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Update: Concerned About Virus, Schools Are Closing

Sag Harbor and Amagansett became the first school districts to announce closures in an attempt stem the spread of COVID-19 — Sag Harbor will close through March 22, Amagansett through March 29.

Mar 11, 2020
On High Alert as COVID-19 Hits East End

At least one East Hampton doctor has begun making house calls to the elderly, a new triage unit is being set up at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, East Hampton Town has closed its senior citizens center, a family in Montauk remains under a precautionary two-week quarantine at home after returning from Italy on Monday, and the Sag Harbor School District announced it will close through March 22.

Mar 12, 2020
Montauk Family in Quarantine as Virus Concerns Mount

The family returned from Italy this week, had no contact with the Montauk School since their return, and will be in precautionary quarantine at home for 14 days.

Mar 10, 2020
Greenport Brewing Says Employee Is County's First COVID-19 Case

The man in his 40s is being treated at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and the brewing company has closed its Peconic location for a thorough cleaning. As of Tuesday morning, he remained the county's only confirmed case of the virus.

Mar 10, 2020
Update: Suffolk's First COVID-19 Patient Is at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

A man who was confirmed as Suffolk County's first coronavirus patient on Sunday is improving while reportedly in the care of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and one person he had come in contact with is under mandatory quarantine, according to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

Mar 9, 2020
Southampton Campus Could Be Coronavirus Quarantine Site

Seventy-three State University of New York students recalled from study-abroad programs were on a plane Saturday to Kennedy Airport, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a news conference at noon, and some could be quarantined at the Stony Brook Southampton campus.

Mar 7, 2020
Health Fair in East Hampton

The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation’s monthly wellness fair will take place Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Most Holy Trinity Catholic School. Parking is in the church lot off Buell Lane. Services will include screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and H.I.V. Applications for colorectal screenings and appointments for no-cost mammogram and Pap tests for uninsured women over 40 will also be available.     

Mar 5, 2020
Watchful Eyes on Coronavirus as Cases Rise

As the coronavirus creeps ever closer to the East End, municipalities, hospital officials, schools, and even a grassroots organization are preparing for a possible outbreak.     

Mar 5, 2020
Family Health and Wellness Fair Sets Up in Southampton

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Family Health and Wellness Fair will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons on St. Andrew’s Road on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Feb 28, 2020
Schools Reel as Flu Soars

The pediatric flu season this year is shaping up to be an intense one, with local schools reporting dozens of confirmed cases of sick children being kept at home.

Feb 13, 2020
Looking to Quit Smoking? Suffolk County Wants to Help

Just in time to help would-be quitters keep their new year's resolutions to stop smoking, Suffolk County's Department of Health Services is offering smoking cessation classes at various locations throughout the county through the end of April.

Feb 4, 2020
January Is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County is urging women to get screened for cervical cancer, as January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

Jan 20, 2020