As vaccine reaches one in three Suffolk residents, health officials express concern over high daily COVID-19 caseloads
As of April 5, one in three residents in both Suffolk County and New York State have now received their first dose, and nearly one in five residents have been fully inoculated.
Lawn signs celebrating Riverhead High School’s seniors are making a return this year for the Class of 2021.
Two new mass vaccination sites will open Friday at SUNY Stony Brook’s Southampton campus and Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus.
Statcare is opening its fourth Suffolk County pop-up testing site on Route 58 in Riverhead this week.
New York State is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include residents ages 60 or older and opening three new vaccination locations on Long Island.
Since Thanksgiving, Suffolk’s seven-day-average test positivity rate has grown from 3.7% on Nov. 26 to 5.8% on Dec. 5, a comparative increase of 57%. It’s a dramatic acceleration compared to the same period of time before Thanksgiving, during which the average positivity rate only grew from 3.39% on Nov. 16 to 3.55% on Nov. 25 — a comparative increase of less than 5%.
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spike, New York eyes new micro-cluster metrics to avoid overwhelming hospitals
The state will implement changes to micro-cluster metrics aimed at preventing the virus from overwhelming hospital capacity.
Part of Riverhead and Hampton Bays have been designated a COVID-19 “yellow zone” micro-cluster, bringing a number of new restrictions on business, schools and social gatherings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.
Suffolk residents should avoid gatherings this weekend as county experiences ‘alarming’ COVID-19 surge, says Bellone
With coronavirus infections increasing rapidly across the state, Bellone warned residents today that the county could be entering a “dangerous period” of the outbreak, and Cuomo said further statewide restrictions may be necessary to curb the spread.
Restaurants, bars and gyms in New York State must end indoor and outdoor service after 10 p.m. each day under a new curfew that will take effect Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a phone conference this afternoon.