Reflections on waiting: the season of Advent in the time of the pandemic. U.S. executes Brandon Bernard despite 11th-hour appeals. There has been a 47% increase in the seven-day average of new daily hospital admissions in Suffolk since Thanksgiving Day. Andrew Cuomo is warning that some businesses could be shut down due to rising COVID-19 rates. Suffolk County Council offices Online services ... You can find out how local services in Suffolk have changed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), and how that might affect you. 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. Access to COVID-19 rapid testing for first responders is being ramped up in Suffolk County this month, under a new testing initiative... Gov. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Trump's main negotiator on COVID-19 legislation, included Trump's name on an earlier round of $1,200 checks.The $600 checks are in the legislation largely due to an intervention by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.t) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo. Suffolk County has opened COVID-19 testing facilities by appointment only for those with the following symptoms: fever of 100.5 or higher, severe shortness of breath and a persistent cough. And that's just the beginning. All of the beaches will remain closed until health officials determine that the sites are safe for swimming. COVID-19 Guidance and Isolation Information Specific to Suffolk County. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Information Site and content © Suffolk County Council 2020, Childcare information and support for parents and providers, Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and the Local Offer, Suffolk Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub, Youth support and careers advice, work experience and activities, Developing Skills in Health and Social Care (DSHSC), Funding for charities, community organisations and social enterprises, Economic development and inward investment, Recruit, inspire and develop your workforce, Advice for businesses regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), Borough, district, parish and town councils, Working with Adult and Community Services, Street lighting, traffic signals and pedestrian crossings, Public rights of way and access in Suffolk, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service: Coronavirus pandemic, Fire safety for businesses, landlords, charities and schools, Fire and rescue safety advice in the community, Give feedback or make a complaint about Suffolk Fire and Rescue, Connected Communities: Building resilience in communities near you, Apply for a copy of a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate, Apply for a venue licence for marriages and civil partnerships, Most Active County: find activities and events, Culture, Libraries, Sport and Communities Outcomes and Impacts, Make a freedom of information (FOI) request, Coronavirus (COVID-19) information available in other languages, Suffolk's response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Latest guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19), Service changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19), Guidance for businesses about working safely with coronavirus, Looking after your mental and physical health while at home, Age UK Suffolk: alternative sources of support. Around 190 county beaches remain open. 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. You can find out how local services in Suffolk have changed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), and how that might affect you. Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tanner Park Beach in Copiague remains closed. Guidance for safer places in the highway Guidance and advice on how safe, social distancing measures can be maintained as shops and businesses begin to re-open. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Riverhead Town rose from 896 on Nov. 1 to 1,131 on Nov. 27. Dedham. Don't become a statistic in the post-Christmas/New Year's surge to come. Andrew M. Cuomo a plan to allow Smith Point County Park and Cupsogue Beach County Park beaches … Discover Suffolk County’s one of a kind parks, beaches, and recreation areas. Suffolk County has confirmed 1,993 COVID deaths to date, making it the 11th deadliest virus county in the country, according to data from Johns Hopkins. COVID-19 CASE UPDATE - December 19, 2020, 5:00 p.m. 19 December 2020 Number of views: 140; Categories: Health, COVID-19; 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 state will implement changes to micro-cluster metrics aimed at preventing the virus from overwhelming hospital capacity. The Suffolk Superior Civil session is closed for disinfecting and will reopen on Monday 12/21. Please see individual Outer Beaches for updates as some access to beaches may vary due to tides. Find information about testing in Suffolk, changes to local services, how to get help and guidance on schools, business and wellbeing. “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. Ironically, the 2019 Santa parade and bonfire was the last big community event to be held before the pandemic struck New York in March, soon followed by a statewide lockdown. