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COVID-19 test positivity rate rises above 2% in Suffolk for the first time since early May

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With most restrictions lifted and the new delta variant circulating throughout the state, the number of confirmed COVID infections is climbing.

Peconic Bay Medical Center receives level III trauma center verification by American College of Surgeons

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Northwell Health Peconic Bay Medical Center has received a level III trauma center verification from the American College of Surgeons.

Long Island’s last independent hospital inks affiliation agreement with NYU Langone

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Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue, Long Island's last independent community hospital, will become part of NYU Langone's health system under an agreement announced this week.

NY’s state of emergency to end, Cuomo says, citing ‘dramatic progress’ against COVID-19

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New Yorkers are "getting back on track and starting to live life once again," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said yesterday, as he announced the COVID-19 emergency order, set to expire at midnight June 24, would not be renewed.

New York ends most COVID restrictions as state passes vaccination milestone

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Almost all of New York State’s coronavirus restrictions ended today after 70% of the state’s adult population received at least one dose of the vaccine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

Stony Brook Medicine launches survey to learn about LBGTQ healthcare needs

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The survey gives the opportunity for LGBTQ individuals on Long Island to make their voices heard and feel empowered in their care, according to the study's principal investigator.

Suffolk launches initiative to get children vaccinated before summer camp season

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Suffolk County has launched a new vaccine initiative aimed at eligible kids and camp counselors in advance of summer camps reopening.

With vaccinations ‘slowed dramatically,’ Cuomo teases freedom from restrictions if 70% of adults have at least one shot (as of now...

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When 70% of the state’s adult population has received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, most remaining restrictions will be lifted, the governor said during a press briefing. That could come within a week, according to officials, though vaccinations have slowed dramatically.

CDC tells NY lifting mask mandate indoors in schools is ‘not advisable’ but outdoors, no masks are now required, governor says

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Students in New York State can be unmasked while outdoors during the school day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. Masks remain mandatory indoors, he said.

Polish Town fair canceled again this year

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Clearance for the festival to take place under COVIID restrictions didn't come soon enough to make the necessary arrangements, a Polish Town Civic Association representative said.
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