Latest Lindenhurst Coronavirus Updates

Priscila Korb

This article originally appeared on the Lindenhurst Patch

LINDENHURST, NY — The new coronavirus outbreak on Long Island and across the nation is having vast impacts in Lindenhurst, including the closure of schools and many businesses.

The number of cases of the illness caused by the virus, known as COVID-19, continue to rise and additional measures and closures continue to be announced. All "non-essential" businesses were ordered to close by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier in March.

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As of Friday morning, there were 2,715 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Suffolk County, with 416 in the Town of Babylon. Here's how Lindenhurst and its neighboring communities fare:

  • LINDENHURST: 35
  • NORTH LINDENHURST: 22
  • NORTH AMITYVILLE: 55
  • COPIAGUE: 36

Here are the latest local updates from Lindenhurst:

SCHOOLS

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone closed all schools for two weeks on March 15. On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all schools across New York will remain closed until April 15.

BUSINESSES

Lindenhurst restaurants and bars are offering options such as takeout, curbside pickup, drive-thru and delivery.

HOSPITALS

South Oaks Hospital in Amityville temporarily suspended all visitation except in extraordinary circumstances.

CANCELLATIONS/CLOSURES

The Diocese of Rockville Centre announced that all funerals, weddings and other services at Catholic churches across Long Island are canceled. Earlier in the month, the Diocese said all masses for a month — including all Holy Week and Easter services — would be canceled due to the coronavirus.

The Town of Babylon declared a State of Emergency on March 13 which means all large Town of Babylon gatherings and events scheduled for the next two weeks, with the exception of board meetings, have been postponed until further notice.

The town is also asking residents to use online services and/or call rather than visiting town facilities in an attempt to limit traffic throughout our buildings as a precaution. Many services that the town provides do not require a physical visit to Town Hall and can be handled online or over the telephone.

The Village of Lindenhurst also declared a State of Emergency on March 18. Village Hall is closed to the public but will continue to be open during normal business hours to answer telephone calls and e-mails.

The Village of Lindenhurst General Election has been postponed to April 28, 2020.

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