Precautions being taken as Long Island has its 1st confirmed coronavirus case

Residents across Long Island are taking precautions to stay safe as Nassau County officials announced the first case of coronavirus on the island.

News 12 Staff

Mar 6, 2020, 3:11 AM

Updated 1,546 days ago

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Residents across Long Island are taking precautions to stay safe as Nassau County officials announced the first case of coronavirus on the island.

From skipping a hand shake to washing hands constantly, Long Islanders are doing what they can to stay healthy.

"You take as much precaution as you can," says Ginny Brown, of Bethpage. "We're surrounded by everything every day."
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Thursday that a 42 year-old man in Nassau tested positive for the virus. The state health commissioner says the patient didn't travel anywhere and became infected through community spread.
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"I think everybody's doing the things they need to do as far as not shaking hands, so don't shake my hand," says Mark Minsky, of Syosset.

The governor and health officials say don't shake hands with people and keep your hands clean and away from your face.
Anyone with questions or concerns can call the Nassau County coronavirus hotline at 516-227-9570.
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