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Unveiling bad news is becoming second nature to government leaders, so it is no surprise to hear that a COVID-19 resurgence in New York is inevitable, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said before expanding the two-week isolation mandate for travelers to 10 additional states, or more than half the nation.

New York’s travel advisory was expanded Tuesday to require visitors from 23 states to self-isolate for two weeks, adding Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin to the list.

The state Education Department released guidance Monday detailing how New York’s 713 school districts can make plans to reopen. President Donald Trump is demanding all schools reopen, even in areas where COVID-19 is resurgent. New York is taking a far more prudent and sensible approach.

In an emphatic illustration that the pandemic is far from over, the state Department of Health is investigating COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony.

It’s time to stop denying the realities of the coronavirus and put your masks on. The disease has killed 120,000 Americans and 30,000 New Yorkers have died from it. If those numbers don’t convince you, probably nothing will.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday ended a remarkable streak of 111 days briefing New Yorkers and, if the numbers are true, a good part of the nation, about the COVID-19 pandemic and how we were coping with it.

Affirmation that New York continues to have the lowest COVID-19 transmission rate in the U.S. at 0.77% is encouraging at a time when 22 states in the South and West are hitting the pause button on reopening their economies.

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Coronavirus transmission may be primarily airborne, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. That’s not exactly breaking news, but it goes to the heart of public safety, protecting our health and plain old thoughtfulness for your fellow man.

Some nursing homes in the area are reeling from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. All nursing homes are now being asked to ramp up testing on their employees. All nursing homes are responsible for conducting twice-weekly COVID-19 testing on their workers beginning next week, according…

Even as the state prepares for the complex task of restarting a virus-ridden economy, we are weighing the cost to keep nonessential businesses closed and the cost of human lives if reopening unfolds too quickly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.