Nassau County Golf Courses Re-Open, COVID-19 Cases Hit 2,869

Sophia Hall
March 24, 2020 - 1:32 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said Tuesday that county golf courses would re-open Thursday with increased social distancing measures. 

At a press conference, Curran said that golf courses would be allowed to open with fewer tee times and limits on golf cart usage. Driving ranges would also open, with only half of the stalls in use. 

Nassau County currently has 2,869 cases of coronavirus, with 70 people hospitalized. Another person has died of the virus, bringing the county's total to 10. 

Curran said that donations of medical equipment like masks and gloves are now being accepted at Eisenhower Park in Westbury.

The county is also opening a second domestic violence shelter, and accepting intake of those suffering from interpersonal violence via phone and email. 

Curran also said that 911 operators can now screen for COVID-19, and that the focus of testing for the virus is on those working in healthcare.