New York City is considering temporarily burying coronavirus victims to relieve some of the pressure on the system due to large numbers of deaths.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak in New York City.
According to an statement by the New York City Department of Education, remote learning will continue for students and teachers through Spring Recess, which was originally scheduled for April 9 through April 17.
The mayor said he expects New York to face "unprecedented challenges" in the next few weeks and is asking the president to call on doctors and nurses around the country to deploy where they are most needed.
New Yorkers have been urged by Mayor Bill de Blasio to wear face coverings when out in public, but one health expert says things like bandannas and scarves can only do so much to help stop the spread of the virus.
Starting Friday, all New York City residents can get free meals at any of the locations that are handing out food for students.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that N95 masks and surgical masks should be reserved for medical personnel and first responders. Every day New Yorkers, on the other hand, should cover their nose and mouth with a bandana, scarf, or other piece of clothing.
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.