Struggling families waited in line for hours amid the borough’s ongoing economic crisis.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said parents should be prepared for schools to close as early as Monday, amid another rise in coronavirus infections.
Despite being down from 24.7 percent in June, the borough’s current unemployment numbers remain comparable to those calculated during the Great Depression—a result of to job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deploy National Guard troops to city airports to ensure arriving passengers have proof of a recent, negative coronavirus test, the governor said Friday.
A pilot study by researchers at New York University found roughly 24 percent of frontline transit workers in New York City contracted coronavirus—and likely got the disease at work.
Police in the Bronx are routinely seen in public not wearing masks, despite the borough experiencing higher COVID-19 positivity rates than the rest of the city during much of this year.
A new smartphone app can alert Bronx residents when they come in contact with someone infected with COVID-19, state officials said Thursday.
The campus of PS 811X will remain closed for 24 hours in accordance with the city’s safety measures, authorities said.
Priority is being given to schools in communities where COVID-19 caused the most infections and deaths, including hard-hit parts of the Bronx.
The Bronx’s impoverished communities of color have been hardest hit by the pandemic, laying bare disturbing racial inequities in health care and access to treatment.