After months of delays, the East Ramapo Central School District now has enough laptop computers for each student in the district. The district’s superintendent says 6,224 Chromebook laptop computers from Dell are being distributed to students and families. The delays reportedly stemmed from production shutdowns in China. T-Mobile is also creating 2,100 Wi-Fi hot spots for students to use with the new laptops.
New York’s governor yesterday launched new COVID-19 restrictions for indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences, thanks to the spread of COVID from recent Halloween parties. The gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people. Bars, restaurants, gyms, and anyone with a State Liquor license will have to close from 10pm to 5am daily. Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10pm, but can’t serve alcohol-to-go. The new rules go into effect tomorrow night at 10.
COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we’ve got one in the hospital being examined, another 30 have been confirmed with coronavirus, and a total of 1,100 active cases. The state says since the crisis began, we’ve had a total of 19,277 reported cases, 144 more than Wednesday, and the number of deaths since the pandemic began is 687.