While the governor’s draft vaccination plan includes those in congregate settings in its second phase for vaccines, it doesn’t specifically refer to people in jails and prisons. That lack of clarity has drawn the concern of criminal justice advocates.
The number of people in New York City jails has increased in recent months, reversing progress made earlier in the pandemic to reduce the jail population—and heightening advocates’ concerns about how both the city and state are managing the threat in its correctional facilities.
“Basically what this tells you is hardship is widespread in New York City, but deeply felt by the people that can least afford to lose income,” says Jennifer March, CCC’s executive director.
New York City announced a new advisory for older adults and people with underlying health conditions to limit activities outside their homes, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rapidly increase in the city.
Coronavirus infection rates have remained low in the school system even as cases across the city rise, prompting officials to take a new reopening approach this month. But questions and uncertainty remain.
City Limits hosted a virtual discussion on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the next mayor. Featuring panelists Kyle Bragg of 32 BJ SEIU, New York State Senator Jessica Ramos, Jennifer Jones Austin of advocacy organization FPWA, Sandra Lobo of Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition and Kathryn Wylde of the Partnership of New York.
Ha pasado casi un mes desde que Nueva York comenzó su ‘Iniciativa de Acción de Grupo’ (“Cluster Action Initiative) para contener la propagación del coronavirus instituyendo restricciones en vecindarios específicos. ¿Mantendrá a raya una segunda ola?.
From the start of the city’s coronavirus crisis in February 2020, the city’s Commission on Human Rights received more than 566 reports of discrimination, harassment, and bias related to COVID-19, 184 of which were anti-Asian in nature.
It’s been nearly a month since New York started its ‘Cluster Action Initiative’ to contain the spread of coronavirus by instituting restrictions in specific hotspot neighborhoods. Will it keep a second wave at bay?
Between early voting and 5 p.m. on Election Day, more than 2 million New Yorkers had voted across the city, according to the NYC Board of Elections.