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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
Update: With Suffolk Under State of Emergency, Virus Cases Continue to Rise

Update: There remains one confirmed case of COVID-19 in East Hampton Town, County Executive Steve Bellone said Saturday during a press conference at about noon, as the number of cases in Suffolk rose to 37.

Mar 12, 2020
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