Joint Statement in Response to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order

April 5, 2020
Press Release

KINGSTON, NY—Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, NYS Senator George Amedore S46, Senator Jen Metzger S42, Senator Sue Serino S41, Assemblymember Kevin Cahill AD103, and Assemblymember Chris Tague AD102 released the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s executive order to move ventilators from upstate hospitals:

“We are aware of plans to shift ventilators from our upstate communities and are gravely concerned. Health care access in rural communities has long been under strain, and we know the apex of cases in upstate is around the corner. We stand ready to help our fellow New Yorkers, but moving needed ventilators from our region now would be devastating and counter intuitive to all data on the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to work together to do everything in our power to make sure folks in our region have every single thing they need to get through this health crisis.”