COVID-19 Reading Room: A Collection of Important Notices

A Collection of Relevant and Informative Pieces to review.

NY State Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel as of 24JUN20

June 24, 2020: In response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission in certain states within the United States, and to protect New York’s successful containment of COVID-19, the State has joined with New Jersey and Connecticut in jointly issuing a travel advisory for anyone returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. Click on the ‘Travelers’ headline above.
For NY State Department of Health updates on specific states click here.

Nat Geo: Horseshoe Crab Blood is key to making COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Erin Bromage: “The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them

May 6, 2020: Erin S. Bromage, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. A good read that nicely and cleanly explains how the coronavirus spreads.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: “NY Forward: A Guide to Reopening New York

May 2020: Several helpful pages include:
Metrics to Guide Reopening, Page 26-27
Ongoing Monitoring Chart, Page 31 The to date monitoring dashboard can be found at
Phased Reopening of Businesses, Page 32
Printable version: NY Forward: A Guide to Reopening New York 

NYS Regional Monitoring Dashboard

See how many criteria our LI region meets to begin reopening on the Regional Monitoring Dashboard. The regions that meet all seven metrics are ready to begin Phase 1 of a phased-in, carefully monitored reopening starting on May 15th. Visit the dashboard here.

Subscribe to New York State’s Coronavirus Updates from Gov. Cuomo’s Office here.

LI Newsday, May 27, 2020: “FAQ: How Long Island’s Economy will Reopen

New York Times, May 15, 2020: “What Parents Should Know as States Reopen, answering questions about playdates, visiting playgrounds, and going to the beach.

Washington Post, May 27, 2020: “Coronavirus may never go away, even with a vaccine

The pandemic could last for years. Embracing that reality is crucial to the next phase of America’s pandemic response. Experts urge U.S. leaders and the public to start thinking long-term.

Read in The Washington Post:

National Geographic, May 18, 2020 (with updates): “Coronavirus in the U.S.: Where cases are growing and declining

National Geographic, May 29,2020: A COVID-19 vaccine has passed its first human trial. But is it the frontrunner?

Moderna Therapeutics has just entered phase two of its clinical trials. Here’s how mRNA vaccines work and what the latest developments mean.

Gov. Ned Lamont: “ReOpen Connecticut

May 8, 2020: Sector rules for May 20th reopen

Suffolk Times, April 27, 2020: Fishers Island Protocols in Place to Limit Spread of Virus

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