city health

On the Frontlines: Nurses Say They Need More Protective Masks and Gear

On the Frontlines:  Nurses Say They Need More Protective Masks and Gear

Nurses treating COVID-19 patients throughout many of the city’s hospitals are reporting that they don’t have enough protective gear. As the virus continues to spread through the city, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more personal protective gear, and masks are on their way.  For anxious nurses, the relief can’t come soon enough. Reports of supply […]

Environmental Drill in the Darkness

Environmental Drill in the Darkness

 At 10 p.m. on Friday night, members of the  New York Police Department, Fire   Department, Port Authority, Metropolitan  Transportation Authority, Environmental  Protection Agency, and FBI assembled at  the New York Public Health Laboratory on  First Avenue to start what the city called  “an environmental sampling exercise.”  Jeremy House, deputy press secretary for  the Department of Health, said […]