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Coronavirus Update: CDC Releases More Guidelines, N.Y. ‘Back to Where We Started,’ Says Gov. Cuomo

Coronavirus Update: CDC Releases More Guidelines, N.Y. ‘Back to Where We Started,’ Says Gov. Cuomo

IN BRIEF
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promulgated guidance for schools, businesses, and mass transit systems as opposed to what was released last week, this document provides specific guidance and instructions for different sectors to detect and trace the virus based on exposure and risk after the pandemic.
The language in the document is somewhat watered down from what was in the original document. Language that tells schools to “ensure social …

Coronavirus Update: Cases Approach 5 Million, N.Y.C. Close to Reopening, Japan is in a Recession

Coronavirus Update: Cases Approach 5 Million, N.Y.C. Close to Reopening, Japan is in a Recession

IN BRIEF
New York City’s mayor said the city may meet the criteria to begin to reopen the economy there in the first half of June.
Joseph La Lima, a barber in Kingston, New York, who defied the state’s lockdown measures and continued to cut hair from the back of his shop, may have infected over a dozen people, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The Ulster County district attorney’s office has launched …

Coronavirus Update: Cases Hit 4.5 Million, Talking Can Propel the Virus, Grocery Prices Rise

Coronavirus Update: Cases Hit 4.5 Million, Talking Can Propel the Virus, Grocery Prices Rise

IN BRIEF
A new study suggests that respiratory droplets produced during normal conversation may be just as important in transmitting the novel coronavirus and other infectious pathogens, especially indoors.  The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the University of Pennsylvania.
In the United States, grocery prices saw their sharpest increase in nearly 50 years as food suppliers continue to struggle to …

Coronavirus Update: New Cases and Deaths Fall in N.Y. and N.J., Johnson’s New Roadmap for U.K.

Coronavirus Update: New Cases and Deaths Fall in N.Y. and N.J., Johnson’s New Roadmap for U.K.

IN BRIEF
As the total number of coronavirus infections worldwide surpassed the four million mark and the death toll in the United States hit 80,000, the virus itself is spreading through the top ranks of the White House. Katie Miller, the vice president’s press secretary and a spokeswoman for the White House coronavirusefforts, tested positive for the virus, as did a valet to President Trump.
Two of the nation’s top public health …

American Airlines and Hyatt Give 4,000 Workers at Elmhurst Hospital Free Vacations

American Airlines and Hyatt Give 4,000 Workers at Elmhurst Hospital Free Vacations

American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels announced that the two are jointly giving 4,000 doctors, nurses, and other employees at Elmhurst Hospital Center three-day trips to destinations of their choice in the United States and the Caribbean.
Also known as NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst, the facility was among the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak in the city.  At the height of the outbreak in New York, the hospital had increased the …

Gov. Cuomo: New York State is ‘Finally Ahead of the Virus’

Gov. Cuomo: New York State is ‘Finally Ahead of the Virus’

New York is “finally ahead of the virus,” the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, said in his daily press briefing.
The governor reported an additional 2,938 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 330,407, a significant drop from the height of the outbreak, at which point that figure was in the 10,000 range.
“We haven’t killed the beast, but we’re ahead of it,” he said.
The daily death toll has …

JetBlue to Give Free Flights to 100,000 Healthcare Workers

JetBlue to Give Free Flights to 100,000 Healthcare Workers

JetBlue Airways announced the JetBlue Healthcare Hero program.
The Healthcare Hero program will give 100,000 healthcare workers in New York City a complimentary pair of round-trip tickets for flights in the form of certificates good to any destination offered by the airline.
The New York-based airline will also honor healthcare workers on Thursday with a low-altitude flyover of three aircraft with special, New York-themed liveries, including two that honor members of the …