Curran: Nassau County on track to begin phase 2 reopening by next week
Nassau officials say the county is on the road to recovery – reporting that COVID-19 hospitalizations are down to 300 and one new death was reported as of Sunday.
“This is a significant milestone we have hit. The way to get back quickly and safely is to continue to have adequate testing,” says Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
Curran says FQHC centers in Elmont, Westbury, Hempstead and Freeport will begin offering antibody testing starting tomorrow.
Those tests will be administered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at those locations, and viral testing will continue Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All testing is free, even if you do not have insurance.
Officials say if the county continues on the road they are currently on, they will be on track to begin phase two of reopening by next week. Phase two includes full service retail, law offices, hair salons and professional services.
Meanwhile, Nassau County officials addressed the protests happening across Long Island and the United States in the wake of the police death of George Floyd.
“We are all in this together. We sink or swim together,” says Curran.
Curran stresses that her administration has spent 2 ½ years building on trust and a relationship between the community and police.