New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Discusses City's Handling Of COVID-19 | WAMC

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Discusses City's Handling Of COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020

New Rochelle is the epicenter of the highest number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo implemented a containment zone with a one-mile radius in the Westchester County city, temporarily closing houses of worship and other large gathering facilities until March 25. And National Guard troops are on the ground to assist with cleaning and other activities. Cuomo was in New Rochelle earlier Friday to open the state's first drive-through COVID-19 mobile testing center, which he said would test up to 200 people today, growing to up to 500 people per day in the coming days. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson today about how the city is faring.