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NYS Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Eligibility for All New Yorkers Age 16+

New York took a big step forward today to bring us closer to beating this pandemic. Today, we expanded eligibility to all New Yorkers aged 16 and older. We expect the vaccine supply will continue to increase, and New York’s vast distribution network is ready to administer doses as quickly as received. More than 1 million New Yorkers have already been fully vaccinated at State and FEMA mass vaccination sites. And with expanded eligibility, our message today is clear: Let’s get everyone vaccinated. The vaccines are safe and effective—but they only work if they’re taken. So book your appointment as soon as you can, roll up your sleeve, and let’s get vaccinated, New York.  

Here’s what else you need to know tonight:  
1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,533. Of the 132,864 tests reported yesterday, 5,748, or 4.33 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.57 percent. There were 937 patients in ICU yesterday, up 31 from the previous day. Of them, 591 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 47 New Yorkers to the virus.   
2. As of 11am this morning, 33.8 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 182,967 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 10,663,122 total doses with 21.2 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State’s Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.   
3. To honor all those who dedicated their lives throughout the COVID crisis, New York will construct an Essential Workers Monument. Today we announced the creation of the Essential Workers Advisory Committee to provide design input and recommendations for a monument in New York City honoring the service and sacrifice of New York’s essential workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These true heroes continue to aid and inspire us and they have our utmost respect. We will create a monument to honor them in perpetuity.    
4. Today, we announced the statewide “Vaccinate NY” ad campaign to encourage all New Yorkers to get vaccinated. Ads will run across television, radio, online and print statewide. This effort coincides with universal eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine taking effect.   

Tonight’s “Deep Breath Moment”: First 8-year-old Lilly Bumpus beat cancer, then she beat a national record. Lilly, who lives in San Bernardino, California, surpassed the Girl Scouts national record for most boxes of cookies sold in a single season. Bumpus sold 32,484 boxes of cookies, handily beating the previous record of 26,086 boxes. Her record also includes 5,000 donation boxes that will go to several charity organizations.   

Ever Upward,  
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  

NYS Coronavirus Update: Eligibility Open to New Yorkers 16+ Starting 4/6/21 — Roll Up Your Sleeves Campaign

Starting April 6, all New Yorkers age 16 and older will be able to get vaccinated. As universal eligibility goes into effect, we will continue to work with local leaders to make sure all New Yorkers have access to the vaccine. But I also want to remind everyone that universal eligibility does not mean we can let our guard down. The truth is millions of our neighbors still need to get their shots and we are still in a footrace against the infection rate. It is imperative that we do not let down our guard and that we continue exercising safety protocols. Wear a mask, social distance, remain vigilant—but most importantly, get vaccinated. It’s how we’ll get back to the things we love and how we protect the ones we love. 

Here’s what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,434. Of the 150,225 tests reported yesterday, 6,583, or 4.38 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.57 percent. There were 906 patients in ICU yesterday, up 24 from the previous day. Of them, 577 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 57 New Yorkers to the virus. 

2. As of 11am this morning, 33.3 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 11,418 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 10,480,155 total doses with 20.7 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State’s Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. At 8am tomorrow, April 6, all New Yorkers age 16 and up will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines. New Yorkers can schedule an appointment through the Am I Eligible tool or by calling the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

4. Today, we announced the start of the statewide “Roll Up Your Sleeve” ad campaign to encourage all New Yorkers to get vaccinated. The ads will be shown on television and online statewide beginning Wednesday, April 7. The ads were directed by Contagion screenplay writer Scott Burns and shot at New York City’s Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Watch the ad here

5. Beginning today, the 11pm curfew for certain industries will be lifted. The curfew currently in place for casinos, movie theaters, bowling alleys, billiards halls, gyms and fitness centers will be lifted. The 11pm curfew for food and beverage establishments and the 12am curfew for catered events remain in effect. Both curfews will be evaluated later this month. 

Tonight’s “Deep Breath Moment”: For most of her life, Queens resident Monica Schuss didn’t know she had a brother. After waiting 27 years on the State’s adoption registry to learn about her family history, Schuss learned of her long-lost brother: Long Island resident John Tomanelli. Tomanelli, born seven years after his sister and adopted to a separate family, also joined the adoption registry, and recently they both received letters with exciting news of their family ties. Now the brother & sister are making up for lost time and realizing that even while separated, they have similar passions—like baking Irish soda bread. 

