the Navy ship sent to help NYC hospitals 
                                      • New Jersey business makes call to shut down for summer

                                      SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020 

                                        FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 

                                        • NY Times: What Georgia residents are saying about easing coronavirus measures
                                        • Navy recommends reinstatement of fired captain following his virus outbreak plea
                                        • Lots of companies now want your video chats — even facebook — amid pandemic 
                                        • Another Navy ship at sea reports a coronavirus outbreak 
                                        • First all-virtual NFL Draft due to virus sees average of 15.6 million viewers
                                        • UFC going to FL to try and become first sport back from pandemic 
                                        • Man released from New Jersey hospital after 22 days on respirator
                                        • Cuomo warns another global pandemic will happen
                                        • De Blasio says NYPD, FDNY, health care workers to get antibody testing first
                                        • Cuomo praises Kansas farmer for sending N95 mask to NY
                                        • NYC mayor believes 15-20% of New Yorkers already exposed
                                        • New Yorkers will get application for absentee ballot for primaries
                                        • 2K NJ businesses accused of price gouging amid coronavirus crisis
                                        • What being aboard the space shuttle taught me about sheltering in place 
                                        • McConnell says no ‘blue state’ coronavirus bailouts 
                                        • Mayor calls on state to approve rent relief measures 
                                        • Connecticut eyes June to reopen businesses
                                        • Don't inject disinfectants, Lysol warns as Trump raises idea
                                        • Backlash for Macy's, mayor after fireworks decision
                                        • City health officials warn coronavirus antibody tests may not prove immunity
                                        • Study says trial drug had no effect on seriously ill patients in NY 
                                        • New York Magazine: ‘Now I know the horror that they’re living’
                                        • Navy commander from California joins battle against COVID-19 in NYC
                                        • NC Governor says NASCAR teams can work as essential business
                                        • NY Giants GM explains wearing mask in his home during virtual draft

                                          THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020 

                                            WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020 

                                              TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020

                                                MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020

                                                • NY Times: How millions of women became the most essential workers in America
                                                • Warner Bros. delays many releases including 'The Batman' 
                                                • Feds to track, share information on nursing home outbreaks 
                                                • 26-year-old athlete from NJ released from hospital after COVID-19 recovery
                                                • Coronavirus in NYC has killed 61 DOE staffers, including 25 teachers
                                                • Cuomo calls on the feds to provide 'hazard pay' to frontline workers
                                                • 'Surviving' with Gloria Gaynor
                                                • Former First Lady kicks off virtual read-along series, ‘Mondays with Michelle Obama’
                                                • NY nurses sue state Health Department, two hospitals over PPE failures
                                                • DIY activities for the kids during stay-at-home orders 
                                                • Subway crime is up despite dramatically lower ridership amid coronavirus
                                                • United Airlines reports $2.1B quarterly loss during pandemic, files for $4.5B loan
                                                • NYC police enforcing social distancing restrictions arrest three outside synagogue
                                                • Cuomo says NY virus deaths still 'horrifically high' even as outbreak appears to slow
                                                • City investigating coronavirus patients who died at Times Square hotel
                                                • Mayor cancels NYC events for the month of June 
                                                • Three cruises stuck at sea during coronavirus pandemic set to make landfall
                                                • De Blasio says 911 calls for NYC medical emergencies dramatically dropped
                                                • The pandemic’s hidden victims: Sick or dying, but not from the virus
                                                • Shake Shack returning $10 million virus-linked small business loan
                                                • NYC garment district to begin producing surgical gowns amid coronavirus crisis
                                                • De Blasio says workplace temperature checks will be key after crisis in NYC
                                                • Rally planned today in CT to protest state shutdown during pandemic
                                                • Reports suggest many have had coronavirus with no symptoms
                                                • CT order requiring people to wear face masks goes into effect tonight

                                                  SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020

                                                  • De Blasio asks President Trump to for additional financial support for NYC
                                                  • Over 1,500 NJ nursing home residents have died from the coronavirus
                                                  • Cuomo says data shows the rate of infection is declining in NYS
                                                  • Cuomo says New York State will take undertake the most aggressive antibody testing survey
                                                  • Murphy says there are 3,195 new COVID-19 cases in New Jersey with 132 more deaths
                                                  • Health care facility for former firefighters in New Jersesy deals with outbreak
                                                  • Trump administration and Congress nears agreement on relief package for small business 
                                                  • Lamont announces number of hospitalizations in CT has decreased for the second straight day
                                                  • Lamont announces total of COVID-19 associated deaths now stands at 1,127 in Connecticut
                                                  • Members of Coronavirus Task Force hold COVID-19 briefing at White House
                                                  • Organization helps paralyzed veterans get the care they need during the coronavirus pandemic

                                                  SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020

                                                  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020

                                                  • Springtime spreads across NYC under quarantine
                                                  • Test troubles cloud Trump recovery effort 
                                                  • Whole Foods’ Bryant Park location goes online-only to tackle delivery rush
                                                  • U.S.-Russia space crew returns to Earth amid coronavirus pandemic
                                                  • Foreign-licensed doctors to help NJ in fight against coronavirus
                                                  • Cuomo wants to restart New York’s economy — if testing expands
                                                  • Virus prompts Lippman Commission to call for more inmate releases from city jails
                                                  • The dos and don'ts of homemade face masks
                                                  • NY Times: When duty calls, and menaces
                                                  • Murphy says NJ kids may have to wear masks if they return to school 
                                                  • The story our cellphones tell about the coronavirus
                                                  • Trump tells Cuomo to ‘stop talking'; Cuomo says Trump should ‘get up and go to work’
                                                  • Next step in Cuomo’s COVID-19 response? ‘Un-Pausing'
                                                  • NYC chef feeds healthcare workers with Buy a Bowl program
                                                  • Brooklyn Half Marathon canceled to help curb coronavirus crisis
                                                  • Cuomo says coronavirus will ‘transform’ society like 9/11 did
                                                  • NY's hospitalizations are decreasing, but states can't test without federal help, Cuomo says
                                                  • Thousands of surgical masks donated to Connecticut
                                                  • Homeless seek refuge on New York City subways amid coronavirus
                                                  • New York face covering rule effect goes into effect 
                                                  • New Jersey contractor accused of stealing over 1K masks meant for hospital workers
                                                  • Supplies sent to Coler Hospital on Roosevelt Island following complaints from staffers
                                                  • Broadway actor may never walk again after coronavirus battle, wife says
                                                  • New COVID-19 testing sites open in NYC's hardest-hit neighborhoods

