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LATIMER FINDS CONTINUED COVID DECLINE “ENCOURAGING”

There were, as of the beginning of May, 6,756 active cases of the virus, County Executive George Latimer reported on Friday. A month ago, that number was over 8,000. Since the first case of COVID-19 in February, the county has had 29,323 cases. Nearly 100,000 ... More »

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Deaths in the County Surpass One Thousand

The death toll from COVID-19 rose over one thousand in Westchester County overnight Tuesday. And yet, the overall trend of the virus in the county reflects fewer numbers infected and fewer in hospitals. As of Wednesday, there were 7,679 active COVID-19 cases i... More »

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CUOMO ADDS SOME GRANULARITY TO STATE PHASE-IN PLAN

By Barrett Seaman A day after announcing that New York State would follow a two-phased process for re-introducing economic activity, Governor Andrew Cuomo filled in some of the details on the trigger mechanisms and checklists the state would apply on the road ... More »

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AS PROMISED, STATE TESTING GOES INTO HIGH GEAR

After sorting things out with Washington, Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched all the testing he promised last week. Over the weekend, he signed an Executive Order allowing some 5,000 pharmacies in the state to conduct diagnostic testing and work with the state... More »

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Latimer Welcomes PPE Donation From Chinese American Group

A U.S.-based charitable group called the American Chinese United Care Alliance has donated over 17,000 masks and other protective equipment to Westchester County, the Town of Greenburgh and two area hospitals. “This disease has devastated our entire world and ... More »

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PROGRESS ON COVID-19 AS CUOMO DOES DEALS

By Barrett Seaman – In three press briefings within 24 hours, Governor Andrew Cuomo dispensed quite a bit of COVID-19 news, including a deal with Donald Trump on testing and a partnership with Michael Bloomberg on recruiting and training an army of virus conta... More »

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Lower COVID-19 Numbers and Property Tax Relief

On a day when Governor Andrew Cuomo headed down to Washington where he would make his case with President Trump for federal assistance in getting testing equipment to the state, both he and Westchester County Executive George Latimer were able to report contin... More »

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CUOMO LAUNCHES ANTIBODY TESTING CAMPAIGN AS STATE NUMBERS IMPROVE

By Barrett Seaman With Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling at his side during a Sunday press briefing. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will launch a campaign to test as many residents as possible to see how many carry the antibody to the corona... More »

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NYS Death Toll on Friday Lowest in Two Weeks

At his daily press briefing Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo reported that 540 New Yorkers had died from COVID-19 the day before, continuing a string of increasingly lower numbers. Statewide, the total number of coronavirus deaths reached 13,362, but the contin... More »

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Cuomo Orders All-Out Testing Drive

Holding the Trump administration’s feet to the fire by pushing Washington to fulfill its commitments under the CARES relief act, Governor Cuomo also pushed his own agenda, by ordering all the state’s laboratories, public and private, to work with the New York ... More »

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Northwell CEO Pays Tribute to Phelps Healthcare Workers

On April 16, Michael Dowling (in suit facing camera), CEO of Northwell Health, visited Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, one of two hospitals in the Hudson Valley and 23 altogether within the Northwell Health System. Mr. Dowling visited several floors to indiv... More »

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New State and Federal Guidelines for Re-Opening:

In the past two days, both the White House and New York State have issued guidelines for returning to normal activity as the COVID-19 crisis recedes. The White House/CDC set cedes the timing of each three phases to the individual states and acknowledges that t... More »

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One-day Westchester Death Toll, at 28, is an Improvement

By Barrett Seaman April 15th was to be tax day, the deadline for filing federal and state income taxes. By leave of the governments, however, Westchester residents have been granted a reprieve until mid-July. But for 28 citizens of the county, there was no esc... More »

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Latimer Calls COVID-19 Effect on County Budget “A Monsoon”

By Robert Kimmel – The COVID-19 pandemic is handing Westchester a weighty financial whack. While County Executive George Latimer called “the care of the people who live here, the County’s greatest priority,” he added, “That care comes with a massive price tag ... More »