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Coronavirus

East Hampton Town, Village Declare State of Emergency

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of East Hampton on Friday declared a state of emergency, canceled most meetings, and announced initiatives to allow essential government functions to continue while minimizing face-to-face contact and residents’ need to visit Town Hall and other town facilities. 

Mar 13, 2020
Update: Governor Cuomo Waives Education Mandate

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo waived a key public education mandate on Friday afternoon, saying during a press conference that districts could choose to close if they wished and they would not be penalized for holding fewer than 180 school days.

Mar 13, 2020
Cancellations and Closures Increasing by the Day

The Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade has been canceled, and as COVID-19 takes hold in Suffolk County many organizations have closed or canceled programs as a precautionary measure. The Star will update this list as new information becomes available.

Mar 9, 2020
Some Helpful Resources During the Virus Outbreak

A number of conveniences are available so you don't have to leave the house.

Mar 13, 2020
COVID-19 Reaches East Hampton Town

A woman in her late 70s became East Hampton Town's first confirmed case of COVID-19, the town announced Thursday night.

Mar 13, 2020
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
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