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For the next few weeks, essential workers can be tested for coronavirus for free, thanks to a new initiative launched by Town of Hempstead officials in collaboration with Northwell Health. The … more
Due to the rise in the number of residents and patients testing positive for Covid-19, Mount Sinai South Nassau is suspending patient visitation in the Emergency Department until further notice. more
As the rate of coronavirus infections continues to rise on Long Island and across the state, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board have implemented three major Covid-19 testing initiatives in an effort to combat the incoming second wave. more
Former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato, who rose from the Hempstead town council to become a U.S. senator from New York and one of the most powerful political figures in the country, has been … more
Unseasonably mild temperatures last week allowed local restaurants to take advantage of outdoor seating, but with winter weather looming, owners are bracing for the challenge of watching their new business model under the pandemic disappear until next spring. more
Oxygen was in high demand at the height of the coronavirus pandemic this spring at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital, and its oxygen system struggled to keep up. In re-sponse, a new, $100,000 system was installed at the hospital earlier this month, in-creasing its oxygen volume by 500 percent. more
Nine months into a worldwide pandemic, less than half of metro area residents said they plan to get a Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available, according to the latest Mount Sinai South Nassau public health poll. more
In search of a way to stay busy during the coronavirus pandemic and support a good cause, a group of Oceanside students decided to hit the streets and create a lemonade stand, which raised more than $1,700 to help children with special needs. more
Though the coronavirus has brought with it many challenges, the Sunrise Association has continued to provide joy to children with cancer, and with a $1 million grant recently secured, it will be able to carry on its mission in the future. more
With the Covid-19 crisis leaving parents struggling with facing the challenges of battling work responsibilities and remote learning for children, the Friedberg JCC has offered a new “All Day at the J” program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. more
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