Suffolk County Health Department
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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.
Suffolk’s seven-day average positivity rate has risen by 70% since Thanksgiving — from 3.7% on Nov. 26. to 6.3% Tuesday, according to data reported by Suffolk County. There has been a 47% increase in the seven-day average of new daily hospital admissions in Suffolk since Thanksgiving Day.
The testing plan came out of a meeting yesterday morning at the water authority’s office in Oakdale. It's the first step to securing funding needed to bring public water to the area.
Riverhead Town must have additional maps prepared for the DEC before the state agency will agree to review the town's application. The new maps must provide detailed information about sensitive environmental areas on the 2,324 acres being subdivided to complete a $40 million sale.
Most cases of West Nile produce mild symptoms and many probably go unreported, Dr. James Tomarken said.
Suffolk County vector control continues aerial larvicide applications to control mosquitoes in salt marshes across the county today and tomorrow, including locations in Southold and Riverhead towns.
Health officials are warning residents to stay out of local waters where blue-green algae has been found. Sampling performed by Stony Brook University scientists has...
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat various salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae on July 6 and 7, between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Health officials: ‘precautionary advisory’ for recreation in Peconic River tidal waters in effect until further notice
A “precautionary advisory” will remain in effect in the tidal portion of the Peconic River until further notice, Suffolk County health officials announced yesterday...
Peconic River contaminated in downtown Riverhead by sewage discharge, county officials issue advisory
Residents should avoid contact with the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead due to a potentially unsafe discharge of sewage wastewater, according to county health officials.
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