                                                    THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020

                                                    • Trump unveils phased approach to reopening economy amid outbreak
                                                    • Trump’s guidelines to reopen economy put onus on governors
                                                    • De Blasio claims he said ‘early on’ to avoid NYC mass transit
                                                    • Bon Jovi attends virtual kindergarten class during pandemic, songs ensue
                                                    • LI mom meets son for first time after giving birth on ventilator
                                                    • People around the world are dressing up just to take out the trash
                                                    • Texas woman sues Princess Cruise Lines after husband dies of coronavirus
                                                    • Cuomo bashes Trump’s ‘bizarre’ claim of NYC padding death toll
                                                    • NJ schools closed until May 15
                                                    • Travelers Championship will be played in CT without fans  
                                                    • Connecticut sheds 7,000-plus jobs in March amid crisis
                                                    • Dedicated veterinarians combine tech, social distancing to treat pets
                                                    • Why are so many still testing positive for COVID-19?
                                                    • Cuomo extends shutdown to May 15, expands mask order
                                                    • De Blasio: NYC beaches likely closed for summer due to coronavirus
                                                    • Mayor slashes $6 billion from NYC budget over crisis
                                                    • 5.2 million more seek unemployment aid as U.S. layoffs spread
                                                    • Cuomo taps McKinsey to hatch ‘Trump-proof’ economic reopening plan
                                                    • Murphy says decision on NJ schools likely today 
                                                    • Trump to unveil guidelines for reopening economy today
                                                    • SNL’s Che says he will pay rent of NYCHA building where grandmother lived
                                                    • Latimer says half of Westchester County Center's 110 hospital beds will be outside
                                                    • 17 bodies found in NJ nursing home after anonymous tip 
                                                    • Analysts: Gas could go under $1 during pandemic 
                                                    • Westchester could face up to $90M budget gap due to virus slowdown

                                                    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020

                                                    • 'Sopranos' cast members team-up to whack coronavirus
                                                    • MTA partners with hospital group on quick coronavirus tests for transit workers
                                                    • Cancer survivor who thought she had life figured out gets coronavirus.
                                                    • CT truck drivers a critical link during COVID-19
                                                    • MIT study: Subways a 'major disseminator' of coronavirus in NYC
                                                    • NYers still waiting on unemployment despite new system
                                                    • CUNY launches emergency relief fund for students in need amid COVID-19
                                                    • Researchers at Harvard think we could be social distancing until 2022 
                                                    • Cuomo offers up New York as coronavirus vaccine ‘laboratory’
                                                    • Cuomo orders all people to wear face coverings in public
                                                    • China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for six key days
                                                    • All In Challenge: Meek Mill donates Rolls-Royce, Justin Bieber offers serenade for relief
                                                    • The heartbreaking last texts of a hospital worker on the front lines
                                                    • Coronavirus cannot cancel Jackie Robinson Day 
                                                    • Where is my stimulus deposit from coronavirus relief package?
                                                    • New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic
                                                    • Mayor says grocery stores must require customers to wear face coverings
                                                    • De Blasio: NYC may be closer to ‘normal’ by September after virus restrictions eased 
                                                    • Westchester County Airport to receive $23M in federal aid
                                                    • NYPD boss says criminals are taking ‘advantage’ of coronavirus release
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio says Yankee fans won't be going to the ballpark 'for a while'
                                                    • Millions to receive stimulus checks today 
                                                    • Tour de France delayed until August amid coronavirus pandemic
                                                    • Murphy says a return to some normalcy amid outbreak could be June or July 
                                                    • Trump's halt to WHO funding prompts condemnation as virus cases pass two million 

                                                    TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020

                                                    • MTA offers massive increase in worker family death benefits
                                                    • New Trump task force to explore path to reopening economy after pandemic
                                                    • NYC beaches may be closed all summer amid coronavirus
                                                    • NYPD to begin taking officers’ temperatures to prevent coronavirus spreading
                                                    • NY Times: This 3-D simulation shows why social distancing is so important
                                                    • DOE: 21 New York City teachers have died from coronavirus 
                                                    • CNN: Why the New York Times coronavirus story makes Trump so angry
                                                    • NY Times: Economists aren’t the ones pushing to reopen the economy
                                                    • Even Google and Facebook may be facing an ad slump thanks to pandemic
                                                    • Mayor says large gatherings in NYC may not happen this summer
                                                    • Cuomo says 'how you reopen is everything' 
                                                    • De Blasio: NYC will produce its own coronavirus test kits
                                                    • Schumer and AOC demand 'Disaster Funeral Assistance'
                                                    • Connecticut slow to release data on virus cases at nursing homes
                                                    • Can SNAP cards be used for grocery delivery in CT during the coronavirus crisis?
                                                    • NY Daily News: What we owe forgotten essential workers
                                                    • Head lice drug killed COVID-19 virus in less than 48 hours during lab test
                                                    • Trump, governors at odds over who can reopen the country
                                                    • Cuomo warns Trump about enforcing 'total authority' over states 
                                                    • Springsteen announces star-studded broadcast fundraiser to benefit New Jersey
                                                    • Hope amid coronavirus gloom: Stunning NYC rainbow caught on camera
                                                    • Retired Yankee helping take Jackie Robinson Day celebrations online
                                                    • NYC hospital finds high infection rate, but few symptoms, in pregnant women
                                                    • NJ transit won’t allow riders without face covering to board
                                                    • Florida man allegedly placed fake pizza orders in NJ, wished coronavirus on Italians

