3 Respiratory Diseases Circulating Simultaneously

Three separate respiratory diseases are circulating simultaneously, affecting the health of  residents, Dr. Adrian Popp,  head of the infectious diseases department at Huntington Hospital, said Tuesday. The three main culprits–RSV or respiratory syncytial virus, Covid-19 and influenza–are hittng a range of patients, from young to Read More …

Small Landlords, Feeling Squeeze, Joining Protest Over Rent Program

A handful of Long Island landlords are joining a bigger protest in Manhattan Monday morning to express their anger at the handling of a rent assistance program that they say has harmed them financially. The landlords will demonstrate outside the New York office of Gov. Read More …

Newest Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Available

Pharmacies have begun administering the newest Covid-19 booster, designed to designed to defeat both the original virus and its newer sub-variants. The newest boosters are available at many drugstores, including CVS and Walgreen stores. The booster covers the virus as well as the BA.4 and Read More …

Art League to Celebrate With Grand Reopening

The Art League of Long Island will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday with an open house. Like many businesses and organizations, the league took a serious hit from the Covid-19 epidemic, struggling to remain viable. But it hung on, with the support of members of Read More …

Businesses Could Be Eligible for Covid-Related Covid-19 Tax Credit

Small businesses in New York State with expenses related to the Covid-19 epidemic may be elgibile for a tax credit program. The state has announced the opening of the initial intake tool to help small businesses determine whether they are eligible for the COVID-19 Capital Read More …

Suffolk to Offer Covid Vaccines to Children Under 5

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said that Department of Health Services will offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to children ages six months to five years old on Thursday. About 82,000 children in Suffolk County are in the newly eligible age cohort. The American Academy of Read More …

HuntingtonNow Wins Award for Covid-19 Coverage

HuntingtonNow won an award for Covid-19 coverage in the Fair Media Council Folio Awards celebration Friday in Woodbury. The story, For Covid-19 Long-Haulers, Online Therapy Group Provides a Refuge, focused on a Covid-19 patient whose life was upended by Covid and how a Huntington Hospital Read More …

Cinema Arts Centre Re-Opens

More than two years after the Covid-19 epidemic first forced Cinema Arts Centre to close, the iconic theater has reopened to the public. The space underwent significant renovations, including new seats, carpeting, updated ventilation, celings, cafe tables and more. The floors in the theaters have Read More …

Hochul Lifts School Mask Mandate as of Wednesday

Saying “the day has come,” Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Sunday that the state Covid-19 mask mandate for schools will end Wednesday. She cited the steep decline in new cases, including among teens and children, as the reason to lift the requirement. She also thanked teachers, Read More …

Two Years On, Impact of Covid-19 Continues to Be Felt

It was two years ago Sunday that HuntingtonNow.com first reported on the mysterious disease known then as coronavirus. The first of what turned out to be the site’s more than 900 stories–and still counting–about the disease that came to be called Covid-19 was an interview Read More …

Dix Hills Fire Department to Host Kids Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

Gov.  Kathy Hochul Wednesday announced 29 new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among children and adolescents. The new sites support the state’s goal of ensuring New York children 5 years and older get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including Read More …

Mixed Responses to End of Indoor Mask Mandate

One day into the lifting of the state requirement for Covid-19 masks in public indoor spaces, Huntington residents had different responses. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the end of the mask mandate effective Thursday, though it is still in place for schools. It’s “not Read More …