New York state will allow Memorial Day ceremonies to take place this coming weekend, Governor Cuomo said at his daily briefing on Tuesday.
Ceremonies must, however, be limited to 10 or fewer people, and social distancing — standing six feet apart — must be maintained to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
A small ceremony will take place in Rockville Centre outside of the John A. Anderson Recreation Center at 11 a.m. The gathering in front of the war monuments will include Mayor Francis X. Murray, members of the American Legion Post 303, Police Commissioner James Vafeades and the chiefs of the Rockville Centre Fire Department.
Cuomo also encouraged car parades to honor the fallen on Memorial Day, which will be marked officially on Monday, May 25, although the dates of ceremonies and parades may vary from community to community.