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Coronavirus

FARMINGVILLE, NY — Here’s your COVID-19 latest for Wednesday morning, Jan. 20, from OnSachem News:

  • It's back to school, face-to-face! Lynwood School in Farmingville resumed in-person learning.
  • Positives steadily dropped in Suffolk County.
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York will have to raise taxes if it doesn't get $15 billion from the federal government.
  • On President Donald Trump’s last full day, the U.S. surpassed 400,000 COVID-19 deaths.
Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

FARMINGVILLE, NY — Here’s your COVID-19 latest for Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, from OnSachem News:

  • Infections forced distance-learning only for Lynwood Avenue Elementary School in Farmingville, Sachem Schools announced.
  • Positives continued to decline in Suffolk and dropped below 100 in the greater Sachem area, but inched up in Holbrook and Holtsville.
  • New York state opened a new mass vaccination site at Stony Brook University.
  • The CDC warned new variants could accelerate virus spread in the U.S.
  • Learn about the 15 ways doctors are now treating those infected.
Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

FARMINGVILLE, NY — Here’s your COVID-19 latest for Monday morning, Jan. 18, from OnSachem News:

  • Infections dropped in Suffolk County but went up again in Farmingville.
  • Viewpoint: New York state’s restrictions have "become a twisted mess."
  • Black Americans are getting vaccinated at lower rates than white Americans.
Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

When, back in October, Gov. Cuomo rolled out his microcluster approach to COVID outbreaks — explaining the policy in an op-ed in these pages — he advertised it as a surgically precise tool, based entirely on data, that would reduce the virus spread by imposing restrictions on businesses and other activities in small geographic areas with rising cases, zeroing in on problems while preventing the need for larger, regional shutdowns. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

FARMINGVILLE, NY — Here’s your COVID-19 latest for Sunday morning, Jan. 17, from OnSachem News:

  • The virus infected 12 more people in two Farmingville schools.
  • New daily infections dropped in Suffolk County and Farmingville.
  • Governor Cuomo updated New Yorkers about the vaccine distribution struggle, while Congressman Lee Zeldin criticized the response.
  • Get answers to 30 common vaccine questions.
Read more from OnSachem News.

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Coronavirus

FARMINGVILLE, NY — Two schools in Farmingville reported a combined 12 new COVID-19 infections during a single day. Sachem High School East had eight positives — five students and three teachers/staff — and Lynwood Avenue Elementary School experienced four cases, three of them among students. Meanwhile, in neighboring Holtsville, two students tested positive at Sagamore Middle School. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

FARMINGVILLE, NY — Here’s your COVID-19 latest for Saturday morning, Jan. 16, from OnSachem News:

  • Suffolk County and Farmingville each had their second-worst day ever for infections.
  • Sachem High School North had another six positives among 11 new cases across Sachem Schools.
  • Cuomo blamed the federal government for the slow vaccine rollout in New York.
  • Health experts listed five reasons to wear a mask even after you’re vaccinated.
Read more from OnSachem News.