Fitterman: Doctors Won’t Be Pressured on Covid-19 Vaccine

As pharmaceutical companies race to produce a Covid-19 vaccine, Huntington Hospital president Dr. Nick FItterman stressed that Northwell Health physicians will vaccinate patients only after it has proven to be safe through extensive testing.   “We will not promote or distribute any vaccinations that have Read More …

Health Department Issues Beach Advisories

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches across the county because the level of bacteria exceeds state standards. The beaches are in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds or adjacent Read More …

Updated: Lawsuit Filed Over Northport Middle School Health Issues

A parent of a former Northport Middle School student is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed last week against the school district seeking compensation for students for alleged injuries caused by toxic exposure to contamination at the school. Tara Mackey, whose daughter was Read More …

3 Centerport Beaches Closed Because of Bacteria

Centerport Yacht Club Beach, Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, and Fleets Cove Beach in Centerport were closed to bathing Saturday after a finding of bacteria in excess of acceptable criteria. The beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable Read More …

Spencer Forum to Examine Role of Health Department in School Reopening

A forum scheduled for Thursday will cover the role of the Suffolk County Health Department in the reopening of schools. Suffolk County Legislator Dr. William Spencer is coordinating the forum, while Suffolk County  Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott, Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky and Read More …

How to Improve Safety as Low-Risk Sports Return

Just ahead of Labor Day, parents across Huntington are registering their kids for soccer, basketball,football and other youth sports. It’s a chance to ensure that they enjoy the chance to socialize, stay fit and learn a thing or two about becoming part of team. And Read More …

5 States Removed From Quarantine List

Five states—Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana—have been removed from New York State’s COVID-19 travel advisory requiring travelers from those states to quarantine if they come to New York. Guam has been added to the list.  The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an Read More …