NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 28, 2020 AT 12:07 PM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • New York State currently has the lowest death toll and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • DOH is investigating potential COVID-19 exposure at a high school graduation ceremony in Westchester County from an individual who attended after having recently traveled to Florida and subsequently began showing symptoms and tested positive.
  • Regions in phase four will be permitted to hold social gatherings of up to 50 people; and indoor religious gatherings will be allowed at up to 33 percent of the indoor site’s capacity.
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through July 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • The deadline for New York State personal income tax and corporation tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 22, 2020 AT 12:40 PM
What You Need to Know
  • Long Island is on track to enter phase three tomorrow, June 24.
  • $65M in federal CARES Act funding is available for child care providers to support new childcare health and safety protocols and assist closed programs with reopening.
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through July 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • The deadline for New York State personal income tax and corporation tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 17, 2020 AT 4:00 PM
What You Need to Know
  • New York City is on track to enter phase two of the state’s regional phased reopening plan; Long Island and Mid-Hudson Valley are on track to enter phase three; the Capital Region, Western New York, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country, and Southern Tier are in phase three.
  • New York State reached the lowest percentage of positive COVID-19 tests yesterday since the pandemic began.
  • Governor Cuomo signs legislation prohibiting health care employers from penalizing employees for making complaints of employer violations.
  • Governor Cuomo announced gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed in phase three.
  • Hospitals and group homes will be allowed to accept visitors at their discretion, while following state guidelines including time-limited visits and requiring visitors to wear PPE and be subject to symptom and temperature checks.
  • Governor Cuomo announced the implementation of a new early warning dashboard to monitor and review how the virus is being contained on an ongoing basis.
  • The $100M New York Forward Loan Fund will provide loans to small businesses, focusing on minority and women owned small businesses, that did not receive federal COVID-19 assistance.
  • The New York State sales tax filing deadline has been extended to June 22, 2020.
  • Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through July 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 14, 2020 AT 3:15 PM
What You Need to Know
  • New York City is in phase one of the state’s regional phased reopening plan; Long Island, Mid-Hudson Valley, Capital Region, and Western New York are in phase two; Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country, and Southern Tier are in phase three.
  • Western New York is expected to enter Phase 3 on June 16th with the Capital Region following on the 17th.
  • Low-risk youth sports for regions in phase three of reopening can begin on July 6.
  • The state is extending the special open enrollment period in the New York State of Health Plan Marketplace for an additional 30 days through July 15.
  • Governor Cuomo signs legislation requiring the State Department of Health to conduct a study on the health impacts of COVID-19 on minorities in New York State.
  • Governor Cuomo is reminding bars and restaurants that any violations of reopening rules and guidelines can result in the loss of that establishment’s liquor license. Additionally, individuals can be fined for open container and social distancing violations.
  • Governor Cuomo is urging all protesters to get a COVID-19 test. Find a test site near you.
  • Local or state facilities that operate as a cooling center may open at their discretion while following state guidance; the Department of Health released interim guidance for cooling centers.
  • Special education services and instruction may be provided in-person this summer; the Department of Health released interim guidance for these services.
  • Governor Cuomo announced that localities may open public pools and playgrounds at their discretion while following state guidance; the Department of Health released interim guidance for pools.
  • Governor Cuomo signs legislation to suspend the forfeit of Unemployment Benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a legislation to repeal the criminalization of wearing a mask in public.
  • Schools will be permitted to hold drive-in and drive-through graduation ceremonies this year; the Department of Health released interim guidance for these ceremonies; or have Socially distanced graduations of up to 150 people starting on June 26th.
  • Governor Cuomo announced the implementation of a new early warning dashboard to monitor and review how the virus is being contained on an ongoing basis.
  • Governor Cuomo released a guide to the state’s “NY Forward Reopening” Plan, along with the state’s regional monitoring dashboard.
  • The $100M New York Forward Loan Fund will provide loans to small businesses, focusing on minority and women owned small businesses, that did not receive federal COVID-19 assistance.
  • The New York State sales tax filing deadline has been extended to June 22, 2020.
  • Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through July 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 11, 2020 AT 1:48 PM
What You Need to Know

 

