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Coronavirus

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
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
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
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
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
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
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