Beach Closings Continue

Nathan Hale Beach Club in Huntington Bay is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria. The following beaches remain closed:  Beech Road Beach in Rocky Point; Sound Beach Property Owners’ Association Beach in Sound Beach, Knollwood Beach, Read More …

First Monkeypox Case Found in Suffolk County

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services said Friday that the first case of orthopoxvirus, or monkeypox, had been found in the county.  The person, who was seen by a local healthcare provider, is following isolation protocols at home. Testing for orthopoxvirus was conducted at Read More …

How To: Check on Food Establishment Violations in Suffolk County

If you want to check up on possible food and retail practice violations of food establishments in Suffolk County, you can search this site. Violations fall into two categories: Risk Factors and Good Retail Practices. Risk Factor violations are more likely than other violations to Read More …

Fleets Cove Beach Closed Because of Bacteria

A second Huntington beach was closed after the Sufolk County Health Department reported Friday that it had found an excessive level of bacteria. Fleets Cove Beach was closed on Friday. Gold Star Battalion Beach in Huntington, which closed on Thursday, remains closed. Fleets Cove will Read More …

Gold Star Beach Closed by Bacteria

Gold Star Battalion Beach in Huntington is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria, the Suffolk County Health Department said Thursday. Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott noted that bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in Read More …

Bacteria Threat Closes Beaches Again

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 63 beaches due to heavy rainfall and the potential for high levels of residual bacteria from runoff. Numerous Huntington beaches are affected. The beaches are in areas heavily influenced by stormwater Read More …

Suffolk County Health Recommends Mask Use in Schools

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services said Tuesday that it recommends that school districts maintain the same mask and physical distancing requirements that were previously in place. It is not setting vaccinations requirements but said school districts could determine what to do. The department Read More …

Suffolk County Issues Advisory for Numerous Beaches

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services  issued an advisory Friday against bathing at 64 beaches because of high bacteria counts resulting from heavy rain. The advisory includes several Huntington beaches. All the affected beaches are in areas heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the Read More …

Beaches Closed Because of Bacteria in Water

 The Suffolk County Department of Health has advised against bathing at several beaches because of bacteria stirred up by recent rainfall. In addition, the following local beaches remain closed for the same reason. Lloyd Harbor Estate Beach Lloyd Harbor Remains Closed Since 8/24/19 Huntington Beach Read More …

Health Department Advises Against Using Centerport Yacht Club Beach

Centerport Yacht Club beach was one of 22 in Suffolk County beaches flagged Friday because of concerns about bacterial levels. Because of Thursday’s heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued the advisory because of the potential that the presence of bacteria at Read More …

Library to Host Stop-Smoking Classes

Are you looking to quit smoking but need some help? Consider signing up for classes sponsored by the Suffolk County Department of Health. The East Northport Public Library will host the free seven-week class on Thursdays starting Sept. 12, from 6-7 p.m. Dates are September Read More …

2 Beaches Closed in Huntington Because of Bacteria

Centerport Yacht Club Beach and Valley Grove Beach, both in the Town of Huntington, are closed to bathing because bacteria in excess of acceptable criteria was found.   Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, Read More …

West Nile Virus Shows Up in East Northport Mosquito Sample

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced Friday that four mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on July 2 and July 3 from East Northport, Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown, Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon, and Read More …