5 States Added to NY Quarantine List

Travelers from five more states will have to quarantine if they come to New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday. Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming were added to the list because of high infection rates. The quarantine advisory requires individuals who have Read More …

Moratorium Extended Until Oct. 20 on Commercial Evictions

The state’s moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures will be extended  until Oct. 20, Gov Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday. The measure extends protections already in place for commercial tenants and mortgagors because of the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 epidemic.  The extension Read More …

Harborfields High School Closed for 2 Days by Student Covid-19 Case

Harborfields High School shifted to remote learning only Monday and Tuesday after a story tested positive for Covid-19. In a letter posted to the district website, the district  said that it was told Sunday that a student at Harborfields High School tested positive for COVID19. Read More …

South Huntington Reports 2 New Cases But Buildings Remain Open

Updated: While two siblings attending different South Huntington schools tested positive for Covid-19 Friday, the schools will operate normally on Monday. Dr. David  Bennardo, district superintendent, said that the family had been vigilant and that the district had been able to perform contact tracing enough Read More …

Covid-19 Case to Close Cold Spring Harbor High School for Day

Cold Spring Harbor ‘s junior/senior high school will be closed Friday after the discovery of a student with a Covid-19 infection.  In a letter to parents and staff, superintendent Robert C. Fenter said  that closing the school would time to conduct an investigation. The District Read More …

Fitterman: Doctors Won’t Be Pressured on Covid-19 Vaccine

As pharmaceutical companies race to produce a Covid-19 vaccine, Huntington Hospital president Dr. Nick FItterman stressed that Northwell Health physicians will vaccinate patients only after it has proven to be safe through extensive testing.   “We will not promote or distribute any vaccinations that have Read More …

Federal Funding Available for Childcare Providers

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo  announced  Thursday that $88.6 million in federal CARES Act funding is available to assist child care providers through NY Forward grants for Covid-19-related care. The funding is in addition to $30 million made available in the spring and $48.3 million recently Read More …

All Fall High School Sports Postponed Until January

Athletic officials Friday postponed all fall sports until January, citing concerns about the spread of Covid-19 and logistical problems. A statewide school superintendents association had opposed restarting sports in September, citing the need to focus on academic, transportation and other issues first. Section XI, which Read More …