Keep up-to-date on important Coronavirus (COVID-19) information via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's frequently updated homepage.
View New York State's Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Homepage. CLICK HERE
Call the Novel Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065 for Information about Coronavirus.
Find news relevant to Suffolk County's emerging Coronavirus situation on Suffolk County's Novel Coronavirus Homepage.
See the latest updates, situation reports, travel advice and more, from on the World Health Organization's Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak homepage.
As news concerning the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to emerge, the Town of Islip is reminding residents that they can stay informed on the evolving situation via the Suffolk County Health Department’s webpage: www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health. For questions or concerns, call New York State’s Novel Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065.
TOWN OF ISLIP COVID-19 UPDATES:
For other testing sites near you visit: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you
The United States Postal Service has announced the launch of its At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits available for order now. Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. The kits are limited to ONE per household and will ship by late January.
The program is first come/first serve, with no appointments needed. The site will provide rapid tests (results in 24-48 hours) and PCR testing for people who are ASYMPTOMATIC, and is open to Good Samaritan employees and the community. Hours of operation are from 9:00am-6:00pm, 7 days a week.
In response to New York State experiencing record numbers of COVID-19 cases, NYS Governor Hochul has provided updated quarantine guidance, announcing that the NYSDOH is aligning with CDC’s updated isolation and quarantine recommendations.
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott announced recently that the Suffolk County Department of Health Services will be offering the Moderna vaccine for the first time in more than six months at its COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, October 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge.
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently sat down for a taping of ‘Supervisor Spotlight’ with Dr. Christopher Raio, Chief of Emergency Medicine for Catholic Health and Chairperson of Emergency Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, to discuss the current trend of the pandemic, vaccine hesitancy and the importance of getting vaccinated.
Beginning Wednesday, July 7th by APPOINTMENT ONLY Good Samaritan Hospital will be offering FREE COVID-19 vaccines at the Brentwood Recreation Center. Hours of operation are from 1pm to 5pm on Wednesdays.
Anyone interested in receiving a FREE COVID-19 vaccine should call (631)376-3224.
Governor Announces New Vaccine Incentive Providing a FREE TWO-DAY PASS to ANY New York State Park to Those Vaccinated Between MAY 24 and MAY 31
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that every person who gets vaccinated with either a first dose, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson, anywhere in New York State between May 24 and 31 is eligible to receive a free two-day pass to any New York State Park, valid through September 30, 2021. Passes can be picked up at any New York State Park.
Beginning Thursday, April 29th, ALL New York State mass vaccination sites will begin taking walk-ins for individuals 16 years of age and older.
Resources are available to help those adversely impacted during these difficult financial times. See the below information to speak with a Housing Counselor or Legal Services Provider concerning COVID-19 forbearance as well as grants for mortgage payments, rental assistance and utilities.
Call 516-388-7556 to register for the FREE open house event on Wednesday, May 19th from 9am — 5pm. See the flyers below for additional details.
Starting Friday, April 23rd, select NYS mass vaccination sites have begun taking walk-ins for those 60 years and older. This includes the state-operated site at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.
Operating hours are 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM.
Visiting Nurse Service Hospice of Suffolk (VNSHS) is pleased to offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on April 20, 21 and 22 at their 505 Main Street Northport office. This vaccine is available to those 18 and over.
Visit their website at www.visitingnurseservice.org to schedule an appointment.
We are pleased to announce that in partnership with New York State we have been able to secure a limited quantity of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. It is important to note that this particular opportunity is only for Town of Islip residents OVER 50, no exceptions.
The Town of Islip Community Development Agency is informing Town residents of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, available to those in the Town financially affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.
Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.
The Town of Islip Planning and Fire Prevention Offices are now issuing Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit/Tent Permit Applications for bars and restaurants through October 31, 2021. Bars and restaurants that wish to apply for or extend their current outdoor dining permit can do so by completing the Temporary Outdoor Dining Application – March 17, 2021. Permits will be valid from the date they are issued through October 31, 2021.
The simple, no fee application is available on the Town of Islip website. Complete applications are typically reviewed and approved within a few hours of submission.
The Good Samaritan/Town of Islip Brentwood Recreation Center COVID TEST SITE will be operating on Wednesday's only.
Operating hours are from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Call 631-376-4444 to schedule an appointment.
As eligibility expands and more COVID-19 vaccine doses are made available, residents are encouraged to check the following resources to help schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
To review a list of eligible New Yorkers Click HERE.
The Good Samaritan/Town of Islip Brentwood Recreation Center COVID TEST SITE will be closed on Monday, February 1 due to anticipated weather. Appointments can be rescheduled by calling 631-376-4444.
Additionally, the Good Samaritan/Town of Islip Brentwood Recreation Center COVID TEST SITE is opening all test dates and times to active and reserve members of the military.
- Appointments are REQUIRED.
To make an appointment, you can call the hotline or go the New York State eligibility website using the links below.
- New York State Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (833-697-4829).
