Category: COVID Newsletters

Update: COVID-19 Weekly News Archive

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/1)

Friends, It’s Monday, June 1, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,056 confirmed cases and 2,913 deaths; New York City as a whole has 200,547 cases and 21,569 deaths. And as we prepared to hit “send” on our regular newsletter, the Governor and Mayor announced a curfew beginning at 11 pm tonight, running until 5 am tomorrow morning, along with a doubling of the number of… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/29)

Friends, It’s Friday, May 29, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,739 confirmed cases and 2,880 deaths; New York City as a whole has 198,255 cases and 21,415 deaths. — On May 30, 2002, the last steel column was removed from Ground Zero, marking the end of recovery operations at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks. Tomorrow (5/30) at 11 am, join the National… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/28)

Friends, It’s Thursday, May 28, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,619 confirmed cases and 2,868 deaths; New York City as a whole has 197,351 cases and 21,362 deaths. — Tonight (5/28) marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot and its tradition of learning into the early hours. Check out Stay The Night: Tikkun Leil Shavuot with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Tikkun: Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/27)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, May 27, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,619 confirmed cases and 2,868 deaths; New York City as a whole has 197,351 cases and 21,362 deaths. Nationwide, the death toll has surpassed 100,000. — Manhattan mourns the loss of Larry Kramer, LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist, author and playwright. In the summer of 1981, a meeting of about 80 people in his apartment led… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/26)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, May 26, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,508 confirmed cases and 2,861 deaths; New York City as a whole has 196,623 cases and 21,314 deaths. — On Memorial Day, I went to the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park and listened to a few words from friends about the fallen. It was a moving experience, even though the handful of us… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/21)

Friends, It’s Thursday, May 21, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 23,943 confirmed cases and 2,822 deaths; New York City as a whole has 192,840 cases and 21,003 deaths. — Governor Cuomo has named a new Interfaith Advisory Council to advise on safely bringing back faith services. A list of members (and of all the appointed reopening task forces) is available on my website. The… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/20)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, May 20, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 23,881 confirmed cases and 2,802 deaths; New York City as a whole has 192,374 cases and 20,934 deaths. — Memorial Day is this Monday, the day set aside to honor those Americans who have died in battle (I’ll be observing a socially distanced holiday at the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial in Riverside Park at 89th… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/19)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, May 19, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 23,790 confirmed cases and 2,779 probable deaths; New York City as a whole has 191,650 cases and 20,887 deaths. —
On Thursday (5/26) at 6:30 pm, join me for a conversation with New York City “Food Czar” Kathryn Garcia, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health Lecturer and former New York Times columnist Mark Bittman and… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/18)

Friends, It’s Monday, May 18, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 23,620 confirmed cases and 2,741 probable deaths; New York City as a whole has 190,408 cases and 20,720 deaths. — Congratulations to Manhattan’s own Just Sam, who won American Idol last night! She’s come a long way from Douglass Houses and singing in the subway, and we couldn’t be prouder. Sadly, quarantine has kept Sam… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/15)

Friends, It’s Friday, May 15, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 23,274 confirmed cases and 2,684 probable deaths; New York City as a whole has 187,848 cases and 20,476 deaths. TheCity.nyc is preparing a public memorial project for those lost to COVID-19. If someone you know who lived in New York City passed from the virus– be it a friend, relative, coworker, or neighbor– please share… Read more

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