Ongoing coronavirus coverage


Here are stories about COVID-19 that have appeared in The Riverdale Press. Please note that stories are accurate as to the date of publication, and that some information may have changed since these stories were published. This page includes 196 stories.

Last updated Aug. 3, 2020  

Great outdoors still 'great' for our classrooms?  (Aug. 2, 2020)

Mediator members just keep on giving, even through pandemics  (Aug. 2, 2020)

Claudy's Kitchen finally debuts on Broadway  (Aug. 2, 2020)

Press Points: Help farmers feed those in need  (July 31, 2020)

Political Arena: Absentee voting could be here to stay  (July 26, 2020)

School Desk: Will reopenings allow parents to work?  (July 26, 2020)

Response rates rise as city works COVID census  (July 26, 2020)

School classrooms could make way outside school  (July 26, 2020)

Education leaders look for path to open schools safely  (July 26, 2020)

Swimming pools finally open — well, some of them  (July 26, 2020)

NYC joins rest of the state in coronavirus Phase IV  (July 20, 2020)

Parents seek new options after school closes  (July 19, 2020)

As coronavirus rates fall, anxieties in the community remain on the rise  (July 19, 2020)

Press Points: Did we get it all wrong on COVID-19?  (July 18, 2020)

Cuomo: Schools will reopen, but only under specific conditions  (July 13, 2020)

Political Arena: Dinowitz calls for election reform  (July 12, 2020)

Restaurants stay outside — for now  (July 12, 2020)

With bars closed to live music, performers migrate online  (July 12, 2020)

Editorial: COVID-19 lessons, from the Lone Ranger to A.J. Parkinson (July 11, 2020)

Coronavirus, lack of attendance closes St. John's School  (July 9, 2020)

NYC enters Phase III of coronavirus reopening, but no indoor dining  (July 6, 2020)

Press Points: Dr. Ruth really has nothing but praise  (July 6, 2020)

Trying to understand work, numbers of contact tracing  (July 5, 2020)

Lawmakers: Tax wealthy to fix deficit  (June 29, 2020)

Hebrew Home 'driving' for more visitors  (June 28, 2020)

Forget virus, The Y keeps all of it going  (June 28, 2020)

As city reopens, senior citizens still rely on COVID-19 food help  (June 28, 2020)

Cuomo's in-person graduation gets no-go from city  (June 28, 2020)

Inwood Film Festival looks to future for sake of creativity  (June 26, 2020)

Stringer pushes forward investigation into COVID crisis  (June 21, 2020)

Shuttered businesses feeling way to a 'new normal' in reopening  (June 21, 2020)

Last Stop provides new hope with outdoor food-filled fridge  (June 21, 2020)

Whether from a sanctuary or a home, virus is no match for God  (June 20, 2020)

Some voters complaining they haven't received absentee ballots  (June 20, 2020)

Cabrera wants hazard pay for MTA workers  (June 20, 2020)

24 Hour Fitness closes 134 locations, including Kingsbridge  (June 15, 2020)

Eateries begin to reopen, but will it ever be the same?  (June 14, 2020)

Miss dining out? It's coming back — just outside  (June 14, 2020)

Camps look to future, leaving fate in Cuomo's hands  (June 14, 2020)

New York City tries returning to normal with first phase of reopening   (June 8, 2020)

Churches, synagogues can reopen in second phase  (June 7, 2020)

CUNY union fights adjunct job cuts  (June 7, 2020)

Electeds fighting for (and over) New York's homeless  (June 7, 2020)

Virus claims father whose heart never left Marble Hill  (June 7, 2020)

New biz normal is coming, but what will it look like?  (June 7, 2020)

Staying in shape takes a whole new form over Zoom  (June 7, 2020)

Cafe 'buys' farm, turns it over to customers  (June 7, 2020)

Editorial: A price far too high to pay  (June 6, 2020)

Press Points: Mount's Sr. Patricia McGowan dies, 80   (June 6, 2020)

Engel pushes for federal co-op relief  (May 31, 2020)

With June 8 nearing, de Blasio outlines reopening plan's first phase  (May 31, 2020)

Small businesses search for COVID-19 solutions  (May 31, 2020)

Lehman honors graduate claimed by COVID-19  (May 31, 2020)

Euiction freeze is nice, but some want rent freeze, too   (May 31, 2020)

COVID numbers can be scary, but what do they mean?  (May 31, 2020)

Engel not ashamed about escaping to DC during pandemic  (May 30, 2020)

As reopening looms, NYC to focus on COVID hotspots  (May 29, 2020)

COVID-affected renters may get a little help from state lawmakers   (May 28, 2020)

Cuomo: Memorial Day weekend went better than expected   (May 28, 2020)

Could NYC reopen this week? That's anyone's guess   (May 26, 2020)

• Essential workers of all kinds settle into some new routines   (May 24, 2020)

After further review, Hebrew Home leads Bronx COVID deaths  (May 24, 2020)

City steps carefully as Bronx fights to catch up   (May 24, 2020)

Schools get tested on when — and how — to reopen   (May 24, 2020)

