So far, New York primaries moving forward as planned despite coronavirus outbreak

But Malliotakis’ Republican primary rival, former Brooklyn prosecutor Joseph Caldarera, remains on the ground.

Instead of “campaigning,” his campaign has described his efforts as “helping the community.”

“Joe has transitioned from campaigning to helping the community. He’s provided sanitizer at the ferry, is making sanitizer and distributing it in the community and has created a Facebook group called Compassionate New York where people can come together, support each other and get up to date information,” his campaign spokesman Chapin Fay, said. “He also sent out an informational robocall the other day.”

Fay said there are plans in the works for his campaign to launch programs to help the homeless and small businesses.
March 21, 2020
Sydney Kashiwagi