Cuomo speaks with Orthodox leaders regarding COVID safety measures

Kiryas Joel, photo taken this past week

ALBANY – Governor Cuomo spoke yesterday morning with the leaders of the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland and Orange counties and Brooklyn about the need for residents to follow the proper protocols to prevent COVID-19.

A positivity rate of one percent or less is good and the governor said Rockland County’s is 6.5 percent and Orange County’s s 1.9 percent.

Cuomo was to hold another conversation with the leaders Wednesday afternoon to discuss how to disseminate the information for residents to practice social distancing and wear masks.

The governor took local governments to task for not enforcing the state laws and said if they do not, he will take control of the situation.

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