The Hotline is open 7 days a week from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
- Check your eligibility at this site:
You can also locate the site by googling “New York am I eligible.” IF eligible, you will be able to move forward and search for an appointment near you at a state-operate distribution location.
- For further information, the New York State website is a great resource: www.ny.gov/vaccine.
The Town of Islip Planning and Fire Prevention Offices have modified the Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit/Tent Permit Application for bars and restaurants. Bars and restaurants that wish to extend their outdoor dining through April 1, 2021 must complete the revised application dated January 20, 2021.
We have received many inquiries regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Please note determination of eligibility and of distribution sites is solely being determined by New York State. Although we at the Town remain committed to sharing the information with you, we are not able to determine your eligibility. Below please find some information that you might find helpful:
To determine eligibility and to schedule a vaccination appointment please visit https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.
Governor Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's Vaccination Administration Plan and the establishment of Regional Vaccination Hubs to help facilitate vaccinations once Phase 2 of the state's plan begins in early 2021.
Additionally, the state has launched the Vaccinate New York campaign and website to provide the public with information about, and help instill confidence in, the vaccine and the state's administration plan.
Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is reminding residents that while we await the welcomed arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine, we must continue to stay vigilant against potential scammers who would use the pandemic for their own personal gain. Scammers rapidly alter their tactics and adapt their schemes to the changing landscape, and it is anticipated that they will leverage the pending COVID-19 vaccine to prey on unsuspecting beneficiaries.
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services Issues Advisory Regarding Potential Exposure to COVID-19 at Tellers Restaurant in Islip.
New Yorkers can look up any address to determine if it is in or near an existing cluster zone using this tool on the State's website. The tool includes a navigable, regularly updated map of New York State that shows all the current cluster zones in the state.
Medical professionals from American Family Care (AFC Urgent Care – Long Island) joined with Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Long Island MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken to present a new COVID-19 testing appointment system conducted at MacArthur Airport designed to minimize quarantine and take some of the stress out of travel while keeping New York healthy.
This year, the challenges of flu season have been made greater by the COVID-19 pandemic. As health officials warn of a second wave of COVID-19 spikes, Supervisor Carpenter and the Islip Town Board are urging the public to take the necessary precautions.
This year, trick-or-treating will undoubtedly be different, but through the use of social distancing, wearing a mask and diligent handwashing, this Halloween can still be a safe and fun-filled family event.
Presenting, the Purple Pumpkin Project . . .
United Way is working in partnership with its community agency network, including Pronto of Long Island, to select and train Community Navigators in working with seniors. They provide “Safe at Home Kits” containing personal PPE items and staying safe information cards, as well as ensure clients have adequate groceries and personal and hygiene supplies. In addition, Community Navigators help fight depression and loneliness by helping seniors stay in touch with loved ones virtually and connecting them to mental health and support services, if needed.
Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is encouraging residents to download the recently launched COVID Alert NY App. The free to use app notifies users when they have been in close contact with other users who have downloaded and tested positive for COVID-19.
Long Island MacArthur Airport officials and Silver Defender representatives reapplied state-of-the-art antimicrobial film protection on high-touch surfaces throughout the airport terminal. Silver Defender is a film adhesive containing silver ions that react with germ cells to help keep surfaces disinfected, and is harmless to people and pets.
Long Island MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken shared today, that 5 states with nonstop or connecting service from the airport are released from the State of New York’s Covid-19 Travel Advisory list requiring quarantine. This immediately affects MacArthur Airport customers by making many popular destinations immediately available for travel without restrictions.
The Islip Town Office of Economic Development will host a FREE Virtual Job Search Boot Camp for Town of Islip residents, consisting of a series of seminars taught by the professionals from Executive Consultants of New York, and designed to provide the strategies needed for a successful job search during COVID.
The Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency today announced it will offer grant or loan assistance to eligible businesses who have demonstrated a financial need arising from the COVID-19 Emergency Disaster declared by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The loan/grant program will adhere to the NYS Emergency Disaster Loan Program signed into law by the governor on June 19, 2020. The Agency plans to make a total of $250,000 available to businesses for the loan/grant program.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spreading fast in many states across the country, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the national "Mask Up America" education and awareness campaign to urge all Americans to wear a mask while in public to help stop the spread of the virus.
As Long Island Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
More than 12,500 Jobs Available from Businesses Looking to Hire Workers Immediately in the Region
Small businesses are the backbone of a community. As Town of Islip residents, we can do our part to help local businesses as they navigate reopening during COVID-19.
We've asked the Chambers of Commerce in the Town of Islip to submit a list of businesses that are open in their hamlet, with information on the services they provide and how-to best patronize these businesses during COVID-19.
Although rare, this condition can lead to serious and life-threatening complications if left untreated. Parents are urged to take note of the following signs/symptoms and monitor their children closely.
The Suffolk County Supervisors Association, led by Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, announced a joint planning effort with the three Nassau County Town Supervisors to explore areas of possible coordination of summer programs and facilities across all 13 Towns, officially known as the Nassau/Suffolk Joint Summer Operations Task Force.
