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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Tightens Grip on South Fork

The South Fork is caught up in a rapidly accelerating public health emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic moved from dire warnings two weeks ago to declarations of states of emergency in all of the towns and villages on the North and South Forks this week.

Mar 19, 2020
While Others Shelter in Place, East End’s First Responders Face Virus Head On

While most people have been told to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, first responders do not have the luxury of closing up shop.

Mar 19, 2020
East Hampton Religious Services Go Online

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, East Hampton’s religious organizations have suspended in-person services, as well as Sunday school and all other gatherings and classes, trying digital streaming instead.

Mar 19, 2020
Food Pantry Expands Pickups

The East Hampton Food Pantry has adjusted its distribution procedure in light of the coronavirus situation.

Mar 19, 2020
Scenes From the South Fork as Pandemic Grips New York

In photographs, how businesses and residents reacted as coronavirus precautions began to take hold.

Mar 18, 2020
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