As of today, New York State is reporting that there are 8,544 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nassau County, an increase of 1,200 since yesterday. This number includes residents who have recovered from the virus. Unfortunately, 63 residents have passed away.
This morning, Governor Cuomo reported that there are 75,795 confirmed cases in New York State. The number of New Yorkers diagnosed with the coronavirus shot up by more than 9,000 new cases, the biggest one-day increase yet, since Monday.
Nassau County Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein indicated that hospitals are strained, but that there is still a sufficient quantity of hospital beds, critical care beds, and ventilators available to meet the needs of the county at this time. While there is still capacity, hospital staff is working around the clock in 4-hour shifts. Social distancing can drastically help slow the spread of COVID-19. This means avoiding crowded places, and maintaining distance from others. Staying at home helps to protect you, your family, healthcare workers and first responders.
Governor Cuomo has requested recently retired health care workers return to work in order to assist in the state’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis. If you are a recently retired medical professional, please consider contacting your previous employer, and registering with the New York State Department of Health here: http://health.ny.gov/assistance
During this difficult time, our great small businesses have been struggling. Many local restaurants and bars are still serving the public in take-out and delivery capacities. If you can, please help by supporting our local businesses.
Should you lose power, or see a downed wire, please call PSEG Long Island using this number: 1-800-490-0075.
The state recently passed the CARES act, providing additional funds to those eligible for unemployment. I have attached a graphic detailing the CARES act to this email (below).
I have added a comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources to my legislative website. View them here: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4955/Important-COVID-19-Resources
Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts and ideas you have with respect to the county or on any particular issue where I may be of assistance.
Legislator, District 7