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JFK Airport Consolidates Operations During Coronavirus Crisis

JFK Airport Consolidates Operations During Coronavirus Crisis

As the number of passengers continues to plummet as the coronavirus crisis unfolds, operators of the various terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the nation’s busiest international gateway, are consolidating terminals, which means that many flights will leave from terminals not usually associated with their airline.
The Transportation Security Administration, which operates security checkpoints at the majority of the nation’s airports, said that the number of passengers at U.S. airports …

Delta Air Lines to Manufacture Face Shields for Hospital Workers

Delta Air Lines to Manufacture Face Shields for Hospital Workers

Delta Air Lines said Thursday that its Delta Flight Products subsidiary will manufacture face shields for use by medical professionals.
The face shields will be produced in collaboration with the Global Center for Medical Innovation, an affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is providing the raw materials and design expertise.
“Our entire team is rallying around this effort,” said Rick Salanitri, president of Delta Flight Products, which ordinarily designs and …

CDC Issues Travel Advisory Asking N.Y., N.J., Connecticut Residents Not to Travel

CDC Issues Travel Advisory Asking N.Y., N.J., Connecticut Residents Not to Travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory urging residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to “refrain from non-essential domestic travel.”
The advisory, in place for 14 days, is not intended to apply to “employees of critical infrastructure industries” such as those in health care, financial services, the food supply chain, and trucking.
The move came after President Trump said he was considering a quarantine for the …

Coronavirus Update: Over 500,000 Cases Worldwide, Senate Passes Economic Stimulus Act, Hospitals Running Out of Beds

Coronavirus Update: Over 500,000 Cases Worldwide, Senate Passes Economic Stimulus Act, Hospitals Running Out of Beds

IN BRIEF
The number of confirmed coronavirus casesjumped approximately 25%from the prior day to over 500,000.
Conditions in New York State may be slightly improving thanks to social-distancing measures, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.  American Airlines is implementing social-distancing friendly seating and American and Delta Air Lines both said they were cutting back on in-flight beverage and meal service.
Meanwhile, the Senate’s economic stimulus bill includes funding for struggling airlines, with part coming as …

New York’s Gov. Cuomo: ‘We Have Dramatically Slowed the Increase’ But the Worst is Yet to Come

New York’s Gov. Cuomo: ‘We Have Dramatically Slowed the Increase’ But the Worst is Yet to Come

The situation in New York State, currently the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, may be showing small signs of improvement.  Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that there were preliminary indications that the stringent measures which the state put into place, such as closing schools, restaurants, and bars, and asking people to practice social distancing, appeared to be slowing the spread of the virus.
“The evidence suggests that …

Coronavirus Update: Prince Charles Tests Positive, Russia Has More Cases Than Disclosed, Playwright Terrence McNally Dies

Coronavirus Update: Prince Charles Tests Positive, Russia Has More Cases Than Disclosed, Playwright Terrence McNally Dies

IN BRIEF
The world woke up to find out that Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, tested positive to the novel coronavirus. Those people fleeing New York were told to self-quarantine for 14 days as the virus spreads.  President Trump said he wanted the country “opened up” by Easter.
Meanwhile, Moscow’s mayor said that the outbreak in Russia is far greater than official figures indicate and he is introducing sweeping restrictions …

New York City Temporarily Cuts Subway Service by 25% as Ridership Plunges by 87%

New York City Temporarily Cuts Subway Service by 25% as Ridership Plunges by 87%

New York City’s subways, which have seen an unprecedented 87% drop in ridership, will also see cutbacks in service as the staff that keeps the system going falls prey to the novel coronavirus.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday it will reduce bus service in the city by approximately 25% starting Wednesday.  It will reduce Long Island Rail Road and Metro North Railroad commuter rail service by 35% starting Friday.  Six …