Former Commissioner James O'Neill will serve as a special adviser on the mayor's COVID-19 response team.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said 6,984 new cases have brought the state's total to 66,497. More than 9,500 people have been hospitalized with more than 2,300 people under intensive care.
As coronavirus cases in New York City topped 30,000, President Donald Trump said he would issue a travel advisory urging people in the region to avoid traveling out of the area for 14 days. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday he worried the advisory would keep some families apart.
The mayor said the city has gotten reports of a small number of religious communities are still ignoring the rules banning gatherings and continue to hold group services.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state wants to build four more temporary hospitals in New York City before coronavirus cases peak.
At least half of New York City's eight million population could be infected by the coronavirus at any one time, said Mayor Bill de Blasio Friday.
New York authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster in the nation's largest city Wednesday, with its emergence as the nation's biggest coronavirus hot spot a warning flare — and perhaps a cautionary tale — for the rest of the country.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he "respectfully disagrees" with President Trump about his hope that the crisis would last weeks not months.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he spoke with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence about the city's urgent need for medical supplies to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday that New York City has 9,654 positive coronavirus cases and that that the death toll has risen to 63 as he excoriated the federal government for an alleged slow response to the coronavirus crisis in the city.
The number of cases of coronavirus in New York City rose to 9,654, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, while deaths rose to 63.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that the city’s hospitals were two to three weeks away from running out of essential medical supplies as coronavirus cases grew rapidly in the city and state Thursday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called the president's decision to not mobilize the military "immoral" and said he doesn't understand why Trump hasn't given the Pentagon orders.
New Yorkers should begin to prepare for the possibility of being ordered to shelter in place in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the mayor said Tuesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says that schools will be closed starting Monday until at least April 20th but he warned that they could remain closed for the rest of the school year.
Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered that all bars, restaurants, and cafes in New York City to close starting on Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak.
An 82-year-old woman became New York City’s first confirmed death due to coronavirus on Saturday, with officials reminding New Yorkers to take the appropriate steps to protect themselves and vulnerable groups from the virus.
COVID-19 has already turned the lights out on Broadway and shuttered big New York gathering spots from art museums to Carnegie Hall, but the mayor said shuttering schools could hamper the city's ability to respond to the crisis.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says public schools are a critical resource for families to keep the city running.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a state of emergency amid the growing outbreak of the novel coronavirus.