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Ever Upward,

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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NYS Coronavirus Update: The Continued Risk of the Virus — Expanded Rapid Testing Sites

  The risk from COVID-19 is still high in New York State, and although we continue to make progress vaccinating New Yorkers, now is not the time to give up on safe behaviors that we know reduce the spread. The vaccine works, but only if we take it, and we can’t afford to slow down because we are in a foot race against the infection rate. New vaccination sites are opening and eligibility continues to expand, but the virus is still spreading—and the rate of spread is a function of our behavior. We’re going to defeat COVID and return to more fulfilling lives together, but for now, everyone needs to stay vigilant.   

Vaccine FAQ of the Day: You can’t get COVID from the COVID-19 vaccines. Get the facts: ny.gov/vaccine   

Here’s what else you need to know tonight:  
1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,651. Of the 220,369 tests reported yesterday, 8,382, or 3.80 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.47 percent. There were 899 patients in ICU yesterday, down four from the previous day. Of them, 533 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 62 New Yorkers to the virus.   
2. As of 11am this morning, 30.4 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 192,853 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 9,421,951 total doses with 17.9 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State’s Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.   
3. We are expanding the New York Forward Rapid Testing Program to help businesses and events safely reopen. Twenty-five new sites will open Thursday, April 1, and 10 sites will open within the next two weeks for a total of 70 sites statewide. The New York Forward Rapid Test Program provides affordable rapid (30 minutes or less) COVID tests at locations across the State. Learn more.   
4. See how Excelsior Pass can help you be a part of NY’s safe reopening. To help revitalize New York’s economy safely, the State launched Excelsior Pass—a free and voluntary platform for businesses & individuals that can be used to easily access secure proof of a recent negative COVID test or vaccination. The Excelsior Pass Wallet app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Learn more.  

Tonight’s “Deep Breath Moment”: Some bonds are unbreakable—even between a dog and a stuffed animal. Sisu, a lab mix stray in North Carolina, was found repeatedly sneaking into a North Carolina Dollar General store. Every single time, he would go directly to a purple unicorn stuffed animal in the toy aisle. After many attempts, the store employees were able to catch Sisu and call animal control to bring him to a shelter. But before taking him to the shelter, animal control officer Samantha Lane saw how attached the pup was to the stuffed animal and bought the unicorn for him. Sisu and his beloved toy are now safe at the Duplin County Animal Services shelter.    

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Ever Upward,  
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Molinaro Hosts Latest COVID-19 Town Hall Forum

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Dutchess County, NY sent this bulletin at 03/31/2021 05:00 PM EDT

Poughkeepsie, NY … Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro hosted his latest virtual town hall forum regarding COVID-19 on Wednesday, updating residents about the pandemic, the County’s response and vaccine distribution, among other topics, while answering their questions.

The event is available to view on-demand on the County’s YouTube page, which includes an archive of the more than 60 other online conversations County Executive Molinaro has hosted since March 2020.

Among the highlights of Wednesday’s conversation:

– County Executive Molinaro updated residents on the most current data, as of Wednesday, available on the Dutchess County COVID-19 Community Impact Dashboard:

617,292 tests completed to date
25,893 confirmed cases to date
1,405 current active cases
59 current hospitalizations
425 deaths to date
Positivity Rate for Dutchess County (7-day rolling avg.): 4.54% (as of March 29th)

– Dutchess County vaccine metrics (as of March 29th) have also been added to the Dashboard that reflects data published on the State’s Vaccine Tracker:

89,096 Dutchess residents with at least one dose of the
30.33% of population with one dose
45,292 residents completed vaccine series
15.42% of population with complete vaccine series

– Earlier today, County Executive Molinaro was one of 350 residents to receive his COVID-19 vaccine at a Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Health (DBCH) pop-up Point of Dispensing (POD) at Stissing Mountain High School in Pine Plains.

– This week, 4,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been allocated to providers throughout Dutchess County by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), County Executive Molinaro said. Allocations include:

– DBCH is slated to receive 2,900 doses of Moderna vaccine; 2,100 doses will be used to vaccinate eligible groups at the County’s fixed PODs in Poughkeepsie and Dover; 800 doses will be provided to local primary care partners to vaccinate homebound and medically frail senior citizens.

– Additionally, the County continues to host pop-up vaccination sites having completed a vaccine POD in Pine Plains earlier today, with another pop-up site in the City of Poughkeepsie organized for Friday, April 2 by appointment only; additional pop-up vaccine clinics will be held in Millerton and Hyde Park in the coming days.