                                                    MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020

                                                    • Actor surprises COVID-19 Unit at Boston hospital with Red Sox tickets for life
                                                    • Biles stuns with epic version of viral handstand challenge
                                                    • New Rutgers saliva test for COVID-19 gets FDA approval
                                                    • Virus doesn’t care as students try to prepare for college
                                                    • Trump says he'll decide on easying guidelines, not governors 
                                                    • MTA announces first COVID-19 related fatality 
                                                    • NYPD loses three more members to COVID-19 
                                                    • Phone, internet providers banned from cutting off NJ residents during outbreak 
                                                    • Cuomo coordinates with states in the Northeast corridor on post-virus reopening plan
                                                    • A day in NYC's Grand Central under virus lockdown 
                                                    • Former PepsiCo CEO will lead CT in plan for life post-coronavirus
                                                    • NY Times: Why we need antibody testing, and fast  
                                                    • Cuomo praises Trump for coronavirus response 
                                                    • Chloroquine study in Brazil halted over potentially deadly heart complications
                                                    • NYC launching $10M campaign to slow virus in hardest-hit neighborhoods 
                                                    • NYC DOE to release coronavirus death toll 
                                                    • Some NYC restaurateurs say they won't reopen after COVID-19 crisis 
                                                    • 108-year-old woman dies of coronavirus at NJ nursing home 
                                                    • De Blasio calls coronavirus pandemic greatest economic crisis since Great Depression 
                                                    • Cuomo says 'I believe the worst is over if we continue to be smart' 
                                                    • Governor Cuomo appears on cover of 'Rolling Stone' 
                                                    • More than 400 acres of NYC's teeming botanical gardens sit vacant during spring lockdown  
                                                    • New actions in New Jersey designed to stop the spread of coronavirus 
                                                    • NY orders essential workers to wear face masks or coverings 
                                                    • Cuomo wants to 'reopen New York as soon as possible' 

                                                    SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2020

                                                    SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020

                                                    • NJ Transit Ordered to cut capacity
                                                    • NYC's Hart Island and coronavirus: 'A meaningful place in a dark time"
                                                    • NY Times: Cuomo urges caution on rush to reopen NY 
                                                    • NY Times: Coronavirus ravages nursing homes in NY region
                                                    • Number of virus patients in ICU deceasing
                                                    • De Blasio: NYC schools will be cancelled for rest of year
                                                    • Most conronavirus cases can be traced to Europe, not Asia, research suggests
                                                    • Cuomo: intubations going down in NY, calls it "very good sign"
                                                    • Cuomo believes situation in Long Island surburbs is "stabilizing"
                                                    • Dr. Birx says Connecticut could be among nation's next virus "hot spots"
                                                    • New Jersey could reach peak number of cases in '2-3 days'
                                                    • Cuomo says mayor doesn't have power to close/open schools 

                                                    FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020

                                                    • NY Times: Show us a time before the pandemic, when life felt normal 
                                                    • Stay at home orders pack NYCHA families into tiny apartments 
                                                    • Experts warn of summer virus spike if restrictions eased prematurely 
                                                    • Number of NYPD out sick drops for first time in nearly a month 
                                                    • NYC Good Friday procession over Brooklyn Bridge before and after virus
                                                    • ICU nurse at NYC's Central Park field hospital: 'We're here to bring hope'  
                                                    • NYC’s top coffee purveyors delivering fresh-roasted beans for home
                                                    • Hundreds of NYC bodegas have closed as deli sales drop 
                                                    • Coronavirus' March Madness cancellation causes Chicken wing glut  
                                                    • NYC corrections department sues over poor virus protocol in jails
                                                    • Officials say 50 MTA workers have died from coronavirus 
                                                    • Murphy calls for release of some inmates in NJ 
                                                    • De Blasio: MTA hiding 'whole truth' as dangerous transit crowds persit 
                                                    • Feds release $30 billion from stimulus bill for health system 
                                                    • On Good Friday, Timothy Cardinal Dolan speaks about faith amid pandemic 
                                                    • NYC starts burying virus victims on Hart Island 
                                                    • More than 1,500 NYC inmates have been released during crisis 
                                                    • Death certificate delays a challenge for funeral homes during pandemic
                                                    • City Council members urge officials to save summer youth jobs program
                                                    • Columbia University converting soccer stadium into field hospital 
                                                    • Cuomo warns of second COVID-19 wave 
                                                    • How many people have actually died from coronavirus in New York? 
                                                    • Experts say U.S. 'days away' from widespread coronavirus antibody testing 
                                                    • More auto insurance companies join Allstate and plan to return premiums during crisis 
                                                    • New COVID-19 testing sites open in NYC 

                                                    THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020

                                                    • Bill Gates weighs in on coronavirus
                                                    • NJ football coach celebrates team during social distancing
                                                    • NYC to begin burying virus victims on Hart Island potter's field  
                                                    • MTA to check transit workers' temperatures 
                                                    • NJ jobless claims climb 32%, breaks previous record 
                                                    • New York jobless claims skyrocket to over 800K 
                                                    • Virtual running benefiting a local nonprofit in CT making PPE 
                                                    • NYC to get 50,000 coronavirus test kits from charitable Indiana city 
                                                    • Free coronavirus tests offered to NYC correction officers at Northwell Health urgent care
                                                    • Re-opening of Connecticut schools delayed until May 20
                                                    • Senators block new virus aid 
                                                    • Out-of-work waitress in Brooklyn serves food to her community 
                                                    • Bezos makes surprise visit to Amazon Warehouse, Whole Foods amid worker safety concerns
                                                    • Long term healthcare worker posts emotional video from inside NJ facility 
                                                    • NY launching unemployment site that won't require phone call; 200K NYers still in limbo  
                                                    • NY Times report: Trump administration monitors our feelings as pandemic rages on 
                                                    • NJ residents to get 60-90 day break on insurance bills during outbreak 
                                                    • How to quit smoking and vaping during the coronavirus pandemic 
                                                    • Cuomo says 'not that confident' in federal government's handling of crisis 
                                                    • Catholic charities hands out 1,600 meals in the Bronx 
                                                    • CDC issues new guidance for essential workers during pandemic 
                                                    • New York now leads every country in coronavirus cases 
                                                    • Temporary hospital at St. John the Divine closes before it even opens 
                                                    • Another 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week 
                                                    • Dr. Fauci: Don't assume coronavirus fades in warm weather 
                                                    • Colleagues cheer NJ doctor who beat coronavirus in emotional video 
                                                    • De Blasio doesn't regret telling New Yorkers to visit bars before the shutdown 
                                                    • Numbers show that 80% of NYC COVID-19 patients on ventilators die 

