'Tracing, isolating is making the difference.’ Nassau on track for phase 3 reopening
Nassau officials say the county is on track to begin phase three of reopening on Wednesday.
The county reported 36 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period – with .7% of people tested, testing positive.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says the county is watching closely the spikes happening in other parts of the county, but believes common sense is working.
“Tracking, tracing and isolating is making the difference,” says Curran.
During phase three, indoor dining will begin, indoor bars with social distancing, nail salons, massage parlors, tattoo shops and spas will also open.
“It is so crucial to get this economy cranking again. The economy devastation we have seen has left thousands out of work and thousands with food insecurity,” says Curran.
Nassau reported a 125% increase of food stamp applications in May due to the pandemic.
The county executive’s daily coronavirus briefing was held at the The Marion & Aaron Gural’s new social services hub - which provides nutritional support, basic necessities, guidance and encouragement to individuals and families facing hardship.