The COVID Crisis: New Sexual Health Services And Resources During The Pandemic

The Health Department today announced citywide home delivery of safer sex products and HIV self-test kits to supplement sexual and reproductive health services currently available in the city. Continue Reading →

Phase One Reopening, Safely Restarting Construction Activity In New York City

The New York City Department of Buildings today released new COVID-19 safety guidelines for property owners and contractors. Continue Reading →

NYC Reports At Least 89 Cases Of Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome In Children

Following an investigation by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, thus far 89 pediatric patients have been found to have symptoms consistent with the recently recognized multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Continue Reading →

Health Department Will Add Third Non-Binary Gender Category To NYC Death Certificates

The Health Department announced that starting next year, death certificates will include an “X” option for New Yorkers who do not identify as male or female. Continue Reading →

The City Urges New Yorkers Like You To Use Their Paid Safe And Sick Leave During Flu Season

As peak flu season arrives in New York City, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas remind New Yorkers to limit the spread of flu by seeking care from a medical provider, staying home from work if they get sick and getting a flu vaccine. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Orders 30 Day Review Of Intensive Of Mental Health Intervention Programs

Mayor de Blasio announced today that the City will be conducting a 30-day review of how the City uses Kendra’s Law and other intensive mental health interventions. Continue Reading →