One concern she has is the possibility of other types of crises occurring during this time.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
“Hot weather emergencies, if we have coastal storm flooding, if there’s an active shooter incident. Just a number of different types of scenarios that are always at our forefront every day,” she said.
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Criswell says the city’s biggest need is still getting additional medical personnel.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
“There’s more military medical personnel coming in as we speak this week, and it’s just not to support an increase in the number of patients we’re seeing, but it’s to give the medical personnel we have a little bit of relief because they have been working nonstop since this started,” she said.
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As for suggestions New York is approaching the apex, Criswell says it is more important than ever for people to not let their guard down and to continue to practice social distancing.