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Riverhead Middle School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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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,

Nursing home visitation restrictions eased by state health department

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Visitation can resume in skilled nursing facilities in New York State beginning Sept. 17, under new guidance issued today by the State...

State will publish online dashboard showing COVID data for all school districts

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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.

School and health officials focus on containing the virus

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When someone tests positive for COVID-19, these are the systems in place for tracking and containing the virus.

Riverhead notified of two confirmed COVID cases at Aquebogue Elementary School

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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.

COVID-19 update: Suffolk’s positive rate among the highest in the state

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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.

Nursing home residents suffer as facilities struggle to meet state requirements for visitation

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A banner hanging near the main entrance of Acadia Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Riverhead proclaims, "Dear Visitors...WELCOME BACK! We missed you!" Though the banner remains up, visitation has been shut down — just five days after it was reinstated for the first time since mid-March.

Stony Brook student tests positive for COVID as classes resume; outbreak cancels in-person classes at SUNY Oneonta

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One student living on campus but taking online classes has been confirmed positive at Stony Brook, according to a university statement. SUNY Oneonta had in-person classes suspended for two weeks after a cluster of 105 cases there followed reports of large parties.

‘COVID is not over’ Cuomo warns New Yorkers: second wave will coincide with flu season

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With infection rates at their lowest since the pandemic hit New York this spring, the governor urged New Yorkers not to become complacent and to brace for difficult times ahead.

Gyms can start reopening as soon as next week with restrictions, Cuomo says

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Gyms in New York State could begin reopening as soon as next week after more than five months of closure.
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