Long Island shops, restaurants taking extra steps to fight spread of coronavirus

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Health officials say cleanliness is key to stopping the spread of coronavirus.

The MTA has been disinfecting subways and trains, and now local businesses are also changing protocol.

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Employees at Phil's Pizzeria in Syosset say they are taking extra steps to make sure the restaurant remains germ-free. They have sanitizing solution and gloves at every workstation, and they are sanitizing the tables and menus. 

And while the health department says that restaurant workers are allowed to prepare raw food with clean bare hands, employees at Phil’s say they are being extra cautious by only handling their ingredients with gloves on.

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It's most likely what customers will see across Long Island shops and restaurants – workers taking that extra step to make sure everyone remains safe.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference Friday afternoon that New York state now has 33 coronavirus cases, up from 22 cases the day before.

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