Newest Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Available

Pharmacies have begun administering the newest Covid-19 booster, designed to designed to defeat both the original virus and its newer sub-variants. The newest boosters are available at many drugstores, including CVS and Walgreen stores. The booster covers the virus as well as the BA.4 and Read More …

State Ends School Covid-19 Quarantine Rules

New York State will no longer require students to quarantine if they have been exposed to Covid-19 in their classroom, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday. The superintendents of Huntington and South Huntington districts welcomed the move. “We are looking forward to a year characterized by Read More …

Suozzi Seeks Biden’s Help for Huntington Man Held in China

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi urged the White House Wednesday to intervene in the case of a Chinese-American man  from Huntington who has been imprisoned in China since 2018. Businessman Kai Li, who is 60, was accused by Chinese authorities of espionage, and convicted after a Read More …

Businesses Could Be Eligible for Covid-Related Covid-19 Tax Credit

Small businesses in New York State with expenses related to the Covid-19 epidemic may be elgibile for a tax credit program. The state has announced the opening of the initial intake tool to help small businesses determine whether they are eligible for the COVID-19 Capital Read More …

Suffolk to Offer Covid Vaccines to Children Under 5

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said that Department of Health Services will offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to children ages six months to five years old on Thursday. About 82,000 children in Suffolk County are in the newly eligible age cohort. The American Academy of Read More …

Cinema Arts Centre Re-Opens

More than two years after the Covid-19 epidemic first forced Cinema Arts Centre to close, the iconic theater has reopened to the public. The space underwent significant renovations, including new seats, carpeting, updated ventilation, celings, cafe tables and more. The floors in the theaters have Read More …

Hochul Lifts School Mask Mandate as of Wednesday

Saying “the day has come,” Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Sunday that the state Covid-19 mask mandate for schools will end Wednesday. She cited the steep decline in new cases, including among teens and children, as the reason to lift the requirement. She also thanked teachers, Read More …

Two Years On, Impact of Covid-19 Continues to Be Felt

It was two years ago Sunday that HuntingtonNow.com first reported on the mysterious disease known then as coronavirus. The first of what turned out to be the site’s more than 900 stories–and still counting–about the disease that came to be called Covid-19 was an interview Read More …

Music Therapy Eases Strain on Hospital Staff Working Against Covid-19

The gentle notes of a harp, then humming–a little reluctant at first– followed by singing mixed with  laughter filled a conference room recently at Huntington Hospital as workers try to ease the burden of the last two stress-filled years of confronting the consequences of Covid-19. Read More …

Dix Hills Fire Department to Host Kids Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

Gov.  Kathy Hochul Wednesday announced 29 new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among children and adolescents. The new sites support the state’s goal of ensuring New York children 5 years and older get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including Read More …

Mixed Responses to End of Indoor Mask Mandate

One day into the lifting of the state requirement for Covid-19 masks in public indoor spaces, Huntington residents had different responses. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the end of the mask mandate effective Thursday, though it is still in place for schools. It’s “not Read More …