Governor Hochul COVID-19 briefing highlights ‘Fall Action Plan’

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — Governor Kathy Hochul held a COVD-19 briefing on Wednesday morning. She announced new COVID-19 initiatives to protect public health.

The state is working closely with public health experts to craft a Fall Action Plan to address the potential for seasonal COVID-19 surges later this year, as well as strategies to allow students to return safely to school this fall.

"Since day one, my top priority has been to keep New Yorkers safe, especially as we prioritize safely navigating forward through this pandemic," Governor Hochul said. "My team is working around the clock to bolster our preparedness against future pandemic surges and other related public health emergencies both in the short-term and the long-term. We’ve made real progress in our fight against COVID-19, and we remain vigilant in making sure that New York State emerges stronger than ever before."

Fall planning will focus on addressing the following:
• A return to school
• Getting more New Yorkers vaccinated & boosted
• Encouraging New Yorkers to test early and often
• Promoting more access to treatment and therapeutics
• Strengthening hospital systems
• Coordinating with federal and local partners

See Governor Hochul’s Fall Action Plan here.