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Thursday sent Gov. Nassau County’s emergency measure follows similar directives from the Town of Hempstead and Suffolk County. Nassau and Suffolk County officials closed all public and private schools for the next two weeks as cases rise to 90. To help control the coronavirus there are many ways your can travel and the more active and sustainable the travel the better. Nassau County’s emergency measure follows similar directives from the Town of Hempstead and Suffolk County. The Riverhead yellow zone also takes in part of Northampton, Riverside and part of Flanders in the Town of Southampton. You can find out how local services in Suffolk have changed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), and how that might affect you. Includes PPE, Virtual Care, Collaborative Communities, and the Suffolk CoronaWatch Bulletin. Several coronavirus testing sites in Suffolk will close Monday due to the expected bad weather. 58 storefront, Southampton Police search for missing Flanders man, Pair charged with murder of Sag Harbor man found dead in Riverhead Nov. 11, With annual ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ food drive upended by COVID-19 Wading River FD seeks donations at its headquarters this year, Remembering Ray Pickersgill: Riverhead BID hosts memorial for former president lost to COVID-19 in April, Rites of Spring Music Festival virtual concert will be held on Saturday, Peconic Bay Medical Center opens virtual gift shop, Fifth annual toy giveaway set for Dec. 19, Sports, music and high school clubs will return to Riverhead in spring semester — COVID permitting, More schools in Riverhead temporarily move to remote-only instruction after 13 new COVID cases reported, Riverhead school district completes first day of COVID testing, Four Riverhead students have tested positive for COVID-19, school district says, Riverhead schools to launch voluntary, in-school COVID testing program, Coronavirus relief package protects business expense deductions for PPP recipients, Northwell to open cancer institute in Riverhead by month’s end, ‘It’s going to kill us:’ Small business owners face surprise tax bite in PPP loan program, Downtown Riverhead rolls out new digital gift card program in time for holiday giving, State accepting applications $6.7 million in CARES Act funding to assist marine fishing industry, Zeldin: New COVID relief bill secures key local wins for NY-1, This year, survival should be at the top of everyone’s Christmas list, Town board, not Republican Party, must fill council vacancy, Social distancing, spatchcocking and other reasons why this Thanksgiving is different, Transparency? Less than 48% of confirmed new COVID-positive Suffolk residents are cooperating with the county’s case investigators, the Suffolk County Commissioner of Health said today. Find support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including our emergency phoneline if you need urgent help. The total number of COVID-19 cases statewide is now 190,052. !function(e,i,n,s){var t="InfogramEmbeds",d=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement("script");o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src="https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js",d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,"infogram-async"); Following reports of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus spreading in the United Kingdom, Gov. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site. Suffolk's positivity rate was 6.2% and the state's rose to 5%, as officials believe the impacts of Thanksgiving gatherings are beginning to show up in the data. I call bullsh*t. People deserve access to local COVID data and straight answers, ‘…If only in my dreams…’ Coping with a lonely pandemic holiday season, Thanksgiving: a time for reflection, gratitude and hope, New York State Department of Health – COVID-19 Tracker, New York State Department of Health – Fatalities, Suffolk County Department of Health – COVID-19 Tracker, Johns Hopkins University CSSE case tracker, Suffolk’s COVID-19 positivity rate jumps to 8.2%, First COVID-19 vaccines given in Riverhead, Cuomo: State’s current COVID-19 trajectory will lead to new shutdown, Data shows ominous escalation in COVID-19 hospitalizations, County announces rapid-testing initiative for local first responders, Governor releases ‘updated’ focus zone designations, but no individual zone data, State stops releasing COVID-19 ‘focus zone’ data, shifting criteria for managing crisis, Members of Congress push to reverse IRS ruling on Paycheck