County Executive Latimer: COVID-19 tests are now free

County Executive Latimer says due to the county having enough resources for testing, anyone can go get tested.

News 12 Staff

Jun 15, 2020, 5:54 PM

Updated 1,433 days ago

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County Executive Latimer: COVID-19 tests are now free
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County Executive Latimer says due to the county having enough resources for testing, anyone can go get tested.
BRIEFING NOTES:
- Latimer says there are 775 active cases of coronavirus, which means that there are 200 less active cases compared to last week.
- He says 212,982 county residents have been tested, and that 21.3% of people in county tested positive.
- Latimer says 37 people tested positive Sunday, and that there was one COVID-related death Sunday and no deaths Saturday.
- COVID-19 tests are now free, Latimer says.
- Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer says that Pleasantville doesn't have the resources to make sure people adhere social distancing at pools - which is why the village chose to keep them closed.
- He says that Wheeler Avenue will be shut down Saturday for restaurants to put tables out on the street.
- Latimer says the county is a week away from being at the expected end of Phase 2. Phase 3 will permit reopenings of restaurants to half capacity, nail salons, tattoo parlors, spas, youth sports, etc.
- He says Phase 4 is expected to start after the Fourth of July, and that the reopenings are more general. Graduations can also occur during this month based on the state's guidelines.
- Latimer says early voting will be held from June 15 until June 21. There will be a break on June 22, then regular voting will be held on June 23. 
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