23 March 2020 – 16,000 drive through tests per day, citizens encouraged to stay inside, FDA approval for study

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Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: New York

Overview: Drive Through Testing in Bronx. Testing 16,000 people per day at this point. “We also still have issues with density control, especially in New York City, and we are continuing to encourage all New Yorkers to think of others and stay inside as much as possible to protect our most vulnerable populations”. FDA approval for study. The trial will use antibody injections to help stimulate and promote individuals’ immune systems against the virus. Distribution of 339,760 N-95 masks, 861,700 surgical masks, 353,300 gloves, 145,122 gowns and 197,085 face shields to New York State to hospitals across New York City, Long Island and Westchester to help front line healthcare workers combat COVID-19. Details: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-distribution-health-care-supplies-new
Full details here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-initial-delivery-equipment-and-supplies