YONKERS, NY —. March 20, 2020 – “Westchester County continues to be a red-hot epicenter of this contagion, with more cases per capita than any county outside of New York City,” wrote Assemblyman Sayegh. “The creation of an additional testing site in the City of Yonkers would supplement the first New Rochelle testing site by offering a viable alternative location for residents who live in closer proximity to the County’s western side. Such a site would also alleviate the congestion that local hospitals and medical facilities are experiencing from people who are attempting to get tested for COVID-19.”
In the letter, Assemblyman Sayegh proposed the JFK Marina and Park as a viable location for such a testing site, citing the park’s layout which closely geographically mirrors existing testing locations established at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle and Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County.
“According to our observations, this location can more than adequately support the amount of vehicular traffic that is a requisite for drive-through testing locations,” wrote Assemblyman Sayegh.
In addition, Assemblyman Sayegh requested additional supplies for first responders and other essential employees who are making a concerted effort to preserve essential supplies at great risk to their health, specifically highlighting an urgent need for N95 masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers.
“My team and I remain committed to doing everything in our power to help slow the spread of this contagion,” wrote Assemblyman Sayegh. “I urge you to commit the necessary resources and testing facilities for New Yorkers in the City of Yonkers.”
Assemblyman Nader Sayegh is the first Jordanian-American elected to the New York State Legislature. An Assemblyman representing the 90th District of Yonkers, Assemblyman Sayegh is also an attorney and retired educator with over 40 years of experience. Before his election to the New York State Assembly, he served as a Teacher, Adjunct College Professor, Principal, President of Yonkers Public Schools Board of Trustees, and President of the New York State Conference of Big Five School Districts.
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SOURCE: Roberto Williams | Director of Communications | Assemblyman Nader J. Sayegh, 90th Assembly District