No stage, yet soprano finds hope in shrunken world   (May 24, 2020)

In face of growing COVID troubles, Dems seek answers  (May 24, 2020)

City bus improvement plan halted by pandemic, cuts  (May 24, 2020)

Bill de Blasio's plan to beat heat: free A/C  (May 24, 2020)

Health department gives Hebrew Home clean bill of health  (May 22, 2020)

New COVID-related syndrome keeps schools closed over summer  (May 22, 2020)

Not many swimming choices for NYC residents Memorial Day weekend  (May 22, 2020)

Hebrew Home re-classifies 28 other deaths as COVID-related  (May 18, 2020)

COVID-19 testing now open to anyone with symptoms  (May 18, 2020)

Head to the beach for Memorial Day — but stay away from the pools  (May 18, 2020)

As more regions open, NYC inches closer to lockdown end  (May 18, 2020)

Nursing homes: Numbers don't tell whole story  (May 17, 2020)

The pandemic, grief, and bitter irony of six feet  (May 17, 2020)

Flower shop among many businesses fighting to blossom  (May 17, 2020)

Remnants of the Class of 2020: Grieving for more than coronavirus  (May 17, 2020)

Nahmias distillery has something on tap: sanitizer  (May 17, 2020)

COVID shut down your Malaysian plant? Call Engel  (May 17, 2020)

Editorial: Out of touch legislation  (May 16, 2020)

Bronx, NYC not ready to re-open quite yet  (May 15, 2020)

Report: Engel stays far away from New York, pandemic  (May 15, 2020)

de Blasio advocates new coronavirus aid package  (May 14, 2020)

Alternate-side parking returns for one week  (May 11, 2020)

Hospitals blocked from releasing COVID-positive patients into nursing homes  (May 11, 2020)

Kosher meals arrive at 'grab-and-go- PS 24 site  (May 11, 2020)

Faith leaders find strength in community  (May 10, 2020)

Nearly 5,000 have died in facilities across New York  (May 10, 2020)

Eviction moratorium extended, tenants can use security deposits  (May 8, 2020)

Yankees skipper pays visit to Hebrew Home — virtually  (May 8, 2020)

Most new COVID cases come from people staying home  (May 8, 2020)

Plaza, Citadel lead Bronx in COVID-19 nursing home deaths  (May 5, 2020)

Doing good beyond just slinging slices  (May 3, 2020)

Long commute turns into long-distance friendship  (May 3, 2020)

Raising little ones during a pandemic? Oh boy!  (May 3, 2020)

Electeds gather for updates on hospitals, mail  (May 3, 2020)

Tie a ribbon 'round the young city tree  (May 3, 2020)

Editorial: Cuomo left out some details  (May 2, 2020)

To make subways the cleanest they've ever been, they must shut down  (May 1, 2020)

Getting married, without having to physically interact with anyone  (May 1, 2020)

Methodist Home joins growing list of nursing homes hit with COVID-19 (April 30, 2020)

Six COVID-19 deaths reported at Schervier nursing home  (April 27, 2020)

Cuomo hopes for 'new normal' by end of May  (April 27, 2020)

Independent pharmacies set to become coronavirus testing centers  (April 27, 2020)

Emergency workers help out essential workers  (April 26, 2020)

As COVID cases plateau, state scraps Vannie hospital  (April 26, 2020)

Branching out from the garden to the backyard  (April 26, 2020)

Editorial: Biz big-Wait your turn  (April 25, 2020)

As many as 2.7M could be infected with coronavirus in New York  (April 23, 2020)

Cuomo: Bankrupting states will crash national economy  (April 23, 2020)

AG sets up hotline to report COVID-related issues at nursing homes  (April 23, 2020)

Council pushes 'bill of rights,' other protections in coronavirus relief package  (April 23, 2020)

Crime dropping in the 5-0 as precinct recovers from COVID-19  (April 23, 2020)

RiverFest canceled as coronavirus lockdown continues  (April 21, 2020)

Biaggi, Yang stand up for better-tipped employee wages  (April 19, 2020)

 Can't pay rent? Dinowitz wants to help  (April 19, 2020)

• Nurses say no masks, gloves only the beginning  (April 19, 2020)

Editorial: Now is just not the time  (April 18, 2020)

Queens, Bronx lead in COVID-19 nursing home deaths (April 18, 2020)

Coronavirus shutdown extended, but Cuomo shares hope of progress  (April 17, 2020)

NYPD honors COVID-fallen officers with mourning bands, half-mast flags  (April 16, 2020)

Fallen senate leader Skelos wins release after coronavirus diagnosis  (April 16, 2020)

Mayor says schools closed, governor says not so fast  (April 13, 2020)

Lehman study: Coronavirus can spread through ventilation systems  (April 12, 2020)

Testing for antibodies in L.A., could help restart New York  (April 12, 2020)

Neighbors reach out to help, and find help themselves  (April 12, 2020)

City may be closed, but hearts are open  (April 12, 2020)

COVID-19 field hospital coming to Vannie  (April 12, 2020)

Where has all the mail gone? Blame it on the coronavirus (April 12, 2020)

