Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) has been working with local and state government partners to ensure the safety of all residents of the 99th Assembly District and State of New York in regards to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. This morning Governor Cuomo has recalled all SUNY and CUNY students studying abroad in Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and China to New York where they will land and be screened at New York Stewart International Airport.

Assemblyman Schmitt has been in direct contact and is facilitating coordination with the Governor’s Office, Commissioner of Health Dr. Zucker and Orange County Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey to ensure safety of all residents of New Windsor and communities surrounding New York Stewart International Airport.

Recalled students will be flown into Stewart, will be screened for medical symptoms and then under the current plan they will be transported by charter buses to quarantine locations closest to their home campus (i.e. SUNY Albany students will be brought to a local Albany quarantine) where they will be held for 14 days.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I have been in direct contact and coordination with the Governor’s Office, Commissioner Zucker and Commissioner Casey throughout the day. I will continue to provide any and all assistance needed to protect local residents and ensure the safe return of our SUNY and CUNY students to New York. I will provide updates as they become available and will continue to work around the clock with government partners at all levels until we end this outbreak.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!