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2 COVID-19 patients in Nassau are school bus drivers, county executive says

Posted: 11:46 AM, Mar 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-10 12:23:25-04
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NASSAU COUNTY, New York — Two small school bus drivers in Nassau County have tested positive for coronavirus, or COVID-19, County Executive Laura Curran said on Tuesday.

The drivers transport about 80 students per day, Curran said. All connected schools and most of the families with children involved have been notified, Curran said, and they are in the process of ensuring the rest of the families are aware.

"We still consider it low risk … but out of an abundance of caution we asked that the students stay home," Nassau County Health Commissioner Lawrence Eisenstein said.

There are at least 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nassau County, up from 17 cases on Monday, according to Curran. Seventy-two people are under mandatory quarantine and another 74 people are self-quarantined. There are an additional 10 tests pending in the county, Curran said.