Archive: NYS COVID-19 Resources & Information
4/3/20

In the rapidly changing dynamics of combating the Cornonavirus, information is updated constantly. This archive is being provided as an additional resource for those seeking to learn more about how New York State is addressing COVID-19.

4/3/20 Updates
From Governor Cuomo’s press briefing in the Red Room at the NYS Capitol 

  • Increase of cases on Long Island (less resources than NYC).
  • N-95 masks were $.07/mask prior to COVID-19, now the price is as high as $7/mask.
  • The Governor reiterated the need for manufacturers across NY to make PPE items.
  • NYC Javits Center will now be a COVID-only facility (approved by Federal Government).
  • Javits Center adds 2,500 COVID-19 beds.
  • Non-COVID hospital cases are very few.
  • State is now tracking hotspot hospital facilities with the most hospitalizations.
  • NYS still does not have enough ventilators.
  • Governor is signing an Executive Order allowing the State to take ventilators and PPE which will be returned or reimbursed.
  • National Guard will pick up ventilators and PPE from across the state.
  • NYS is heavily reliant on federal aid.
  • Governor spoke with Speaker Pelosi about federal assistance New York needs in the next aid package.
  • National deployment of resources: focus on the emergency that is on front of you, New York will hit the apex first.
  • When our curve is over, New York will be there for any community that needs help, we will bring staff, equipment and volunteers.
  • DOH Commissioner Zucker stated that there is no data to suggest wearing a mask is effective.
  • At the moment, the State has no way to reduce the prison population due to COVID-19. 

TOTAL NYS CASES: 102,863 / NEW: 10,482 / DEATHS: 2.935

 

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