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Coronavirus Pandemic – Long Island Strong COVID-19 Governor Cuomo Response at Jones Beach

Long Island Strong news - Jones Beach, Long Island NY: Office of the Governor reports Announces Members of Blue-Ribbon Commission Focused on Improving Telehealth and Broadband Access Using New, Innovative Technologies Mid-Hudson Region Still on Track to Enter Phase One of Reopening on Tuesday, May 26th; Long Island Still on Track to Reopen Wednesday, May 27th MTA Will Be Taking Steps to Protect LIRR Customers as Long Island Moves Towards Phase One of Reopening More Than 10,000 Households on Long Island Have Received Nourish NY Products Campgrounds and RV Parks Will Be Allowed to Open Statewide Tomorrow Veterinarian Practices Will Be Allowed to Open in All Regions Beginning Tuesday, May 26th Confirms 1,589 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 361,515; New Cases in 44 Counties…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Cuomo Conerona Gate Slows State Beach Lot Limit to 50% Car Capacity

Long Island Strong news - Jones Beach Long Island: Office of the Governor reports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Delivers His Daily Coronavirus Briefing from Jones Beach on Memorial Day Weekend May 24, 2020--Wantagh--A parking field at Jones Beach State Park has cones blocking every other parking spot to limit capacity to 50%. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo conducts his daily COVID-19 Coronavirus briefing from Jones Beach on Long Island Sunday May 24, 2020. The Governor announced that the Long Island Region will undergo the first phase of re-opening on Wednesday May 27, 2020 and general veterinary services shall also return this week. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stay Home, Stay Safe or Residents Can Go to Local Beach

Curran Announces Push to Boost COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing at County Sites, Releases PSA For Testing. Long Island Strong news - Office of the Nassau County Executive reports HEMPSTEAD, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Monday a new push encouraging all residents who meet new, expanded diagnostic testing criteria to take advantage of the County’s COVID-19 testing sites in Elmont, Freeport, Hempstead, and Westbury. Nassau County residents now eligible for diagnostic testing include: Any individual who has COVID-19 symptoms; Any individual who has had contact with a person known to be positive with COVID-19; Any individual who is subject to a precautionary or mandatory quarantine; Any individual who is employed as a health care worker, nursing home worker or first responder; Any essential worker who directly interacts with the public…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stay At Home Compliers Make Up 66% of New COVID-19 Hospitalizations

New York City Strong news – Long Island, NY: Office of the Governor reports Eric Schmidt Will Lead 15-Member Commission and Use What the State Has Learned During COVID-19 Pandemic, Combined with New Technologies, to Improve Telehealth and Broadband Systems Across the State Outlines Results of New Hospitalization Data to Further Reduce Number of New Hospitalizations per Day JetBlue is Donating 100,000 Pairs of Round-Trip Flights for Medical Personnel and Nurses Confirms 2,786 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 323,978; New Cases in 45 Counties. Governor Cuomo: “We have to reopen the society. It’s like asking when do you start breathing. You have to breathe. The economy must function. People need incomes. The economy has to work. The state needs revenues. People have to…
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COVID-19 Pandemic – Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Antibody Testing Survey, Tours Northwell Lab

Long Island Strong news - Long Island, NY: Office of the Governor reports Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Antibody Testing Survey Will Begin TomorrowApril 19, 2020 -- Long Island----Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by Northwell Health President and Michael Dowling, tours the Northwell Health Core Lab in New Hyde Park before delivering his daily COVID-19 Coronavirus briefing on Sunday April 19, 2020. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the State Department of Health will begin to conduct a statewide antibody testing survey tomorrow. The testing survey will sample 3,000 people for a population of million people - for context Germany performed a 3,000-person sample with a population of 83 million. Large-scale antibody testing will help determine the percentage of the population that…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Disease Sticks to Surfaces for Days. Shipping Boxes May Arrive with Living Deadly Virus

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide key information about the stability of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, and suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. The study information was widely shared…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Journalist Society Cancels Events as Health and Well-being of Attendees is Top Priority

Long Island Strong news - Press Club of Long Island reports Because of concerns about travel and large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak, the Press Club of Long Island is canceling the Society of Professional Journalists Northeast Regional Conference scheduled for March colleges have instructed their faculty not to bring students to conferences for the time being. And some speakers and registrants have voiced concern about attending. The final deciding factor was Hofstra University, our co-host and site of the conference, canceling classes this week after a student came down with flu-like symptoms after attending a conference at which another participant was diagnosed with thank everyone who had agreed to come and speak or had registered to attend. And we thank our sponsors: Hofstra, Newsday, News 12, AJC Communications, Herald Community Newspapers and Blank Slate from the sponsors…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Sports Industrials to Protect Players from Media Contact in Locker Rooms

News Strong news – New York, NY: Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer release joint statement: “After consultation with infectious disease and public health experts, and given the issues that can be associated with close contact in pre- and post-game settings, all team locker rooms and clubhouses will be open only to players and essential employees of teams and team facilities until further notice. Media access will be maintained in designated locations outside of the locker room and clubhouse setting.”
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Coronavirus Health Safety Prevention

Long Island Strong news - Hundred of New Yorker tested for Coronavirus. New York, NY: Office of the Mayor reports NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today updated New Yorkers on the City's response efforts regarding COVID-19. There are now 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York City. “As New York City continues to see more cases of community transmission, I am reminding New Yorkers to remain vigilant and take the necessary steps to protect themselves," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "We are continuing to do everything in our power to keep New Yorkers safe and healthy, and are asking our federal partners to help us increase testing capacity so we can get the job done faster." Over 20,000 New Yorkers have signed up for COVID, the City’s text notification system. To…
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Officials Raise Awareness & Condemn Price Gouging Coronavirus Supply

Long Island Strong news - Nassau County Executive Office reports “While medical professionals and local officials have been advising that the best way to prevent the COVID-19 Coronavirus is general sanitary practices, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the price of cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. Both locally and online, sellers are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak and sell products that are hard to find on shelves at exorbitant prices,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “Not only are these products grossly overpriced, there is question whether they are authentic and safe. The County is partnering with Federal and State officials to put an end to this unsavory practice. Please report any instances of unfair price increases immediately to the County or the State so we can protect residents…
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Water Disasters – Village Of Northport Agrees to Settle Federal Complaint by Complying with Clean Water Act Requirements

Under the Consent Decree, Northport Will Perform Necessary Inspections and Sampling to Prevent Illicit Discharges from its Storm Sewer System Long Island Strong news - US DOJ Eastern District of NY reports  Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Peter D. Lopez, Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 (EPA), announced today that the United States filed suit under the Clean Water Act (CWA) against the Village of Northport, New York (Northport) to address illegal and persistent discharges of pollutants and for failure to comply with the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit and EPA’s administrative orders that required Northport to prevent pollutants discharged from its sewer system from entering the waters of the United States.  The parties…
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