Recent Press Releases

COVID-19 Updates

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


August 2, 2021
Vax to School — Last Week to Get the Shot in Order to Be Fully Immunized in Time for the First Day of School

July 22, 2021
Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus Detected in New York City

July 14, 2021
City’s Vaccination Campaign Has Prevented an Estimated 250,000 Cases, 44,000 Hospitalizations and 8,300 Deaths Related to COVID-19 in 2021, Analysis Shows

July 2, 2021
Stay Safe This Fourth: Health Department Remind New Yorkers to Leave Fireworks to the Experts

June 23, 2021
Health Department Releases Lead Report for All Four Quarters of 2020

June 21, 2021
Health Department Shows Its Pride – 2021

June 15, 2021
City to Vaccinate Raccoons Against Rabies in Manhattan

June 9, 2021
Health Department Encourages New Yorkers to Protect Themselves From Tick-borne Illnesses As Summer Approaches

May 27, 2021
DOHMH Appoints New Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Hygiene

May 19, 2021
Don’t Have a Lonely Barbecue – Get Vaccinated by This Weekend to Be Protected for July 4 Celebrations

May 14, 2021
Spring Is Here: City Urges New Yorkers to Take Steps to Prevent Window Falls

May 13, 2021
Health Department Launches New Vaccine Confidence Campaign to Arm Health Care Providers With COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

May 11, 2021
Health Department Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Partner Engagement Project

May 4, 2021
‘Get Vaccinated’ – Good Advice in Every Language

April 30, 2021
City to Confront Overdose Deaths With Enhanced Services for People Who Use Drugs

April 27, 2021
Have a Conversation: Health Department Reminds Health Care Providers to Speak With Patients About Covid-19 Vaccine

April 22, 2021
Health Department Releases Report on Improvements in Citywide Air Quality

April 12, 2021
Health Department Releases Detailed Report on COVID-19 Variants

March 30, 2021
Message to New Yorkers — Talk to Your Doctor About Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

March 12, 2021
Good Health, Good Value: NYC Receives $5.5 Million Grant to Make Healthy Food More Affordable to New Yorkers

March 9, 2021
During Historic Flu Vaccination Campaign, Health Department Urges Parents to Get Children Vaccinated

March 8, 2021
Health Department Releases Lead Report for First Through Third Quarters of 2020

February 18, 2021
Mask to the Max — Health Department Updates Mask Guidance

February 16, 2021
Health Department Appoints Its First Ever Chief Medical Officer

February 11, 2021
Federal Pharmacy Program Boosts City Vaccination Effort

January 20, 2021
Health Department Reschedules First Dose Vaccine Appointments Amid Supply Shortage

January 9, 2021
Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs Open

January 6, 2021
City Sounds Alarm Over Increase in COVID-19 Cases Among Older Adults

January 4, 2021
Historically Low Infant Mortality Rate and Fewer Births in New York City in 2018, Annual Vital Statistics Data Shows