The mass-vaccination hub at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights finally started inoculating some of Brooklyn’s most vulnerable on February 24.
Beefed-up bus service will help transport eligible Brooklynites to the new vaccine mega-site at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, state officials announced Monday.
The vaccine rollout in New York has been marked with shortages and confusion, with those eligible finding the process of securing an appointment for the life-saving jab onerous and time-consuming.
Though there’s some faint optimism as COVID-19 cases begin flattening out in New York City following a post-holiday surge, the virus continues to kill dozens of New Yorkers each day -- particularly in Brooklyn and Queens.
More than 20 schools previously located in Brooklyn red zones and now in state-designated COVID-19 yellow zones will be allowed to reopen on Thursday, officials announced on Monday.
Schools located in recently established red or orange COVID cluster zones in Brooklyn might have to wait until the end of the week before they can reopen, Mayor de Blasio said Monday.
Mayor de Blasio, who put forward the plan, aimed to begin the closures on Wednesday, but Cuomo announced the earlier start date at a press conference earlier today.
The outpost of the popular store had been open only a few days when it was forced to close by the coronavirus in early March.
City officials announced today that in-person classes will be pushed back until Monday, September 21.
Amid this year’s massive budget shortfalls, Mayor de Blasio’s office is asking the city’s community boards to voluntarily lay off some of their paid staff to help lighten the load.