Firefighters applauded health care workers and blared sirens from their trucks in New York on April 3 in a show of support for their emergency-response colleagues battling the COVID-19 outbreak in the city.
Firefighters applauded healthcare workers across New York City as part of a show of solidarity for emergency services workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: FDNY via Storyful
Forget the old New Yorker's refrain of “I'm walking here!” Big Apple citizens are taking a more tentative tack since the city became a hot zone for the novel coronavirus pandemic that has sickened at least 480,000 and killed 21,000 worldwide.
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.
Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.
Funeral homes in New York and around the globe are becoming quickly overwhelmed by victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, some New Yorkers are still piling on to crowded subway cars and buses to get to work every day.
At a time when businesses are struggling to stay afloat, funeral homes in New York City say that they are being overwhelmed by victims from the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, some New Yorkers are still piling onto crowded subway cars, leading some officials to call for the MTA to increase service to prevent such issues.
The major futures indexes are indicating a decline of 1.3 percent when trading begins.
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.
A growing scene for those who venture out into the streets of Manhattan these days is boarded up storefronts.
Sandra Santos-Vizcaino, who taught third grade at an elementary school in Brooklyn, is the first New York City school teacher reported to have died of COVID-19.
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.
Another member of the NYPD has passed away with coronavirus.
Restaurants in the Tristate Region are stepping up, and doing their part to help healthcare workers while on they're on the job. Companies like SUBWAY are serving up hundreds of boxed lunches. Just Salad is donating 5,000 meals-a-day to Mt. Sinai, and Blackbarn Restaurant is pitching in for Bellevue Hospital.
The NYPD says it has arrested 32-year-old Cassandra Lundy and charged her with manslaughter and assault for the death of 86-year-old Janie Marshall on March 28 after an incident that reportedly may have been related to social distancing.
There is a coronavirus ward in tents in Central Park. A makeshift hospital has been set up in a Manhattan convention center. Over the next few weeks, spaces including pro tennis courts, college dorms and a cruise ship terminal are supposed to start housing patients as New York state races to roughly triple its hospital capacity.
Healthcare workers in New York City are demanding more PPE to help them battle the coronavirus pandemic, while New York City has seen 40,000 people sign up as a surge healthcare force to help on the frontlines of the crisis.