NY County Execs Ask Congress to Pass Emergency Stimulus Legislation

A bi-partisan group of 12 County Executives from New York is urging Congress to pass emergency stimulus legislation that would help them fight the pandemic. Rockland County Executive Ed Day says it’s a non-partisan, human issue…

New York’s governor, meanwhile, is warning hospital and nursing home officials to be prepared for a potential surge in patients as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. In a press briefing yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said what was learned earlier this year when COVID first struck will be helpful this time around…

Cuomo also detailed New York’s vaccination program, which prioritizes high-risk healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff to get the vaccine first. Other long-term care staff and residents, EMS and other health care workers come next, followed by essential workers and the general population, starting with those who are at highest risk.

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we’ve got one in the hospital being examined, another 81 there have been confirmed with coronavirus, and a total of 2,225 active cases. The state says since the crisis began, we’ve had a total of 23,308 reported cases, 236 more than Wednesday, and the number of deaths in the county since the pandemic began remains where it was yesterday at 714.

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