'Food insecurity is growing': Curran says Nassau food stamp applications tripled in April over last year

Curran says it's more and more urgent that we reopen to a new normal, citing the grim US jobs report issued on Friday.

News 12 Staff

May 9, 2020, 11:59 AM

Updated 1,535 days ago

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'Food insecurity is growing': Curran says Nassau food stamp applications tripled in April over last year
County Executive Laura Curran gave an update Saturday on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Nassau.
BRIEFING NOTES:
-Curran says Nassau has had 38,028 total cases since start of outbreak. She says about 9 percent of all people tested yesterday tested positive.
-COVID hospitalizations are down in Nassau for the 28th consecutive day. There were 46 newly hospitalized patients and 116 went home yesterday. Patients are ventilators are also down.
-Curran reports 22 new deaths from COVID-related complications, for a total of 1,940 deaths in Nassau.
-Curran says it's more and more urgent that we reopen to a new normal, citing the grim US jobs report issued on Friday.
-Food stamps applications in Nassau tripled in April compared to April of 2019. "Food insecurity is growing," Curran says.
-She says food bank events will continue to be held across the county.
-Curran says the point of slowing the curve was to prevent overwhelming hospitals. She says the efforts implemented to test and clean are working. 
-Starting Monday, golf carts will return to the county's golf courses. They will be disinfected in between uses, Curran says.
-The county executive wished a happy Mother's Day to all moms, saying that those who are home-schooling, cooking and coping with the crisis are her heroes.
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