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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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SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020

  • Most NYC parents don't want their kids back in school: data
  • Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?
  • What to know about Trump's COVID-19 related executive orders
  • US tops 5 million COVID-19 cases, with five states making up more than 40% of tally
  • Some NYC Teachers Say They're In The Dark On How To Reopen Their Classrooms
  • Black And Hispanic Childen At Risk For 'Severe' COVID-19 Symptoms, CDC Finds
  • Lamont Issues New Guidelines On When Schools Should Open
  • Cuomo calls on NYPD to enforce social distancing as city violations rise
  • Business is booming for NYC psychics amid coronavirus pandemic  

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020

  • Connecticut coronavirus deaths up after three days with no increase
  • NYC’s Columbus Day Parade canceled due to pandemic; going virtual 
  • MLB coronavirus outbreak: Cubs-Cardinals game postponed after another positive test 
  • Cuomo: All NY school districts can reopen for upcoming academic year
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Reckless: Posh pandemic parties
  • Out-of-state travelers breeze into Penn Station amid COVID-19 crackdown
  • The coronavirus is new, but your immune system might still recognize it

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020

  • NJ reports COVID-19 transmission drops but remains above key benchmark
  • There’s a new quarantine sheriff in town, as New York ramps up compliance
  • Gyms make safety changes amid coronavirus pandemic, but still no timetable
  • NJ coronavirus cases have been increasing; why aren’t hospitalizations?
  • NY Times: Five-minute coronavirus stress resets 
  • Fast, less-accurate coronavirus tests may be good enough
  • Cuomo: New York’s coronavirus infection rate drops below 1% as deaths plummet 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020

    • NJ coronavirus update from Governor Murphy
    • NYC may start conducting random virus quarantine checks entering the five boroughs
    • NYC has reported zero coronavirus deaths three days in a row

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020

    • NYC's Health Commissioner quits; Dissapointed by the city's handling of the pandemic
    • Rhode Island added to the tri-state quarantine list; Delaware and DC removed
    • CT Governor Lamont says the current trend in his state favors in-person schooling
    • NY state is continuing to suspend liquor licenses at bars, restaurants not enforcing distancing
    • 2020 Radio City Spectacular cancelled due to COVID-19
    • New York reported record low coronavirus hospitalizations

    MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020

    • NJ students will have to wear masks at all times in school buildings
    • Murphy limits capacity for indoor gatherings in New Jersey 
    • Hildebrandt's, iconic Long Island luncheonette, announces it's closing
    • WHO points to Vietnam as example of how to combat pandemic
    • Risky gatherings may have led to 1 in 5 NYC coronavirus cases 
    • Dr. Fauci expected to join Governor Lamont to tout CT’s success in controlling virus
    • Four simple ways to take control of your coronavirus budget
    • NY Times: Will Congress act on COVID-19 Soon? ‘I’m not optimistic’

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020

    • NJ’s rising COVID numbers cause concerns in NYC
    • NYC boat cruise busted for illegal party, officials say
    • Cuomo says he’s ‘disappointed’ NYC did not submit schools reopening plan sooner
    • Ambitious plans for NYC’s future in limbo as de Blasio struggles to implement vision 

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020

    • NY Post: How the coronavirus pandemic has changed NYC for the better
    • Study says NYC home prices remain high despite coronavirus sales dip
    • Research suggests New York City may have reached coronavirus herd immunity threshold 
    • New exhibit honors frontline workers fighting COVID pandemic

    FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020

    • Connecticut unveils plans for shortened high school sports season
    • New Jersey weighs rolling back reopening plans as COVID-19 cases spike
    • Teachers, principals unions push back on de Blasio’s school reopening plan
    • NJ coronavirus transmission rate is highest in three months
    • New Jersey man becomes COVID-19 antibody ‘superdonor’ after recovery
    • Indicator and testing, tracing protocols announced for NYC public schools
    • How to navigate the coronavirus real estate market 
    • The risk that students could arrive at school with the coronavirus
    • Millions set to lose $600 unemployment boost today
    • NYC reveals more health and safety protocols for schools

    THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020

    • COVID-19 threatens JFK revamp and LGA AirTrain, Port Authority warns 
    • De Blasio: New Yorkers eligible for 20 extra weeks of unemployment
    • Worried your kid is falling behind during the pandemic? You’re not alone
    • What more can California do to stop the coronavirus?
    • Murphy’s coronavirus catchphrase is now a beer courtesy of a NJ brewery
    • NY Times: Yes, the coronavirus is in the air
    • Herman Cain, former presidential candidate, dies after battling coronavirus
    • Connecticut’s coffers have swelled — not shrunk — during COVID
    • Coronavirus permanently closes iconic NYC shop

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2020

    • Companies preparing early for flu season with vaccines already manufactured, shipped
    • Did the Northeast learn enough during its first coronavirus wave to prepare for another?
    • What NYC bars have had their liquor licenses suspended for social distancing violations?
    • A dog on Staten Island tests positive for coronavirus
    • Harvard researchers find out why a symptom of COVID-19 is loss of smell
    • Illinois, Minnesota, Kentucky, Puerto Rico, D.C. travelers must quarantine when visiting NY
    • Connecticut's posistive case rate has gone down to 0.6 percent
    • COVID-19 cases rise slightly in NJ

    TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2020

    MONDAY, JULY 27, 2020

    • Eleven colleges in NY, NJ, CT cancel fall sports due to coronavirus
    • More than 130 NYC bars and restaurants cited for coronavirus non-compliance 
    • CDC reveals percentage of NYC, Long Island, Westchester residents who've had virus
    • 9/11 memorial ceremony won't have families reading victims' names due to coronavirus
    • Yankees, Phillies game postponed after Marlins have coronavirus outbreak
    • Miami Marlins cancel home opener after team COVID-19 outbreak
    • How to test more people for coronavirus without actually needing more tests
    • World's biggest COVID-19 vaccine study begins
    • NY Times: An evaporating $600 for millions of Americans
    • Domestic violence soared during coronavirus in NYC, experts say

    SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020

    • Coronavirus has turned Manhattan's normaly busy Midtown into a ghost town
    • Many new coronavirus cases in Connecticut are in young adults
    • Does New Jersey have an hope of a return to normal?
    • A pediatrician weighs in on whether New Jersey should reopen schools
    • Domestic violence has soared during the coronavirus pandemic
    • As much as a quarter of New York City's population may have already had coronavirus
    • A party on Long Beach Island has led to 24 lifeguards getting coronavirus
    • NJ one day coronavirus death count increases; hospitalizations and cases continue to decline

    SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2020

    • New York ICU patient numbers hit new low
    • Florida coronavirus cases surpass New York
    • Coronavirus hospitalizations hit new low
    • Even amid new hospitalizations and ICU patient low, Cuomo warns pandemic is far from over
    • CT Governor Lamont signs coronavirus workers comp. executive order
    • NJ teens party leads to coronavirus clusters
    • New York's wealthy cultural institutions received federal COVID-19 aid

    FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2020

    • Cuomo says DHS officials have 'possible criminal liability' over Global Entry ban
    • Quarter of NYC coronavirus tests stuck in backlog that’s over a week long
    • NJ's coronavirus rate continues to plummet
    • Cuomo says it’s safe to collect voter signatures despite COVID-19
    • Take coronavirus more seriously, say Olympic rowers who got it
    • Eight NYC public pools, four zoos reopening today with new safety measures
    • On opening day, amid pandemic, Fauci throws first pitch for Washington Nationals
    • New CDC guidelines come down hard in favor of opening schools

    THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020

    • NYC has lowest number of new coronavirus cases since start of pandemic
    • Final decision on reopening NYC schools to be made in September
    • Another 1.4 million workers file for unemployment insurance during pandemic 
    • Prison population in NJ dropping amid coronavirus outbreak
    • NY Times: How to give children joy, even during a pandemic
    • CT has two days of no reported coronavirus deaths
    • NY Times: Major League Baseball enters the unknown amid virus 

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020

    TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020

    • Governor Cuomo warns of two key threats to New York's coronavirus progress
    • The risks NJ students will face in the fall
    • NJ, NY, CT add states to quarantine order
    • After reports of crowding in Astoria, three Queens restaurants have lost their liquor licenses
    • CEO of a NJ hospital says new approaches to treatment have lowered virus mortality rates 
    • Test results for coronavirus in NYC could take as long as 12 days

