BAY SHORE, NY — As the pandemic continues to hit Long Island, local communities are still seeing an increase in the number of coronavirus cases affecting residents. This crisis has affected several aspects of daily life including the closure of schools and many businesses. With the start of another week with the new virus, known as COVID-19, additional measures and closures continue to be announced.
Last week, Gov. Andrew 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 Tuesday morning, there were 22,442 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Suffolk County with 5,771 cases in the Town of Islip. Here’s how Bay Shore and its neighboring communities fare:
BAY SHORE: 433
NORTH BAY SHORE: 541
WEST BAY SHORE: 43
Here are the latest local updates from Bay Shore:
Cuomo announced recently that all schools across New York will remain closed until April 29. This weekend saw a disagreement between the governor and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over how long to close schools. Cuomo said he wants to coordinate a reopening with neighboring states. He reiterated all schools in upstate and downstate will stay closed until they’re safe and has to be coordinated with opening businesses. Cuomo stressed he does not know what will happen in June.
Bay Shore restaurants and bars are offering options such as takeout, curbside pickup, drive-thru and delivery. Click here to see Patch’s local business guide.
Southside Hospital in Bay Shore has suspended all visitation within the hospitals until further notice to combat the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Town of Islip officials announced on last week that town offices on 655 Main Street (Town Hall), 401 Main Street (Town Hall West) as well as the offices in 40 Nassau Avenue and 50 Irish Lane (Brookwood Hall), will be closed to the general public. Residents are encouraged to use the town’s website a to conduct any necessary town business. Visit the E-Government Services page here.
Constituent services can be reached by calling 631-224-5380. Senior Centers closed until further notice, however, essential Senior Citizen services will continue, including at home meal delivery and transportation to doctors appointments. Seniors who use Senior Centers for meals may request home delivery by calling 631-224-5340.
All programs, classes, concerts and the exhibit at the Islip Art Museum are canceled until further notice.
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This article originally appeared on the Bay Shore Patch