GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — More than 50,000 front line workers on Long Island have received a COVID vaccination.

Several hundred more came to get theirs at a vaccination site in Garden City on Thursday.

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran again asked the governor to expand eligibility to include all first responders.


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Curran also announced that because of an increase in cases, she’s bringing back the viral pandemic triage protocol.

“This protocol that I am talking about, that we’re reinstating requires EMS operators to do a COVID-19 screening and to only transport patients who meet the criteria for COVID-19 hospitalizations,” she said.

All serious cases will be admitted to hospitals in Nassau County. Those with mild COVID symptoms will be asked to quarantine at home.

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CBSNewYork Team