Archive: NYS COVID-19 Resources & Information

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.

4/8/20 Updates


  • Good news—social distancing is working, and the curve is flattening.
  • Deaths: 6,268 (779) yesterday, highest yet.
  • Governor is ordering flags to fly at half mast.
  • Testing capacity will be the bridge from where we are today to the new economy.
  • Dr. Havidan Rodriguez and NYSDOH & Northwell will do more testing and research in minority communities immediately.
  • Making an additional $600 payment to all unemployed New Yorkers (the State will be reimbursed by the Federal government).
  • Extending NYS unemployment benefits to an additional 13 weeks (total 39 weeks).
  • New Yorkers can vote via absentee ballots in the June 23 primaries. 


  • This is going to be a long battle; we are doubling down on social distancing.
  • The State will start a social media campaign “Who are you staying home for?”
  • If we stop social distancing, the numbers will go back up.
  • If hospitalization keeps decreasing, the system should stabilize over the next few weeks.
  • Why are more Latinos and African Americans dying from COVID-19?.
  • The poorest people pay the highest price; we need to figure out why this is the case.
  • More testing and research in minority communities.
  • We need to look at public health system capacity and preparedness.

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