State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces New COVID-19 Data Hub Website to Expand Public Access, Centralize Information and Improve the User Experience

State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces New COVID-19 Data Hub Website to Expand Public Access, Centralize Information and Improve the User Experience. “Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of a new centralized website for New York State COVID-19 data. This website includes new data as well as a reorganization of previously released data to make it easier for the public to access, read and understand. In addition, more COVID-19 data is now being made available on Health Data NY.”

State of New York: New York State Department of Health Study Shows Continued Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines

State of New York: New York State Department of Health Study Shows Continued Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines. “The New York State Department of Health today announced the release of a new study addressing one of the most critical questions regarding COVID-19 – the extent to which vaccine effectiveness is declining and whether these changes are due to waning immunity or other factors such as the predominance of the Delta variant. The study, which expands upon the work of the Department’s first-in-the-nation vaccine effectiveness study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August, concluded that declines in vaccine effectiveness (VE) for cases may have been driven primarily by the Delta variant or factors other than immunological waning, such as reduced use of masks. In contrast, VE for hospitalizations remained high, with modest declines limited to Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna recipients 65 years of age and older. This finding […]

New York Times: Deadline Looming, Thousands of Health Care Workers in New York Get Vaccinated

New York Times: Deadline Looming, Thousands of Health Care Workers in New York Get Vaccinated. “In the New York City public hospital system, more than 8,000 workers were unvaccinated a week ago. But by Monday morning, that number had dropped to 5,000 — or just over 10 percent of the work force. Although those unvaccinated employees were not permitted to work, city officials said they felt they could manage the gaps.”

PR Newswire: Iconic Waldorf Astoria New York Launches ‘Waldorf Stories’ Website To Honor The History Of The World-Renowned Hotel

PR Newswire: Iconic Waldorf Astoria New York Launches ‘Waldorf Stories’ Website To Honor The History Of The World-Renowned Hotel (PRESS RELEASE). “Today the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York has launched Waldorf Stories, a brand-new website that will honor, document, and preserve the oral history of the world’s most famous hotel through stories told by the people that lived them—the guests, visitors, and staff who have experienced special moments at the legendary building on Park Avenue.”

New York Times: New York weighs using the National Guard to replace unvaccinated health care workers.

New York Times: New York weighs using the National Guard to replace unvaccinated health care workers.. “Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York is considering calling in the National Guard and recruiting medical professionals from other states to cover looming staff shortages at hospitals and other facilities as the likelihood grows that tens of thousands of health care workers will not meet the state’s deadlines for mandated vaccinations.”

Niagara Gazette: Niagara Falls library announces Gazette digitization

Niagara Gazette: Niagara Falls library announces Gazette digitization. “The Niagara Falls Library has announced the completion of the digitization of the Niagara Gazette from May 1854 to February 1916. This digitization was performed by the Local History Department and funded under the Access and Innovation Grant through a member project grant from the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program (RBDB).”

The courts never closed: Historical Society of the NY Courts launches digital archive (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: The courts never closed: Historical Society of the NY Courts launches digital archive. “The Historical Society of the New York Courts has launched ‘Dispensing Justice from a Distance,’ its digital archive of nearly 40 interviews with judges and court staff (including public safety and tech support), documenting their real-time experiences to keep the courts open, both virtually and in person, during the months of lockdown in New York. A timeline tracks the court system’s major milestones during the pandemic with images and documents to complete the record.”

WWYN: Hospital to stop delivering babies as maternity workers resign over vaccine mandate

WWYN: Hospital to stop delivering babies as maternity workers resign over vaccine mandate. “Lewis County General Hospital will stop delivering babies after September 24 because too many maternity unit workers have resigned over COVID vaccination mandates. That’s according to Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer, who held a news conference Friday in Lowville.”

State of New York: Governor Kathy Hochul Announces #VaxtoSchool Campaign to Drive COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among School-Aged New Yorkers Statewide

State of New York: Governor Kathy Hochul Announces #VaxtoSchool Campaign to Drive COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among School-Aged New Yorkers Statewide. “Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of the multi-faceted statewide #VaxtoSchool campaign to support increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers, furthering the administration’s commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority.”