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New COVID Testing In Wainscott Promises Faster Results

The new site, being operated by CareONE Concierge, is to be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — though the town says it hopes to add more days in the near future.

Exploring the Art of Meditation at the Parrish Art Museum

Let’s face it, it’s been a tough year and a half for us all with shifting business models and lifestyles due to COVID-19, which has brought drastic changes that no one could have foreseen in late 2019. For healthy living expert Julie Sacks, who, in 2020, relocated from New York City to Wainscott with her husband and 6-year-old son Jack to ride out the pandemic, adjusting to a new way of life has been full of challenges.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Suspended 16 Unvaccinated Staff On Tuesday

East End hospitals this week enforced the state mandate that all healthcare workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 by issuing ultimatums that staff show proof of vaccination by the 5 p.m. Monday, September 27, deadline set by the state Department of Health — or be suspended or terminated on Tuesday.

‘Clearing The Air’ at SAC Explores the Healing Power pf Art

Given all that has transpired in the past year in terms of the toll COVID-19 has taken on the world, it’s probably not a coincidence that many people are looking to reconnect and rejuvenate with activities that heal mind, body and soul. That includes cultural activities, and now through the end of the year, the Southampton Arts Center is hosting “Clearing The Air: The Transformative Power of the Arts,” an exhibition that looks to bring strength and inspiration in the wake of pandemic, political strife and social injustice.

The Benefits of Art and Meditation

With the busy summer schedule slowly slipping away, it’s an ideal time to reconnect mind, body and soul. It’s also a great time to connect with the Parrish Art Museum in a more holistic way. Throughout October, the Parrish is offering a series of four meditation classes on Art + Meditation.

Hundreds Of New COVID-19 Infections In South Fork Towns

Incidences of COVID-19 infections on the East End have continued to tick upwards in recent weeks, with East Hampton Town seeing the positivity rates at its two testing sites leap above 12 percent last week and Southampton Town reporting an average of about 18 new cases being reported town-wide each day.

Thiele, Palumbo Say Vax Mandate Could Hamstring Hospitals

The East End’s state representatives appealed to new Governor Kathy Hocul and state health officials this week saying that they fear a staffing crisis if the state’s mandate that all hospital and nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 is implemented this month as planned.

East Hampton Doctor Works to Improve Lyme Diagnosis Nationwide

Dr. George Dempsey, of East Hampton Family Medicine, is part of a group of researchers led by the California-based Bay Area Lyme Foundation creating the Lyme Disease Biobank. His hope is that the effort will lead to more accurate and rapid testing results.

Express Sessions: Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine

The physicians were panelists at the virtual Express Sessions event, “Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine,” held via the Zoom platform on Thursday, August 12.

VIDEO: Press Sessions; Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine

The Express News Group hosted a virtual Press Sessions event on Thursday, August 12, that included  a panel of medical experts and community leaders to offer helpful advice and factual medical information — with no judgment — to people on the South Fork who remain unvaccinated, hoping to address their concerns and answer their questions. It’s an important moment in the fight against COVID, and getting facts to people is essential in defeating the virus.

Walk-In Vaccine Clinic Opens At Southampton Hospital

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital began administering COVID-19 vaccination shots at Parrish Memorial Hall, on the hospital property, on Herrick Road in Southampton Village this week.

Express Sessions Virtual Event ‘Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine’ To Be...

To discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, answer questions from community members, and address common misconceptions about the vaccine, The Express News Group will be hosting a virtual Express Sessions event, titled “Getting the Facts on the COVID Vaccine” on Thursday, August 10, at 10 a.m. The discussion will be held via Zoom, and registration is required to attend the free event.

No Vaccination Mandates For Local Hospital And Employees, Yet

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine have still not said whether a mandate announced last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo that all state hospital employees be vaccinated will be applied to the staff at SBSH — where employees interviewed this week estimated that as many as 25 percent of their colleagues are not vaccinated and union leaders have protested vaccination requirements for its members.

Southampton Arts Center August Programs

Summer is in full swing at Southampton Arts Center (SAC). From the return of ICP Talks, this year with a focus on street photography, to a hilarious reading of celebrity autobiographies by their fellow stars to thought-provoking films and panels, there is no shortage of things to do at SAC.

As Infections Climb Among The Unvaccinated, OLA Scrambles For Ways To Reach Those Falling...

With gaps in vaccination coverage driving a new increase in COVID-19 cases statewide — and the highest positivity rates in Suffolk County since early spring — advocates for minority communities say that they are still seeing significant numbers of unvaccinated individuals, especially in the large Latino immigrant population.

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