Monday, January 3, 2022

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine - A Day 1 plan to slow omicron


Today was my first full day in the Manhattan Borough President’s office. I couldn’t be more excited to get down to work, and to take on the challenges looming ahead—in affordable housing, climate, transportation, and more. 

But first we need to manage covid to the point where it’s no longer a crisis. 

Omicron is surging in NYC. Cases are now above 40,000 per day.  Hospitalizations have passed 5,000 for the first time since spring of 2020. 

We need to act now to slow this wave, to protect hospitals, and support people who are sick. 

Today I released a 16-point plan to take on covid in NYC.  You can read about it in the graphic below, here in the Daily News, or on Twitter. 

I’ll be fighting hard in the days and weeks ahead to implement these policies. It is critical that we get beyond the omicron wave as quickly as possible, so that we can turn to the important work of bringing about Manhattan’s comeback. 

Stay safe, 


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