Nassau County officials report increase in COVID-19 infections in Port Washington

Nassau County officials are keeping an eye on the increase of COVID-19 cases in Port Washington.
The North Hempstead town supervisor says she's unsure why the area is experiencing an uptick, considering that it has plenty of outdoor space for its 16,000 residents.
She says she's in communication with community leaders to make sure they work together and remain vigilant.
Port Washington schools will remain open. They will only close if the infection rate reaches 9%.
Officials say the schools are not the reason for the uptick.
Port Washington Union Free School District Dr. Michael Hynes told News 12 in a statement, "If circumstances change, our district will adhere to any new guidelines issued by the CDC and the New York state Department of Health, and if those guidelines mandate schools close, we will of course abide by those guidelines."