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Coronavirus Latest: Parts Of L.I. Enter 'Yellow Zone'; Rep. Joe Courtney Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Here's the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

Parts of Long Island are under “yellow zone” restrictions for having a 7-day positive COVID-19 test rate above 3% for 10 days. That means impacted communities need to restrict mass gatherings to 25 people, and religious gatherings to 50% capacity. Schools and businesses can remain open.

Great Neck and Massapequa Park in Nassau County, and Hampton Bays and Riverhead in Suffolk County, must abide by these rules.

The rest of New York is at 2.95%. The 7-day positive test rate in Connecticut is 6.05%, according to data released by the state.

Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is in quarantine, experiencing “mild symptoms”.

Several teachers unions in Connecticut have called for all schools in the state to move remote after Thanksgiving through January 19. They say state guidance should require hybrid or remote learning in red zones, yet many schools continue with in-person classes.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received the International Emmy Founders Award on Monday to recognize the use of his daily televised briefing to inform people of the latest coronavirus updates at the peak of the state's outbreak in the spring.