‘Post-9/11 on steroids’: Governor Cuomo rearranges priorities for NYC recovery
April 12, 2021 – Brentwood – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State will provide a new, separate allocation of 35,000 vaccines to address the college student population at SUNY schools and private colleges. This initial allocation will include 21,000 vaccines to be administered to SUNY students and 14,000 vaccines to be administered at private colleges. The vaccines will be administered to residential and non-commuter students who are leaving for the summer. The Governor also announced that the new direct vaccine allocation will, in part, be administered to SUNY students at the state-run mass vaccination sites at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood and at SUNY Old Westbury in Old Westbury, both on Long Island. Students can make appointments through their schools. Following the announcement four Suffolk County Community College students, Kechia McKoy, Jason Saravia, Gabriella Flores Benavides and Brian Higgins received vaccinations. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)
Governor Andrew Cuomo stated on Monday that he would be dialing back his legislative focus to further manage the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccine rollout — including a New York City recovery plan.
In an afternoon press conference, the embattled governor told reporters that all the policies he had hoped to pass so far this year had made it into the Fiscal Year 2022 state budget passed last week.