Category: COVID Newsletters

Update: COVID-19 Weekly News Archive

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/26)

Friends, It’s Friday, June 26, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,533 confirmed cases and 3,054 deaths; New York City as a whole has 210,523 cases and 22,384 deaths. — Mayor de Blasio announced NYC is “on track” to enter Phase 3 on July 6, a week from Monday, and released plans for reopening dog runs and outdoor recreational areas (including basketball courts). The City… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/25)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 25, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,533  confirmed cases and 3,054 deaths; New York City as a whole has 210,523 cases and 22,384 deaths. — I co-hosted a town hall with the New York Public Library and U.S. Census Bureau yesterday on outreach efforts and the benefits to filling out this year’s census– watch it on YouTube. In Manhattan we’ve Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/22)

Friends, It’s Monday, June 22, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,352 confirmed cases and 3,056 deaths; New York City as a whole has 209,562 cases and 22,321 deaths. — New York City entered Phase Two of reopening today. To help kick it off and declare Manhattan open for business, I enjoyed an outdoor breakfast with my husband Cal Snyder and Jessica Lappin, president of the… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/19)

Friends, It’s Friday, June 19, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,109 confirmed cases and 3,038 deaths; New York City as a whole has 208,097 cases and 22,199 deaths. — Today is Juneteenth, the 155th anniversary of the end of slavery in Texas. This year’s celebration takes on added significance as the protests against systemic racism and police brutality continue. The murders of many Black… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/18)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 18, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,109 confirmed cases and 3,038 deaths; New York City as a whole has 208,097 cases and 22,199 deaths. — Today the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration acted in an arbitrary and capricious way when they attempted to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shielded from deportation 800,000 young… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/17)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, June 17, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,068 confirmed cases and 3,033 deaths; New York City as a whole has 207,821 cases and 22,171 deaths. — Tomorrow morning (6/18) at 10 am, I’m hosting the regular monthly meeting of the Manhattan Borough Board (a formal body composed of all Council Members and Community Board chairs in the borough). Register to attend at Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/16)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (and yes we know that yesterday was Monday, June 15!). At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,018 confirmed cases and 3,024 deaths; New York City as a whole has 207,373 cases and 22,145 deaths. — I attended the grand opening today of a new COVID-19 testing center that I helped establish at Riverside Church (91 Claremont Ave.) for both blood and… Read more

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