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As the coronavirus outbreak continues to accelerate in New York City, there is an increasing likelihood that you or someone close to you will start to show the tell-tale symptoms: fever, dry cough, and in some cases shortness of breath. What should you do when that happens? The good news...

Estamos trabajando duro para mantenerlos al día con la última información y recursos que están disponible. Para ayudar con este esfuerzo, el Concejal Mark Levine va a facilitar un panel de preguntas y respuestas digital por la plataforma Zoom. 

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to gain steam in New York City, it is more important than ever that everyone remains at home if at all possible.   Importantly, this includes people who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19, which include high fever and dry cough.  Public health experts...

In the face of a looming threat from the coronavirus outbreak, New York City’s public schools will be closed as of today.  This closure will last at least through April 20th--and possibly through the end of the school year. This move--though difficult--is critical to the city’s strategy of slowing the...

By SHANT SHAHRIGIAN from the Daily News With coronavirus yet to be contained, it’s crazy for Gov. Cuomo to try to cut Medicaid funding for the Big Apple, a Manhattan pol said Monday. “The notion that we’d be taking a financial hit right now was already a bad idea, but now I...

by CBS New York  VIDEO LINK Here NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City has announced a plan if a student or teacher tests positive for coronavirus. That school will close for 24 hours, and then authorities will reassess the situation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio agree. As a general rule, schools will not close...

by Carol Tannenhauser in the West Side Rag What will happen if the coronavirus enters the New York City public school system with its nearly 1,800 schools and more than 1.1 million students? Is the city ready and how will it respond? WSR asked City Councilmember Mark Levine who represents...

From CNBC's Squawk Box New York City Councilman Mark Levine told CNBC on Wednesday that city officials have to consider the ripple effects of any mandatory closures due to the coronavirus.  “Because every one of these actions has a real cost, it has to be taken by weighing the pros and cons...

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