– Additional doses have been allocated by New York State to hospitals and pharmacies in Dutchess County; updates about these vaccine allocations are posted at dutchessny.gov/covidvaccine.

– Earlier this week, the State announced all individuals over the age of 30 are now eligible to be vaccinated, and beginning April 6th, all those over the age of 16 will be eligible. Residents are reminded that only Pfizer’s vaccine is approved for those 16 and 17 years of age.

– VA Hudson Valley announced, starting today, it has begun vaccinating veterans’ spouses and caregivers at their walk-in clinics at Castle Point & Montrose. These clinics are held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

– Residents who have already been vaccinated and who completed the Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form can remove themselves from the County’s list by completing the form at dutchessny.gov/GotMyVaccine to help expedite notification about appointments available at County sites to others waiting to be vaccinated. Individuals will still receive weekly updates to share with loved ones still waiting for their shot.

– DBCH will host a virtual public forum on Chemical Dependency and Substance Use services offered in Dutchess County. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear an overview on services, ask specific questions of providers, and offer feedback. To register for this event, or offer comments ahead of the forum, visit DutchessNY.gov/ForumComments.

– Dutchess County Public Transit (DCPT) is hosting an online survey for residents to share information on their past, present and future use of DCPT services, as well as private transportation services, as part of an ongoing transit study to develop ways to further enhance the transit system.

The survey is available online in English and Spanish now through April 16. The survey, which is being conducted on behalf of the County by Nelson/Nygaard, asks questions about how riders use DCPT services, including how they may have curtailed use of public transit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how they currently use services, and how they may use services in the future once a vaccine is widely distributed. Feedback will be used to form recommendations for future improvements such as group ride-share, micro-transit networks, or revamping the current system as well as suggestions for fuel-efficient vehicles, fare structure, and hours of service.

Dutchess County residents who complete the survey can also enter their email address to be entered to win one of four $25 Visa gift cards. Visit the Dutchess County Public Transit website for more information or for assistance completing the survey, contact DCPT at 845-473-8424.

County Executive Molinaro will host his next Facebook Live Town Hall on Wednesday, April 7th at 3 p.m. As always, residents are encouraged to watch live on the County’s Facebook page.

NYS Coronavirus Update: 100K Doses Administered at NYS/FEMA Site in Queens


Today, vaccine eligibility opened up to all New Yorkers age 30 and up, and we are getting shots in arms as fast as our supply allows. We know the key to defeating COVID once and for all is getting every single New Yorker vaccinated. Nearly one out of every three New Yorkers has already received at least one dose of the vaccine. But while this progress is welcome, the virus is still out there and poses a significant threat. We must keep up the practices we know stop the spread: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands and remain vigilant, New York. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer, but we’re still not there yet.   

Here’s what else you need to know tonight:  
1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,715. Of the 151,437 tests reported yesterday, 6,488, or 4.23 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.43 percent. There were 903 patients in ICU yesterday, up 13 from the previous day. Of them, 523 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 61 New Yorkers to the virus.   
2. As of 11am this morning, 29.9 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 172,128 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 9,229,098 total doses with 17.3 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State’s Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.   
3. Collegiate sports can bring fans back to the stands under strict state guidelines beginning April 2. Intercollegiate sports at large-scale venues that hold more than 1,500 attendees indoors or 2,500 attendees outdoors can host up to 10 percent indoor or 20 percent outdoor capacity. All attendees must present proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test result or completed COVID-19 immunization prior to entry. Colleges and universities hosting spectators for sporting events at large-scale venues must notify and coordinate with their respective state or local health department, aligning with the state guidance for professional sports competitions with spectators.   
4. Become a New York State Citizen Public Health Leader. To continue the fight against COVID and prepare for the next public health emergency, the State launched a free, online Citizen Public Health Training course for New Yorkers, in partnership with Cornell University and supported by the State University of New York. This program will prepare and equip New Yorkers to become Citizen Public Health Leaders and build an informed network of community health leaders across the state. Enroll today.   

Tonight’s “Deep Breath Moment”: New Yorker and actor Kaliswa Brewster became an avid runner in 2017, but the past year posed challenges that prevented Brewster from keeping up with her running. After recovering from skin cancer just before the pandemic started, Kaliswa caught COVID-19 and was sick at home for months. But now she’s beaten both cancer and COVID. She’s back running again and will participate in this year’s Virtual NYC Half Marathon.   

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Ever Upward,  
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo