Long Island coronavirus cases
Tracking coronavirus in Suffolk County
Data sources and links
- New York State Department of Health
- New York State Department of Health – COVID-19 Tracker
- New York State Department of Health – Fatalities
- Suffolk County Department of Health
- Suffolk County Department of Health – COVID-19 Tracker
- Nassau County Department of Health
National & Global
There was no stash of unspent funds left over when the books were closed on the 2019-2020 school year in Riverhead. Full story.
The State has begun withholding 20% of most local aid payments, forcing reductions in some payments to school districts, according to the New York State Education Department. In response to the reductions, New York State United Teachers has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the aid reductions. Full story.
A Riverhead Middle School instructional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Twenty-nine students who were in contact with the staff member were instructed to stay home today and tomorrow, pending further guidance from the county health department, Full story.
Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar is pushing for direct federal aid to towns in the next coronavirus relief bill — though the fate of additional relief is still in doubt. Full story.
Visitation can resume in skilled nursing facilities in New York State beginning Sept. 17, under new guidance issued today by the State... Full story.
Visitation can resume at adult care facilities if they have no new confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents or staff for a 14-day period, reduced from 28 days, the New York State Department of Health announced yesterday. Full story.
Peconic Bay Medical Center has a new address. The Riverhead hospital hasn’t moved — the Town of Riverhead has officially renamed the stretch of Roanoke Avenue where the hospital is located to “Heroes Way.” Full story.
School districts across New York will be required to submit COVID-19 data to the State Department of Health for publication on a new website providing disclosure about the virus in school districts and individual schools. Full story.
When someone tests positive for COVID-19, these are the systems in place for tracking and containing the virus. Full story.
The Riverhead Central School District was notified by the county health department over the holiday weekend that two students at Aquebogue Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. Full story.
It was back to school for 5,531 Riverhead Central School District students this week, where 84% of the districts students are returning to classrooms part-time, and 16% are enrolled for virtual-only instruction. Full story.
Statewide, the COVID-19 infection rate remains under 1% — but Suffolk County has posted 1.6% and 1.5% positives the past two days, placing it among about a dozen counties in New York with infection rates over the 1% benchmark. Full story.
More than 110,000 Suffolk residents were unemployed in the month of July, according to data released last week by the New York State Department of Labor. Suffolk’s insured unemployment rate was 13.6% in July, more than a point higher than it was in June, according to the data. Full story.