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.

NYC Sees First Day Without Confirmed COVID-19 Death Since Mid-march | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – New York City reached a long-awaited milestone yesterday: the first day without a confirmed COVID-19 death in nearly three months. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York was discovered on March 1, a 39-year-old healthcare professional who had returned from Iran—a significant coronavirus hotspot—the previous week. Ten

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NYC COVID-19 Hospitalizations Nearly Double | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – At his daily press conference today, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the daily rate of coronavirus-related hospitalizations had nearly doubled between June 2 and June 3. The mayor described the increase as “meaningful movement.” According to de Blasio, 84 people were admitted to city hospitals Thursday, up from

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Experts Worry That NYC Could Soon Be Inundated With Traffic | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – As New York City inches its way towards a June 8 “Phase One” opening, experts worry that the lack of a comprehensive public-transit plan will doom it to increased traffic — and potentially the car accidents that such traffic brings. Gothamist published an article today detailing the

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Nursing Home Giant Genesis Receives $300+ Million in Government Aid | Finz & Finz, P.C.

KENNETT SQUARE, PA – A May 27 article in the New York Times details the $300 million in government relief that nursing home giant Genesis HealthCare has received during the coronavirus crisis, even as some 1,500 of its residents have been killed by the disease. The largest nursing home operator in the United

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Cuomo: Protests Could Lead to Increased COVID-19 Spread | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed concern today that the ongoing protests against George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers could encourage the spread of the coronavirus, just as New York City is preparing to enter Phase One of reopenings, the New York Daily News reports. And while the

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NY DoH Study: 1 in 7 New Yorkers Had COVID by End of March | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK – A new study commissioned by New York’s Department of Health found that by the end of March, 1 in 7 New York adults had already contracted COVID-19 — roughly ten times the official count at the time. CNN notes that the study adds to the growing body of evidence

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Cuomo Announces Death Benefits for Frontline Workers Killed by COVID-19 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that state and local governments would provide death benefits for the families of frontline workers killed by COVID-19, per his office. While details are still being worked out, the governor specifically listed transit employees, emergency responders, and public healthcare workers as people working

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Young Adults Also Affected by New Coronavirus Symptoms | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY – Several young adults being treated for coronavirus in New York have begun showing signs of the Kawasaki-like disease recently identified in children, according to several doctors. The Washington Post reported today about the new coronavirus-linked illness, which has been exhibited by a 25-year-old patient at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Medical

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update on New York Court System | Finz & Finz, P.C.

To our clients and friends, We write to provide an update regarding the status of the New York State court system during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. Since our most recent update on March 18, 2020, access to the court system has been further restricted. New York’s Supreme

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Concerned About Coronavirus? You Don’t Need to Leave the House to Meet with Our Lawyers. | Finz & Finz, P.C.

We all have a duty to keep ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe right now. This means temporarily reshaping the way we live to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At Finz & Finz, P.C., we are taking this duty seriously and are practicing the “social distancing” guidelines

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