Effective Monday, April 20, 2020, all Town boat launch ramps and marinas are open. The Town of Islip Public Safety Harbormasters, Park Rangers, and Marina Guards will patrol marinas and encourage attendees to maintain social distancing. Residents are advised to wear a face covering when they are unable to maintain social distancing.
Our residents have demonstrated that they can be vigilant in observing the critical social distancing guidelines, which will likely remain in place going forward. We have come through a lot, and there's still more ahead. However, in response to the guidelines we have been seeking, we have just received the following update to NYS Essential Business Guidance pertaining to marinas.
The Office of Inspector General recognizes that we are facing unprecedented times and is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest financial assistance bill to date, includes provisions to help small businesses. Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times. Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing.
Optimum is offering FREE internet access to students impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
New York State Executive Order Requiring Face Coverings for Public and Private Employees Interacting with the Public
For all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law. This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter introduces Stuart Cameron, Chief of Department at the Suffolk County Police Department. Cameron speaks about the current COVID 19 situation.
Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and all the members of the Town Board, are joining with Suffolk County Towns in requesting an Executive Order to allow residents to pay the second half of their property tax bills up to August 1, without penalty or interest, in response to the financial calamity residents are experiencing due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
As of Friday, April 10th, Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing will be available by appointment only at an outdoor testing facility located at the Brentwood Recreation Center, at 99 3rd Avenue in Brentwood. Testing will be by appointment only. If you believe you or someone in your family may have the virus, please call 845-553-8030 to inquire about an appointment.
All Town Playgrounds, Golf Courses, Beaches, Marinas and Senior Centers are closed until further notice.
NOTICE FROM NYS:
Governor Cuomo has announced the State is increasing the maximum fine for violations of the State’s social distancing protocol from $500 to $1,000 to help address the lack of adherence to social distancing protocols. The Governor reminded localities that they have the authority to enforce the protocols.
GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IS SUBJECT TO A WORKFORCE REDUCTION UNDER RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDERS
Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams demonstrates how to create your own face mask from a common household item.
The American Red Cross is looking for plasma donations from fully recovered COVID-19 patients. Fully recovered COVID-19 patients may be eligible to help those currently sick via the COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program.
WATCH NOW: Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter interviews Dr. Christopher Raio of Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip concerning COVID-19.
Many are turning to Town of Islip parks to enjoy nature during this time of Social Distancing. See a short informational video on how to continue to remain safe when walking the trails.
Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Town Board are urging residents to please follow safe practices as we go about our daily lives while navigating these unprecedented times.
This is an unprecedented time for us all…in the Town of Islip, in our Country and all over the world…everything is changing, sometimes by the minute, and as your Supervisor I will continue to share the information as we receive it.
Myself and my fellow Town Board members want you to know that your health and safety is our first priority. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, we are all finding ourselves impacted on many different levels. Fear and anxiety for our health, our loved ones, our jobs; transitioning to a new way of working and living; balancing work with childcare; homeschooling while schools are closed – and so much more.
Actualizaciones del horario de compras de minorista de comestibles para personas de la tercera edad: 20 de marzo de 2020
- Dólar General: 8 a 9am - Diario
- Stew Leonard: 7:30 am a 8:00 am - Diario
- Stop and Shop: 6:30 am 7:30 am - Diario
- Uncle Giuseppe’s: 7:00 a 8:00 am - Diario
- Giunta Meat Farm: 6: 30 a 7: 30 - lunes, miércoles, viernes
- Target: 8 a 9am -los miércoles
- Walmart 6 a 7am - los miércoles
As you know, this is an unprecedented time for us all and everything is changing, sometimes by the minute.
As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, we are all finding ourselves impacted on many different levels. Fear and anxiety for our health, our loved ones, our jobs; transitioning to a new way of working and living; balancing work with childcare; homeschooling while schools are closed – and so much more.
While we can’t control the external factors around us, we can control our response to COVID-19.
Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board are reminding residents to remain vigilant during these times and to continue to exercise smart and informed internet practices.
"We're making the decision to offer this every day of the week to allow for community members in this age category to shop in a less crowded environment, which better enables social distancing. They'll also be shopping prior to any other customers entering," according to Stop and Shop officials.
"If you believe you may have coronavirus, please schedule an appointment for drive-through testing," said Supervisor Angie Carpenter
Parking Meters are No Longer Suspended.Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Town Board, have suspended parking meters along Main St. in downtown Bay Shore, in an effort to facilitate restaurant Take-Out orders.
I write to update you on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
During this pandemic, I cannot implore you enough to social distance — which means limiting all in-person social interactions as much as possible. Experts agree that staying apart is critical if we want to reduce the strain on our health care system and slow the spread of this virus to save lives.
View tips and info related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak including how to practice social distancing, identifying symptoms and what to do if you feel sick.
Appointments can be made under limited emergency circumstances and only to address services that cannot otherwise be addressed online or by mail.
The frequency of cleaning Town facilities has been significantly increased, including door knobs, railings, etc. Residents are encouraged to visit the Town’s website and conduct business online to the extent that they can, to download applications, licenses, permit requirements, or pay taxes online.