Before coronavirus crippled Broadway, Bobby Condon dressed members of “The Lion King” cast.
But when the lights went off and the show did not go on for Condon and the rest of New York’s performing arts community, the dressers, costume makers and other wardrobe department workers in Theatrical Union Wardrobe Local 764 started working on another production — making masks for New Yorkers in need.
One positive effect of the coronavirus lockdown could be a little sexual healing.
With many global citizens confined to their homes and unable to engage in sexual activity — and potentially pass on sexually transmitted diseases — medical professionals see this time as an opportunity to sharply decrease STD rates.
More than a million Americans have tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began several weeks ago, but the U.S. military is closing its ranks to anyone who has caught and survived the infection.
Coronavirus researchers have known almost since the beginning that the pathogen shows up in fecal matter, and studies are under way in cities across the U.S. as well as worldwide to measure just how much there is.
Tens of thousands of teens in Georgia and Wisconsin have escaped the crucible of parallel parking and still received their driver licenses, as both states have decided to waive the requirement of a road test in order to deal with the backlog of requests since they were put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Health officials in Walla Walla County in Washington State are warning residents of the foolhardiness of purposely exposing themselves to coronavirus, a disease about which little is known and whose effects can be long-lasting.
"A payment made to someone who died before receipt of the payment should be returned to the IRS,” the Internal Revenue Service wrote in a statement urging relatives to send back coronavirus stimulus checks addressed to family members no longer among the living.
Fifteen members of New York State’s Congressional delegation are pushing hospitals to adopt programs that would allow patients with coronavirus to receive visitors who could be prioritized through proven immunity.
New York state’s biggest nurses’ union raised concerns Wednesday about Gov. Cuomo’s plan to reopen parts of the state, targeting hospital staffing levels and protective equipment as issues that need closer scrutiny.
I’ve been thinking about the Kavanaugh hearings for the first time in a while, and it’s got nothing to do with Tara Reade.
It’s the COVID-19 pandemic that has me revisiting those hearings, and one line in particular: “I have no connections there,” the current associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court said in his testimony, after stating that he graduated from Yale Law School. “I got there by busting my tail."
Despite criticism over videos showing cops brawling with people for violating coronavirus social distancing rules, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said Wednesday his cops will continue enforcement to “keep people alive.”
“When they think they going to put hands on police officers and get away with it and that’s unacceptable too.”
Nearly half the staff of a Utah business contracted COVID-19 after the company told employees to ignore pandemic guidelines and report to work even if infected. “This is completely unacceptable," local officials said.
Mayor de Blasio said New York’s fight against coronavirus isn’t over as the city saw more new hospitalizations and patients in intensive care, but a drop in those who tested positive for the deadly disease.
Yesterday, the coronavirus task force was “winding up" its work. Today, it’s going to “continue indefinitely."
Trump did a 180-degree reversal, insisting the high-profile group would continue its work. The dramatic flip-flop came after withering criticism that the White House was effectively throwing in the towel in the fight against the pandemic.
Professor Neil Ferguson, a prominent epidemiologist based at Imperial College London, earned the nickname “Dr. Lockdown” after he was able to convince UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to shut down the nation amid the coronavirus pandemic. But the 51-year-old had a quick fall from grace on Tuesday after the Telegraph reported he violated his own measures on at least two separate occasions so his married lover could pay him a visit.
A full shutdown of the subway system proved to be hard to manage early Wednesday when the MTA made good on Gov. Cuomo’s order to close it for four hours each night — and many were left frustrated by the drastic decision.
On most days, Donny Ramsuchit finds himself crisscrossing the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Medical Center keeping an eye on the sprawling building’s 28 elevators.
Ramsuchit, 43, has been the resident elevator mechanic at the 19-story Bay Ridge hospital for the past 13 years. As the hospital has been swamped with coronavirus, he’s facing the biggest challenge of his career.
New York City’s subway system shut down for the first time in 115 years early Wednesday for an unprecedented planned nightly closure to disinfect trains — and to clear out a homeless population who’ve been sheltering underground during the coronavirus crisis.
The entertainment company claims that because of the COVID-19 outbreak it not only lost a whopping $1.4 billion during its last fiscal quarter but its financial predicament could become even more dire.
