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25 Sep
Vaccine Booster Update: Following the CDC’s recommendation - as of today - booster doses are available in New York State for those who received Pfizer as their primary vaccine AND are 65+ or 50+ with underlying medical conditions AND had their 2nd dose at least 6 months ago. 1/
Those 18-49 with underlying medical conditions & individuals with high-risk occupations or institutional settings AND had their 2nd Pfizer dose at least 6 months ago MAY also receive a booster & should make a decision with their doctor based on individual risk & benefit. 2/
We are awaiting FDA action and subsequent CDC guidance on eligibility for individuals who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. 3/
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25 Sep
In preparation for Monday's vaccination deadline for health care workers, today I am releasing a comprehensive plan to address preventable staffing shortages in hospitals and other health care facilities statewide.
If necessary, I’m prepared to sign an executive order to increase workforce supply and allow 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 @NationalGuardNY members, and partnering with the federal government to deploy teams to assist local health and medical systems.
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15 Sep
To help slow the spread of the #DeltaVariant and reopen our economy safely, I'm announcing a series of universal mask measures.

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Face coverings for kids age 2+, all staff & visitors, are now required at @NYSOCFS-licensed/registered child care centers, home-based group family & family child care programs, after-school child care programs, and enrolled legally exempt group programs during operational hours.
New masking requirements will also apply to congregate programs and facilities licensed, registered, operated, certified or approved by @NYSomh, @NYSOASAS, @NYSOPWDD, @NYSOCFS, and @nysotda.
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14 Sep
When I became Governor, I made it clear that it was a top priority to get relief money out the door as fast as possible to NYers struggling from pandemic-related economic hardship.

Today I'm pleased to announce major progress in getting pandemic relief to NYers in need.
Close to $400M in rental assistance has been paid out—nearly double the amount in the past 3⃣ weeks

This will enable tenants at risk for eviction to stay in their homes and helping struggling landlords to recoup unpaid rent.
Starting September 15, $125M in new state funding through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be designated for middle-income renters previously ineligible.

Renters interested in applying for either federal or state assistance should visit otda.ny.gov/erap
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13 Sep
Abortion access is safe in New York and the rights of those who are seeking abortion services will always be protected here.

Today, joined by @gillibrandny, @AndreaSCousins, @RepMaloney, and so many others, I announced a full agenda to affirm those rights in our state. Governor Hochul stands outd...
In this plan to protect abortion rights:

✔️State agencies will coordinate a statewide public info campaign

✔️@HealthNYGov will develop & distribute provider guidance & education on abortion care

✔️DOH will update regulations to make medication abortions more accessible
There is also misinformation on abortion spreading throughout our nation.

Today, I urged Facebook to provide information on any current efforts to mitigate the spread of abortion misinformation online and to take new action to combat it.

Read my full letter to Facebook⬇️ Letter to Mark Zuckerberg o...Letter to Mark Zuckerberg o...
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29 Aug
Beautiful day today to enjoy all the family fun at the @NYSFair Governor Hochul walks outsi...
First, I paid tribute to our fallen service members who gave their lives fighting for New York and our country's freedom.

I thank them and their families for the dedication and sacrifice. Governor Hochul kneels at W...Governor Hochul stands mask...
Said hello to our hardworking @nyspolice and met some of their newest troopers. Governor Hochul pets NYS tr...Governor Hochul pets NYS tr...
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