Amid growing concerns of Long Islanders catching the coronavirus by riding public transportation, Long Island officials are implementing new public transportation protocols to keep the virus from spreading.
The coronavirus outbreak has prompted Hofstra University and the Shoreham-Wading River School District to cancel classes to avoid potentially spreading the disease.
The number of patients who tested positive for the coronavirus on Long Island increased to 18 and is expected to continued to rise, officials announced Monday morning.
Two more people have tested positive for the coronavirus on Long Island, including the first patient in Suffolk County, bringing the local total to six, New York State officials announced Sunday.
Long Islanders should live their lives as usual amid coronavirus outbreak fears but stay home and contact their healthcare providers if they have symptoms of a respiratory illness, Nassau County officials say.