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COVID-19 death toll at nursing homes grows as NY counts those presumed to have succumbed to disease

The number of COVID-19 deaths in New York is steadily going down, and 230 were reported on Monday. But New York state is now adding 1,700 more deaths at...
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Tue, 05/05/2020 - 4:09pm
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Cuomo outlines rules for partial reopening of some regions of state 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that some upstate regions in the state may be able to have a limited reopening of some businesses when the current...
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Mon, 05/04/2020 - 2:03pm
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Schools in New York to remain closed through June

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that all schools in New York will be closed until the end of the school year, and he raised questions about summer...
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Fri, 05/01/2020 - 12:59pm
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Subways to shut for nightly cleaning; contact tracer training ramps up 

New York City subways will be shutting down each night for disinfecting and cleaning starting May 6, and a plan to greatly ramp up contact tracing is...
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Thu, 04/30/2020 - 11:41am
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Cuomo permits much of upstate to resume elective surgeries 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that many counties in the state with low levels of the coronavirus will be allowed to resume elective surgeries in the...
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Wed, 04/29/2020 - 3:02pm
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Cuomo says partial reopening will likely not include State Fair

Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered more details Tuesday on what needs to be in place before portions of New York state can begin to reopen. But the governor said...
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Tue, 04/28/2020 - 12:54pm
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NY will coordinate new markets for state's dairy farmers

The food supply disruptions caused by the corona virus has led to some dairy farmers dumping some of their milk, because they have no place to sell it....
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Tue, 04/28/2020 - 8:27am
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Cuomo officials say without federal help, deep state budget cuts coming

New York’s finances will suffer for some years to come, and there are likely to be big cuts to schools and local governments because of the coronavirus...
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Mon, 04/27/2020 - 1:25pm
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Cuomo receives record-high approval rating for handling of COVID-19

A new poll from Siena College finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 77% approval rating is at a record high, and that New Yorkers by a 3-to-1 margin trust Cuomo...
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Mon, 04/27/2020 - 9:28am
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New York's plastic bag ban effectively on hold for now

New York state’s plastic bag ban took effect on March 1, but like much of society, it is now on “pause” as supermarkets and retailers that remain open...
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Fri, 04/24/2020 - 1:27pm
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