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Masks for All in School After Suffolk Steps Up With Guidance

The county's guidelines closely mirror those of the federal Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. They include universal mask wearing indoors for all, even those students and staff members who have already received vaccines; masks will not be required outdoors.

Aug 12, 2021
Masks in East Hampton Schools Again

Students and staff in the East Hampton School District — even those who are vaccinated — will begin the new school year with masks on, the school board decided on Tuesday.

Aug 5, 2021
Two Covid Cases Close Camp for a Week

After a child and a counselor tested positive for Covid-19, the Hayground Camp in Bridgehampton closed this week out of an abundance of caution, Doug Weitz, the camp's director, confirmed Tuesday.

Aug 5, 2021
Talk: Ibogaine Takes on Opioids

Ibogaine's psychedelic nature allows patients to confront the trauma and circumstances which lead them to become opioid users. The trip lasts between 24 and 36 hours. "It's clinical and supernatural at the same time," Spero Alexio said.

Jul 29, 2021
Delta Variant Spurs a Rethink on Masks

As the Delta variant of Covid-19 continues to spread in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday officially recommended that even people already vaccinated against Covid-19 once again wear masks in indoor public settings if they are in a region with "substantial" or "high" levels of community transmission.

Jul 28, 2021
Covid Numbers Are Inching Steadily Upward

The percentage of people testing positive for the virus has slowly but consistently ticked upward, leading to fears of yet another surge, this time almost entirely among the unvaccinated.

Jul 22, 2021
State's Southampton Vaccine Site to Cease Shots on Monday

The New York State vaccination site at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus will cease operations as of the end of the day on Monday, July 26. The closure is part of the state's effort to "focus on localized vaccination efforts" in specific communities with lower vaccination rates, according to the governor's office.

Jul 20, 2021
On Call: How to Deal With Wounds

The summer brings with it not only the joyful opportunity to spend time with friends and family or explore the outdoors, but also an associated increase in minor wounds and lacerations.

Jul 15, 2021
Getting Back to (Almost) Normal Post-Vaccination

High Covid-19 vaccination rates on the South Fork are giving residents and visitors the confidence to return to their pre-pandemic routines albeit with a dose of caution. 

Jul 8, 2021
On Call: Dealing With the Delta Variant

Yet another variant of SARS-CoV-2 has arisen to cause concern, the Delta variant, which seems to spread faster and make people sicker. If you're like many people lately who have been wondering what precisely this means for the pandemic, you're not alone.

Jul 1, 2021
On Call: Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Health care is immensely complicated at times, and there are only so many minutes in the day. Finding a means both to make sure all of a given patient's concerns are addressed while still making sure the time allotted to other patients is not unfairly infringed upon is one of the hardest balancing acts that health care providers are asked to accomplish, and delineating clear expectations from the start of the visit can work wonders in this regard.

Jun 24, 2021
New York's Covid State of Emergency Expired Thursday

"The emergency is over," Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wedneday. Fifteen months after invoking emergency powers to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, he announced that the state of emergency will end on Thursday.

Jun 23, 2021