Bellone’s Message To Protestors

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on a Zoom call.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone had a message to Commack protestors: “do it safely.”

“You have every right to get out there and protest. I respect that. But do it safely,” Bellone urged. “Deliver the message safely — do it in a way it will protect yourself and other people.”

Residents held up signs and blared car horns, most not wearing masks or staying six feet apart, demanding the state reopen the economy.

“We know we need to reopen the economy, but we need to do it safely,” Bellone said. “We’re working with village mayors and supervisors on how they will reopen. The goal is to reopen in a coordinated way.”

Nassau, Westchester, and Suffolk counties announced they will work together to do so.

“We are making progress for hitting the key metrics,” Bellone said.

The supervisors discussed syncing the timing of opening beaches, parks, and other facilities in order to ensure the variation between towns doesn’t lead to a surge in crowding at one location due to closure at another.

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