The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going to set up two temporary hospitals on Long Island to treat a surge in coronavirus patients before the pandemic's projected peak next month.
Shares of a Long Island-based company shot up after it said it developed a rapid diagnostic test designed to detect COVID-19, received a $4 million order for distribution in Brazil, and is gearing up to test it in the United States.
In an effort to battle the current pandemic and help patients, Northwell Health has begun clinical trials of two medications designed to treat COVID-19, including one that seeks to attack the virus directly and another that targets the body’s own response.
Officials on Fire Island are urging seasonal homeowners not to come to their beach homes to get away from more densely populated areas amid widespread calls for the public to practice social distancing.
Anyone looking to get a haircut, manicure, or new tattoo in the tri-state area has until 8 p.m. Saturday, when all such establishments will be temporarily closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, officials said.
Scam artists are increasingly taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis by targeting seniors and other vulnerable residents with phone scams, Nassau County officials warned.
New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) has become the third New York State lawmaker to test positive for coronavirus, she announced Thursday.