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In Preparation for Monday Vaccination Deadline, Governor Hochul Releases Comprehensive Plan to Address Preventable Health Care Staffing Shortage

Plan Includes Preparation of State of Emergency Declaration to Supplement Workforce Supply at Health Care Facilities Would Enable Qualified Health Care Professionals Licensed in Other States or Countries, Recent Graduates, Retired and Formerly Practicing Health Care Professionals to Practice in New York Other Options Include Deployment of Medically-Trained National Guard, Requesting Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs), Working More »


Governor Hochul Announces Availability of $19 Million in Funding to Assist Addiction Support Workforce in New York State

Funding Was Awarded to NYS Through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday September 24th, announced that New York State has secured $19 million in federal funding through the SAPT Block Grant program to support the addiction workforce in New York State. Prevention, treatment, and recovery providers certified by More »


Governor Hochul Provides September 24, 2021 Update to New Yorkers On State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

54,183 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours 27 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Thursday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “We are continuing to closely watch the numbers in every corner of the state and are prepared to dispatch all necessary resources wherever we see a spike of new infections,” Governor More »


Governor Hochul Urges Parents to Make Sure Child Seats Are Secured During Passenger Safety Week


Announces Free Car Seat Checks Available During Child Passenger Safety Week Free Car Seat Fittings Offered at Nearly Two Dozen Locations Statewide to Help Ensure Safety Seats Fit Correctly and Are Installed Properly Free Fittings Offered by Appointment Year-Round Governor Kathy Hochul and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee today announced that free child car seat More »


Governor Hochul Provides September 18, 2021 Update to New Yorkers On State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

58,712 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  27 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Friday Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “We are continuing to partner with localities and health providers to make sure the vaccine is accessible in every part of the state,” Governor Hochul said. “We know the vaccine works, and we know that by not More »


Rep. Katko Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Developers of the COVID-19 Vaccines, Including Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University


Washington— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today introduced the COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gold Medal Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the developers of the COVID-19 vaccines, including researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Rep. Katko introduced the bill alongside U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D, IL- 01). Companion legislation More »


Senator John W. Mannion Hosts Backpack Giveaway for Syracuse Students with the Healthcare Education Project and ARC of Onondaga County

Backpacks, art therapy kits, food boxes, and milk and eggs are available free of charge – no registration required!  Syracuse, NY – Senator John W. Mannion (D-Geddes) will host a backpack giveaway in partnership with the Healthcare Education Project and ARC of Onondaga County. As a teacher for three decades, Senator Mannion is attuned to More »


Governor Hochul Provides September 17th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

64,055 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours 34 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Thursday     Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “New Yorkers continue to battle COVID-19 every single day in hospitals and homes across our state, and we have to vaccinate more people to curb the spread of this terrible More »


Governor Hochul Announces Series of Universal Mask Requirements to Protect New Yorkers Amid Rise of Delta Variant

Face Coverings Now Required at State-Regulated Child Care Facilities for Children Ages Two and Up, All Staff and Visitors Directs Residential Congregate Programs Operated, Licensed, Certified or Approved by the Office of Children and Family Services to Require Masks for All Staff and Residents  Directs Programs and Facilities Licensed or Registered by Office of Mental More »


Governor Hochul Provides September 15, 2021 Update to New Yorkers On State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

40,017 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours   28 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Monday    Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “Wearing a mask, washing your hands, getting your vaccine – it’s that easy to keep yourself and your community safe,” Governor Hochul said. “If you haven’t gotten your vaccine already, More »