(LAWRENCE, N.Y.) - As part of ongoing efforts to flatten the curve of a troubling increase in the rate of positive COVID-19 tests in Lawrence and Inwood, Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages (D – Lawrence) partnered with the Five Towns Community Center and Gammy’s Pantry on Friday, Oct. 9 to announce a new grass-roots effort to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) directly to residents.
Initial deliveries of masks, hand sanitizer and other COVID-19 prevention resources were focused on apartment complexes near the Five Towns Community Center and continued through the weekend. Legislator Solages thanked Health First, Emblem Health and Fidelis Care for their support of this new endeavor. “COVID is an economic issue, and if we can address those working individuals who live in apartments, we can help make a dent and try to address the rise in the infection rate. We’re all in it together,” Legislator Solages said.
Early last week, Legislator Solages wrote to Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Donald X. Clavin on behalf of residents seeking additional resources in the hard-hit communities. On Friday, Legislator Solages applauded County Executive Curran’s commitment to delivering additional rapid-testing resources to Inwood and Lawrence. “We reached out to her with the community, and she has been responsive,” Legislator Solages said. “We are going to have more testing here at this community center and throughout the Five Towns area because we have to be aggressive and handle this recent rise with all hands on deck.”