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COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations and deaths rise, as test positivity rate remains steady

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COVID-19 hospitalizations spiked 35% in Suffolk last week compared to the week before, as daily new hospital admissions rose 27% on a seven-day average. Patients being treated in intensive care units also increased to a daily average of 24 from an average of 15 the week before. PBMC in Riverhead saw the same trends locally, a hospital administrator said.

State Ed Department says it will issue COVID-19 guidance for school districts based on CDC guidance

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The State Education Department says it is in the process of developing guidance to help local school districts prepare for the upcoming school year under the latest circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.

Suffolk health officials recommend universal masking, social distancing in schools this fall

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All students, teachers, staff and visitors in K-12 schools should follow the Centers for Disease Control guidance, which urges universal mask wearing and social distancing due to the circulating and highly contagious delta variant, the Suffolk County health department has advised school officials. Riverhead School Superintendent Dr. Augustine Tornatore says he hopes the district will have its plan in place by the end of this week.

State won’t set mask rules for schools

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Local school districts, only a few weeks out from the start of a new school year, are left without guidance from health officials on whether to require students and staff to wear masks indoors or whether to implement social distancing measures.

Riverhead Town is again late remitting school taxes to district, BOE president complains

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The Riverhead Central School District, which last July filed a notice of claim against the town demanding remittance of school tax revenues, has again not received the full property tax remittance due on June 30.

Meet and greet with new school superintendent set for Tuesday evening

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The Riverhead Central School District is hosting a meet and greet with the new superintendent of schools, Dr. Augustine Tornatore, on Tuesday,...

‘Art in Action’ and virtual music performance websites launched

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The Riverhead Central School District has launched websites to allow the community to view what art and music students have created over...

Riverhead school district receiving $18 million in federal COVID relief funds, seeks community input

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The Riverhead Central School District is using federal COVID relief funds to launch new programs in the summer and during the next school year to help students whose academic progress was halted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Riverhead says goodbye to RASCAL program after nearly 35 years

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RASCAL, an after-school program providing care for Riverhead children for nearly 35 years will not return in the fall. The Riverhead Central School District has contracted with a different agency to provide the service.

Why vote for in the school election May 18? There are lots of reasons.

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If you’re like 85% of the school district’s residents, you don't usually vote in school district elections.
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