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NYC Threatens Penalties on Areas With Coronavirus Uptick


NEW YORK — After several neighborhoods recently recorded upticks in coronavirus cases — and part of southern Brooklyn was designated a coronavirus cluster site as a result — the city warned it might need to shut down non-public schools and non-essential businesses if the situation doesn’t improve. Starting Friday, the city will …

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Part of Southern BK to be COVID-19 Cluster Site


The city declared a coronavirus cluster site Tuesday after half a dozen neighborhoods recorded upticks in recent days, Department of Health officials announced.  Officials are referring to a rise in cases in Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst as “The Ocean Parkway Cluster” because of the especially rapid increases in rates …

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Teachers Fear Bringing Coronavirus Home

NEW YORK — For 15 years, Iolani Grullon entered classrooms in September, excited for the academic year ahead. This week, all she could think about was what working in a school during a pandemic might mean for her 13-year-old daughter, Chloe, a heart transplant recipient. “She had her transplant when she …

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New York’s Infection Rate Remains Below One Percent


Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 100,022 coronavirus test results were reported in New York yesterday, a record-high for the state. According to the governor, 0.69 percent of those tests were positive for COVID-19, making it 23 straight days with New York producing infection rates below one percent. “Yesterday’s highest-ever number …

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