Covid-19 Stats, Reported in Public School Districts

Total Covid-19 cases reported for public school districts with the Town of Huntington, including Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, South Huntington, Elwood, Northport, Harborfields, Commack and Half Hollow Hills. Most data are from Wednesday; some are based on reports from Tuesday. The state website said that, Read More …

Huntington Hospital Expert Weighs in on Best Mask Against Covid-19

As the Covid-19 epidemic wears on, many medical experts are recommending the use of N-95 masks and not the cloth versions that became commonplace back in 2020. Dr. Adrian Popp, head of the infectious diseases department at Huntington Hospital, said that, the Omicron variant of Read More …

SUNY Farmingdale to Offer Covid-19 Testing

SUNY schools, including Farmingdale will provide Covid-19 test starting Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday. “We are not defenseless as we fight the winter surge: vaccines, boosters and testing can help us slow the spread and protect our loved ones,” Hochul said.  “We are utilizing every Read More …

Brown’s Office Hands Out Covid-19 Test Kits

The office of Assemblyman Keith Brown handed out 900 Covid-19 test kits Monday in Northport. At 10:30 a.m., about 10 people were lined up outside the Republican’s office on Woodbine Avenue to receive the kits, which contained two tests each, but a steady stream of Read More …

Covid-19 Update: Booster Shot Update, Masks at Nursing Homes

All health care workers previously required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination will have to receive a COVID-19 booster dose within two weeks of becoming eligible, absent a valid medical exemption, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Sunday. UPDATE: Assemblyman Keith Brown will be handing out test kits Read More …

Senior Center to Remain Closed But Home Meals Are Available

The town of Huntington’s Senior Center and Senior Beach House will  both remain closed next week because of Covid-19 -related staffing shortages. But home delivered meals will continue. The status of the senior center closings will be reassessed on a week-to-week basis. Residents with questions Read More …

More Companies Warned on Covid-19 Test Turnaround Times

Two more companies have been warned about meeting promised turnaround times for Covid-19 testing results. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued warning letters to EZ Test NY (a Brooklyn-based collection center) and Keep Health Safe (a Fort Lee, New Jersey-based collection center) —saying they have not Read More …

Blue Devils to Close Games to Spectators

The Huntington Union Free School District is closing all home games to spectators at Huntington High School, J. Taylor Finley Middle School and Jack Abrams to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The district said that, when conditions allow, fans will once again to return to Read More …

Testing Sites to Open on College Campuses

Gov. Kathy Hochul  said Monday that 10 new testing sites will be opening on State University of New York campuses across the state and at Syracuse University this week. More campus sites will open in the coming weeks as the Covid-19 project expands. “We are Read More …