4-22-20 Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update 4-22-20

– Governor Cuomo taps former Mayor Mike Bloomberg to come up with a program to contact-trace people who’ve tested positive for covid-19.
– Mayor de Blasio says the city is coming up with a testing plan that would involve using hotel rooms to isolate folks who can’t isolate at home.
– Mayor says he’s working with Macy’s to come up with a way to safely celebrate the 4th of July — including fireworks
– City Council Speaker Corey Johnson introduces legislation to open city streets to pedestrians and cyclists
– Another 500 ventilators purchased by New Jersey have arrived and will be distributed.
– Governormurphy rips Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for suggesting it’s OK for states to go bankrupt
– MTA approves benefit plan for families of workers who die from coronavirus
– Jersey 4 Jersey concert coming up to benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund
– Two housecats in New York State

Includes a report from Juliet Papa