As weather warms up, Nassau residents urged to ‘be on best behavior’ due to pandemic

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that all Long Island schools will remain closed the rest of the year and distance learning will continue through June, as per the governor’s announcement.
“I support Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision on schools,” says Curran.
Meanwhile, Nassau officials announced that hospitalizations continue to go down across the county, with 1,218 COVID-19-related hospitalizations as of Friday.
“I must emphasize that our indicators are generally going in the right direction. It is the 16th straight day of decreased hospitalizations.
These are the statistics, these are the key indicators that make us a region eligible to be able to discuss reopening,” says County Exec. Curran.
However, Curran added that while the numbers are getting better, we are still in New York Pause until at least May 15 and in the middle of a pandemic.
As the weather continues to warm up, Nassau officials urged residents to ‘to be on their best behavior’ when they are outside and to continue to practice social distancing. Police and public safety officers will be out enforcing the protocols.
Meanwhile, the county has increased viral testing at community clinics in Hempstead, Freeport, Elmont, Westbury and New Cassel. Anyone who needs an appointment can call 516-396-7500.
Also, antibody testing is being rolled out to first responders and should be ready by Monday.