National Guard Deployed to Lower Hudson Valley Due to Coronavirus
Westchester County in the Lower Hudson Valley is seeing a surge of coronavirus cases.
NBC New York reports that New York State is taking more extreme steps to combat the coronavirus. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the National Guard will be deployed to New Rochelle, in the lower Hudson Valley. Troops will be posted at a Health Department command and will set up a satellite testing facility. This will be a one-mile, two-week containment area.
According to NBC New York, National Guard troops will help clean surfaces and deliver food within the one-mile radius. Public schools that are in the range will be closed through March 25, 2020. The first case of the coronavirus in the Hudson Valley was in New Rochelle in Westchester County. Westchester County has seen 108 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Tuesday, March 10, 2020. This is over half of all the tri-state region's cases.
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