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Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a co-publisher of RiverheadLOCAL. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie

As vaccine reaches one in three Suffolk residents, health officials express concern over high daily COVID-19 caseloads

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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.

Blue-and-white lawn signs will celebrate Class of 2021

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Lawn signs celebrating Riverhead High School’s seniors are making a return this year for the Class of 2021.

Two more Suffolk mass vaccine sites open Friday, booking starts Wednesday

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Two new mass vaccination sites will open Friday at SUNY Stony Brook’s Southampton campus and Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus.

Mobile COVID-19 testing site opens in Riverhead this week

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Statcare is opening its fourth Suffolk County pop-up testing site on Route 58 in Riverhead this week.

New York expands vaccine eligibility to ages 60+, plans three more Long Island vaccination sites

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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.

The post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge has arrived in Suffolk County

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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

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The state will implement changes to micro-cluster metrics aimed at preventing the virus from overwhelming hospital capacity.

Part of Riverhead, Hampton Bays designated COVID-19 ‘yellow zone,’ bringing new restrictions

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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

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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.

New York orders curfew on restaurants, bars, gyms, limits indoor gatherings to 10

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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.
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