                                                    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020

                                                    • NYC subway cleaner keeps essential workers safe 
                                                    • Scientist says virus was spreading in NYC in February, came via Europe  
                                                    • Here's a look at the new nightlife in NYC during the pandemic 
                                                    • Mount Sinai app helps monitor COVID-19 patients at home 
                                                    • New York will allow all voters to cast absentee ballots for June 23 primary 
                                                    • Dr. Fauci bobblehead raises $100K to buy coronavirus masks 
                                                    • NJ orders all non-essential construction to stop in latest lockdown restriction 
                                                    • John Prine's wife remembers late singer lost to coronavirus, praises caregivers 
                                                    • Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in NYC offering online performances, classes 
                                                    • Stuck at home, Alesso and Liam Payne still film music video
                                                    • Springsteen, Bocelli connect with music in shadow of pandemic 
                                                    • Artists draws portraits of recovery as messages of hope 
                                                    • Bronx judge orders three violent inmates released due to coronavirus 
                                                    • Broadway to remain closed through at least June 7
                                                    • Data shows minorities hit harder by COVID-19 
                                                    • Virus takes dramatic toll on MTA 
                                                    • President Trump praises Cuomo, de Blasio for handling of coronavirus pandemic  
                                                    • Greenburgh to require temperature checks at grocery stores, pharmacies 
                                                    • Powerball, Mega Millions change jackpot amounts, increases due to COVID-19 
                                                    • De Blasio says NYC only using a fraction of ventilators of what was expected 
                                                    • Latest model says Connecticut coronavirus peak expected in two weeks 
                                                    • Why coronavirus conspiracy theories florish 
                                                    • Westchester man recovering after spending 17 days on a ventilator 
                                                    • Novavax to start human trial for 'ideal' coronavirus vaccine canidate 

                                                    TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020

                                                    • Amazon pilots disinfectant fog at Staten Island warehouse 
                                                    • NYC's Cathedral of St. John the Divine being turned into virus field hospital 
                                                    • New clinical trials underway to treat coronavirus patients 
                                                    • How the pandemic is impacting mental health 
                                                    • Bronx sandwich heroes feed coronavirus hospital front lines 
                                                    • How do we restart life after coronavirus? 
                                                    • How international travel left NY vulnerable to virus 
                                                    • New York City man hangs fliers seeking 'germ free' girlfriend during coronavirus 
                                                    • Prominent NYC couple donates $10M to help families of city healthcare workers 
                                                    • Data shows some states more successful than others at staying home
                                                    • Murphy extends public health emergency another 30 days in NJ  
                                                    • Are you an essential worker? Share your video with the NY Times 
                                                    • Driver wrecks $750G supercar on NYC street during virus shutdown  
                                                    • Coronavirus deaths in NYC soar 
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio says 'we will not let any New Yorker go hungry' 
                                                    • Flight attendants union urges no leisure travel amid coronavirus 
                                                    • Is pro video game streamer the most virus-proof job in the world? 
                                                    • Photos of NYC during the crisis 
                                                    • Medical professionals share how they try to avoid bringing the virus home 
                                                    • Shuttered New York theme park will pay out nearly $500K in refunds
                                                    • Attorney says NJ man 'sorry' for Pink Floyd show that led to police confrontation   
                                                    • A day with a NYC funeral director during pandemic 
                                                    • NYC's latest virus tally shows slows in death, new cases 
                                                    • USNS Comfort's capacity cut in half to treat COVID-19 patients 

                                                    MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020

                                                    • Commercial burglaries soar since emergency measures 
                                                    • Medical group endorses drug for severe coronavirus pneumonia 
                                                    • Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event 
                                                    • With gym closed, man builds enter gym out of logs
                                                    • NYC doctor says high ventilator settings damage coronavirus patients' lungs
                                                    • NY Department of Labor boosts staff to handle unemployment claims
                                                    • Fashion company partners with body armor manufacturer to make surgical gowns
                                                    • Cuomo raises fine for not social distancing to $1,000 
                                                    • Duran Duran bassist recovers from virus 
                                                    • Brooklyn hospital transitioning to COVID-19-only patients 
                                                    • Desperate healthcare workers rally for virus gear at Harlem hospital  
                                                    • Speeding soars in NYC despite fewer cars on road amid pandemic 
                                                    • Virus toll in NY shows signs of leveling off 
                                                    • Cuomo extends 'New York on PAUSE' 
                                                    • Cuomo suggests NY could be hitting the apex of the pandemic 
                                                    • Nassau County Exec says 'we cannot let up' as plateau approaches 
                                                    • Regents exams nixed for NY high schools due to shutdown 
                                                    • Councilman warns of plan for 'temporary interment' in parks 
                                                    • Mayor shuts down coronavirus car ban program 
                                                    • Bronx Zoo tiger sick with COVID-19 
                                                    • Airlines halt most NYC flights amid virus fears  
                                                    • NYC dog parks closed until further notice due to outbreak 
                                                    • State's plan to rebuild NYC economy may focus on tourism, restaurants 
                                                    • Meadowlands field medical center opens 
                                                    • Fired Amazon worker to lead protest in Staten Island 

                                                    SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020

                                                    • NY Governor Cuomo says New York will hit coronavirus peak in about a week
                                                    • U.S. Surgeon General says this coming week will be "our Pearl Harbor" moment 
                                                    • Fordham University is offering use of its facilities such as its residence halls to be of use as medical facilities by the state and hospitals, according to a statement released by President Joseph M. McShane 

