Bellone signs executive order putting freeze on raises for Suffolk's management-level employees

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is giving a COVID-19 update with more money-saving measures the county will take in light of the pandemic.
Briefing Notes:
- Bellone says he is signing an executive order that will put a freeze on steps and raises for management level employees. Also sending resolution to Legislature that will defer steps and raises for next two years.
- Has spoken at length about the federal government's need to help the county from a lengthy recovery period. 'To say it is a fiscal crisis would not fit the situation ... it is an emergency.'
- Bellone says he is hopeful federal government will take up these issues in July.
- Bellone says the freezes will equate to $3.4 million in savings.
- 38 new COVID-19 cases from over 4,000 tests. 41,010 total positives.
- Hospitalizations fell below 100 Sunday, continues downward by eight, to a total of 90.
- 63% hospital capacity.
- 17 COVID-19 hospital discharges.
- 1 additional death, a total of 1,965.

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