Covid-19 Quarantine Cancels Harborfields Football Season Opener

Harborfields High School has canceled its season opening football game scheduled for Friday because of Covid-19 protocols. “The Harborfields High School varsity football game originally scheduled for Sept. 3 against Westhampton has been cancelled due to a small number of COVID-related quarantines among the football Read More …

Paramount Sets Rules for Covid-19 Tests or Vaccinations

Starting in October, the Paramount will require proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or evidence of a negative test to attend its concerts. The Paramount said it is following Live Nation’s policies around the country, which require the vaccine or a negative dianostic test 72 hours Read More …

Mask Policy Foes Disrupt Northport School Board Meeting

Updated 11:15 p.m.: The Northport school board temporarily stopped its meeting Thursday night as members of the audience shouted at the trustees about plans to require masks when classes resume in the fall. The shouting could be heard over Zoom, about 40 minutes after the Read More …

Huntington Hospital Limits Visitation Because of Covid-19 Spread

Huntington Hospital is limiting visitation because of the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. Dr. Michael B. Grosso, hospital medical director, said that the increasing spread of the virus means the hospital is seeing more Covid-19 patients admitted, either because they are primarily ill Read More …

Update: Book Revue Facing Eviction in September

The Book Revue, a staple of downtown Huntington life for decades, is facing eviction, Newsday reported Monday. It quoted Emerson Dobbs III, principal with 263-265 Main Corner LLC, which owns the building,  who said the company took the tenant to court over a failure to Read More …

Cuomo Says All Healthcare Workers Must Get Covid-19 Vaccination

All healthcare workers in New York State will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Gov Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, effective Sept. 27. The order applies to staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities,  including nursing homes, adult care, and other congregate care settings, with Read More …

Suffolk County Health Recommends Mask Use in Schools

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services said Tuesday that it recommends that school districts maintain the same mask and physical distancing requirements that were previously in place. It is not setting vaccinations requirements but said school districts could determine what to do. The department Read More …

Letter: Managing the COVID-19 Delta Variant in Schools During Upcoming Semester

Dr. Michael B Grosso, medical director of Huntington Hospital, has written an open letter to school board trustees about the standards needed to keep children safe when schools reopen in the fall. Read More …

Op-Ed: Pediatricians Urge Masks for All Children in School

What if there was a deadly virus that had already killed hundreds of children — over four times more than during a typical flu season? (1, 2) What if that virus had hospitalized thousands of children, leaving many of them with long-term health complications? (3) Read More …

Updated: State Hands Back School Covid-19 Rules to Local Control

School districts will decide their own policies on Covid-19 masks and other school safety, the state Department of Health said Thursday. “With the end of the state disaster emergency on June 25, 2021, school districts are re-established as the controlling entity for schools. Schools and school Read More …

Covid-19 Mask, Vaccination Requirements Increasing

As the number of Covid-19 cases creeps higher in the Huntington area, businesses and employers are setting increased mask rules and vaccination requirements. At  Huntington Town Hall, Council members Joan Cergol, Ed Smyth, Mark Cuthbertson and Gene Cook all confirmed that they had been fully Read More …