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Coronavirus

All of Suffolk's New Virus Cases by Community Transmission

New York's cases neared 1,400 by Tuesday morning, with 97 in Suffolk County, including 2 in Southampton Town, 2 in East Hampton Town, and 28 in Southold, the county executive reported.

Mar 17, 2020
Schools Work to Provide for Families Amid Closures

With the schools closed, many parents have begun navigating the world of homeschooling for the first time, and school districts have begun serving meals to students who take part in the federal free and reduced-price lunch program. 

Mar 17, 2020
East Hampton Town Supervisor Imposes Strict Measures to Reduce Virus Spread

Many of East Hampton Town government's departments will reduce staffing to approximately 50 percent starting on Wednesday, but essential departments including the police, highway, buildings and grounds, and sanitation will continue to operate.

Mar 17, 2020
East Hampton Airport Open, But Terminal Closed

The airport itself has not closed and flights can still come in and out.

Mar 17, 2020
Dialing for Dinner: Eateries Transition to Takeout, Delivery

Restaurants were ordered to shut down their dining rooms, but many had already hastened to transition to takeout and delivery services in order to comply with social distancing recommendations. Here's a list.

Mar 17, 2020
East Hampton Supervisor to Offer COVID-19 Update Tuesday

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc will offer an update on the COVID-19 situation at the town board work session on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on LTV, but will be closed to public attendance.

Mar 17, 2020
Most Courts Close, But Tennant Case Continues

Courthouses throughout Suffolk County, including East Hampton Town and Sag Harbor Village Justice Courts, are closing amid the spread of COVID-19, but the case against Patchita Tennant, a former East Hampton CVS manager accused of trying to murder her boyfriend, will press on.

Mar 16, 2020
New COVID-19 Case Reported in East Hampton

The Suffolk County Health Department confirmed that a 70-year-old East Hampton Village man had tested positive for COVID-19 and is now under quarantine, Mayor Richard Lawler announced.

Mar 16, 2020
LTV Launches Live News Show for Local Coronavirus Updates

The LTV Media Center in Wainscott on Monday announced it has created a new live news broadcast, "Facts at Five," to air on Channel 20 in East Hampton Town and stream online each day, starting today.

Mar 16, 2020
Sweeping New Restrictions on Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, and Theaters

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday morning that the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have jointly agreed to close gyms, movie theaters, and casinos across the region, and restrict restaurants and bars to takeout and delivery service effective Monday at 8 p.m.

Mar 16, 2020
Suffolk County Closes All Schools for Two Weeks

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Sunday afternoon announced in a local emergency order that schools across the county will close for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.

Mar 15, 2020
Read All of The Star's COVID-19 Coverage for Free

In the interest of keeping our readers and our community informed about health-related matters, this week The East Hampton Star removed the paywall for all of its virus-related coverage, meaning that you can read these stories for free whether you are a subscriber or not.

Mar 14, 2020