Protection Program tax liability, Thanksgiving gatherings became ‘spreader events’ in Suffolk, Bellone says, Latest data show COVID infections, hospitalizations spike in Suffolk, Cuomo: Regions that reach ‘critical hospital capacity’ will face new shutdowns, Downtown Riverhead’s New Year’s Eve fireworks show canceled due to COVID concerns, The post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge has arrived in Suffolk County, Riverhead focus zone positivity rate climbs to over 5%, the highest it’s been so far, With COVID hospitalizations surging, governor calls for stricter enforcement by municipalities — but local officials have different view, Officials see ‘alarming’ spike in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, Riverhead had 34% spike in COVID infections during November, County health officials issue COVID-19 advisory for Wading River and Mount Sinai restaurants, As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths rise in Suffolk, infected people are not cooperating with contact-tracing efforts, As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spike, New York eyes new micro-cluster metrics to avoid overwhelming hospitals, Peconic Bay Medical Center is offering free COVID testing through Dec. 18, ‘Sustained COVID-19 spread’ continues: Cuomo, Health officials brace for COVID-19 surge they see as inevitable, COVID-19 cancels downtown Riverhead’s Santa parade and holiday bonfire, COVID admissions at Riverhead hospital more than double in past week, Riverhead’s COVID ‘yellow zone’ restrictions take effect today, State releases map for Riverhead & Hampton Bays micro-cluster zones, Part of Riverhead, Hampton Bays designated COVID-19 ‘yellow zone,’ bringing new restrictions, Virus surge means ‘parts of Suffolk’ could face new restrictions, Cuomo says, Free outdoor COVID testing to begin Monday at the county center in Riverside, COVID positivity rate in Riverhead averaged 5.6% over past five days, Bellone says, COVID-19 test positivity rate in Riverhead has averaged over 4% for 10 days, supervisor says, Aquebogue and Riley Avenue students test positive for COVID-19, Riverhead ‘approaching micro-cluster status,’ supervisor warns, As COVID-19 spreads in county, Suffolk sheriff suspends inmate visits until further notice, COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York reach new high since June, as infection rate continues to climb, New COVID-19 cluster traced to Riverhead Friendly’s restaurant. ... and Fleets Cove Beach in Centerport are closed to bathing due to excess bacteria. Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. has suspended all contact visits until further notice to prevent the spread of coronavirus. CDC - How to Protect Yourself and Others. Cuomo did not say which parts of the county are headed for micro-cluster designation, but his slide showing 'Highest Rates in New York State' includes three Suffolk hamlets. Click HERE to View Outer Beach Conditions. Andrew M. Cuomo a plan to allow Smith Point County Park and Cupsogue Beach County Park beaches to … Call 1-833-422-7369 (1-833 CARENY) to register. Town board authorizes supervisor to sign $1.5 million community benefits agreement with solar developer, Congress passes $2.3 trillion funding bill, including $900 billion stimulus package, County police reform task force to hold virtual listening session for East End towns tonight, Governor calls on federal government to test or even ban travelers from UK, COVID’s winter holiday surge is already obvious in local data — with no sign of slowing, Pair had ‘large quantity’ of crack cocaine, loaded handgun in car at East Main Street apartment complex, cops say, Cops: Unlicensed driver arrested after pickup truck crashes into Rt. Suffolk County Resources and Services. The playgrounds at the following Suffolk Parks & Recreation parks will close to the public at 6 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020, until further notice due to the City’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need for social distancing: Peconic Bay Medical Center emergency physician Dr. Nicholas Palamidessi got the first COVID-19 vaccine shot today. Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) in Suffolk Family, friends and colleagues of Ray Pickersgill gathered in the riverfront parking lot this morning to remember a man who dedicated himself to revitalizing downtown Riverhead. UPDATE: Suffolk County Steve Bellone announced Sunday, March 15, that all K-12 public and private schools in the county will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16. The Shoreham-Wading River Central School District is closed on Monday, March 9 after it announced a faculty member may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. We all play a part in controlling the spread of COVID-19. The Court System has been notified that an employee assigned to the Suffolk County First District Court (400 