Hospital staff and health professionals throughout the East End this week are scrambling to prepare facilities for the anticipated steep increases in the number of hospitalized people they must treat as the coronavirus epidemic swells in the region.
Distance Learning Begins as Schools Close Their Doors
Government officials from every corner are exhorting residents to stop hoarding food and paper goods, and laboring in daily addresses to reassure them that manufacturing and supply chains will not be interrupted by a rise in infections from the new coronavirus or the nationwide efforts to slow its spread.
The East End’s many food pantries, which provide a vital source of nutrition for the elderly, the underemployed, and the poor during even the best of times, are finding themselves inundated with new requests for help as the local economy grinds to a halt in the face of the spreading coronavirus.
U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin gave Suffolk County residents a chance to talk directly with Dr. Bettina Fries, the chief of Stony Brook University’s Division of Infectious Diseases, on Sunday night
The announcement by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Sunday went into effect in the county’s schools on Monday, and will last through Monday, March 30, unless officials announce otherwise.
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Keeping Ambulances Clean In Coronavirus Crisis
Despite efforts to increase the number of tests available for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the tests are likely to be available locally only to those with severe symptoms and existing health conditions that put them at particular risk for at least another week.
Across the East End, the county, state and nation, elected officials are grappling with wholesale closures of public spaces, and crystallizing responses to the coronavirus pandemic as they navigate declared states of emergency this week.
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Area School Districts, Governments Brace For COVID-19 Outbreak
State Quarantines 26 Students At Stony Brook Southampton Campus
There is no shortage of stresses in life and enduring them as a child or adolescent can be especially challenging. Dr. Pentcheva Burns has dedicated her career to helping young people, and in January, she opened Hamptons Mindful Youth, Psychological Wellness Services, PLLC in Sag Harbor. This practice applies the principles of “positive psychology”, self-resilience and mindfulness to help empower children, adolescents and families who are struggling with behavioral, social or emotional issues.
Officials from local hospitals said this week that they have taken precautions just in case they come in contact with 2019 novel coronavirus.