(MINEOLA, NY) March 13, 2020 - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran today declared a state of emergency in Nassau County in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
While Nassau County has been thoroughly preparing for weeks and has adequate funding to address the situation, this declaration will allow the County increased flexibility to ease regulatory requirements and procurement rules, continue state and local coordination, and ensure continued access to critical services for hardworking taxpayers.
“Our top priority is to make sure Nassau County residents stay safe and healthy,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “This emergency declaration will ensure we can continue to prepare and appropriately respond to all residents’ needs during this time.”
County Executive Curran also announced additional steps to ensure the health and safety of all residents, including temporarily closing County owned and operated indoor leisure and recreational facilities. These facilities include:
MuseumsAfrican American Museum and Center for Applied ArtsCedarmereChelsea MansionCradle of Aviation MuseumElderfieldsGarveys Point Museum and PreserveHolocaust Memorial and Educational CenterLong Island Childrens MuseumMalcolm HouseNassau County Firefighters Museum and Education CenterNassau County Museum of ArtOld Bethpage Village RestorationRoslyn Grist MillSaddle Rock Grist MillScience Museum of Long IslandTackapausha MuseumWantagh Railroad MuseumHofstra University Museum of ArtSands Point Preserve – Hempstead House, Falaise, Castle GouldBailey ArboretumLeeds Pond Science MuseumMuseum of American ArmorNassau HallMill Neck Preserve
PoolsNassau County Aquatic Center
RinksTwin Rinks Ice Skate FacilityCantiague Ice Rink
Other FacilitiesCenter for Science Teaching and LearningMitchell Field Athletic Complex, including Nassau County Rifle and Pistol Range (open to lawenforcement), Mitchel Gym (not part of the Park)Old Mill – NEC Horse FarmEisenhower Park – Safety TownChristopher Morley Tennis
The County Executive has also closed the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency (TVPA) and suspended enforcement of the boot and tow program, as well as eviction enforcement proceedings by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
Click here to read the Executive Order