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Opinion: Why You Should Stay Home.

I want to wish a speedy recovery to Times-Review copy editor Jill Johnson, who is recovering from the new coronavirus, and am praying with all my heart for Katie Blasl, a crackerjack reporter over at RiverheadLocal who is fighting pneumonia and awaiting results of a coronavirus test. Both of these brave women have done much to inform the public by sharing their stories. I hesitate to tell you my story
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the March 17 press conference.
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Coronavirus Update (March 17): Suffolk Mobile Testing Taking Appointments; Cuomo: Build Hospitals, Get Tested, Stay Home

Update: March 17, 4 p.m. Southold Update There are now 28 cases of coronavirus in confirmed by the health department in Southold Town, said Town Supervisor Scott Russell this afternoon. • The New York State Department of Health is allowing people to make appointments at their Suffolk mobile testing site NOW. The testing site is still being determined but is expected to come online later this week. Suffolk County residents
One of the first two deaths in Suffolk County was a man in his 80s in isolation at St. Catherine of Siena in Smithtown.
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Coronavirus Update (March 16): Suffolk’s First Two Deaths; County Leaders Exposed

Pictured Above: One of the first two deaths from the coronavirus in Suffolk County was a man in his 80s who had been in isolation being treated at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown. Updated March 17, 10:40 a.m. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced there are now 84 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Suffolk County in a press conference Tuesday morning at which he laid out the
Southampton Hospital began setting up a forward triage area in anticipation of receiving more coronavirus patients at its Parrish Memorial Hall on Friday.
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Our Little World, Turned Upside Down

Pictured Above: Stony Brook Southampton Hospital began setting up a forward triage area at its Parrish Memorial Hall on Friday, in anticipation of receiving more coronavirus patients. If we didn't know it already, it became undeniable this week that the East End is not isolated from the rest of the world, and our aging residents are now at the front lines of the pandemic that has taken over the news.
The Southold Human Resource Center in Mattituck has suspended in-house senior meals but is offering curbside pickup.
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Coronavirus Updates: States of Emergency; Schools to Close

Update March 15, 4:30 p.m. Northwell Health has announced it is cancelling elective surgeries and procedures performed in its hospitals through April 15 Update March 15, 11 a.m. Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell confirmed Sunday morning that there are now 18 positive cases of coronavirus in Southold Town. The Southold School District confirmed Saturday night that a staff member has tested positive for the new coronavirus. "We are awaiting direction from
Miller Environmental Group at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
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Coronavirus: More Southold Cases, Testing Ramps Up

Pictured Above: Miller Environmental Group was at work cleaning Greenport Harbor Brewing Company in Peconic on Wednesday after the first Suffolk County coronavirus patient was determined to be an employee there. We will update this post throughout this crisis with more details as they become available. Update March 12, 6 p.m. The Peconic Landing Lifecare retirement community in Greenport announced Thursday afternoon that the Suffolk County Health Department has confirmed
In Bridgehampton on a Tumbleweed Tuesday not too many years ago...
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Coronavirus Cancellations

This is a growing list and will be updated continuously. Please send any cancellation notices to editor@eastendbeacon.com The following East End events have be cancelled and institutions have been closed due to concerns about the possible spread of the new coronavirus at large gatherings: Announced Tuesday, March 17 • The following Southold Town offices were fully closed on Tuesday until further notice: Board of Assessors, Planning Department, Board of Trustees,
Peconic Landing
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Coronavirus: Peconic Landing Employee Tests Positive; East End Senior Services Circle the Wagons

Updated March 12, 7 a.m. An employee of the Southold Fish Market has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the market announced on Facebook Wednesday evening. "As a precaution, we have sanitized the entire establishment and will close tomorrow so the Board of Health can be notified and a protocol be established. Thank you for your understanding." The Sag Harbor School District announced it is closing through March 22 "as
Respiratory infection signs ELIH
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Updates: Coronavirus Hits the East End

Pictured Above: Signs at the entrance to Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital in mid-February asked members of the public to wear a mask if they had symptoms of a respiratory infection. Update March 10, 11 a.m.: The San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing, Rehabilitation & Adult Cay Health Care has suspended visitors from entering San Simeon "due to the recent community exposure to coronavirus," and is asking
Sen. Chuck Schumer and Northwell Health’s Dr. Dwayne Breining tour Northwell Health’s Core Lab in Lake Success, NY on March 2. Northwell will begin testing for COVID-19 this week. | Northwell Health photo
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Updated: New York Gets Ready for Coronavirus

Pictured Above: Sen. Chuck Schumer and Northwell Health’s Dr. Dwayne Breining tour Northwell Health’s Core Lab in Lake Success, NY on March 2. Northwell will begin testing for COVID-19 this week. | Northwell Health photo Update: March 8, 4:40 p.m.: Suffolk County reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus on Sunday, March 8, as the number of cases in New York State jumped overnight as more testing was