Mount Sinai Using Remote Monitoring to Help Patients

Mount Sinai Health System is helping healthcare providers care for patients with COVID-19 and using a new remote monitoring platform for those recovering at home. Originally developed for stroke patients by co-directors of Mount Sinai’s Precision Recovery platform, Christopher Kellner, MD and David Putrino, PhD, Read More …

Libraries Step Up With 3-D Printers to Make Face Shields

Dozens of local libraries are contributing their 3-d printers to produce face shields for medical workers during the Covid-19 crisis. Huntington, South Huntington, Commack, Half Hollow Hills Community and another 40 or so libraries sent their machines to the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. The South Read More …

NY Stay-at-Home Order Extended Until April 15

updated 1:30 a.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the stay-at-home order Sunday until April 15 as the Covid-19 epidemic continues. The order shutting non-essential businesses, and cutting the workforce, first took effect Monday.  Sunday night, the state fatality total passed 1,000 after New York City reported Read More …

Cuomo Says Infections Growing Faster Than Expected

 Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised medical workers Tuesday but said infections are growing faster than expected, with more than 25,000 cases in New York State. He also demanded  that the federal government deliver essential supplies, and opposed President Trump’s plan  to restart the economy by Read More …

Bellone to Host Coronavirus Town Hall on Facebook

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will host a town hall on the coronavirus Monday night at 6:30 p.m. on his Facebook page. He will provide an update for residents and answer  questions. Tune in on Facebook page to participate. The county also announced Sunday that Read More …

Schools: Silas Wood Staffer Has Virus; Many Standardized Tests Canceled for NY Schools

A staff member at Silas Wood Sixth-Grade Center self-reported a case of COVID-19, confirmed through a test after after symptoms developed in the last week, South Huntington school superintendent Dr. David Bennaro said Saturday.   “I spoke to this individual today and was happy to hear Read More …

Update: Cuomo Picks 4 Sites, Including 2 on Long Island, as Temporary Hospitals

Update 3:53 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Saturday chose four sites, including SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Old Westbury, as temporary hospitals to fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. The two Long Island sites, plus the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City and the Read More …