Recent Press Releases

COVID-19 Updates

Visit the Office of the Mayor for recent announcements regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.


December 1, 2020
New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Low As New York City Nears Goal to End the Epidemic, Mayor De Blasio to Participate in “World Aids Day 2020” Virtual Event

November 24, 2020
Paid Sick Leave — Your Right to Fight COVID

November 17, 2020
Flu Vaccination Continues to Surge This Season Compared to Last Season

November 9, 2020
Health Department Releases Lead Report for the First and Second Quarters of 2020

November 9, 2020
Health Department Updates COVID-19 Data Page

October 28, 2020
Flu Vaccination Surges This Season Compared to Last Year

September 29, 2020
Effort Launches to Vaccinate Racoons Against Rabies in Parts of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan

September 25, 2020
Health Department Issues Commissioner’s Order to Non-Public Schools in Brooklyn and Queens ZIP Codes to Safeguard Public Health

September 24, 2020
Health Department Reports First Human Cases of West Nile Virus for 2020 Season, Reminds New Yorkers to Reduce Exposure to Mosquitoes

September 24, 2020
Dr. Torian Easterling Appointed First Deputy Commissioner, Chief Equity Officer

September 22, 2020
New Data on COVID-19 and Mental Health in New York City

September 18, 2020
Health Department Releases Lead Report for First Quarter of 2020

September 15, 2020
The Most Important Flu Vaccine You Ever Get

September 4, 2020
Health Department Urges Colon Cancer Screening Following Revised Recommendations

August 21, 2020
Health Department Launches New Provider Education Campaign on Immediate Initiation of HIV Antiretroviral Treatment

August 4, 2020
Mayor de Blasio Announces Dr. Dave A. Chokshi as Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

July 31, 2020
Childhood Lead Exposure Fell 21% in 2019 Compared to 2018

July 20, 2020
New Campaign Honors the Heroes of COVID-19

July 14, 2020
First Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus Detected in New York City

June 9, 2020
New Sexual Health Services and Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 29, 2020
New Guidance Issued to Providers on Safely Reopening or Expanding In-Person Health Care Services

May 21, 2020
New York City Reports at Least 89 Cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

May 20, 2020
With Families at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic, City Urges New Yorkers to Take Steps to Prevent Window Falls

May 19, 2020
Health Department Rolls Out Methadone Delivery Program for New Yorkers Impacted by COVID-19

May 18, 2020
Health Department Releases New COVID-19 Data Page

April 30, 2020
News You Can Use: New Yorkers Can Call 855-491-2667 to Facilitate Claiming Paid Sick Leave

March 3, 2020
New York City Confirms a Second Covid-19 Case

February 19, 2020
City Announces Opening of the East Harlem Support and Connection Center, With Bronx Center to Open Later This Winter

February 14, 2020
Health Department Launches NYC Legend XL Condom

February 5, 2020
New York City Reports Fourth and Fifth Persons Under Investigation for Novel Coronavirus

February 4, 2020
Results from First Patient Under Investigation for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Come Back Negative

February 2, 2020
New York City Reports Second And Third Person Under Investigation For Novel Coronavirus

February 1, 2020
New York City Reports First Person Under Investigation For Novel Coronavirus

January 29, 2020
Health Department Releases Lead Surveillance Report for Quarters 1 Through 3 of 2019

January 24, 2020
De Blasio Administration Outlines Preparedness for Novel Coronavirus

January 21, 2020
City Taking Precautions Against 2019 Novel Coronavirus