Key COVID-19 response dates during the pandemic crisis of 2020.
First confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York City
NYC Health + Hospitals meets with NYC Medical Reserve Corps to request volunteers
New visitor policy issued to increase safety and reduce transmission
First reported COVID-19 death in New York City
NYC Health + Hospitals treats first confirmed COVID-19 patient
All NYC Health + Hospitals clinic visits converted to televists.
Crisis intensifies as 13 patients pass away in 24 hours at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
NYC Health + Hospitals opens new 350-bed hospital, Roosevelt Island Medical Center to handle increasing number of COVID-19 patients.
USNS Comfort arrives in New York City
Temporary hospital opens at Billie Jean Tennis Center to relieve need at Elmhurst
NYC Health + Hospitals recruits 5,000 nurses and 1,500 other health care staff from across the country to help with mounting surge of COVID-19 patients.
NYC Health + Hospitals outlines plan to triple ICU capacity to 3,000 beds
Over 700 federal health care workers from Dept. of Defense deployed to public hospitals to help fight COVID-19.
New York City hits a tragic COVID-19 milestone, reporting 590 deaths in New York City in one day.
NYC Health Dept. releases report showing coronavirus is killing black and Latino New Yorkers at twice the rate of white people.
NYC Health + Hospitals launches text-based monitoring program for discharged patients
Bloomberg Philanthropies donates $6 million for World Central Kitchen to provide daily meals to more than 30,000 health care workers on the frontlines of COVID-19.
City announces COVID-19 testing in hardest-hit communities.
New York Times Magazine publishes photo essay on NYC Health + Hospitals entitled: “Epicenter-Inside New York City’s hospitals as they face the pandemic.”
City partners with Dept. of Defense to Address trauma in health care workers.
NYC Health + Hospitals hits milestone of 5,000 patients discharged
NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx marks completion of 20 new ICU beds to manage surge of COVID-19 patients
Mayor announces new Test & Trace Corps
Mayor says all New Yorkers should get tested for COVID-19
Launch of NYC Test & Trace Corps