The 2020 Presidential Election New York State
|New York||15,425,262||Absentee/mail-in voting eligibility in the November 3, 2020, general election extended to any voter ‘unable to appear personally at the polling place of the election district in which they are a qualified voter because there is a risk of contracting or spreading a disease causing illness to the voter or to other members of the public.’ Online portal launched for absentee ballot requests in the November 3, 2020, general election. Absentee ballot return drop boxes available for the November 3, 2020, general election.|
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NEW YORK — As the number of daily coronavirus cases continues to hit record levels in the United States, a staggering number of people in New York and elsewhere have lost their health insurance benefits due to coronavirus-related job cuts.
According to a new study by Families USA, a nonpartisan consumer advocacy group, 5.4 million non-elderly Americans reported losing their health insurance between February and May.
The increase in the number of people uninsured is 39 percent higher than at any other increase on record, according to the study. The previous record was set in 2008-09, when 3.9 million people became uninsured.
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There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) happening in New York City. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness (which affects breathing) caused by a new coronavirus. Symptoms can range from mild, such as a sore throat, to severe, such as pneumonia. Most people will not need medical attention for their symptoms. Together we can slow the spread and protect those at higher risk of severe illness and our health care workers from getting sick. Community transmission means that COVID-19 is circulating in NYC and that we should act as if we are all exposed. If you are sick, you must stay home. All New Yorkers must monitor their health carefully at this time. Only seek health care if you are very sick. We need to make sure people with severe illness will be able to stay in a hospital or intensive care unit if they need to. Even if you are not sick, stay home as much as you can: work from home, study from home and avoid all unnecessary interactions and events. How does COVID-19 spread? • The virus can spread to people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) with an infected person when that person coughs or sneezes. • The virus is spreading between people with no link to travel or to another positive case. • Scientists disagree on how long COVID-19 lives on surfaces, but it can live on surfaces that people frequently touch. The virus can then be spread if someone touches their eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. • Public health officials are still learning about the virus that causes COVID-19, but it is believed that people who are experiencing symptoms (coughing and sneezing) are most likely to transmit the virus to others. Please read more at https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/coronavirus-factsheet.pdf