Recommended Procedures Key to Slowing Spread

Updated July 14, 2020

While several states in the south and west are experiencing significant increases in the number of positive novel coronavirus cases, New York has managed to keep its numbers in check. Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, says the notable contrast is a testament to officials in New York taking a slow and deliberate approach to reopening while consistently urging residents to follow widely accepted public health procedures, such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing.