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Cuomo: If you attended a protest, get tested for COVID-19

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 12:23:39-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state is expanding its COVID-19 testing criteria to include all of those who have taken part in recent protests.

"One person can infect hundreds, if you were at a protest go get a test please," Cuomo said.

The governor says it is the protester's civic duty to be responsible and go get a test, there are now over 700 testing sites across the state. He says you should continue to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible and you should inform people that you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Cuomo also announced the state is directing insurers to expedite claims for businesses that were looted, provide free mediation of disputes and accept photos as reasonable proof of loss of business so there is no wait for a police report.

There will be a statewide moment of silence for George Floyd at 2 p.m. to coincide with the start of the Minnesota memorial service.