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  • Updated July 30, 2020 Updated July 30, 2020

    An announcement from the New York State Department of Labor

     

    Under current Federal law and US DOL guidelines, this is the last benefit week for $600 Federal

    Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, or FPUC, payments in New York. That means when your

    unemployed constituents submit their weekly certification between Sunday 7/26 and Saturday 8/1,

    they will be certifying for their final week of FPUC. This may change if Congress takes action to extend

    Americans’ unemployment benefits. The Department of Labor will provide updates on any changes

    through direct emails to your unemployed constituents, through the Department website, labor.ny.gov,

    and through the DOL social media accounts on Twitter (@NYSLabor), Facebook (facebook.com/nyslabor)

    and Instagram (@nyslabor).

     

    Help us keep our phone lines clear so that New Yorkers who need help with their specific claims can

    reach us. Please encourage people who have questions about FPUC extensions to visit our website

    labor.ny.gov or follow us on social media for the latest information.

     

    IN ADDITION, PLEASE NOTE TWO RECENT BENEFIT EXTENSIONS:

     

    1. Traditional Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are now extended for up to 59 weeks:

    Traditional UI lasts for 26 weeks in New York, and has been extended by both the Pandemic

    Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, which adds 13 weeks, and the

    Extended Benefits (EB) program, which adds an additional 20 weeks.

     

    2. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits are now extended for up to 46 weeks:

    Under Federal law, those receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) are not eligible

    for PEUC or EB, but are now eligible for up to 46 weeks of benefits in New York – up from the

    original 39 weeks.

     

    In order for your constituents to continue receiving their UI or PUA benefits, they must continue

    to certify every week. They do not need to re-apply or contact the NYS DOL, unless they are

    specifically told to do so. New Yorkers can certify online at labor.ny.gov/signin or on the phone by

    calling 1-888-581-5812 (for UI) or 1-833-324-0366 (for PUA).

     

    To learn more about Extended Benefits, they can visit the PEUC and EB FAQs at

    https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/extended-benefits-faq.pdf.

  • Updated July 29, 2020 Updated July 29, 2020

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Advisory (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/07/nys-covid-travel-advisory-faq_0.pdf)

     

    For Immediate Release: 7/28/2020

    GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

     

     

     

    GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES INDIVIDUALS TRAVELING TO NEW YORK FROM THREE ADDITIONAL STATES, PUERTO RICO AND WASHINGTON D.C. WILL BE REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS

      

    Announces Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. Meet Metrics to Qualify for Travel Advisory

     

    Announces SLA and State Police Task Force Observed 26 Additional Violations from Establishments for Violating Social Distancing Requirements

       

    Offers to Allow Major League Baseball Teams to Come Play In New York

     

    Renews Calls on Congress to Pass a Stimulus Package that Includes Funding for State and Local Governments

     

    Updates New Yorkers on State's Investigation into Chainsmokers Concert in Southampton

     

    Lowest Number of Intubations—81—Since March 15

     

    0.93 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

     

    9 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

     

    Confirms 534 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 412,878; New Cases in 38 Counties

     

     

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that three additional states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those areas, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota. No states have been removed. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

     

    Governor Cuomo also announced that the joint State Liquor Authority and New York State Police Task Force observed 26 additional violations of state social distancing requirements yesterday. The task force conducted 644 compliance checks last night.

      

    The governor also renewed his call on Congress to include funding for state and local governments in the next stimulus package.

     

    Governor Cuomo also offered to have Major League Baseball teams come play in New York if they are experiencing difficulties in their home states. 

     

    "Our job is to do everything we can to control COVID and anticipate possible future issues, and in that regard, the issues we watch are the infection rates spreading across the country and compliance with the rules that we now have in place across the state," Governor Cuomo said. "The situation across the nation is still very bad and there are more states that have exceeded our thresholds for quarantine."