    MONDAY, JULY 20, 2020

    • Cuomo warns NYC reopening rollback, tells partiers 'don't be stupid'
    • NY Giants, Jets to play without fans at MetLife until further notice 
    • New treatment for COVID-19 shows promise, but scientists urge caution
    • Traffic deaths climb back to pre-pandemic levels, even with fewer cars on NJ roads 
    • Some New York bars get creative to comply with new Cuomo mandate
    • New York City’s Phase 4, explained
    • COVID-19 leaves St. Patrick's Cathedral with $4 million budget shortfall
    • NYC’s Phase 4 of reopening feels similar to Phase 3

    SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020

    • NYC Phase 4 reopening set for Monday with some changes 
    • Concerns rising in NJ about partying
    • WHO reports record number of new cases as death toll nears 600,000
    • Trump cites few coronavirus deaths among kids in NJ as reason for reopening schools
    • New York state sees lowest number of coronavirus hospitalizations since March
    • Dr. Fauci says New York 'did it right'

    SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2020

    • NJ struggles to secure PPE for second wave
    • Murphy talks schools reopening in NJ, after warning from teacher union president
    • Cuomo updates New Yorkers on state's progress during pandemic
    • Hundreds defy social distancing rules in Queens
    • Rate of trasmission on the rise in NJ
    • Real estate bubble 'slowly deflating' in NYC due to COVID
    • NJ to offer survey to visitors from high-risk states 

    FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020

    • Cuomo says NYC will move to Phase 4 of reopening from the pandemic
    • Despite White House broadsides, most Americans stick by Fauci
    • New office, task force will track how NJ spends its billions in federal virus funds
    • How one student chose a college during a pandemic
    • A detailed map of who is wearing masks in the U.S.
    • New CDC report confirms first COVID cases in NY came from Europe, other states
    • Lamont adviser warns COVID could close CT schools again

    THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020

    • No new indoor activities for NYC in Phase 4; Decision due tomorrow 
    • NYC hopes to provide daycare for 100K families to help with remote learning
    • Cuomo uncertain of coronavirus reopening plans for Met, other museums
    • NY Governor Cuomo warns NYC eateries to follow COVID protocol 
    • 1.3M sought unemployment benefits last week as COVID-19 cases rise
    • High Line Park reopens in NYC from pandemic with restrictions in place
    • NYC preparing hotel contracts for potential ‘Wave 2’ of coronavirus

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020

      TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020

      • NYC pilots 15 minute coronavirus test 
      • Governor Cuomo announces new coronavirus rental assistance program
      • NY, NJ and CT have added four more states to their quarantine order
      • New Yorkers have fled to CT throughout the coronavirus pandemic
      • Murphy says legalizing marijuana could help with pandemic related budget shortfalls
      • Restaurant workers are afraid to return to work amid the pandemic

      MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020

      • Cuomo says travelers from states on quarantine list must submit form, or face $2K fine 
      • Coronavirus cases among 20-somethings in NYC rise
      • Governor Murphy easing capacity restrictions on NJ Transit, private buses
      • Fordham football suspends 2020 season due to pandemic 
      • NYC reports no COVID deaths, but new concerns about infection rates
      • NYC day care centers reopen amid new safety measures
      • New Yorkers fear second coronavirus wave with worst yet to come

      SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2020

        SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2020

        FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020

        THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020

        • Cooling centers open, despite virus concerns, as NYC enters hottest weeks of summer
        • Early test results reveal just how swiftly coronavirus crippled NYC
        • Archdiocese says 20 Catholic schools in NY will not reopen in wake of pandemic
        • 25 percent of NYC renters have not made payments since March
        • 11 burning questions about Murphy’s new order requiring masks outdoors in NJ
        • Virus layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million filed for unemployment benefits last week
        • NYC shoe repair shop that survived 9/11 now bouncing back from COVID-19 lockdown

        WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020

        TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 

        • Mid-Hudson region reaches stage 4 of reopening 
        • NYC will decide next week whether childcare facilities can reopen
        • Governor Cuomo has cancelled the New York State fair due to coronavirus
        • CT coronavirus death toll reached new lows over the holiday weekend
        • Despite progress, CT has paused reopening as the rest of the nation has spike in coronavirus
        • The tri-state quarantine expanded to travelers from 19 states experiencing virus surges

        MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020 

        • Murphy warns COVID-19 transmission rate is rising in New Jersey 
        • NYC coronavirus stats reach record-low as cases surge across U.S.
        • De Blasio blames NYC violence on coronavirus, vows to 'double down' to keep city safe
        • What Rutgers’ Fall 2020 academic decisions means for football team, athletics amid pandemic
        • Why large protests didn't spark surge in cases, and what's the next threat
        • New York City enters Phase 3

        SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020

        • New York man in famous 9/11 photo dies from coronavirus
        • Broadway actor Nick Cordero loses coronavirus fight
        • NYC tattoo shop says coronavirus is becoming sought-after ink design
        • NYC spas, tattoo parlors — but not indoor dining — set to reopen Monday
        • NYC businesses say insurance companies shafted them on COVID-19 claims
        • NJ coronavirus deaths increase

        SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2020 

        FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020 

        • NYC outdoor dining shifts into high gear this weekend
        • All you need to know about Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
        • U.S. coronavirus cases higher than all infections reported in Wuhan 
        • Back to school? Any NYC family can opt for full-time remote learning this fall
        • Calls to end Governor Cuomo’s coronavirus pandemic powers
        • Federal funding available to emergency management agencies to support COVID-19 planning
        • Why different parts of NYC have been hit harder by coronavirus

        THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020 

        WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2020

        TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020

        • Before malls can open in NY they'll need AC systems that filter out virus
        • New Jersey is postponing the start of indoor dining and NYC may do the same today
        • NY, NJ and CT are adding states to their quarantine order
        • A vending machine in the subway is selling personal protective equipment
        • Cuomo is sending state police to NYC to enforce mask wearing and social distancing
        • NYC will not reopen indoor dining for now

        MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020

        SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020

          • Cuomo says NY state workers who travel to virus hotspots won't get paid sick leave
          • NY has a one percent transmission rate of the coronavirus
          • NJ Governor Murphy gives a new executive order for indoor dining
          • CT COVID-19 hospitalizations continue decreasing

          SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020

          • NY reports lowest infection rate in the U.S.
          • Governor Cuomo says air conditioning concerns stall mall, gym and theatre openings
          • Experts warn coronavirus cases could increase in tri-state area
          • NY probing Westchester high school graduation ceremony with COVID-19 positive guest

          FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020

          • Trump cancels NJ trip, says Murphy’s quarantine was not the reason
          • De Blasio hopes Albany will lend billions to NYC in coronavirus plan
          • NJ schools will reopen with sweeping new rules under just-released plan
          • NY judge blocks Cuomo from enforcing COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings
          • NYC real estate experts: Renters want to leave — And COVID-19 is to blame
          • NYC on track to enter Phase 3 of reopening on July 6
          • NYC airport signs tell travelers from coronavirus hot spots they shouldn’t be here
          • CT schools will fully reopen this fall, but with drastic changes in place to combat virus

          THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020

            WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020

            TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020

            • New York's Mid Hudson Region starts Phase 3 reopening today; Long Island tomorrow
            • Despite reopening, New York City is still showing the tolls of the pandemic
            • During the pandemic New York City lost 20 percent of its jobs in just three months
            • NJ reopening latest: Water parks and amusement parks set to reopen July 2
            • DMVs are reopening in CT
            • The governors of NY, NJ and CT are considering a quarantine for out of state visitors

            MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020

            • When are courts reopening in NJ from coronavirus closures?
            • Press secretary says Trump's 'kung flu' comment was 'linking' the virus 'to its place of origin'
            • NY poised to vote in #PandemicPrimary as controversy swirls over absentee ballots 
            • Cuomo talking to NJ, Connecticut about quarantine guidelines for Floridians
            • NJ coronavirus reopening continues today with salons, pools, youth sports 
            • NYC restaurants, barbershops, Macy's welcoming customers as Phase 2 begins
            • New York City enters its broadest reopening yet: Offices
            • Deaths and hospitalizations due to coronavirus continue to decline in CT 

            SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020

              SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020

              FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2020

              THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2020

              WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2020

                TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

                MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020

                • Connecticut sees lowest increase in COVID-19 deaths overnight
                • Murphy announces plan for outdoor sports to resume in NJ 
                • Contact tracers not asking people who test positive for virus if they attended NYC protests 
                • New York’s arts scene remains shut down indefinitely — can it evolve and survive?
                • ‘Do your job’: Cuomo urges de Blasio amid lack of NYC social distancing
                • FDA revokes approval for malaria drugs Trump promoted for preventing COVID-19
                • NY Times The Daily Podcast: What we've learned about the coronavirus 
                • Deadly toll in a New York neighborhood tells a story of race, poverty and inequality
                • Central Park sunbathers skip masks — and pants — in coronavirus defiance
                • NYC fires back at Cuomo’s threat to shut down Manhattan over social distancing
                • Maskless ‘Karen’ coughs on complaining customer in Queens bagel shop

                SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020

                  • Two more NY regions will enter Phase III reopening next week
                  • Crowds pack streets of NY bars and restaurants; Cuomo: 'Don't make me come down there'
                  • New Jersey churches reopen Sunday
                  • Governor Cuomo threatens to reverse NY reopening
                  • Elite NY private schools face uncertain fall
                  • NYC awakens in the shadow of coronavirus
                  • Coronavirus 'ripped a hole' in NYC's black community
                  • Even without a parade, NYC LGBTQ+ pride will go on
                  • NYC doctor teams up with start-up to give NY medical workers reliable commute
                  • Drag racing complaints quadruple as coronavirus limits traffic 

                  SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020

                  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020

                  • Cuomo says New York now has slowest coronavirus spread in U.S.
                  • NYC employers must live up to their public health obligations with Phase 1 underway  
                  • Biden rips Trump campaign’s coronavirus disclaimer for rally attendees
                  • CDC: Every public activity in the U.S. ‘Has some degree of risk’
                  • NY Times: Doctors are COVID-19's first historians 
                  • Hertz selling fleet of cars at a discount following virus bankruptcy
                  • The risks of housing court during a pandemic
                  • An early audible for colleges starting new football teams
                  • On the future, Americans can agree: It doesn’t look good
                  • How New York’s coronavirus response made the pandemic worse
                  • NY should brace itself for a COVID-19 resurgence

                  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020

                  • Ohio state senator blames pandemic on ‘colored’ people not washing their hands
                  • Why are so many police officers refusing to wear masks at protests 
                  • Asbury Park votes to defy Governor Murphy, will allow indoor dining 
                  • Tick-bite disease with coronavirus symptoms on the rise in NY
                  • Oyster Bay demands governor ease graduation restrictions
                  • What NYC schools could look like this fall
                  • 1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits
                  • Cuomo calls no visitation at nursing homes 'better than death'
                  • Governor Cuomo says pools and playgrounds can reopen today
                  • Fleeing NYC amid coronavirus leaves defectors with ‘survivor’s guilt’
                  • How New York City may change post-virus

                  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020

                    • Cuomo debuts new LGA as NYC daily results show virus under control, for now
                    • NJ nursing home visits still prohibited but that may change
                    • New York City salon offering $1G haircuts; 1,000-person waitlist ahead of reopening
                    • A running list of new restaurants that opened during the pandemic
                    • CT landlords expect evictions to skyrocket 
                    • Will city pools and beaches reopen despite coronavirus concerns?
                    • Starbucks sees $3.2B virus hit, plans new cafe format
                    • NY business owner: Coronavirus shutdown has been a 'nightmare' 
                    • Letter hints at what classes might look like in September
                    • Dr. Fauci warns ‘worst nightmare’ of coronavirus remains a global threat
                    • Mayor tamps down hopes of early start to NYC’s Phase 2 reopening

                    TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020

                      • Pandemic threatens to upend a thriving real estate model
                      • NY Times: Respond, reopen, reset
                      • Cuomo enlists Sean Penn-run charity to help ramp up testing for NYC virus hotspots
                      • Stay-at-home order in NJ lifted, Governor Murphy says
                      • Coronavirus may have been in China in early fall, satellite data suggests
                      • Once home to NY’s worst virus cluster, Mid-Hudson reopens outdoor dining, hair salons
                      • Not all NYC construction workers are social distancing
                      • More than 60% of the 400 sailors tested on carrier had COVID-19 antibodies
                      • Businesses in the city that never sleeps wake up to a new reality
                      • To ease virus fears, Cuomo rides the subway 
                      • These are the NYC neighborhoods still experiencing alarming COVID-19 infection rates

