Cuomo, other state governors set to meet to discuss pandemic plans

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to meet with five other state governors to discuss plans for the next phase of the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2020, 10:34 PM

Updated 1,281 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to meet with five other state governors to discuss plans for the next phase of the pandemic.
As the country continues to turn out a record number of coronavirus cases, an emergency summit between the northeast states will focus on possible coordination of restrictions on restaurants and bars, along with interstate travel and quarantine rules.
The average number of people testing positive for the coronavirus each day has quadrupled since the end of September.
Long Island's positivity rate was 3.3% as of Friday, according to state data.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said Friday that she will do everything she can to keep schools open and urged residents to continue wearing masks and observe social distancing.
In Suffolk, County Executive Steve Bellone said COVID-19 is surging in the county partially because of Halloween gatherings. He also said more restrictions could be on the way.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has said that a vaccine for the virus would be withheld from New York because the state is reviewing the federal approval process.
Cuomo says seven states are also reviewing the process, and it needs to be done because people do not trust the vaccine.


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