Protect, Prepare and Know the Facts

As a reminder, the best ways to reduce risk of getting sick, as with seasonal colds or the flu, still applies to prevent COVID-19:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze.

  • Stay home if you are sick.

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave.

  • If you have recently returned from a country, state or region with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.

  • Vulnerable individuals, which is defined as 60+ years or who have health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease and weakened immune systems, are recommended to limit outings, avoid large gatherings, telecommute if possible, stay home if they are sick and avoid people who are sick.

Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Resources on COVID-19

Suffolk County COVID-19 Resources

The County is urging the use of two important resources:
  • Smart 911 App- The Smart911 app provides dispatchers and first responders with powerful capabilities for responding to emergency calls.
  • Text Alerts- Text: COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283 for the latest updates on COVID-19 in Suffolk County.

Suffolk County Drive-Thru Testing Site Info:

Stony Brook University, by appointment only.

  • To request an appointment call: 888-364-3065

Callers will be asked questions about their current health and will be prioritized for testing based on factors such as age, health, and other risk factors. A referral from a doctor is not necessary.

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