                                                    SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

                                                    • The NBA is collaborating with the NY Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets and China's Consul to provide 1 million masks to New York's essential workers
                                                    • NYS has arranged with China to receive 1000 ventilators today
                                                    • Oregon has donated 140 ventilators to New York
                                                    • NYS will allow medical students slated to graduate this year to begin practicing
                                                    • NYS hospitalization data suggests COVID-19  is spreading east to Long Island
                                                    • Cuomo says the legislative session is "effectively over"
                                                    • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is calling for grocery stores to prioritize check out for first responders and health care workers
                                                    • NYC Councilmember Fernando Cabrera is announcing the Kingsbridge Armory will be converted into a food distribution center

                                                    FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

                                                    • Woman credits experimental drug for COVID-19 recovery 
                                                    • Google data shows New Yorkers doing less social distancing than people in Italy, Spain 
                                                    • NYPD says hospital patient charged with deadly social distancing shove
                                                    • New England Patriots deliver 300K face masks to NYC 
                                                    • Cuomo questions effectiveness of NYC mask directive 
                                                    • Artist making face shields for hospitals 
                                                    • NYC nurses protest outside hospital, demand protective gear 
                                                    • State legislators call for moratorium on new liqor licenses  
                                                    • Adam Sandler's new quarantine song is a fun tribute to doctors and nurses  
                                                    • First experimental drug site opens in New York 
                                                    • Cuomo orders National Guard to take ventilators and redistribute 
                                                    • Decade of job growth comes to an end, undone by crisis 
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio calls for national draft of doctors to fight virus  
                                                    • NYC to test all health care workers at city-run hospitals for COVID-19 
                                                    • NYC's film and TV industy grinds to a halt amid virus 
                                                    • What NYC sports talk radio is like during the pandemic 
                                                    • NRA sues NY for calling gun stores non-essential 
                                                    • Mayor warns of deadly surge in ICU patients 
                                                    • Connecticut dad says malaria drug helped him recover 
                                                    • Javits Center will begin to treat COVID-19 patients 
                                                    • NYC funeral homes and morgues overwhelmed 
                                                    • Mayor says USNS Comfort to get more patients  
                                                    • New Yorkers urged to wear face coverings 
                                                    • Sick, quarantined MTA workers lead to packed subway trains 
                                                    • Mamaroneck HS student spearheads initiative to get PPE to hospitals 

                                                    THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020

                                                    • Things to do in NYC this weekend while staying inside 
                                                    • Judge orders Tekashi69's early release from prison due to pandemic    
                                                    • Program helps shelter-in seniors stay connected 
                                                    • How to make face masks from materials found at home
                                                    • Actor's sister says she received preferential treatment while battling COVID-19
                                                    • 'Top Gun' Maverick' postponed to December due to virus 
                                                    • Locals in LI hotspot blame NYC refugees 
                                                    • How experts worry the outbreak could cloud the general election 
                                                    • Cuomo says NY has just six days of ventilators left 
                                                    • Nurse says she worked at hospitals while infected 
                                                    • Governor's brother, stricken by virus, joins briefing 
                                                    • NYPD reports 20 percent drop in crime amid COVID-19 emergency 
                                                    • Port Authority Executive Director Cotton talks diagnosis, agency work 
                                                    • Record 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment 
                                                    • NYC EMTs have stopped taking people in cardiac arrest to strained hospitals 
                                                    • Who can be tested and where to go in Connecticut 
                                                    • Fears spark record number of background checks for guns 
                                                    • Here's how to keep drinking in check during pandemic 
                                                    • WHO concerned about rapid escalation of virus 
                                                    • NYC doctor makes urgent plea for help 
                                                    • Dr. Fauci won't back down amid rising threats  
                                                    • Police in Lakewood, NJ call for backup to break up funeral 
                                                    • Field hospital opening at Meadowlands Expo Center 
                                                    • NYC hospital worker who caught virus recovers and returns to treat patients 
                                                    • Patriots plane being used to transport 1.2M masks to U.S.   

                                                    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020

                                                    • Former NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill tapped by Mayor de Blasio  
                                                    • Ill-timed April Fools' coronavirus prank riles NYPD
                                                    • High school seniors turn to virtual college tours 
                                                    • Infant in CT dies from COVID-19
                                                    • Mt. Sinai Health launches app to track outbreak across NYC
                                                    • Man hid virus symptoms to visit wife in maternity ward 
                                                    • Latimer encourages residents to participate in the 2020 Census
                                                    • Murphy cracking down on those ignoring restrictions in NJ 
                                                    • Police Commissioner says number of NYPD with virus still growing 
                                                    • Cuomo to close NYC playgrounds 
                                                    • NYC veterinarians forced to choose people over pets in war on virus 
                                                    • LI urgent care first in the nation to use new rapid COVID-19 test 
                                                    • Many New York patients are young, surprising doctors 
                                                    • How to clean your car to reduce risk during pandemic 
                                                    • Warren Buffet, Goldman Sachs partner fly in 130K masks for Mount Sinai
                                                    • Wimbledon canceled for the first time since WWII 
                                                    • Man armed with knife, gun in the Bronx attempts 'suicide by cop' after getting virus 
                                                    • NYC subway, bus riders still facing dangerous crowded conditions 
                                                    • NJ tax filing deadline pushed to July 15th 
                                                    • Report: All Brooklyn Nets players now symptom free from COVID-19
                                                    • Survey says one in three small businesses can't last another three months  
                                                    • Should you worry about sanitizing groceries
                                                    • War against COVID-19 takes toll on NYC first responders 

