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East Hampton Village News

Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS

The Village of East Hampton is taking precautions on a daily basis to protect the health and well-being of its residents, employees and visitors. Essential Village offices are open but not to the public. Staff continues to work as well, either onsite or remotely to ensure that Village business is still conducted. The Village Police Department remains open to the public. There have been a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases from Suffolk County within the Village.

Governor Cuomo has announced that tomorrow, May 27th, Long Island can reopen under Phase 1 guidelines. This allows the following to occur: Construction, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, Retail - (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off), Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade.  All businesses, including essential businesses, must develop a COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, which should include the ways in which the business intends to comply with the issued guidance to safely reopen.  For more detailed information, please visit the New York State Forward NY website.

Beginning May 15th, a site will be open in East Hampton at 400 Pantigo Place for COVID-19 testing. Testing is appointment only, and will be conducted on Wednesday’s and Friday’s. Please call (845) 553-8030 or visit their website here.

Effective April 17th at 8pm, Governor Cuomo has issued the following Executive Order (202.17): any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance.  

Governor Cuomo has issued an Executive Order (202.16) requiring essential businesses to provide their employees with and require that they wear face coverings when in direct contact with the public or customers. This Order will take effect April 15, 2020 at 8pm. Please see link for additional information. 

New York State has issued updated guidance with regard to "essential businesses"; most specifically for construction and landscaping. Please visit their website here for detailed language.

To assist local authorities with enforcement of the Governor’s Order relating to essential businesses, New York State has established the New York State PAUSE Enforcement Assistance Task Force. Individuals can file a complaint regarding the operation of non-essential businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. you can file a complaint through an online form or by calling (833) 789-0470. 

New York State has also announce a website to register for an appointment online at one of the two testing locations (SUNY Stony Brook or Jones Beach). You may also use the Hotline as well: 1 (888) 364-3065.

COVID-19 Test Website

ProHEALTH has opened a drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility in Riverhead, and it is by appointment only. It is open to all, not limited to ProHEALTH Primary Care patients. Individuals who wish to make an appointment at the Riverhead drive-thru testing facility can call the ProHEALTH hotline at (516) 874-0411. Information on hours and location can be found on their website: ProHEALTH Website

Since information is changing and being provided at a rapid pace, we want to provide you with the most accurate information possible. Here are some important websites that continue to provide up to date information:

Centers for Disease Control Website

New York State Coronavirus Website 

New York State Department of Health

New York State Website

New York State Department of Labor (for questions about or to file for Unemployment Benefits)

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Small Business Administration Website (for guidance for businesses and information relating to loan programs)

To view copies of Executive Orders issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo, please visit his website: New York State Executive Orders

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