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Posted on: March 13, 2020


(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:

African American Museum and Center for Applied Arts
Chelsea Mansion
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Garveys Point Museum and Preserve
Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center
Long Island Childrens Museum
Malcolm House
Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center
Nassau County Museum of Art
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Roslyn Grist Mill
Saddle Rock Grist Mill
Science Museum of Long Island
Tackapausha Museum
Wantagh Railroad Museum
Hofstra University Museum of Art
Sands Point Preserve – Hempstead House, Falaise, Castle Gould
Bailey Arboretum
Leeds Pond Science Museum
Museum of American Armor
Nassau Hall
Mill Neck Preserve

Nassau County Aquatic Center

Twin Rinks Ice Skate Facility
Cantiague Ice Rink

Other Facilities
Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Mitchell Field Athletic Complex, including Nassau County Rifle and Pistol Range (open to law
enforcement), Mitchel Gym (not part of the Park)
Old Mill – NEC Horse Farm
Eisenhower Park – Safety Town
Christopher 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

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