Protesters demand coronavirus restrictions be lifted in Hauppauge
Protesters took to the streets Saturday in Hauppauge to demand that coronavirus restrictions be lifted.
Demonstrators gathered outside the Dennison Building in protest New York state's new regulations that limit the number of people allowed in private residences.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently ordered that people cannot have more than 10 at a gathering inside a private residence, and is discouraging people from getting together with relatives this Thanksgiving to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Tara, from Lindenhurst, says this mandate violates her rights.
The CDC says the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate at home with the people you live with. The agency says celebrating with people you do not live with increases your chances of spreading COVID-19.
Dr. Matthew Projansky, with Northwell Health, says you can transmit the virus before you show symptoms - so even if you feel healthy, it still may not be safe to visit family.
Nikki Corsini, of Hauppauge, says she usually has 15 people over for Thanksgiving - but this year she's keeping it small.
Projanksy says New York is seeing the highest number of coronavirus cases since April, and is urging people to follow the CDC guidelines.