Westchester County Executive Latimer: Antibody testing opens to the general public

Latimer said antibody testing has opened up to the general public.

News 12 Staff

May 19, 2020, 5:23 PM

Updated 1,464 days ago

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Westchester County Executive Latimer: Antibody testing opens to the general public
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Westchester County Executive George Latimer provided his daily coronavirus update Tuesday.
Latimer says the number of COVID-19 cases are going down. There are currently 2,162 active cases currently in Westchester. He says the total number of positive cases is 32,402.
He says over 126,000 people in the county have been tested, which is about 0.6% of the total county population. 
There are no daily hospitalization numbers, but Latimer said he believes it is under 400. 
Latimer said on Monday night, three residents died from COVID-19. From Sunday to Monday, six people died. 

He said Playland Beach and Croton Point Beach will be open to residents only for Memorial Day weekend. There is a maximum number of people allowed on the beach. The beaches will be open at 50% capacity. 
Rye Playland will be closed until at least mid-July, and the Fourth of July fireworks at Kensico on July 3 was canceled. 
All ethnic festivals have been canceled until at least July.
Antibody testing has opened up to the general public. To make an appointment, call 326-2062.
Appointments can be made from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday's news briefing will be held at the Westchester County Airport. He said the airport was closed for about the last month because of a reduction of commercial flights and a deep reduction of other types of flights. There has been a repaving project at the airport while it was closed. The repaving project will be finished by Wednesday.
He also said it is EMS week and to remember how hard they work.
Latimer said the county is getting a $30.3 million grant as part of the CARES Act to help maintenance and administrative expenses for the Bee-Line Bus system. 
Latimer says he hopes that he can meet all the metrics to reopen to the first phase soon. 
For Memorial Day, Latimer suggested that residents go to parks and look for monuments or memorials that honor veterans and service members. 
 
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