public health

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A Long Island environmental group is concerned that stricter drinking water standards that New York health officials plan to adopt aren’t tough enough.  

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New York City has its first case of COVID-19, the disease the new coronavirus causes. Now state health officials have announced precautions to reduce its spread.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the battle against the novel coronavirus will not be cheap for local hospitals. He wants the federal government to chip in more money.

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Health officials and lawmakers in Connecticut and on Long Island are preparing for the coronavirus.   

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s asking the legislature for $40 million in emergency spending to help the state combat the coronavirus.