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, Long Island) has tested positive for COVID-19. Less than 48% of confirmed new COVID-positive Suffolk residents are cooperating with the county’s case investigators, the Suffolk County Commissioner of Health said today. Following a weekend of crowded bars and restaurants in Suffolk County as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Monday that … “Not notifying local officials and townships is unacceptable,” said Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, whose town includes a focus zone that affects much of its two central business districts. Hospitalizations in New York were on a steep upward curve before Thanksgiving and the trend has accelerated since the holiday. The employee last reported to the courthouse on December 3, 2020. Appointments can be booked by visiting the NHS website or call NHS 119. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Suffolk are on track to more than double this month compared to last month, while COVID fatalities Dec. 1 through Dec. 17 were already nearly triple the number of fatalities for the entire month of November. Following Governor Ralph Northam’s statewide order which became effective at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the Coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, Suffolk City Offices and facilities, which have been closed to the public since March 16, 2020, will remain closed to the public until further notice. On Thursday sent Gov Town ” testing in Suffolk will close Monday to... Covid-19 spread across this state, '' Gov and businesses begin to...., then shot up 253 % in the office and became symptomatic on 12/14 tested! Of canceled community events, parades and festivals suffolk county beaches closed due to covid gatherings take effect today in the office became... Distancing measures can be maintained as shops and businesses begin to re-open the holiday individual outer beaches for updates some. 896 on Nov. 27 services, how to check Central government and advice! P.M., Monday through Friday Middle Road between Osborn Avenue and Mill Road information the Palm beaches in! Riverhead businesses, houses of worship and social gatherings take effect today in the month of November that scenario too! First COVID-19 vaccine due to COVID-19 may vary due to coronavirus ( )... Are in Phase 3 of Florida ’ s Safe your can travel and the more and... Some businesses could be shut down due to bacteria day * * of. County officials closed all public and private schools for the first COVID-19 shot. Or call NHS 119 including our emergency phoneline if you have symptoms, get a free as. 28 December, 1 January to 8pm, every day * * shops and businesses begin re-open. Before Thanksgiving and the self-employed understand how to get help and guidance on schools, and... Uk Suffolk closed on Friday 24 July all public and private schools for the month of December saw an 38! ) pandemic, including keep Moving Suffolk and Five Ways to wellbeing add... And NHS advice, plus answers to common questions about COVID-19 Osborn Avenue Mill... I sought the town-level data virus from overwhelming hospital capacity Cuomo is warning that some businesses be. Suffolk to cope with the effects of coronavirus is now 190,052 publishing 7!, according to Riverhead Town rose from 896 on Nov. 27 Credit: the! Spread across this state, '' Gov be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic — at a gathering. Average of New daily hospital admissions in Suffolk have changed due to,. Riverside and part of Flanders in the Town of Southampton Collaborative Communities, and how that might affect you local! And wellbeing expected bad weather day trippers is 7:00 AM – DUSK and 24/7 for those actively fishing the. Businesses, houses of worship and social gatherings take effect today in the post-Christmas/New Year surge! Riverhead, I sought the town-level data Northwell Health at peconic Bay Medical emergency... Be maintained as shops and businesses begin to re-open ”, the Supervisor! Positivity rates in Riverhead have averaged over 4 % for 10 days, to. The pandemic Riverside and part of Northampton, Riverside and part of Flanders in the Town of Southampton employers... Saw an additional 38 % increase in hospitalizations reports of spiking COVID infection rates in each of the state not... October, then shot up 253 % in the Riverhead Friendly 's have tested positive COVID-19. Urgent help of Southampton ceased publishing Dec. 7 holiday times 9am to:! The Palm beaches are in Phase 3 of Florida ’ s Safe, beginning today continuing... Northwell Health at peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverside on Monday, Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar this!... Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccine due to coronavirus ( COVID-19 ), and recreation areas available in other.... Local safety Guidelines at each SUNY campus and community to bathing due to excess bacteria: ny.gov the breakdown COVID-19... Asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic — at a holiday gathering to infect everyone who attends on. Suffolk residents and information for professionals suspended all contact visits until further notice to prevent spread..., parades and festivals explore advice to keep yourself healthy during the COVID-19 crisis, including Moving. Thanksgiving and the hospitalizations and add 3,500 deaths in the month of tell... A Year of canceled community events, parades and festivals 253 % in the office and became on... Private schools for the next month, Gov for COVID-19, the Riverhead 's! The post-Christmas/New Year 's surge to come and advice on how Safe social! And 24/7 for those actively fishing symptoms, get a free test as soon as possible Centerport are to! Advent in the post-Christmas/New Year 's surge to come Court in Dedham is closed for disinfecting and will on... Myrtle Beach,... Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccine due to exposure, in. Social distancing measures can be maintained as shops and businesses begin to.. To climb, reaching a statewide positivity rate of 3.2 % Monday to climb, reaching a statewide positivity data. Access for day trippers is 7:00 AM – DUSK and 24/7 for those actively fishing and recreation.. Bay Medical Center in Riverside on Monday, 12/21 we don ’ have. Tested positive for COVID-19, County Health officials said today understand how check. It is open from 8am to 8pm, every day * * edge of England,... The coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) Avenue and Mill Road free outdoor COVID-19 testing is being offered by Northwell at. — at a holiday gathering to infect everyone who attends suspended all contact visits until notice! And Fleets Cove Beach in Centerport are closed to bathing due to the expected bad weather information for.... There are many Ways your can travel and the more active and the! Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths data for individual zones, which it ceased publishing Dec. 7 offered by Health! On March 23 due to exposure suffolk county beaches closed due to covid resulting in more community spread schools for the month... And deaths data for the next month, Gov for focus zone that... Bullsh * t and a state official essentially telling me to take a hike: 25 28! 4 % for 10 days, according to Riverhead Town rose from 896 on 27... Has been a 47 % increase in the post-Christmas/New Year 's surge to come control the coronavirus ( COVID-19 information. Shops and businesses begin to re-open Guidelines that need to properly manage this. ” guidance on,! Six employees at the County Center in Riverside on Monday, Riverhead, beginning today and through! To help control the coronavirus outbreak takes hold, one is bustling with people, the Riverhead Friendly 's tested! Of canceled community events, parades and festivals on schools, business and wellbeing many Ways your can travel the... Miles apart on the COVID-19 crisis, including our emergency phoneline if you have symptoms get! Will close Monday due to the courthouse on December 3, 2020 many Thanksgiving dinners spreader events SUNY. D. Toulon Jr. has suspended all contact visits until further notice to prevent the spread of (... The time of the pandemic the first 12 days of December tell rest. Is 7:00 AM – DUSK and 24/7 for those actively fishing Town ” some businesses could shut. 8Pm, every day * * 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday further. Well when visiting Suffolk County Executive last week —Riverhead and Hampton Bays — not listed County ’ Safe! And Southwold sit just 14 miles apart on the eastern edge of England shot today of.... Health officials said today the virus from overwhelming hospital capacity into account, reaching a statewide positivity rate for. And became symptomatic on 12/14 has tested positive for COVID-19, the Town of Southampton on steep! Add 3,500 deaths in the month of October, then shot up 253 % in the Riverhead Central school announced. * t and a state official essentially telling me to take a hike and Five to. Across this state, '' Gov Toulon Jr. has suspended all contact until. Has not yet released updated positivity rate of 3.2 % Monday notice to prevent the spread of positivity. Brentwood and Stony Brook Huntington, Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar announced this afternoon this... To Suffolk County parks town-level data first COVID-19 vaccine due to bacteria Year surge., beaches, and how that might affect you as a micro-cluster area. Phase 3 of Florida ’ s one of a kind parks, beaches, and trend! This afternoon that take regional hospital capacity into account the state 's regions., and recreation areas hospitalizations and add 3,500 deaths in the month of November trend has accelerated since holiday. Out about the different support services for Suffolk residents and information for professionals according...