                      MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020

                        • Murphy reopening NJ pools as coronavirus cases have slowed
                        • NYC sees first signs of post-COVID-19 metropolis as it enters phase 1 reopening
                        • De Blasio: New NYC coronavirus cases at lowest level since pandemic began 
                        • Cuomo says New York’s ‘mojo’s back’ as coronavirus cases fall
                        • Cuomo urges George Floyd protesters to be tested
                        • Subway and bus service during Phase 1 in New York City
                        • New York City exits coronavirus lockdown but enters a new crisis
                        • As CT reopens, how much coronavirus anxiety is too much?
                        • NY Times: Could Trump turn a vaccine into a campaign stunt?
                        • NYC officially enters Phase 1 of reopening today
                        • NY Times: Weighing protest against the risks of the coronavirus

                        SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020

                          SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2020

                          FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020

                          • De Blasio: Spike in NYC virus hospitalizations can’t be attributed to protests
                          • Nassau County high school holds graduation ceremony despite pandemic
                          • Phase 2 of reopening moved up by three days in Connecticut
                          • NYC reports first day with no confirmed coronavirus deaths since March 11
                          • Mobile COVID-19 testing begins Monday in NYC
                          • 2.5M new jobs added, unemployment declines, defying expectations amid virus
                          • ABC planned a coronavirus-proof way of programming fall TV during pandemic
                          • Trump, citing pandemic, moves to weaken two key environmental protections  
                          • Two huge COVID-19 studies are retracted after scientists sound alarms
                          • Coronavirus cases spike in Texas, Arizona, Florida after reopening 
                          • NYC reports no new coronavirus deaths for first time since mid-March

                          THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020

                          • Connecticut coronavirus deaths surpass 4,000 
                          • NJ issues new rules for indoor retail, shopping amid coronavirus
                          • NYC unveils outdoor dining plan 
                          • Drug giant targets 2B doses as race for coronavirus vaccine continues
                          • MTA expands OMNY readers to half of subway stations, accelerates bus timeline 
                          • Jobless claims in New York drop by 56 percent as state gradually reopens
                          • NYC has come back from every crippling blow — but virus could land a knockout punch
                          • The New Yorker: How the protests have changed the pandemic
                          • George Floyd’s autopsy shows he had coronavirus, was ‘asymptomatic' 
                          • Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists
                          • The pandemic is stressing your body in new ways

                          WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2020

                            • Connecticut provides coronavirus assistance for undocumented
                            • Virus infects German shepherd, first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in U.S.
                            • NYC Dem says if coronavirus cases spike, 'blame racism,' not protesters
                            • Seven NY regions can start outdoor dining Thursday as Cuomo adds al fresco to Phase II
                            • NY turns corner as COVID cases plummet to lowest since March
                            • U.S. slated to have 100 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccine by year’s end
                            • CT death toll falls to lowest level since start of pandemic
                            • NYC’s laid-off fine dining chefs find glimmers of hope with new home businesses
                            • When NJ reopens outdoor dining, here are the rules restaurants and bars must follow
                            • Study shows NYC COVID-19 outbreak had European and U.S. origins
                            • The New Yorker: The Chinese diarist who saw into the world’s pandemic future

                            TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020

                            • Dr. Fauci says there's a chance vaccine may not provide immunity for very long
                            • De Blasio struggles to defend social distancing, coronavirus rules amid protests
                            • Murphy rarely consults with health officials in NJ on COVID-19 crisis
                            • 27% unlikely to be vaccinated against the coronavirus
                            • Lamont signs executive order to mitigate the spread in CT nursing homes
                            • Riots put brakes on U.S. economy's coronavirus recovery
                            • How the virus changed the global economy 
                            • How to use masks during the coronavirus pandemic 
                            • NJ outdoor dining, stores to reopen in two weeks 
                            • Protests have exposed a truth Cuomo, de Blasio have missed: The lockdown is over
                            • Hollywood submits COVID-19 reopening plan to NY and CA governors

