Curran: If we reopen in a way that is unsafe, we could see infection levels spike

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says over 26,715 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,057 residents have died.
Officials say the trend continues where the number of discharges has surpassed the number of new hospitalizations.
As of Tuesday night, 2,477 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 – an increase of 13. A total of 132 residents were discharged on Tuesday.
A total of 503 residents are on ventilators – an increase of 22 patients.
Curran announced that the county is delaying licensing and registration fees for over 10,000 home improvement contractors and for-hire drivers. The delay also applies to locksmiths, laundromats, dry cleaners and gyms.
“If your license or registration is set to expire during COVID-19 time, there will be no fee or delay,” says Curran.
Curran also asked for food donations to food pantries throughout the county.
Officials also stressed that they must have constructive conversations in coordination with regional partners about reopening in ways that does not cause infection rates to spike.