Category: Health

Amid a Pandemic, Churches Offer Prayer, Hope — and Testing

Ten days in May. Twenty-four churches around New York City. Nearly 20,000 coronavirus tests. Over the past few weeks, churches serving communities of color have been transformed overnight into mini-clinics offering free coronavirus tests to all comers. The initiative, a partnership of the churches, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office and Northwell Health, is an effort…

Coronavirus News: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Illinois makes it a misdemeanor for business owners who flout pandemic restrictions. Image In the face of increasing disregard of stay-at home-orders, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has increased the penalty for businesses that violate efforts to slow the rate of Covid-19 infections.Credit…Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press The owners of restaurants, bars and…