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.

From Governor Cuomo’s 10:30 a.m. press briefing in the Red Room of the New York State Capitol: 

Density Control 

  • Greatest density control issue is now in NYC; focus on young people.
  • Governor Cuomo is working with NYC officials on this, expecting to see a plan today.
  • Cuomo will implement NYC density reduction actions in other neighboring counties.
  • NY cannot handle a wave at its high point. 

Executive Orders 

  • Today issuing E.O. directing hospitals to increase capacity by 50% at least.
  • E.O. all nurses to voluntarily enlist.
  • 30,000 responses from retired medical professionals to help. 

Medical Supplies 

  • Continue to be a large concern, we are still competing with other states, driving up costs.
  • Feds need to invoke Defense Production Act. 

Hospital Capacity 

  • Governor is traveling to NYC today to check status at the Javits Center (1,000 beds with ventilators and staffing). 

Drug Therapy 

  • Tuesday starting Hydroxychloroquine and Zithromax drug therapy. 


  • 25% of all testing nationwide is being produced in NY.
  • March 13, State started testing, 16,000 people per day are being tested in NY.

Total Cases in NYS: 20,875 / NEW: 5,707 / 13% hospitalized / DEATHS: 157 

  • Numbers will be higher on positive since NY is doing more tests. 

Moving Forward 

We must implement NY FORWARD: how do we transition to a restart of the economy, taking into consideration public health policies? How can we account for the vulnerable while keeping healthy people working? NYS has a Task Force working on this separately. 




Professional Network

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