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Peconic Bay Medical Center COVID-19 update: Q&A with Amy Loeb, deputy executive director

PBMC deputy executive director Amy Loeb discusses trends in COVID cases being seen at the hospital, treatments, capacity, staffing and more.

Suffolk County update: eight more deaths and 650 new coronavirus cases in one day

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Suffolk County rose to 3,385 — up 650 from the 2,735 cases reported yesterday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said this afternoon during a press briefing from his home, where he has been in voluntary quarantine for two weeks.

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Meet the local healthcare heroes on the front line of the coronavirus war

by | Mar 27, 5:29 pm
Meet some of Peconic Bay Medical Center’s healthcare heroes: the nurses who putting their lives on the line caring for coronavirus patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

Governor orders New York schools to remain closed through at least April 15

Schools across New York will remain closed for at least two more weeks as the state continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.

As coronavirus cases surge, new research projects N.Y. death toll could exceed 10,000 by end of April

A paper released yesterday by researchers at the University of Washington forecasts the peak of the coronavirus outbreak will hit New York in about nine days and the death toll here could exceed 10,000 by the end of April.

Riverhead Town offers former Grumman site in Calverton as possible location for temporary hospital

The Town of Riverhead has offered a site within the Calverton Enterprise Park for a temporary hospital. The state is looking for sites in each of its downstate counties for additional 1,000-bed temporary hospitals to handle patient overflow at the peak of the COVID outbreak.

Suffolk County coronavirus update: 2,735 confirmed cases, 22 deaths

As confirmed coronavirus cases continue to rise at an alarming rate in the downstate New York region, governments on every level are marshaling resources to meet the demands on an already-strained health care system.

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Riverhead school board to conduct ‘virtual’ meeting Tuesday afternoon

Due to the COVID-19 quarantine requirements, the school board's meeting today will take place solely through virtual/electronic meeting capabilities.

Riverhead school district announces plans for meals, academic work during shutdown

Grab and Go Meals will be available on a daily basis at all K-4 elementary schools from 11am to 1pm, beginning on Wednesday, March 18. Families from all grades levels are welcome to participate.


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