     

    "New York State has one of the lowest infection rates in the U.S.," Governor Cuomo continued. "We have a full Department of Health protocol system in place, and I offer to the MLB, if you are having problems playing in other states, come play here - we will set up a health protocol."

     

    The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state's investigation into a concert in Southampton that received widespread press and social media attention. Yesterday, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker sent a letter to the Town of Southampton requesting information on the concert within 24 hours and advising the town that New York State will conduct an investigation and assess the penalties associated with any violations of public health laws or regulations.

     

    The full, updated travel advisory list is below:

     

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Puerto Rico
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • Wisconsin

     

    Today's data is summarized briefly below:

     

    • Patient Hospitalization - 648 (+6)
    • Patients Newly Admitted - 68
    • Hospital Counties - 29
    • Number ICU - 152 (+3)
    • Number ICU with Intubation - 81 (-3)
    • Total Discharges - 72,813 (+47)
    • Deaths - 9
    • Total Deaths - 25,126

     

    Of the 57,397 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 534, or 0.93 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

     

    REGION

    SATURDAY

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    Capital Region

    1.2%

    0.5%

    1.2%

    Central New York

    0.4%

    0.4%

    0.9%

    Finger Lakes

    0.7%

    0.9%

    0.4%

    Long Island

    1.3%

    1.5%

    1.1%

    Mid-Hudson

    1.2%

    0.8%

    1.1%

    Mohawk Valley

    0.6%

    1.0%

    2.0%

    New York City

    1.1%

    1.2%

    0.9%

    North Country

    0.3%

    0.2%

    0.6%

    Southern Tier

    0.9%

    0.5%

    0.6%

    Western New York

    0.9%

    1.2%

    0.9%

     

    The Governor also confirmed 534 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 412,878 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 412,878 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

     

    County

    Total Positive

    New Positive

    Albany

    2,468

    15

    Allegany

    74

    0

    Broome

    992

    6

    Cattaraugus

    153

    0

    Cayuga

    140

    0

    Chautauqua

    219

    1

    Chemung

    160

    0

    Chenango

    203

    0

    Clinton

    123

    3

    Columbia

    504

    1

    Cortland

    89

    2

    Delaware

    99

    1

    Dutchess

    4,447

    7

    Erie

    8,364

    37

    Essex

    55

    0

    Franklin

    47

    3

    Fulton

    270

    0

    Genesee

    266

    0

    Greene

    283

    1

    Hamilton

    7

    0

    Herkimer

    236

    2

    Jefferson

    128

    0

    Lewis

    34

    0

    Livingston

    162

    0

    Madison

    391

    1

    Monroe

    4632

    12

    Montgomery

    152

    4

    Nassau

    43,059

    42

    Niagara

    1424

    0

    NYC

    224,249

    198

    Oneida

    2,028

    18

    Onondaga

    3,419

    21

    Ontario

    345

    2

    Orange

    11,024

    14

    Orleans

    290

    0

    Oswego

    239

    0

    Otsego

    105

    2

    Putnam

    1,412

    4

    Rensselaer

    690

    3

    Rockland

    13,845

    4

    Saratoga

    691

    3

    Schenectady

    998

    8

    Schoharie

    68

    0

    Schuyler

    20

    0

    Seneca

    84

    1

    St. Lawrence

    258

    0

    Steuben

    289

    1

    Suffolk

    43,024

    57

    Sullivan

    1476

    0

    Tioga

    180

    0

    Tompkins

    225

    0

    Ulster

    1942

    16

    Warren

    298

    4

    Washington

    254

    0

    Wayne

    243

    0

    Westchester

    35,838

    39

    Wyoming

    111

    1

    Yates

    52

    0

     

    Yesterday, there were 9 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,126. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

     

    Deaths by County of Residence

    County

    New Deaths

    Albany

    1

    Bronx

    1

    Broome

    1

    Kings

    2

    Oneida

    1

    Onondaga

    1

    Queens

    2

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