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Governor Cuomo announces Trump has no plans to send federal agents to New York

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 23, 2020
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that President Trump told him federal agents will not currently be sent to New York City.
Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor   Andrew M. Cuomo
The president said he would discuss the deployment of agents with the governor before making a decision.

New York State will continue to closely monitor the federal government for any changes in policy.

Governor Cuomo also announced the results of an expanded testing initiative within the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to test individuals 55 years and over.

Of the nearly 4,000 individuals tested, 77 tested positive, resulting in a 1.9 percent infection rate.

New York State Police and State Liquor Authority Chairman Vincent Bradley will lead the effort, which will employ real time data to enhance enforcement efforts by rapidly deploying investigators to respond to dangerous social distancing violations as they happen.

The Task Force will include investigators from the Department of Health, Department of Financial Services, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Taxation and Finance, the New York State Insurance Fund and the Department of Agriculture and Markets.