A worker at Amazon’s massive Staten Island warehouse has died of COVID-19 amid national attention over the giant online retailer’s handling of coronavirus protection for its employees, labor advocates said Tuesday.
Fifteen children have been hospitalized in New York City with a mysterious inflammatory syndrome that may be linked to coronavirus, though health officials said they don’t fully understand the illness or how it connects to the disease sweeping the globe.
The president declared Tuesday that the economy must reopen “soon" even if that means people will be “affected badly," sending a decidedly mixed message to the nation as the U.S. coronavirus death toll surged above 70,000.
Nearly 1,400 workers at three Tyson Foods pork processing plants in Iowa have tested positive for coronavirus, with the rate of infections at one of those facilities reaching almost 60% of the staff, health officials said Tuesday.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci told National Geographic it’s unlikely the coronavirus pandemic somehow started in a Chinese lab, despite suggestions to the contrary by President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
A fired government vaccine expert filed a whistleblower complaint Tuesday claiming the White House ousted him for refusing to back President Trump’s push to promote an unproven “miracle cure” for coronavirus.
Rick Bright’s complaint also levels bombshell charges that top Trump administration officials ignored his early dire warnings about the pandemic.
The White House coronavirus task force is in the process of “winding down” and could be disbanded entirely by the end of the month, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday, even as the country’s COVID-19 death toll soared above 70,000 and projections suggested the horrific number could double over the next few weeks.
In an off-camera briefing with reporters, Pence said the task force has started taking early steps to dissolve, with a goal of potentially wrapping up the entire operation by Memorial Day.
New York and New Jersey — hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic — got comparatively little federal help for conarvirus-related expenses when stacked up against lightly-hit states like Alaska, Hawaii and Wyoming, an Associated Press analysis found.
Students and advocates are calling on New York State officials to expand online voter registration in the runup to the 2020 presidential election — with in-person voter registration drives that usually sign up thousands of young people suspended amid the pandemic.
One in five working New Yorkers is expected to lose their jobs by the end of June as economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the city’s finances and businesses, Comptroller Scott Stringer said.
“There’s going to be a lot of pain and heartache,” Stringer said during a remote briefing.
Gov. Cuomo took sharp aim at President Trump on Tuesday over his newfound opposition to coronavirus bailouts for Democratic-led states like New York, warning that “all of us” will suffer if fiscal relief doesn’t come soon.
“It’s the state and local governments that fund police, fire, education, healthcare workers ... If you starve the states, how do you expect the states to be able to fund this entire reopening plan?” Cuomo said.
Meat processors have been warning that there will be a shortage as plants close when workers fall sick amid the coronavirus pandemic, and now it has come to pass. Wendy’s stopped selling burgers in some locations because it is having problems sourcing meat.
Barely anyone noticed when Paul Cary, a longtime firefighter and paramedic from Aurora, Colo., drove his ambulance, or bus, in EMT lingo, 1,800 miles to answer NYC’s desperate cry for help as coronavirus was drowning our EMS and hospitals.
That Paul Cary, a non-New Yorker, risked and gave his life to join us is heartbreaking beyond heartbreaking. Mayor de Blasio is correct that he must be specially honored by the city he sacrificed his life to save.
NYC’s Health Commissioner ordered on March 25 that people living in city-overseen congregate living situations — like homeless shelters and jails — should be relocated to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but the city has been slow to carry out that order even though the federal government approved funding for such transfers on March 30.
Mayor de Blasio slammed President Trump as a “hypocrite” who “seems to enjoy stabbing his hometown in the back” in a Tuesday morning tirade.
Amid growing calls for Congress to deliver billions of dollars to cash-strapped localities expecting huge tax revenue shortfalls while wide swaths of the economy are shut down, Trump said Monday that sending funds to “blue” states would be unfair to Republicans.
A patient treated at a hospital outside of Paris more than a month before health experts had confirmed a case of coronavirus was likely one of France’s first infections, a development the WHO called “less than surprising.”
Instead of getting some rest ahead of his first trip outside the Washington, D.C., area in a month, President Trump went on an extended early morning Twitter rant against an ad criticizing his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Trump lashed out at #NeverTrump Republicans who created the gauzy “Mourning in America” ad that harshly attacked him for plunging the nation into economic ruin by ignoring the pandemic.
