Assemblywoman Sandy Galef distributed containers of hand sanitizer this past week to community institutions throughout Kent and Philipstown in Putnam County with Town Supervisor Maureen Fleming and Philipstown County Legislator Nancy Montgomery. The leaders distributed gallons of hand sanitizer to the Kent and Desmond Fish Libraries, the Kent police station, and Kent town hall.
Assemblywoman Galef said, Our state has done a tremendous job in containing our coronavirus outbreak, and it is because residents have been so diligent about following good hygiene practices. We all need to assure that we keep up hand washing and social distancing, especially in areas like our libraries, town halls, and emergency services where many people congregate.
New York State began producing its own hand sanitizer after reports of price gouging and supply shortages at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. The state distributes this product to those in need free of charge. The Assemblywoman has been handing out hand sanitizer at various parts of her district throughout the coronavirus public health crisis.
Kent Town Supervisor Maureen Fleming said, During these very difficult times, it has been very important to have the support of the state in providing gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant and masks to local government. We need to keep our employees and residents safe.
County Legislator Nancy Montgomery said, Sandy is an inspiration to generations of local leaders. We get so much done when every level of government works together, one hand washes the other!