TOWN OF SMITHTOWN, NY — The number of people with the new coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, hit 2,368 in the Town of Smithtown as of Tuesday afternoon. There are now 41,327 confirmed cases in Suffolk County.
New York State on PAUSE is scheduled to expire Friday, but Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said it's "very unlikely" Suffolk will be among the areas re-opening by then. There are a total of seven metrics that must be met before a region can reopen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. However, Suffolk County has only met four of the seven metrics, Bellone said Monday.
Here's a breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Town of Smithtown as of 5:10 p.m. Tuesday:
- Commack (shared with Huntington): 694
- Fort Salonga (shared with Huntington): 170
- Hauppauge (shared with Islip): 373
- Head of the Harbor Village: 22
- Kings Park: 373
- Lake Ronkonkoma (shared with Brookhaven and Islip): 408
- Nesconset: 239
- Nissequogue Village: 18
- Saint James: 302
- Smithtown: 620
- Village of the Branch: 57
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Here are the latest local updates from the Town of Smithtown:
The drive-thru new coronavirus testing center is at Stony Brook University. If you are showing symptoms, you can call the hotline to be triaged by a nurse and set up an appointment.
Residents can make appointments by calling 1-888-364-3065.
All state schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year, Cuomo said.
Parents should check each school district's website for information on online classes, spring recess and changes to the calendar.
- Smithtown Local Business Guide: What's Open Or Closed In Town
- Kings Park Local Business Guide: What's Open Or Closed In Town
- Commack Local Business Guide: What's Open Or Closed In Town
Hauppauge businesses should submit to the Smithtown Local Business Guide.
All Town parks and beaches with playgrounds have been forced to close due to large groups not adhering to social distancing, officials said.
"We have an obligation to protect the residents as well as the dedicated first responders and workforce at the front lines during this time of crisis," officials wrote on the Town of Smithtown website. "Responsible residents can still enjoy social distancing at Kings Park Bluff, Sunken Meadow & Long Beach."
The Smithtown Senior Center is closed until further notice, according to site.
The Smithtown Municipal Services Facility, at 85 Old Northport Road, is now open to the public. Bagged mulch is expected to resume services in the coming weeks.
Residents are asked to refrain from placing bags of leaves and brush on the curbside temporarily, as the Town's workforce has been cut back to accommodate state workforce reductions. Public access has been restricted at all Town buildings.
The Diocese of Rockville Centre announced that all funerals, weddings and other services at Catholic churches across Long Island are canceled. Cuomo signed an executive order to reopen marriage bureaus across the state and give clerks the authority to perform marriage ceremonies via video conferences.