• Skies will clear throughout the day today, with a high near 50 degrees and a northeast wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 35. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain after noon Thursday, with increasing clouds and a high near 53. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Friday, mainly before noon, with cloudy skies and a high near 53.
• An eighth resident of Peconic Landing in Greenport has died from Covid-19. The victim was an 88-year-old resident of The Shores for Skilled Nursing who tested positive for the disease on March 17 and died March 30 after receiving treatment at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, according to Peconic Landing. The retirement community says 10 other residents and 15 employees of the facility have tested positive.
• OLA of Eastern Long Island, a South Fork-based Latino advocacy group, needs volunteers to help bring emergency food stores to people in crisis due to Covid-19. If you are available to donate your time, call OLA Executive Director Minerva Perez at 631.899.3441 and leave a message with your name and number and Town, or private message OLA on Facebook.
• Southold Town is reminding residents that the coronavirus response bill, which provided additional assistance for small business owners and non-profits, includes the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This advance may be available even if your EIDL application was declined or is still pending, and will be forgiven. For more information, visit www.SBA.gov/Disaster as soon as possible to fill out a new, streamlined application. In order to qualify for the advance, you need to submit this new application even if you previously submitted an EIDL application. Applying for the advance will not impact the status or slow your existing application.
• The manufacturer Battelle has deployed to Stony Brook University its Critical Care Decontamination System™ (CCDS), a decontamination procedure that uses concentrated, vapor phase hydrogen peroxide, to start decontaminating up to 80,000 hospital masks per day by the end of this week. The university offered its site as it seeks to meet the region’s growing need for essential personal protective equipment to address the growing number of confirmed and suspected cases of Covid-19.
• If you’ve been itching to plant some vegetables this spring, you’re not alone. The coronavirus panic has lead many people to nurture a natural instinct to plant some vegetable seeds, as a hedge against anxiety, economic uncertainty, and worry about food shortages. Read our full story.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.