COVID-19 News

Here you will find news and information about the impact that COVID-19 has had on New York. If you were a frontline worker diagnosed with COVID-19, or if you have lost a loved one who was a frontline worker to this illness, please contact Finz & Finz, P.C., now to see whether you or your family members are eligible for compensation.

Cardiac Arrest Deaths Surge During Coronavirus Pandemic | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – The New York Fire Department has reported three times the number of deaths from cardiac arrest during the Coronavirus pandemic. Experts believe these deaths were either directly or indirectly caused by COVID-19. According to ABC News, emergency medical services in New York City responded to almost

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Record Low COVID-19 Cases Reported in NYC | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – On Wednesday, New York City reported the lowest percentage of positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. This data reinforced the city’s decision to move forward with Phase 2 of reopening. During a press conference on June 17, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that only

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Phase 2 Reopening Will Start Monday in NYC | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City will commence Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, June 22. During a press conference on June 17, Cuomo stated that 14 days after the city entered Phase 1 the number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations remain below

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NYC Hospitals and Group Homes Allowing Visitors | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to allow family and friends to visit their loved ones at hospitals and group homes. However, nursing homes remain closed to visitors, according to a report by News Day. During his press conference today,

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Cuomo Threatens Consequences for Social Distancing Violations in NYC | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated the government may have to reverse the steps taken to re-open the city, due to copious social distancing violations. Friday marked the start of the first weekend that New Yorkers were not under lockdown since the beginning of

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Increased Potential for COVID-19 Resurgence in NYC | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – Public health officials in New York are concerned about a second wave of COVID-19 impacting the state as restrictions have been relaxed during Phase 1 of reopening. City & State New York reports that multiple factors may contribute to a sharp increase in coronavirus cases over

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Iconic Fifth Avenue Stores Reopen During Phase 1 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – The Fifth Avenue Association reported that many stores in their district will open their doors to customers on Thursday, under the Phase 1 re-opening guidelines. Numerous iconic stores—which have long been a popular tourist draw—have decided to open their doors for the first time since the

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NYC Nursing Homes Want to Reduce Coronavirus Testing | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – As new COVID-19 cases decline across New York, nursing homes are requesting a reduction in mandatory testing for their employees. The New York State Health Facilities Association asked government regulators on Tuesday to reconsider their mandate for twice-weekly COVID-19 testing of all nursing home employees. President

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NYC Neighborhoods Still Reporting High COVID-19 Infection Rates | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – Despite entering Phase 1 of reopening, minority communities in several New York City neighborhoods are still experiencing extremely high rates of infection from the coronavirus. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday that infection rates from COVID-19 are disproportionately high in specific neighborhoods when compared to

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Thousands Return to Work in NYC During Phase 1 Reopening | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – New York City officially began Phase 1 of reopening today after more than 80 days of lockdown. In his daily COVID-19 briefing, Mayor Bill de Blasio explained what Phase 1 entails, and the impact it will have on the citizens of New York. Starting on Monday,

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