New York State COVID-19 Update: May 19, 2020
As of May 19th, New York has over 352,000 positive COVID cases and an additional 117 deaths; the NY COVID death toll has climbed above 22,000. New hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and intubations continue to slowly decline. Governor Cuomo again advocated for his proposed American’s First Law which will prevent corporations from getting federal assistance if they do not re-hire the same number of workers that they had laid off due to COVID. Governor Cuomo and Governor Hogan, on behalf of the NGA, are calling upon the Federal government to pass a $500B package to provide state fiscal relief.