Recently, New York State has seen an increase in positive COVID-19 diagnoses which has led to clusters in Queens, Brooklyn, and other areas throughout New York State. Unfortunately, there has also been an increasing number of reported COVID-19 cases in Port Washington as well. We do not want to be the next cluster, and we must work together to ensure that our community remains vigilant against the spread of COVID-19.
The health and safety of our residents, your families, neighbors, and friends is our top priority, so we want to take this opportunity to once again urge you to adhere to all State-mandated or recommended precautions, including: social distancing (maintaining a six foot distance between you and those not in your household); washing your hands regularly; avoiding touching your face; avoiding large social gatherings and events; and, most importantly, wearing a mask in public whenever you are unable to social distance. These measures have been extremely effective at slowing and preventing the spread of the virus, and we implore you to follow them.
We would also like to make you aware that New York State has launched the new COVID Alert NY app, which allows residents to use your phones in the fight against COVID-19. This important app is part of our continued joint effort to contain the spread and keep New Yorkers informed. The app does not track your GPS location. It uses Bluetooth technology to detect when another phone, with the app, is within six feet. Those with the app on their phone will receive an alert if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. More information about the app can be found at: NY.gov/COVIDAlerts.
Additionally, Governor Cuomo has announced that indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. Large gatherings lead to clusters, which in turn lead to community spread. New York State is advising residents to remain vigilant and to contact local authorities when concerned about public safety issues in their neighborhood:
Please take note of the contact information below in case you need assistance:
- Nassau County Fire Marshal: email@example.com
- Port Washington Police Department: 516-883-0500
- Village of Sands Point Police: 516-883-3100
- Nassau County Police: 516-573-6000
We are all in this together, and it is up to each and every one of us to do our part to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 in our community. Again, please follow all social distancing guidelines, wear a mask, and wash your hands.
Stop the spread for better days ahead!