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South Fork Braces for a Virus Surge

With the full wave of COVID-19 patients still expected to be a few weeks out in New York State, Suffolk hospitals are scrambling to add beds, local medical professionals are feeling taxed, equipment is in short supply, and officials are worried that the public is not taking the threat of infection seriously enough.

Mar 26, 2020
South Fork Braces for a Virus Surge

With the full wave of COVID-19 patients still expected to be a few weeks out in New York State, Suffolk hospitals are scrambling to add beds, local medical professionals are feeling taxed, equipment is in short supply, and officials are worried that the public is not taking the threat of infection seriously enough.

Mar 26, 2020
Governing in a Crisis

“We need to support those on the front lines of crisis, particularly the health care workers,” Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. “None of us have direct experience with this, even in my 27 years of government experience I’ve never faced anything like it.”

Mar 26, 2020
First Responders Consider Safety

As COVID-19 continues to spread, first responders on the South Fork are continuing to work, albeit while taking extra precautions. 

Mar 26, 2020
East Hampton Town Cuts Staffing to Bare Minimum

East Hampton Town’s essential services are functioning, despite mandates to reduce staffing and implement the social distancing practices critical to controlling the now-explosive growth in COVID-19 infections in the tristate area. 

Mar 26, 2020
Arts Activities for Kids Move Online

Arts organizations including the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Bay Street Theater, and the Parrish Art Museum have modified their educational programs for families and children to offer them digitally and free of charge. 

Mar 26, 2020
Sag Harbor School District Reports COVID-19 Cases

The Sag Harbor School District on Wednesday announced "more than one member of our school community" has been diagnosed with COVID-19, making it the second local school to confirm at least one case.

Mar 25, 2020
East Hampton Police Ask N.Y.C. Arrivals to Self-Quarantine

In a message posted online on Tuesday night, the department followed a recommendation from the White House Coronavirus Task Force in urging anyone who had been in the city recently to stay home and isolated for 14 days.

Mar 25, 2020
Suffolk Hospitals Face 'Herculean' Task as Virus Numbers Grow

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Suffolk County rose to 1,880 on Tuesday, as the county executive reported more virus-related deaths for the sixth day in a row and officials scrambled to increase the number of hospital beds across the region.

Mar 24, 2020
Ross School Faculty Member Has COVID-19

The school, which has students in prekindergarten through 12th grade, including international boarding students, said it is not known how the faculty member contracted the illness. The test result came in late Monday night.

Mar 24, 2020
School Districts Step Up for Children of Essential Workers

School districts and day care centers here are answering the governor’s call to help parents and caregivers who are first responders, health care workers, and other essential employees during the COVID-19 response.

Mar 23, 2020
County Executive Plans COVID-19 Facebook Live Town Hall Monday

Steve Bellone will offer an update on Suffolk's response at 6:30 p.m. as cases in the county rise to nearly 1,500.

Mar 23, 2020