                                                    TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020

                                                    • No alternate side parking in NYC through April 14 
                                                    • NYC playgrounds closing after drawing crowds 
                                                    • Discarded gloves, masks spotted strewn across NY, NJ streets 
                                                    • To mask or not to mask? 
                                                    • Union wants Rikers Island testing site, better safety protocols 
                                                    • New study estimates COVID-19 death rate is under 1%
                                                    • CUNY students, on-campus pantries receive lifeline  
                                                    • NYC morgues, cemeteries overwhelmed 
                                                    • Study shows coronavirus could travel up to 27 feet, stay in air for hours 
                                                    • Doctors say medical workers are facing abuse from patiens 
                                                    • Governor Cuomo's brother, Chris, tests positive; CNN anchor working from home 
                                                    • NYPD Commissioner says 15 percent of department out sick
                                                    • Photos capture NYC during the crisis 
                                                    • NY Congressman being deployed with National Guard 
                                                    • Rihanna and Jay Z's foundations donate $2M 
                                                    • NYC restaurants pivot to feeding hospital workers 
                                                    • White House task force discussing whether public should be wearing masks 
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio says all NYC hospital beds could be full of COVID-19 patients
                                                    • Experts on how we'll know we've turned a corner on the virus in NY
                                                    • New online store offers help to shuttered indie booksellers 
                                                    • More ambulances coming to New York City for surge in 911 calls 
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio says worst of NYC pandemic could go into May 
                                                    • First responders prepare for battle 
                                                    • U.S. Open venue to be converted into temporary hospital 
                                                    • Empire State Building lights up red to recognize first responders 

                                                    MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020

                                                    • Homeless population in NYC surpasses 100 cases 
                                                    • Country prepares for prolonged shutdowns
                                                    • Zoom, Microsoft cloud usage rocketing 
                                                    • Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum over night during lockdown
                                                    • Mayor vows crackdown on subway riders who aren't distancing 
                                                    • Here's how to access your stimulus checks
                                                    • Cuomo issues urgent plea for health care workers to help NY
                                                    • First minor with COVID-19 in NYC dies 
                                                    • Crowds ignore social distancing rules to watch USNS Comfort 
                                                    • NYC restaurant cookbooks to read during shutdown 
                                                    • New York's Central Park and harbor now home to makeshift hospitals 
                                                    • The crisis through a screenager's eyes 
                                                    • Birthday parades bring cheer to kids who can't have parties 
                                                    • NYPD, FDNY and MTA all mourning losses of members 
                                                    • Amazon workers in SI to stage walkout after one staffer tests positive
                                                    • Macy's to furlough most of its workforce
                                                    • Doctors say virus is mutating 
                                                    • New poll says New Yorkers approve of Cuomo's response to pandemic  
                                                    • Navy hospital arrives in NY 
                                                    • NYC to enforce social distancing fines 
                                                    • Hoboken parks closed; Bergen County expands testing 
                                                    • Dr. Oz compares NYC to a war zone
                                                    • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for next year 
                                                    • NYC speakeasy owner arrested after dozens found inside 

                                                    SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020

                                                    • One dean at NYU sent a video of herself dancing in the same email informing some students they will be not be refunded
                                                    • Calls to 911 spike
                                                    • New Yorkers cheer on essential workers for the third day in a row
                                                    • Field hospital is constructed in Central Park
                                                    • Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30th
                                                    • Lamont says CT's request for a federal Major Disaster Declaration has been approved 
                                                    • Around 12 percent of NYPD's officers called out sick  
                                                    • Cuomo is extending his order to for all non-essential workers to stay home until April 15th 
                                                    • The USNS Comfort will have a 1,000 beds for non-coronavirus patients to ease the strain on New York's hospitals 
                                                    • A large shipment of N95 masks, gloves, gowns, and hand santizers flew in from China in an initiative led by the White House
                                                    • Nordstrom is sewing over 100,000 masks for healthcare workers 

                                                    SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020

                                                    • The CDC issues a travel advisory for the New York tri-state area
                                                    • Trump says an official quarentine will not be necessary for the tri-state area and he is instead asking the CDC to issue a "strong travel advisory" to be administered by NY, NJ and CT's governors
                                                    • Cuomo is calling President Trump's potential tri-state area quarentine a "declaration of war on states" and says it would be "total mayhem" if these states were sealed off  
                                                    • Murphy announced a mortgage payment relief program that will give a 90-day grace period to homeowners paying mortgages 
                                                    • Westchester County Executive George Latimer is directing residents on how to "Keep It Clean"
                                                    • NY Attorney General Letitia James is warning residents to watch out for COVID-19 scams
                                                    • Cuomo is pushing the Presidential Primary vote from April 28th to June 23rd
                                                    • Cuomo is urging local medical systems to work together as a unified system, rather than a series of independent hospitals
                                                    • President Trump is considering an "enforceable" quarantine in parts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

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                                                    MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

                                                    • New York gets federal approval for experimental treatments
                                                    • Loss of taste, smell could by symptoms of Coronavirus 
                                                    • NYC crime down 17 percent amid crisis 
                                                    • New Yorkers 18 to 44 make up bulk of cases 
                                                    • Bronx specialty food wholesaler making deliveries 
                                                    • NYC faces challenges as US epicenter of virus 
                                                    • Coronavirus relief bill fails key vote in Senate
                                                    • 2020 Olympics in Tokyo postponed 
                                                    • Cuomo visits Javits Center, possible site of NYC temporary hospital 
                                                    • Westchester County Executive Latimer ends fares on Bee-Lee Bus; rear-door boarding only
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio says students likely won't return this school year 
                                                    • NYC eying release of 200 more inmates amid outbreak  
                                                    • Murphy says NJ schools are likely to remain closed for extended period  
                                                    • NJ launching central website to find, apply for jobs; 8,000 available statewide at essential businesses 
                                                    • Cuomo orders all hospitals to increase capacity by 50 percent 
                                                    • Harvey Weinstein tests positive in NY prison 
                                                    • Mayor says lives depend on getting more supplies
                                                    • Where to find testing centers in NY, NJ and CT
                                                    • NJ opens testing site at PNC Arts Center.
                                                    • Neil Diamond gives Sweet Caroline Coronavirus remake

                                                    SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020

                                                    • Website predicts how much toilet paper is needed
                                                    • MTA will separate riders and drivers
                                                    • NY liquor stores are deemed essential
                                                    • Staten Island couple says 'I do'
                                                    • Nonessential businsses in NY close
                                                    • New York City jails have a large coronavirus outbreak with many people testing positive at Rikers Island
                                                    • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio pleads for help from the federal government
                                                    • Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says a tentative stimulus package will provide direct deposits to families and give small businesses loans
                                                    • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to erect four temporary hospitals
                                                    • In a press briefing, Governor Cuomo says New York hospitals need to double capacity as deaths rise
                                                    • Governor Cuomo is calling for the Federal Government to nationalize the medical supply chain 
                                                    • New York State to begin drug trials to treat COVID-19

