Helpful Information Navigating COVID 19
First and foremost I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. Village Hall is closed to the public until further notice. We are working remotely from home and checking messages, please leave all messages on the Clerks line(extension 101.) Please read below the important numbers and information regarding COVID 19:
Suffolk Residents Can Now Text COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283 to Receive Latest Developments and Health Guidance
- If you have questions about symptoms you are experiencing, or about getting tested for the corona virus, please call your primary care provider or an urgent care center to discuss your situation. If you do not have a primary care provider, please call the 24-hour state hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or 311 to receive assistance.
- As of March 17, 2020, a drive-through COVID-19 test site has been opened at Jones Beach State Park. In order to get tested, you must have an appointment. For more information, please call the New York State Corona virus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
- Please do not go to your primary care provider’s office, an urgent care center, or to an emergency room without calling first unless you are experiencing a medical emergency. This is important in order to protect the safety of health care providers and other patients.
- As directed by Governor Cuomo, all New York insurers will waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing. If you have questions or concerns about health insurance costs related to COVID-19 tests or care, please call the Office of the Attorney General’s Health Care hotline: 1-800-428-9071.
- On March 16, 2020, New York State Department of Financial Services announced a special healthcare enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers. Read more at https://on.ny.gov/2Uej4fU. For more information about the NY State of Health Marketplace, please visit: https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ or call Customer Service at 1-855-355-5777, TTY: 1-800-662-1220 or find an enrollment assistor.
During this time of hightened alert, uncertainty and confusion are as dangerous to the health of our greater community as the outbreak itself. Rest assured, as developments unfold we are maintaining the highest possible access to the information and preparedness strategies necessary in combating this crisis. Below is a list of important information and contacts related to COVID-19 and your daily lives.
At this time however, the most important things you can do are:
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
- If you feel sick (common cold and flu symptoms), STAY HOME. If you think that you have COVID-19, call your doctor, hospital or local health clinic to speak with them BEFORE seeking treatment.
- When you can’t wash your hands, use hand-sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Sanitize high-touch surfaces with cleaning products that contain at least 60% alcohol (door knobs, light switches, keyboards, phones, cell phones).
- Stay informed by visiting the State Department of Health HERE or call 1-888-364-3065, a dedicated state hotline with information on travel and symptoms associated with COVID-19.