  • New York City is in phase one of the state’s regional phased reopening plan; Long Island, Mid-Hudson Valley, Capital Region, Western New York, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country, and Southern Tier are in phase two.
  • Governor Cuomo is urging all protesters to get a COVID-19 test. Find a test site near you.
  • Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier are on track to enter phase three of reopening tomorrow, June 12th.
  • Special education services and instruction may be provided in-person this summer; the Department of Health released interim guidance for these services.
  • Governor Cuomo announced that localities may open public pools and playgrounds at their discretion while following state guidance; the Department of Health released interim guidance for pools.
  • In partnership with Sean Penn and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), NYS has established 11 testing sites in hotspot neighborhoods that have been impacted the most by COVID-19, bringing the total number of testing sites in NYS to more than 800.
  • Socially distanced graduations of up to 150 people will be allowed beginning June 26th.
  • Places of worship will be permitted to reopen with 25 percent occupancy with all social distancing protocols in place during phase two of reopening.
  • Schools will be permitted to hold drive-in and drive-through graduation ceremonies this year; the Department of Health released interim guidance for these ceremonies.
  • Governor Cuomo announced the implementation of a new early warning dashboard to monitor and review how the virus is being contained on an ongoing basis.
  • Governor Cuomo released a guide to the state’s “NY Forward Reopening” Plan, along with the state’s regional monitoring dashboard.
  • The $100M New York Forward Loan Fund will provide loans to small businesses, focusing on minority and women owned small businesses, that did not receive federal COVID-19 assistance.
  • The New York State sales tax filing deadline has been extended to June 22, 2020.
  • Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through June 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 9, 2020 AT 10:25 AM
What You Need to Know
  • New York City, Long Island, and Mid-Hudson Valley Regions are in phase one of the state’s regional phased reopening plan; Capital Region, Western New York, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country, and Southern Tier are in phase two.
  • Governor Cuomo is urging all protesters to get a COVID-19 test. Find a test site near you.
  • Special education services and instruction may be provided in-person this summer; the Department of Health released interim guidance for these services.
  • New York City can resume elective surgeries and ambulatory care.
  • The state is opening 14 new temporary testing sites at churches located in communities particularly impacted by COVID-19.
  • The state is deploying over one million masks, as well as 35,000 gallons, and 500,000 2 oz. bottles of sanitizer to the MTA.
  • The Mid-Hudson Valley is on track to enter phase two of reopening June 9 and Long Island is on track to enter phase two on June 10.
  • Socially distanced graduations of up to 150 people will be allowed beginning June 26th.
  • Places of worship will be permitted to reopen with 25 percent occupancy with all social distancing protocols in place during phase two of reopening.
  • Schools will be permitted to hold drive-in and drive-through graduation ceremonies this year; the Department of Health released interim guidance for these ceremonies.
  • Medical schools statewide will be allowed to reopen on June 22nd.
  • Governor Cuomo announced the implementation of a new early warning dashboard to monitor and review how the virus is being contained on an ongoing basis.
  • Governor Cuomo released a guide to the state’s “NY Forward Reopening” Plan, along with the state’s regional monitoring dashboard.
  • The $100M New York Forward Loan Fund will provide loans to small businesses, focusing on minority and women owned small businesses, that did not receive federal COVID-19 assistance.
  • The New York State sales tax filing deadline has been extended to June 22, 2020.
  • Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through June 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.

Absentee Ballots for June 23 Primary Election

Click here to fill out a PDF version of the application to request to vote as an absentee.

When filling out your ballot request form, here are a few things to remember:

  • Check “temporary illness or physical disability” to indicate that coronavirus is the reason you will be voting-by-mail in the June 23 primary election.
  • Your completed form must be mailed, emailed, or faxed to your county board no later than seven days before the primary election date.
  • Your ballot will be sent to you at least 32 days before the primary election date. If you mail in your ballot request form later than this cut off, your ballot will be sent immediately.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: MAY 31, 2020 AT 3:10 PM
What You Need to Know
  • Long Island, Capital Region, Western New York and Mid-Hudson Valley Regions have met all seven metrics required to begin phase one of the state’s regional phased reopening plan; Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier can enter phase two.
  • New York City will enter phase one of reopening on June 8.
  • Governor Cuomo announced the implementation of a new early warning dashboard to monitor and review how the virus is being contained on an ongoing basis.
  • As New York City prepares for phase 1 of reopening on June 8th, 10 additional testing spots will be added to hotspot areas who are predominantly low income and minority communities.
  • Governor Cuomo signed a new law providing death benefits for families of frontline government workers who have passed due to COVID-19.
  • Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order authorizing businesses to deny entry to individuals not wearing masks or face-coverings.
  • Dentists statewide can reopen starting June 1st while adhering to best practices for safety and social distancing guidelines.
  • Governor Cuomo released a guide to the state’s “NY Forward Reopening” Plan, along with the state’s regional monitoring dashboard.
  • The $100M New York Forward Loan Fund will provide loans to small businesses, focusing on minority and women owned small businesses, that did not receive federal COVID-19 assistance.
  • The New York State sales tax filing deadline has been extended to June 22, 2020.
  • Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through June 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.

Coming June 15

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: MAY 27, 2020 AT 4:09 PM
What You Need to Know
  • Long Island, Capital Region, Western New York, Central New York, North County, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson Valley, and Mohawk Valley Regions have met all seven metrics required to begin phase one of the state’s regional phased reopening plan.
  • NYS on PAUSE will continue through May 28 for regions that have not started reopening; a region can enter Phase One of reopening as soon as it meets its required metrics.
  • New York State and local governments will provide death benefits for frontline workers who died from COVID-19 during this emergency.
  • The state is continuing to direct resources and focus efforts on reducing the spread of COVID-19 in lower-income and predominately minority neighborhoods.
  • Governor Cuomo renewed his call for Congress to pass the ‘Americans First Law’ to help prevent corporate bailouts following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Governor Cuomo called on the U.S. Senate to pass a coronavirus relief bill that helps all Americans and provides unrestricted fiscal support for states.
  • The winners of the Wear a Mask New York Ad Contest are: “We Heart New York” created by Bunny Lake Films and “You Can Still Smile” by Natalia Bougadellis and Emory Parker.
  • The state will fast-track construction of the new Empire Station at Penn and the new LaGuardia Airport while rail ridership and air traffic is down.
  • Governor Cuomo met with President Trump in Washington D.C. and urged support of a real public infrastructure program to advance infrastructure projects in New York.
  • Veterinarian practices will be allowed to open in all regions beginning Tuesday, May 26th.
  • Governor Cuomo released a guide to the state’s “NY Forward Reopening” Plan, along with the state’s regional monitoring dashboard.
  • The $100M New York Forward Loan Fund will provide loans to small businesses, focusing on minority and women owned small businesses, that did not receive federal COVID-19 assistance.
  • The New York State sales tax filing deadline has been extended to June 22, 2020.
  • Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through June 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.