                                                    SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

                                                    • New York Attorney General Letitia James is calling on employees to file complaints against employers violating NYS Executive Orders calling on non-essential workers to stay home.
                                                    • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is announcing the procurement of 6,000 ventilators from around the world and plans to create field hospitals at the Javits Center, SUNY Stony Brook and Westbury, and the Westchester Convention Center.
                                                    • President Trump has approved New York Disaster Declaration, allowing federal funding and resources to be used to combat the spread of COVID-19 and treat affected patients.
                                                    • New York is requesting four Army Corps of Engineers temporary hospitals and changes to federal coronavirus legislation that would allow the state to be eligible for six billion dollars in aid that it's currently ineligible for.
                                                    • The NYC Department of Education is opening up 93 Regional Enrichment Centers to provide childcare for the children of essential workers. Service begins Monday, March 23rd.

                                                    FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020

                                                    THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020

                                                    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020

                                                    TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

                                                    MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

                                                    • United States starts experimental vaccine; first participant from Seattle 
                                                    • At least 200 nurses furloughed at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, Gov. Lamont says there are not enough tests
                                                    • The Kentucky Derby postponed until September
                                                    • 15 Connecticut residents test positive; 41 total in state
                                                    • Drive-through testing has been approved at seven Connecticut hospitals
                                                    • Westchester County Executive George Latimer declared a “State of Emergency” for the County 
                                                    • New Jersey Governor Murphy says all the state's public and private schools, along with colleges and universities, will close indefintely starting Wednesday 
                                                    • Met Gala postponed
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio: NYC getting five drive-thru testing facilities for priority testing
                                                    • As fears mount of global recession, dow drops almost 3,000 points; worst since 1987
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio confirms two more deaths in NYC; 134 new cases bringing the total to 463
                                                    • President Trump says US economy 'may be' heading toward recession amid pandemic
                                                    • President Trump unveils tougher guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the US, including urging people to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people
                                                    • Rockland County Executive Ed Day issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency in Rockland in order to take additional actions to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The State of Emergency will be in effect for thirty days, through April 15, and may be extended at that time
                                                    • Governor Cuomo calls for Army Corps of Engineers to create more hospital beds 
                                                    • New Jersey's Governor recommends avoiding non-essential travel between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. 
                                                    • NYC bars and restaurants will only offer customers takeout or delivery starting Tuesday, March 17
                                                    • NY, NJ and CT agree to ban gatherings over 50 people 
                                                    • All NYC public schools closed for at least a month
                                                    • New Jersey's governor says he will lay out plans to close schools across the state
                                                    • New York’s presidential primary could be delayed
                                                    • A Tennessee man became a subject of national scorn after stockpiling more than 17,000 bottles of hand sanitizer

                                                    SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020

                                                    • NYC bars and restaurants will only offer customers takeout or delivery starting Tuesday, March 17. Nightclubs, movie theaters, and concert venues will close as well. The mayor has given no time frame on when establishments might re-open. 
                                                    • The Wildlife Conservation Society has temporarily closed five zoos and the New York Aquarium until further notice. 
                                                    • Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont ordered all public schools to close statewide, effective Tuesday, March, 17. Schools will be closed through at least March 31. 
                                                    • NYC Senior Centers will stop programming, but will continue to provide the elderly with food. Seniors who rely on centers will be able to pick up meals or have them delivered. 
                                                    • The special election for Queens Borough President has been cancelled.
                                                    • New York City Mayor de Blasio has announced public schools will not open tomorrow and will remain closed through the spring break. Online classes will start for grades K-12 on Monday, March 23. The next attempt to open schools will be in April.
                                                    • Governor Cuomo announced that Westchester, Long Island, and NYC schools will close 'early this week.' 
                                                    • Governor Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to stay home. 
                                                    • Schools, houses of worship, and other large gathering facilities in New Rochelle will be closed temporarily from March 21- March 25. 
                                                    • Governor Cuomo is asking President Trump to mobilize the Army Corps of Engineers to equip buildings like warehouses to serve as temporary medical centers.
                                                    • President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus.
                                                    • The New York City Council has suspended all hearings and meetings. The City Council's offices at 250 Broadway and City Hall are closed. 
                                                    • New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is calling for a city shutdown in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 
                                                    • There will be no public Masses held by the Archdiocese of New York starting tomorrow. 
                                                    • The township of Teaneck, New Jersey is requested by Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin to self-quarantine to stop an outbreak of COVID-19. 
                                                    • Governor Cuomo announced the third coronavirus death in the state of New York. He says there are only 600 ICU beds available right now.
                                                    • New York State's 27 Department of Motor Vehicle offices will move to appointment only.
                                                    • Nassau and Suffolk counties are closing all schools for the next two weeks.
                                                    • A Long Island Railroad worker is the first MTA employee to have the coronavirus. He's been in quarantine since March 7 and is a sheet metal worker who does not have direct contact with customers.

