'We are much, much better off.' - Westchester County Executive Latimer gives coronavirus update

Westchester County Executive George Latimer provided his weekly coronavirus update in Dobbs Ferry Monday, at which bags of PPE were presented to local businesses.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2020, 5:20 PM

Updated 1,416 days ago

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'We are much, much better off.' - Westchester County Executive Latimer gives coronavirus update
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Westchester County Executive George Latimer provided his weekly coronavirus update in Dobbs Ferry Monday, at which bags of PPE were presented to local businesses.
BRIEFING NOTES:
- Census 2020 bags containing masks, gloves, face shields and hand sanitizer were provided to businesses in attendance.
- Dr. Nitin Gupta from the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce expressed thanks for PPE donation. Said it is safer to dine at downtown restaurants and shop at businesses.
- Ellen Bloom of NY Presbyterian Hospital discusses outreach into community, to make sure "health care is available and quick."
- Latimer discusses distribution of PPE to small businesses.
- Latimer promotes county's census efforts.
- Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner compares actions in Westchester and New York state to the surging cases around the country. Feiner promotes continued mask wearing, social distancing. "If we can do that, this can be manageable."
- Dobbs Ferry Mayor Vinny Rossillo says businesses of downtown are key to success to the local villages.
- Hastings Mayor Niki Armacost thanks businesses for creativity in new ways to do business, such as online stores and staggering seating.
- Ardsley Mayor Nancy Kaboolian thanks residents for supporting small businesses during the pandemic, through ways such as ordering out and promoting what places are open.
- Latimer: "What you see today is partnership, not partisanship." Discusses efforts to solve problems across party lines. "We're working together and hopefully that's a good sign."
- Generally continuing downward trend in coronavirus numbers. Currently 529 active cases, but says have been lower than that on days in past week.
- Says officials are looking for significant trends and variation in numbers. Mentions spike in Chappaqua, believes that spike has run its course. Says there were no hospitalizations as result of Chappaqua spike.
- 320,070 have been tested as of July 13. 32% of the population in Westchester County.
- No overnight fatalities Sunday into Monday. "We are much, much better off," says Latimer.
- Latimer says "wearing a mask is not a political statement."
- Latimer says there is no other answer than self-discipline and sacrifice as we await a vaccine.
- Latimer gives update on residents using county pool, golf and camp facilities.


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