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Coronavirus In Lindenhurst: Latest Numbers, Updates

LINDENHURST, NY — The coronavirus outbreak is continuing to spread across the country and especially on Long Island. On Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Long Island is a hot spot for the new coronavirus. The pandemic has affected several aspects of daily life for local residents 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.

On Monday, Cuomo extended his order all for nonessential workers to stay home, known as NY PAUSE, until April 29. Nonessential businesses will also remain closed during that time.

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As of Monday morning, there were 14,040 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Suffolk County with 2,172 cases in the Town of Babylon. Here’s how Lindenhurst and its neighboring communities fare:

  • LINDENHURST: 175

  • NORTH LINDENHURST: 127

  • NORTH AMITYVILLE: 278

Here are the latest local updates from Lindenhurst:

SCHOOLS

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone closed all schools for two weeks on March 15. On Monday, Gov. Cuomo announced that all schools across New York will remain closed until April 29.

BUSINESSES

Lindenhurst restaurants and bars are offering options such as takeout, curbside pickup, drive-thru and delivery. Click here to see Patch’s local business guide.

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 again until June.

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This article originally appeared on the Lindenhurst Patch

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