Tag Archives: Andrew Cuomo

NY Governor To Get Emmy Award For COVID Briefings

Just in via press release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York will receive this year’s International Emmy® Founders Award, in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world. The Emmy® will be presented to Governor Cuomo, also a New York Times best-selling author, during the …

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Cuomo Threatens To Sue Trump Over Vax Distribution

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday fired the latest salvo in his and President Trump’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine war — threatening to sue the Republican administration if it moves ahead with its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution plan. The governor has blasted Trump’s distribution plan as discriminatory and said he is enlisting his own panel of experts to …

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Trump: No COVID Vax For NY Until Cuomo Says So

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. government would not deliver a coronavirus vaccine to New York if and when one is available. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “will have to let us know when he’s ready for it because otherwise, we can’t be delivering it to a state that won’t be giving it to its people …

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New York Bars And Restaurants Get New 10PM Curfew

Eater New York reports: New York restaurants and bars that hold liquor licenses will have to abide by a new nightly curfew, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today, as the state and region grapples with a growing uptick in COVID-19 cases. Restaurants and bars across the state have been ordered to close indoor and outdoor dining nightly at 10 p.m. starting …

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Cuomo To Deploy National Guard To NYC Airports, Passengers Must Show Proof Of Recent Negative Test

The New York Daily News reports: National Guard troops will be deployed to New York airports to make sure arriving travelers have proof of recently testing negative for COVID-19, Gov. Cuomo said Friday. The deployment follows a sweeping new entry test policy announced a week ago after the Empire State abandoned its travel advisory that mandated travelers from coronavirus hotspots …

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Cuomo: Trump Admin Plans To Use COVID Vax Program As “Backdoor” To Deporting Undocumented Immigrants

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo said he and other governors received a request from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to provide the feds with “ID numbers” for all COVID-19 patients once a vaccine is approved and distribution begins. Such personal data can be retrieved from passports, driver’s licenses or Social Security cards, posing a …

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Cuomo: Visitors To NY Must Show Negative COVID Test

The New York Daily News reports: Travelers arriving in New York from non-neighboring states will have to quarantine and undergo mandatory coronavirus testing as cases spike across the country, Gov. Cuomo announced Saturday. The governor said New York will require inbound travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test from three days or less before they arrive or be subject to …

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New York Reports Highest COVID Cases Since May

Axios reports: New York reported over 2,000 positive coronavirus cases on Wednesday — the most infections seen in the state since May, per COVID Tracking Project (CTP) and health department data. The big picture: Hospitalizations have been creeping back up in New York, alongside 38 other states. New York is currently seeing more than 900 hospitalizations a day, the CTP …

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NY Bans Planned 10,000 Person Orthodox Wedding

NBC New York reports: Health officials in New York delivered a ban days before a scheduled wedding after receiving reports that “upwards of 10,000 individuals” were scheduled to attend the ceremony in Brooklyn, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. At his briefing Saturday, the governor explained that state officials received word of a the wedding after the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office issued …

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Cuomo Shoots Down Report On Being Biden’s AG

The Hill reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reiterated on Monday that he has “no interest in going to Washington” after a report emerged that he was being pushed as a potential choice to serve as attorney general if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins in November. However, when pressed about the report on the “Today Show” the following …

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REPORT: Buzz Growing For Cuomo As Biden’s AG

This should terrify MAGA World: Democrats are so convinced that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could be considered for Joe Biden’s attorney general that aides at the National Governors Association, which Cuomo chairs, are looking into contingencies for replacing him. Some Democratic donors in Cuomo’s orbit tell Axios that the governor is being pushed for the job and that Biden …

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Court Rules For Cuomo After Orthodox Groups Sue

Gothamist reports: A federal judge on Friday denied a request by Jewish organizations to temporarily block Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order to restrict attendance at houses of worship as part of a renewed shutdown in regions of the state experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases. “[The governor] has lawfully exercised his power without religious animus to make sure we don’t find …

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NYC Orthodox Groups Sue Cuomo Over New Lockdown

Forbes reports: Orthodox Jewish groups in New York City filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in an attempt to block New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent restrictions on the number of people allowed in a house of worship amid a sharp spike in coronavirus infections – the suit comes after two nights of chaotic demonstrations against the crackdown. Cuomo announced heavy …

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Cuomo To Close NYC Shops In Heavily Orthodox Areas

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo unveiled a plan to combat coronavirus “clusters” Tuesday that includes closing businesses and limiting religious gatherings in areas seeing a surge in cases. The governor called the measure a “last resort” and blamed the uptick in infections in the city on Mayor de Blasio failing to enforce social distancing and mask-wearing mandates. …

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Cuomo To Close Schools In New York City Hot Spots

CNBC reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered schools in certain New York City neighborhoods closed within a day in an attempt to halt flare-ups of the coronavirus. The governor took the action a day after the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, asked the state for permission to reinstate restrictions schools and businesses in nine ZIP codes in …

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COVID Surge Worsens In NYC Orthodox Communities

The New York Post reports: The outer-borough COVID spike is growing. City Hall revealed late Wednesday that the major southern Brooklyn coronavirus outbreak cluster now spans from Brighton Beach all the way to eastern Crown Heights. Central Queens and Far Rockaway also recorded coronavirus- infection rates of between 3 percent and almost 7 percent based on a two week rolling …

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Cuomo Warns Of New Lockdown As Spikes Continue

NBC New York reports: Alarmed by soaring infection rates in nearly a dozen New York ZIP codes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo felt compelled to hold a second conference call in two hours Monday to discuss the clusters and warned drastic measures may come next. Of 1,769 ZIP codes in the state, Cuomo said 10 are averaging an infection rate of about …

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NY Cases Tick Above 1000 For First Time In Months

Bloomberg News reports: New York state reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time since early June. The state confirmed 1,005 additional positive cases, or 1% of those tested yesterday, bringing the total to 454,760. Hospitalizations increased by 16 to 527, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office. New York, the early epicenter of the U.S. Covid-19 outbreak, …

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New York To Set Up Own Review Of COVID Vaccine

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will set up his own review board to double check any federally approved COVID-19 vaccine, citing his distrust of President Trump and calling Washington’s efforts to fast-track the drug “politicized” ahead of the November election Raising concerns over the drug’s administration in New York, Cuomo argued Thursday that a second …

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Cuomo Blasts “Bully” Trump Over “Anarchist” Label

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo ripped President Trump as a “bully” and “political opportunist” Monday as he dismissed the commander-in-chief’s attempt to label the Big Apple as an “anarchist jurisdiction” and strip the city of federal funds. “I believe the president is fundamentally a bully… you can’t bully New Yorkers,” the governor said during a conference call …

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