Archive: NYS COVID-19 Resources & Information
4/7/20

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.

4/7/20 Updates

Executive Order 202.14 was just released by the Governor's Office.

Highlights:

  • Medical equipment held in inventory shall be reported to DOH.
  • Non-essential businesses and schools shall remain closed until 11:59 p.m. on April 29.
  • Violation of directives penalty increased from $500 to $1,000.
  • Extends health insurance premium payments to June 1.
  • Prohibits reporting on negative data to credit bureaus.
  • For the purposes of Estates Powers and Trusts Law the act of witnessing that is required under the New York State law is authorized to be performed utilizing audio video technology.

From Governor Cuomo’s press briefing in the Red Room at the NYS Capitol 

  • Newly hospitalized number is up, the three-day average is down.
  • Projecting that NYS is reaching a plateau in number of hospitalizations.
  • Daily ICU admissions are down.
  • Discharge rate is down.
  • NYS has roughly 90,000 available beds, which is more than enough.
  • Staffing continues to be an issue.
  • 7,000 new staff have been hired (retired healthcare workers, out of state volunteers).
  • Stretching and moving ventilators between hospitals as needed.
  • Balancing patient load amongst the hospitals.
  • Javits Center and USNS Comfort are for COVID-only overflow.
  • USNS Comfort will provide 500 beds.
  • Not at the point of restarting the economy yet.
  • Tri-state approach to restarting the economy.
  • We will not be able to end the infection before we restart the economy, restarting the economy will come down to testing.
  • DOH has approved antibody testing, but this needs to be brought to scale; working with the FDA to accomplish this goal.
  • Rapid testing now exists, 15-minute test, this testing also needs to be brought to scale.
  • NY will work with private companies to bring this to scale.
  • Currently, NY only has 50,000 testing capacity.
  • Private companies interested in testing should reach out to ESD: 212-803-3100 or email [email protected].
  • Federal Government needs to help states and localities within another stimulus bill.
  • Governor is sending NY Congressional Delegation a letter today regarding the needs of New York.
  • 1918 pandemic peaked for 6 months; it has only been 37 days of COVID-19.
  • Social distancing is working.
  • NYS has released 700 parole violators and 240 people from Rikers Island.
     

TOTAL NYS CASES: 138,836 / DEATHS: 5,489 (Largest single day increase)

 

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