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On Call: It's a Marathon, Don't Hit the Wall

There is a phenomenon in marathons and other endurance sports called "hitting the wall" — the moment when severe fatigue engulfs athletes due to their glycogen stores being depleted. The Covid-19 pandemic is a marathon. After all these months the threat is still very real. This is why everyone has to keep running.

Nov 4, 2020
A Loving Big Sister Helping the World

Charlotte Egerton-Warburton has been busy during the Covid-19 pandemic with a project that helps the world in two ways. Charlotte, 10, makes and sells beaded necklaces that are handy to keep one's mask around the neck. She is using the sale as a fund-raiser for research into ADNP syndrome, also known as Helsmoortel-Van Der Aa Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that affects her younger brother, Rowland.

Nov 4, 2020
Covid Cases Reported at Southampton Early Voting Site

The Suffolk County Health Department traced a cluster of Covid-19 infections to the early voting site at the Stony Brook Southampton campus, County Executive Steve Bellone said in press briefing on Wednesday.

Nov 4, 2020
More E.H. High Covid Cases Linked to an Indoor Gathering

In an email to parents on Monday, James Crenshaw, the East Hampton High School principal, said that the number of confirmed positive Covid-19 cases had risen to six. High school students will have classes online at least through Friday.

Nov 2, 2020
On Call: You Tested Positive, Now What?

Cases of Covid-19 are on the rise across the country and the world. So what do you do if you or a family member is diagnosed with Covid-19?

Oct 28, 2020
Bridgehampton School Has First Covid Case; 20 to Quarantine

Bridgehampton School District officials on Tuesday closed the school midday after a parent reported early in the day that their child had tested positive for Covid-19. Ten adults and 10 students will have to quarantine.

Oct 27, 2020
On Call: Trick or Treating? Proceed With Caution

For communities with lower Covid-19 infection rates right now (like many of ours here on the East End) compared to hot spots elsewhere in the country, it can be particularly tempting to seize an opportunity for normality and plan to trick-or-treat as usual. But this could be risky.

Oct 22, 2020
A Fourth John Marshall Student Tests Positive for Covid

East Hampton School District officials on Tuesday alerted parents to a new case of Covid-19 in a kindergarten student at the John M. Marshall Elementary School.

Oct 20, 2020
New Covid Cases at Montauk School and Eleanor Whitmore Center

The Montauk School and the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center reported cases of Covid-19 over the weekend, and students in one class at each school have been told to quarantine.

Oct 19, 2020
Sag Harbor School District Reports First Case of Covid

According to a statement released on Saturday by District Superintendent Jeff Nichols, the student, who attends Pierson High School, has not been there since Oct. 9.

Oct 17, 2020
On Call: An Ounce of Prevention

From the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the biggest concerns for the health care community has been not only the actual effects of the novel coronavirus itself but also the secondary impacts upon people's health and well-being. There were concerns about how increasing numbers of patients with Covid-19 might overwhelm the clinics and hospitals in terms of simple numbers, but the impact upon preventive health was also very worrisome. 

Oct 16, 2020
Suffolk Virus Numbers Improving, but Hospitalizations on the Rise

After detecting a spike in coronavirus infections in Suffolk County during the first week of October, when more than 100 new cases were reported in a single day for the first time since mid-July, the county reported far fewer new cases this week, but noted an increase in Covid-related hospitalizations.

Oct 15, 2020