Database: NY bars that have cited for COVID-19 violations (Times Telegram)

Times Telegram: Database: NY bars that have cited for COVID-19 violations. “New York has stepped up its enforcement at bars and restaurants that have flouted the state’s executive orders related to COVID-19 safety precautions. The state on [July 28] suspended liquor licenses for 12 New York City bars, and last weekend a multi-agency task force, led by State Police and the Liquor Authority, did 1,300 compliance checks, finding violations at 132 establishments.”

NY1: Mayor: City Schools Won’t Reopen if Coronavirus Infection Rate Rises Above 3 Percent

NY1: Mayor: City Schools Won’t Reopen if Coronavirus Infection Rate Rises Above 3 Percent. “New York City’s tracking indicators have remained below 3 percent since June 10, but de Blasio said an increase, measured on a seven-day rolling average, would trigger a delay in public schools reopening. This standard is two points lower than the 5 percent baseline set by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.”

TechCrunch: New York legislature votes to halt facial recognition tech in schools for two years

TechCrunch: New York legislature votes to halt facial recognition tech in schools for two years. “The state of New York voted this week to pause for two years any implementation of facial recognition technology in schools. The moratorium, approved by the New York Assembly and Senate Wednesday, comes after an upstate school district adopted the technology earlier this year, prompting a lawsuit in June from the New York Civil Liberties Union on behalf of parents. If New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the legislation into law, the moratorium would freeze the use of any facial recognition in school systems in the state until July 1, 2022.”

Spectrum News New York: Business Sector Calls for Partnership in Economic Recovery, but de Blasio Focuses on Federal Bailout

Spectrum News New York: Business Sector Calls for Partnership in Economic Recovery, but de Blasio Focuses on Federal Bailout. “New York City is at the edge of a fiscal precipice: a multibillion-dollar budget hole thanks to the coronavirus and a still-undefined economic recovery effort from City Hall. George Arzt, who served as Mayor Ed Koch’s press secretary and is now a political consultant, recounted the early days of the Koch administration, with the crisis of the 1970s still in full swing and the city not yet recovered from near bankruptcy.”

‘We’re on the line’: Cuomo reads the riot act over NYC crowds and warns of new coronavirus shutdown (New York Daily News)

New York Daily News: ‘We’re on the line’: Cuomo reads the riot act over NYC crowds and warns of new coronavirus shutdown. “Gov. Cuomo came out guns blazing Monday against the crowds of young people flouting the coronavirus restrictions with wild street parties in New York City. Even as he ticked off statistics showing that the virus remains under control for now, Cuomo railed against Astoria in Queens and the Lower East Side in Manhattan as the summer heats up.”

Coronavirus Update: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut add 4 states to mandatory isolation list (WABC)

WABC: Coronavirus Update: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut add 4 states to mandatory isolation list. “New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have added four states to the list from which travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin. Delaware has been removed.”

New York Confronts Second-Wave Risk: Visitors From Florida and Texas (New York Times)

New York Times: New York Confronts Second-Wave Risk: Visitors From Florida and Texas. “New York, once the center of the coronavirus pandemic, has so successfully stemmed the outbreak that its death and hospitalization rates have plummeted and it has among the lowest infection rates in the country. But the state and its neighbors are facing a disquieting new threat: Can they keep the virus suppressed when it is raging across the South and West?”

Albany Business Review: Cuomo adds more states to New York’s list for traveler quarantine order

Albany Business Review: Cuomo adds more states to New York’s list for traveler quarantine order. “New York has expanded the list of states from which travelers coming back to New York will have to self-quarantine to include Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma. Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York will be imposing a 14-day quarantine on people traveling from states with high Covid-19 infection rates.”

Gothamist: Cuomo Mum On How Quarantines For Hotspot Visitors Get Enforced

Gothamist: Cuomo Mum On How Quarantines For Hotspot Visitors Get Enforced. “Governors Andrew Cuomo, Phil Murphy and Ned Lamont added eight states to an initial list of eight high-infection states last week. The governors maintain the quarantine order is legal, and several legal scholars agree. But there’s active debate on whether it’s practical, desirable, or enforceable.”

Ars Technica: NY partygoers get subpoenas after stonewalling COVID-19 contact tracers

Ars Technica: NY partygoers get subpoenas after stonewalling COVID-19 contact tracers. “In New York, public health officials are struggling to convince some residents to work with contact tracers as a new cluster threatens to turn into a flare-up. The Empire State was once the epicenter of the country’s still-roaring pandemic but has since seen its outbreak subside. New York is now at a point where vigilant testing, isolating, tracing, and quarantining contact can extinguish lingering embers—but only if people comply.”

New York Times: N.Y. Officials Halt Indoor Dining, Alarmed by Virus Rise in Other States

New York Times: N.Y. Officials Halt Indoor Dining, Alarmed by Virus Rise in Other States. “With the coronavirus spreading rapidly in other large states like California, Florida and Texas, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that New York City would not resume indoor dining at restaurants next week as anticipated.”

New York Post: NY student sparks COVID-19 cluster after returning from Florida

New York Post: NY student sparks COVID-19 cluster after returning from Florida. “Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday called on state investigators to probe a COVID-19 cluster in Westchester, believed to be caused by a student who returned from coronavirus hotspot Florida — and then attended a graduation ceremony in posh Chappaqua.”

CNBC: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hot-spot states

CNBC: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hot-spot states. “Travelers arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from Florida, Texas and other states with spiking Covid-19 infections rates will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and fines if they don’t self-isolate, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. ”

Buffalo News: NYS lawmakers still want hearings on Covid-19 nursing home deaths

Buffalo News: NYS lawmakers still want hearings on Covid-19 nursing home deaths. ” New York lawmakers have held hearings on the disproportionate health effects by the Covid-19 pandemic on minority communities. They have held hearings on the pandemic’s impact on small businesses across the state. Still not called yet, however, is a public airing of why so many people – more than 6,000 – died from Covid-19 or Covid-suspected illnesses in state-regulated nursing homes.”