                            MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020

                              • George Floyd protests could impact coronavirus containment measures
                              • Trump administration bungled timely delivery of remdesivir to NY hospitals 
                              • Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo concerned about spread with NYC protests
                              • Cuomo warns protests could spark coronavirus comeback in NY
                              • Hair salons, barbershops allowed to reopen in CT 
                              • Cuomo says more regions in NY are heading into Phase 2 reopening
                              • NHL players, coaches offer opinions on return-to-play format
                              • Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge
                              • Will NJ downtowns survive the pandemic?
                              • NY Times: Will protests set off a second viral wave?
                              • The New Yorker: Minneapolis, the coronavirus, and Trump’s failure to see a crisis coming

                              SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2020 

                              • 10 new coronavirus testing sites in NY are targeting hotspots
                              • Rat populations in New York may climb as the pandemic prevents rodent inspections
                              • NY Times examines two crises facing America: The pandemic and police violence
                              • Coronavirus hospitalizations in CT continue on a downward trend
                              • Coronavirus cases and deaths continue on a downward trend in NJ
                              • City officials say protests will not change New York City's reopening date of June 8
                              • Dentists all over New York can reopen tomorrow, June 1
                              • NYC coronavirus cases top 200,000

                              SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020 

                              • NJ announces a housing relief program for renters struggling due to coronavirus
                              • CT looks to open barbershops and salons June 1
                              • The NY City Council pushes to expand outdoor dining
                              • Governor Cuomo sets NYC reopening for June 8
                              • At his daily briefing, Cuomo asks the state AG to review Brooklyn protests
                              • NJ coronavirus case total up to 159,608 and death toll to 11,634
                              • CT virus case total 42,022; Death toll 3,912
                              • Governor Cuomo signs a bill giving death benefits to the families of front line workers

                              FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020 

                              • NBA targets July 31 to resume season, source says
                              • Universal Orlando plans to reopen resort hotels on June 2 
                              • U.S. missed early chance to slow coronavirus, genetic study indicates
                              • Trump: U.S. will cut ties with World Health Organization over handling of virus 
                              • Cuomo says five upstate regions ready to enter Phase 2
                              • New York City ‘on track’ for June 8 reopening
                              • Murphy: NJ daycare, sports, camps can resume in coronavirus
                              • Lamont relaxes social gathering restrictions in CT, releases guidelines for churches 
                              • These athletes had the coronavirus. Will they ever be the same?
                              • De Blasio says New Yorkers ‘have to improvise’ their way around town 
                              • De Blasio, MTA in row over NYC subway and bus readiness for reopening
                              • New York coronavirus tracing program falls behind on hiring goals
                              • Social distancing concerns for subways, MTA services once NYC begins to reopen
                              • C.D.C. recommends sweeping changes to American offices

                              THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020

                                • Boston Marathon canceled for the first time ever
                                • More reopening plans from NJ lockdown just days away, Murphy says 
                                • CT coronavirus testing of city employees begins in Stamford
                                • Paterson, NJ unveils COVID Task Force to beat pandemic
                                • New Rochelle, in the spotlight as a major cluster, begins a slow reopening
                                • NYC to begin Phase 1 of virus reopening in first or second week of June
                                • Chris Rock, Rosie Perez join Governor Cuomo to promote masks, testing
                                • Scorsese self-shot short film about being in coronavirus lockdown from his home
                                • Is the virus straining marriages? NJ divorce lawyers predict a wave of splits 
                                • NY executive order allows store owners to deny entry to people without masks
                                • Long Island reopens: Scenes from the start of Phase 1 
                                • 41 million have lost jobs since COVID-19 hit, but layoffs slow
                                • Staten Island tanning salon to reopen today, defying NYC guidelines
                                • Chicago releases plan for reopening restaurants, leaving NYC in the dust

                                WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020

                                • Disney World sets reopening date
                                • De Blasio warns of New York City's multibillion-dollar deficit amid coronavirus
                                • Murphy talks Rutgers return in NJ from coronavirus
                                • Cuomo meets with Trump at the White House
                                • NY Times: The virus has swept away our work-life boundaries 
                                • VIDEO: Coronavirus will change campus life for college students this fall
                                • Long Island enters phase one of reopening
                                • Actors Equity Association releases list of guidelines for reopening Broadway
                                • Lamont still clashing with Native American tribes over casino reopenings in CT 
                                • NY Times Podcast: Can the U.S. Postal Service survive the pandemic? 
                                • How the Bronx became New York’s virus hot spot
                                • NYC lacks plan as coronavirus reopening nears, business owners, pols say

                                  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