Editorial: Tale of two pandemic leaders  (April 11, 2020)

COVID-19 kills more Latinos, blacks than anyone else (April 9, 2020)

Defense contractor behind Vannie field hospital, not Montefiore (April 9, 2020)

Grant program offer $500K to local businesses (April 9, 2020)

Discovering pretty quickly how much coronavirus hits home  (April 9, 2020)

Former Klein ally, Dean Skelos, wants out of prison because of coronavirus  (April 9, 2020)

Montefiore to test experimental remdesivir drug with select COVID-19 patients (April 6, 2020)

Mosaic's 'teletherapy' efforts featured on CBS News (April 6, 2020)

Editorial: Cuomo, Main Street need a helping hand from Albany  (April 5, 2020)

FEMA to open 200-bed hospital at Van Cortlandt Park  (April 5, 2020)

Seeking a path forward during a crisis (April 5, 2020)

KHCC enters a strange, new quiet world  (April 5, 2020)

Slow mail delivery? Blame the coronavirus (April 3, 2020)

Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro among celebs making Hebrew Home smile  (April 3, 2020)

Taking a different look on how U.S. copes with coronavirus  (April 3, 2020)

Cuomo closes New York City's playgrounds  (April 2, 2020)

Lawyer at center of local coronavirus outbreak goes home  (March 29, 2020)

State lawmakers move to keep Albany open during coronavirus (March 29, 2020)

Cuomo: Another two weeks  — at least — for state's non-essential shutdown  (March 29, 2020)

Manhattan College slows down move-outs after outcry  (March 29, 2020)

COVID-19 hits hard, restaurants ask for help(March 26, 2020)

Teachers support each other, students(March 26, 2020)

Social justice moves online in new coronavirus reality  (March 26, 2020)

Editorial: Trusted companion, threatened  (March 25, 2020)

MTA implementing dramatic cuts to bus, train service .(March 25, 2020)

Dinowitz to landlords: Please forgive rents for COVID-19 victims who can't pay   (March 25, 2020)

Society has stopped for the coronavirus, but does it have to?  (March 23, 2020)

Biaggi, Dinowitz work to save voting during coronavirus pandemic (March 23, 2020)

de Blasio wants park-goers to take responsibility for own health  (March 22, 2020)

Is New York missing out on $6B in coronavirus aid?  (March 22, 2020)

NYC has 24 hours to develop new social distancing plan (March 22, 2020)

No plans to close Key Food ... at least for now  (March 22, 2020)

Editorial: Don't ignore collateral damage  (March 21, 2020)

Trump: New York is now a major disaster area  (March 21, 2020)

Beginning Monday, only use the back door on buses  (March 21, 2020)

Beginning Monday: Breakfast, lunch, dinner is free for every child  (March 20, 2020)

NYPD: 52 officers have tested positive for COVID-19  (March 20, 2020)

Is Key Food closing in North Riverdale? Not if electeds have something to say about it  (March 20, 2020)

New York is closed for business ... completely  (March 20, 2020)

Cuomo issues directive calling for 90-day mortgage payment moratorium  (March 20, 2020)

Rodriguez, Williams want more coronavirus shutdowns across New York City  (March 20, 2020)

Mayor shutters public schools in effort to slow virus  (March 20, 2020)

Businesses close as economic catastrophe looms  (March 20, 2020)

Lehman prof sets example for the city's public schools  (March 20, 2020)

Coronavirus not enough to stop this campaign  (March 20, 2020)

Biaggi wants Rikers Island protected from COVID-19  (March 19, 2020)

Corey Johnson pushes $12B COVID-19 relief plan  (March 19, 2020)

Cuomo signs COVID-19 paid leave bill into law  (March 18, 2020)

Schumer: Coronavirus relief bill could bring $6B to New York  (March 18, 2020)

A Letter from the Publisher  (March 18, 2020)

Look bleak? No, there's always hope  (March 18, 2020)

de Blasio temporarily halts alternate-side parking enforcement (March 17, 2020)

Feds loosen small business loan qualifications for coronavirus losses  (March 17, 2020)

Restaurants, bars, cafes limited to take-out, delivery only  (March 15, 2020)

Mayor de Blasio: Public schools closed until April 20 (March 15, 2020)

State senators call on courts to freeze evictions during COVID-19 outbreak (March 13, 2020)

SAR: 29 confirmed cases affiliated with schools (March 12, 2020)

School closings, self-quarantine, and wary watchfulness: Community copes with COVID-19 (March 12, 2020)

Press Points: James targets virus price gougers (March 12, 2020)

Mount student tests positive for coronavirus, shutting down campus (March 10, 2020)

Horace Mann, Riverdale Country School close over coronavirus concerns (March 9, 2020)

Political Arena: Rivera not a fan of Albany's coronavirus bill (March 5, 2020)

Editorial: No one wants to get sick, but this is no time to panic (March 5, 2020)

Press Points: MTA taking extra measures against coronavirus outbreak (March 5, 2020)

SAR closes campuses over coronavirus fears (March 3, 2020)