The NYPD’s counterterrorism boss says his wife saved the day, calling the doctor when he was stricken with what turned out to be coronavirus.
Deputy Commissioner John Miller, who heads the NYPD’s intelligence and counterterrorism bureaus, was home the night of March 26 when his wife called the doctor to report his symptoms — a 103-degree fever and plunging oxygen levels — then handed him the phone.
Over the course of just two weeks, three healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus pandemic in Russia have fallen from hospital windows, renewing citizens’ focus on the health crisis as the illness continues its brutal spread across the nation.
A group of city lawmakers are pushing for the next coronavirus stimulus package to bankroll a “universal” moratorium on rent and mortgage payments — an unprecedented proposal that carries a monthly price tag of at least $66 billion.
Britain has been hit with nearly 30,000 deaths from coronavirus over the past several weeks, with only Italy seeing more in all of Europe. But according to the European Union agency for disease control, Britain is still one of five countries on the continent that hasn’t seen the worst of COVID-19.
Coronavirus continued its devastating toll on New York City through the weekend, but with a recent batch of technical indicators showing signs of improvement, Mayor de Blasio deemed Monday an “excellent day.”
Even as the governor said that statewide shutdown rules will officially expire in less than two weeks, he laid out stringent conditions that must be met before even little-impacted regions can start to reopen.
Even after two homeless men died on the subways, Mayor de Blasio insisted the city’s long-term homelessness strategy is working and he indicated he’s not changing course.
“We’re going to apply that strategy more and more intensely. It’s even been working through the pandemic and I know it will work more and more as we come out of the pandemic,” he said at a press conference.
As President Trump pushes states to rev up their economies, his emergency and public health officials are privately projecting that the U.S. coronavirus death toll will skyrocket over the next several weeks, reaching roughly 3,000 deaths per day by the end of May, an internal document said.
An Upper East Side woman stabbed nearly to death by by her roommate says she only had her attacker’s best interests in mind when she criticized her excessive drinking during the coronavirus lockdown, sparking the near-fatal confrontation.
The German phrase “Arbeit Macht Frei" — work sets you free — was written at the gates of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. It reappeared at a Chicago protest on Friday, as a small group of right-wing Americans called for an end to stay-at-home measures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
The body of the Rev. Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, who was beloved in Brooklyn’s Mexican community, was flown from Kennedy Airport on Sunday, and will arrive in Mexico City Monday afternoon, diocese officials said.
An out-of-town nurse who came to New York to join the frontline battling COVID-19 was attacked in an attempted rape as she returned to her rented apartment in Hamilton Heights, police sources said Sunday.
Transit officials Sunday announced plans to use powerful ultraviolet lamps to disinfect the agency’s trains, buses and work areas — a modern upgrade from the bleach and chemical sprays typically used for clean-up.
Pope Francis, a prominent spiritual voice amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Sunday that he supported the world’s scientists who are uniting in the search for a vaccine, and said it must be distributed everywhere once it’s found.
The famously flinty governor — whose approval ratings have been rising during the coronavirus outbreak — earned a light-hearted video tribute titled “KoCuomo” from one Queens family, a gaggle of their friends and four dogs.
Oprah Winfrey keeps updated with the coronavirus news, but she has often focused her attention more on the positive “acts of valor” while being on lockdown during the pandemic.
The media mogul said Friday evening that she wants people to digest daily information wisely during the Call to Unite 24-hour livestream global relief event. She was among 200 star-studded participants including former President Bill Clinton and Julia Roberts to take part in the event.
Houston is tracking the spread of coronavirus in the city through wastewater, the Houston Chronicle reported. Studies have suggested that traces of the virus can be found in human feces.
With clinical testing still lacking, Houston health officials teamed up with scientists at Rice University to test the city’s wastewater instead, according to the Chronicle. They’re hoping to find COVID-19 hot spots within the city and get a better idea of just how many people have been infected.
In the report, which was published by the University of Minnesota, a team of analysts likened the spread of COVID-19 to past flu pandemics. The experts said that the outbreak probably won’t be curbed until about two-thirds of the population is immune to the virus.
A group of New York lawmakers called on public health officials Friday to overhaul a policy that’s forcing healthcare workers to report for duty even if they recently tested positive for coronavirus — controversial guidance first highlighted by the Daily News.