Health

A Scamble For Space, Protection, Equipment And Hands On Deck For Hospital Staff As...

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

Distance Learning Begins as Schools Close Their Doors

Leaders Plead With Shoppers To Stop Over-Buying At Grocery Stores

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.

East End Food Pantries Brace Increasing Demand

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.

Zeldin Town Hall: Residents Ask Questions Of Top Infectious Disease Doctor

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

Schools Mandated To Close For Two Weeks To Deal With COVID-19

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.

Sudden Influx From City Results In Temporary Business Boom

Sudden Influx From City Results In Temporary Business Boom

Keeping Ambulances Clean In Coronavirus Crisis

Keeping Ambulances Clean In Coronavirus Crisis

Shortage Of Tests, Limitations On Who Is Eligible For Coronavirus Testing Expected To Last...

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.

Village, Town, County And State Officials Respond to COVID-19 Crisis

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.

Suffolk County’s Lone COVID-19 Patient Is At Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, In Fair Condition

Suffolk County's Lone COVID-19 Patient Is At Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Area School Districts, Governments Brace For COVID-19 Outbreak

Area School Districts, Governments Brace For COVID-19 Outbreak

State Quarantines 26 Students At Stony Brook Southampton Campus

State Quarantines 26 Students At Stony Brook Southampton Campus

Taking a Mindful Approach to Adolescent Wellness

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.

No Cases, But Local Hospitals Prep for Coronavirus

Officials from local hospitals said this week that they have taken precautions just in case they come in contact with 2019 novel coronavirus.

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Q&A: Hospital Chief Says Staffing, Supplies And Beds Are Holding Out So Far

Robert Chaloner, chief administrative officer at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, spoke Monday about the hospital’s current supplies and available beds.

East End Restaurants Slash Staff After Move To Takeout Only ‘Eradicates’ Sales

Hundreds of East End restaurant workers were sent home following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order, while restaurants that were able to keep their staff vied for a slice of a burgeoning takeout business.

Sag Harbor Village Board Meeting Shut Down After “Zoombombing”

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees had to shut down a public meeting launched via Zoom on Friday afternoon after someone hacked into the work session, using racial slurs and profanity in the comments section while village board members attempted to update residents on the coronavirus outbreak.