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Rep. Antonio Delgado will be sworn in as N.Y, Lieutenant Governor on Wednesday

New York State Department of Health Commissioner Mary Bassett

  • New York City has joined most of upstate New York in reporting its COVID-19 alert status as high, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some local health authorities recommending masks in public indoor spaces. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt spoke with State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett, who expects new variants of the Omicron version of the virus to be circulating for some time.