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NY State Update 4/8/2020

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April 09, 2020
  1. Governor Cuomo Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-Mast in Honor of Those We Have Lost to COVID-19
  1. Flags Will Remain Lowered While New York is on PAUSE
  2. Kosciuszko Bridge, Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Spire of One World Trade Center and LaGuardia Airport Parking Garages Will Be Lit Blue on Thursday, April 9th as Part of the #LightItBlue Campaign
  3. Announces SUNY Albany President Havidan Rodriguez Will Work with State Department of Health and Northwell Health to Conduct More COVID-19 Data Research and Increase Testing in Minority Communities
  4. Directs State Department of Labor to Make $600 in Additional Weekly Unemployment Benefits Available to All New Yorkers -- Extends Period Covered by Unemployment Benefits for Another 13 Weeks, for Total of 39 Weeks
  5. Governor Will Issue Executive Order to Ensure New Yorkers Can Vote Absentee in the June 23rd Primary Elections
  6. 2,400 Brand New BiPAP Machines Donated to the State by Mercury Medical, Flown to New York from Florida for Free by JetBlue and Transported on the Ground by Southern Glazer's
  7. Announces Delta, JetBlue and United are Offering Free Travel to New York for COVID-19 Medical Workers
  8. State Has Distributed Over One Million Free Bottles of NYS Clean Hand Sanitizer Across All 62 Counties
  9. Confirms 10,453 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 149,316; New Cases in 52 Counties


  1. Manufacturing Grants 2020 (COVID-19 Manufacturing Grant): The COVID-19 Manufacturing Grants are designed to aid existing New York State small to medium-sized manufacturing companies that can meet prevailing FDA requirements and can quickly accelerate production of personal protective equipment and respiratory care equipment that has been depleted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These grants serve as a resource to assist manufacturers with increasing capacity in current operations as well as to pivot production in an effort to build and assemble these critical need items: specifically, N95 respirators and ventilators. Applications are due Friday, April 17th, 4PM EST.


  1. The Women’s Enterprise Development Center has established a COVID-19 resources page which can be found here.


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