New York campsites, dentists offices reopen statewide

Starting today, state-run DMV locations will begin to process vehicle registrations and other transactions by mail.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2020, 11:26 AM

Updated 1,509 days ago

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The coronavirus had put a damper on camping season on Long Island -- until Monday.
Boll Dovale was one of the first in line at Smith Point County Park to pull his RV into the camping area after New York allowed campsites to reopen Monday with strict social distancing guidelines. Longtimes campers say the chance to come back was a much-needed break.
Suffolk County says there are slots available for camping later in the summer.
"You can still make reservations, and the system is online and running, and we're seeing people make reservations daily and we look forward to having them," says acting Suffolk Parks Commissioner Jason Smagin.
Other things that were able to reopen included dentist's offices. Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the green light for dentists to resume regular appointments.
Dr. Mark DeNigris says he has ramped up safety protocols to keep patients safe.
"We don't allow more than one patient in the office at at time," he says. "Patients come in the back door and out the front and if they get here early we make them sit in the car, and we call them in when the place is empty."
Department of Motor Vehicle offices also opened again, but not for in-person visits. It is currently only accepting mail-in or online applications for the time being.
According to the state DMV website, as regions enter Phase 3, limited in-person visits and road tests will be done by appointment only.


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