Yorktown officials request COVID-19 site at FDR State Park

Members of the Town Board said the local health care system and regional hospitals are under extreme stress as testing demand remains at an all-time high.

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2021, 3:11 AM

Updated 842 days ago

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Yorktown officials are asking Gov. Kathy Hochul to set up a COVID-19 testing site at Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park.
Members of the Town Board said the local health care system and regional hospitals are under extreme stress as testing demand remains at an all-time high.
In a statement Town Board members add, “patients are traveling from as far as Long Island in a desperate attempt to get a test at our local urgent care centers. The strain has caused our local police department to assist with crowd control at times.”
State officials have declared the state park an emergency staging ground in the past. After Tropical Storm Isaias, Con Edison used the park as a crew-dispatch site for power line repairs.


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