Bellone Says Covid-19 ‘Holiday Spike Is Upon Us’

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Monday that “the holiday spike that we had warned about is upon us” after new numbers released by the state pushed the infection rate to 9 percent. Of the 114 new Covid deaths, 11 were in Suffolk. “Similar to Read More …

Nursing Home Staff, Residents Start Receiving Covid-19 Vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccine rolling out to nursing homes in  on Monday. Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Commack said that it began vaccinating about 400 people on Monday, including both staff and residents. They plan another clinic on Jan. 11 for both the second Read More …

Huntington’s Downtown Coming Back to Life

Businesses in Huntington began opening Wednesday. Hair salons, restaurants that had been limited to takeout or delivery and retail stores welcomed customers to the downtown. Several restaurants had outdoor dining, while retail stores posted signs festooned with balloons to let passersby know they were open Read More …

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 …

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 …

Major League Trivia Hosting Virtual Trivia Night Saturday

While local restaurants and bars are closing amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, businesses are getting creative to bring some fun to people who are stuck inside their homes. On Saturday night, Major League Trivia will be hosting a virtual trivia broadcast on Facebook at 8 Read More …

Thousands Call in for Suozzi-Northwell Discussion on COVID-19

Doctors and nurses were among the more than 19,700 people who phoned in to participate in Rep. Tom Suozzi’s coronavirus town hall meeting Thursday. It became clear during the hour-long tele-conference that local physicians are seeing patients with symptoms at a frequency that is escalating Read More …

2 Funeral Homes Announce Restrictions During Pandemic

M.A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station and Nolan  Funeral Home in Northport have announced a policy to deal with service during restrictions brought about by the coronavirus epidemic. Both websites posted nearly identical notices, from Michael Connell and Mark J. Nolan.  “After careful consideration Read More …