ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal ambulance teams and additional National Guard members are headed for New York City, and western New York hospitals are getting more federal help as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations keep rising. State officials announced the new deployments Friday. Gov. Kathy Hochul also said students at state universities and the City University of New York will have to get coronavirus vaccine booster shots to be on campus in the spring semester and must test negative before returning from the holiday break.
Photo: FILE – U.S. National Guard members stand beside crates of medical equipment at the Jacob Javits Center on March 23, 2020, in New York. Gov. Kathy Hochul is sending 50 more New York National Guard members to bolster members out at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)