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Peconic Bay Medical Center is offering free COVID testing through Dec. 18

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Free COVID-19 testing is being offered by Northwell Health at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, beginning today and continuing through Dec. 18. Testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration is required. Call 1-833-422-7369 (1-833 CARENY) to register.

‘Sustained COVID-19 spread’ continues: Cuomo

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Riverhead Town rose from 896 on Nov. 1 to 1,131 on Nov. 27. Suffolk County's testing percent-positive rate rose to 3.8% and New York's rate reached 4% for the first time since May 20. "We are entering a challenging period of sustained COVID-19 spread across this state," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said yesterday.

Health officials brace for COVID-19 surge they see as inevitable

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With colder weather driving people indoors, “COVID fatigue” prompting people to be less cautious in social and business interactions and the virus raging out of control in other parts of the country, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week said the COVID testing percent-positive rate would likely increase to more than 12% in New York State over the course of the holiday season.

COVID admissions at Riverhead hospital more than double in past week

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“The way it’s going right now, it’s looking like March all over again,” PBMC president and CE0 Andrew Mitchell said today, as COVID infections and hospitalizations rise ini Riverhead and across Suffolk County.

Riverhead’s COVID ‘yellow zone’ restrictions take effect today

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Some new restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and social gatherings take effect today in the Riverhead 'precautionary yellow zone' focus area.

State releases map for Riverhead & Hampton Bays micro-cluster zones

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The Riverhead micro-cluster zone takes in the central portion of the Riverhead hamlet south of Sound Avenue, principally between Horton Avenue on the west and Cross River Drive on the east. The zone juts west south of Middle Road between Osborn Avenue and Mill Road. The Riverhead yellow zone also takes in part of Northampton, Riverside and part of Flanders in the Town of Southampton.

More schools in Riverhead temporarily move to remote-only instruction after 13 new COVID cases reported

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Riverhead High School and Riley Avenue Elementary School will move to remote-only instruction beginning Tuesday, following onsite COVID-19 testing conducted in the school district today,

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.

Free outdoor COVID testing to begin Monday at the county center in Riverside

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Free outdoor COVID-19 testing will begin at the county center in Riverside on Monday, Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar announced this afternoon.

Riverhead school district completes first day of COVID testing

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A COVID testing site in the Riverhead Central School District tested more than 150 people today — all of them negative as of 3:30 this afternoon.
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