                                                    SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020

                                                    • Officials reported the first two deaths linked to coronavirus in New York State. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the first patient was an elderly woman with advanced emphysema who was admitted into the Wyckoff Medical Center last week. The second patient was a 65 year old man who had "significant health problems" that likely contributed to his death.
                                                    • Governor Cuomo is requiring insurance companies to waive co-payments for tele-health visits. 
                                                    • The first drive-through testing facility in New York has opened in New Rochelle.
                                                    • New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is announcing efforts by the DOE to secure tablets for students to take home in the event of schools closing.
                                                    • The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is suspending visitation at all facilities statewide. They encourage families and friends of incarcerated individuals to stay connected electronically through one of their alternative communication programs.
                                                    • The New York City Department of Education is canceling all extracurricular activities such as athletic events and practices, school-wide assemblies, school plays, and recitals until further notice. Field trips, internships, SAT administration within DOE sites are postponed until further notice. School facilities will be deep-cleaned three times per week.
                                                    • New York City Courts have issued a moratorium on evictions in the city and suspended the issuance of new eviction warrants when a tenant fails to show up for court. 
                                                    • New York City is working to acquire more N-95 and surgical masks for distribution. The Department of Health will prioritize requests for masks depending on need.
                                                    • Connecticut is restricting nursing home visitation to protect senior residents for the next 30 days.
                                                    • Two members of the New York State Assembly have tested positive for coronavirus, Charles Barron and Helen Weinstein. Governor Cuomo says that both members have not been in Albany since early March, for separate reasons. Out of an abundance of caution, the Capitol will be closed to visitors, effective Sunday. 
                                                    • Hoboken, New Jersey has instituted a 10 p.m.-5 a.m. citywide curfew and has closed all restaurants and bars. Restaurants and bars will deliver and fulfill takeout orders, but not serve on the premises.

                                                    FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

                                                    • Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that Rockland County has a total of 9 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County. Two new cases are residents of the Town of Clarkstown, and one is a resident of the Town of Ramapo.
                                                    • President Trump declares national emergency
                                                    • First person tests positive for COVID-19 in Hoboken, NJ. The patient is in his 40's, has been kept in self-isolation, and is expected to recover 
                                                    • All New York Public library locations to close March 14 through March 31
                                                    • Nassau County declares state of emergency
                                                    • The Boston Marathon is postponed until September 14
                                                    • NY state's first drive-through COVID-19 mobile testing center: New Rochelle, NY
                                                    • NYC daily subway ridership falls by nearly 1 million
                                                    • NYC food stores mobbed
                                                    • WFUV Sports has recapped changes many leagues have made this past week
                                                    • New York Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued a request to extend the 2020 Census, which started Thursday, March 12
                                                    • NY Governor Cuomo warns that the COVID-19 outbreak could go on for nine months
                                                    • The Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, has suspended masses this weekend and will keep Catholic schools closed through March 20
                                                    • Connecticut has launched a 24/7 hotline to serve as resource for those who have questions about COVID-19

                                                    THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 

                                                    • The American Museum of Natural History will close to the public Friday, March 13
                                                    • School Districts throughout Bergen County, NJ move to a remote learning model at 3 p.m. this Friday. This effects 75 school districts which serve more than 170,000 students.  
                                                    • Governor Cuomo has addressed rumors and assured patrons who rely on mass transit that the system will not be shut down. 
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio has ordered a state of emergency in New York City. 
                                                    • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is recommending that events with more than 250 people are cancelled. 
                                                    • Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed an executive order putting several rules in place, including banning events with more than 250 people.
                                                    • Governor Cuomo has announced a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people starting Friday evening. Broadway will also be closed down beginning Thursday at 5 p.m. 
                                                    • The Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York are closing elementary schools Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20. In a statement, Superintendent of Catholic Schools Michael J Deegan said the closure could extend longer. 
                                                    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art is closing. 
                                                    • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Postponed
                                                    • The New York Public Library has suspended programs at least until the end of March. That includes classes, programs, and workshops. The public library system's 92 locations will stay open, but are taking precautions when it comes to supporting the city's efforts to discourage crowds. The library is encouraging residents to complete the 2020 Census, which can be accessed by patrons online or at any library. 
                                                    • A Photographic Look Inside New Rochelle's Coronavirus 'Containment Zone' [The Weather Channel]
                                                    • Mayor de Blasio announced the South Bronx Preparatory and Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in the Bronx will be closed for 24 hours due to a positive coronavirus case.
                                                    • The NBA suspended its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus. 
                                                    • New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is postponed [NY Times]
                                                    • Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus.
                                                    • How to Take Care of Your Hands When You’re Washing Them So Much to Prevent coronavirus [Time]
                                                    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020

                                                    International

                                                    • The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global “pandemic.” [read]
                                                    • President Trump has suspended travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days, there are exceptions for the United Kingdom. The ban will go into effect Friday, March 13 at midnight. 

                                                    New York 

                                                    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a media briefing on COVID-19. 

                                                    • State and City Universities of New York will move to a remote learning model starting March 19. 
                                                    • The state will contract with 28 labs to increase testing for the virus. 
                                                    • The state will provide funding for a local food bank in New Rochelle for families that rely on free school meals. 

                                                    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a media briefing, here are some things he said. 

                                                    • This is a disease that transmits in a particular way: "It's very direct contact, and fluid transmission," de Blasio said. 
                                                    • Anyone who asks for healthcare will not be asked for documentation status. "We're trying to dimystify the process and get people help," he said. 
                                                    • The Mayor said the city will not close schools. "Some places are closing schools en masse – we think that's a mistake, because so many parents are depending on the schools, not just for education, [but] for a safe place for the kids, for food for their kids. They don't have an alternative."

                                                    An usher at two Broadway shows has tested postive for the Coronavirus. Theater venues are cleaning facilities and informing theater-goers. [ABC]

                                                    The Union Federation of Teachers of New York City has announced it will hold parent-teacher conferences remotely through the month of March. 

                                                    NY Senator David Carlucci (Westchester) has introduced emergency legislation that would ensure school funding is not impacted if facilities must close due to Coronavirus. 

                                                    Connecticut 

                                                    Health officials held a press conference. Dr. Matthew Carter with the Department of Public Health said the state is just at the begninning of the virus:

                                                    • A third case of COVID-19 was confirmed. The person is elderly and lives at home.
                                                    • Residents in the southwestern part of the state who have a fever or a cough are told to assume they have COVID-19 and stay home.  
                                                    • Testing is limited to people who are hospitalized and who have symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. 
                                                    • The state hopes to increase testing for the virus by next week. 

                                                    New Jersey

                                                    New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Perisichilli said monitoring the virus is a rapidly evolving situration. 

                                                    • Eight new cases of COVID-19 have been identified today. Throughout the state, 23 positive cases have been identified in total.  
                                                    • The state has the capacity to test 400 possible cases. 
                                                    • The state expects some cases were due to community spread.  
                                                    • Event and school cancellation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.