BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Babylon has a new initiative to keep its town clean and to support local businesses.
Crews are installing 15 public hand sanitizer stations to be placed around town.READ MORE: Report: Subway Crime Appears To Have Increased In September
Local leaders also say the town is distributing $200,000 worth of personal protective equipment to businesses or reimbursing supplies already purchased in order to keep employees and customers safe.READ MORE: City Panel Votes To Remove Thomas Jefferson Statue At City Hall
“If you are able to take somebody’s mind off of getting a mask or hand sanitizer and let them focus on the things that they do best — providing services, providing food — that’s a better time suited,” County Legislator Jason Richberg said.MORE NEWS: Reaction Pours In To The Death Of Gen. Colin Powell
Long Island entered Phase Two last week, allowing outdoor dining and some retail stores back open.