Nassau ready for phase 3; urges residents to utilize contactless library services

Nassau officials say the county is on track for phase three reopening on Wednesday.
In the past 24 hours, 3,374 people were tested for COVID-19 and 31 people tested positive – under 1% of those tested.
Hospitalizations were also down to 63 across all county hospitals and one additional death was reported.
As of Wednesday, restaurants and bars will be open at decreased capacity, along with personal services like nails and massages.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says the county is looking ahead at phase four – which includes larger gatherings, education and museums.
Curran also discussed the importance of residents taking advantage of the county’s 54 libraries – with almost all now offering contactless services.
“Our libraries will continue to provide a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer for kids to engage,” says Curran.
During the pandemic, the county reported over 6,000 new library cards issued – which offered virtual services and access to digital books for members.
The director of Nassau Library System, Caroline Ashby, says libraries across the county will hold Zoom events and reading programs throughout the summer.