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Suffolk County Department of Health Services

First monkeypox case confirmed in Suffolk

The first confirmed case of monkeypox has been identified in a Suffolk County resident, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced today. It is one of 96 confirmed monkeypox cases in New York and about 400 in the U.S. so far.

Effects of delta variant seen in recent COVID-19 spike, hospitalizations in Suffolk

The local surge in COVID-19 cases corresponds with the trajectory of the more contagious delta variant in the region.The spike in confirmed cases has been accompanied by a spike in hospitalizations.

County health officials issue COVID-19 advisory for Wading River and Mount Sinai restaurants

Patrons at Phil's Restaurant in Wading River and Señor Taco in Mount Sinai may have been exposed to COVID-19, the county health department said

Three local beaches closed to bathing due to bacteria: county health department

Three private beaches in Riverhead Town have been closed to bathing by the county health department due to high bacteria levels.

Suffolk’s COVID-19 map going offline temporarily

Suffolk County's COVID-19 map, which has been reporting case numbers out of sync with the state's data, will be taken offline for a short time, County Executive Steve Bellone announced yesterday.

Riverhead Town will release documents submitted to State DEC for EPCAL permit

Riverhead Town will release documents submitted to the State Department of Environmental Conservation in connection with the town’s Wild Scenic and Recreational...

Health department lifts advisory on Peconic River after last week’s sewage discharge

Results of recent sampling conducted by the health department indicate the water meets state water quality standards for contact recreation, health officials said.

Suffolk health officials announce first confirmed case of adult measles since recent outbreak

Anyone who was in the BNB bank at 48 East Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays on Saturday, April 20 between 12:15 and 1 p.m. may have been exposed to measles and should contact the health department.

County vector control plans aerial pesticide application in Manorville and Calverton tomorrow for mosquito control

The measure is in response to the confirmed incidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a mosquito sample from the Manorville area.

Suffolk’s wastewater treatment initiative: groundbreaking or ‘baby steps’?

Karl Grossman looks at Suffolk's slow attempt to move from standard septic systems to the advanced variety.