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 →


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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 →


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Health Department Releases 2019 Lead Surveillance Report From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released its latest Childhood Blood Lead Level Surveillance Quarterly Report covering the first and second quarter of 2019 (get your copy below). Continue Reading →


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Mayor de Blasio And City Team Update New Yorkers On Upcoming Heat Emergency

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell and Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot today updated New Yorkers on the heat emergency from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →


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Mayor Bill de Blasio And Others Update New Yorkers On The Coming Extreme Heat

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot and Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks today updated New Yorkers on the extreme heat expected through the weekend. Continue Reading →


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The Number Of Measles Cases Grows In NYC

The Health Department announced today that the number of measles cases has grown to 390, including two pregnant women diagnosed with the infection, one diagnosed in mid-April. Continue Reading →


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With NYC On Alert, Health Department Issues Measles Summonses To People Failing To Comply

Being fearful of measles in Harlem, the Health Department today announced it is issuing three civil summonses, subject to fines, to people who failed to comply with the Commissioner’s Emergency Order mandating measles vaccination. Continue Reading →


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