Nassau reviewing options with key stakeholders for “safe reopening of schools”
As cases begin to rise across other parts of the country, Nassau County officials say they are taking reopening seriously and trying to do so safely to minimize the risk of a increase here.
According to officials, less than 1% of all those tested for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours have tested positive – with only 38 new cases reported.
County Executive Laura Curran says as the county celebrates the news and accomplishments of reopening safely – they are watching the increase in cases across 25 states.
“Given the surge in cases, I do think Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s protocols for at-risk travelers makes sense. We do not want to back track,” says Curran.
In addition, Curran announced that the county is also reviewing options with school and education stakeholders for a safe reopening of schools.
“I personally would like to work towards a safe reopening of in-person school in September,” says Curran.
Officials say some children depend on school meals, and the county is working with a grab and go meal program as families still struggle to put food on the tables during the pandemic.
Nassau set aside $1 million for food and has distributed food to more than 15,000 families across Long Island.
Lastly, the county announced a large-scale food distribution will be held at Nassau Coliseum on July 1 – which will give families enough food that can last up to a week.