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 …

Hochul Lifts Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Spaces

Gov. Kathy Hochul lifted the mask mandate for indoor public spaces, including businesses, effective Thursday. The mask mandate for schools remains in effect for now. Huntington Town Supervisor Edmund J. Smyth immediately canceled the mask mandate and temperature checks at town buildings. “The Town of Read More …

Town Handing Out Covid-19 Test Kits

The Huntington Community Development Agency began distributing Covid-19 test kits Monday morning from its allotment of 10,000 kits. They were handed out at Manor Field Park to Huntington residents who had registered ahead of time. “Our community has seen improvements in the Covid numbers; however Read More …

Huntington Program to Distribute Covid-19 Test Kits

The Community Development Agency will be distributing over 10,000 COVID-19 test kits to Huntington residents starting Monday. Residents wanting the kits must register in advance. Each household is eligible to receive up to four over-the-counter Rapid Result COVID-19 test kits. Apply online at huntingtonny.gov/covid-test-kits. Distribution Read More …

Covid-19 Testing Center to Open in Huntington Station

A New York City-based urgent care company is opening a Covid-19 testing center in Huntington Station. Kamin Health said its testing center at 1618 New York Ave. will operate on a walk-in basis, with no appointments or referrals needed. It will provide PCR (24-48 hour Read More …

Covid-19 Mask Mandate Extended

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday extended the Covid-19 mask mandate for businesses and venues until Feb. 10. The mandate for schools remains in place while a court considers the legality of the governor’s order to require masks. “As we know, the school masking policy remains Read More …

Appeals Court Allows Mask Mandate to Continue

An appeals court ruling Tuesday will allow the state indoor mask mandate to remain in place until at least Friday. The state Education Department immediately notified schools that they should follow the mask mandate. Many schools, including those that had followed the initial ruling on Read More …