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Garden City, NY Coronavirus Updates & News For October 16



Babylon Village, NY |
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One local woman started off making homemade masks for those in need during the coronavirus pandemic and turned it into a small business.

Ryan Gold started the homemade mask business from her Babylon home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ryan Gold started the homemade mask business from her Babylon home during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo credit: Jennifer Mercurio of Lasting Impressions Photography)

BABYLON, NY — One local resident turned a hobby into a small business during the coronavirus pandemic. Ryan Gold, who has lived in Babylon for the past 14 years, started helping out in the beginning of the pandemic after the Facebook group Babylon Strong sought out volunteers to help those in need. Gold first helped out by providing meals to essential workers and supporting local businesses. … Read more



New Hyde Park, NY |
18h

A law firm in New Hyde Park will be laying off more than two dozen employees, citing economic concerns following the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW HYDE PARK, NY – A law firm in New Hyde Park will be laying off more than two dozen employees, citing economic concerns following the coronavirus pandemic. According to a state Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice issued Friday, 34 employees at Gutman, Mintz, Baker and Sonnenfeldt, LLP, will be furloughed. Furloughs that occurred on March 30 will extend until Jan. 1, 2021, on which date they will become… Read more



Wantagh-Seaford, NY |
20h

An elementary school in Massapequa will be going remote on Thursday and Friday after a third student tested positive for COVID-19.

MASSAPEQUA, NY – An elementary school in Massapequa will be going remote on Thursday and Friday after a third student tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter to parents on Wednesday, Superintendent Lucille Iconis said the student attends Fairfield Elementary School. The student’s last day in school was Tuesday, Iconis said. Out of an abundance of caution, Fairfield Elementary School will be closed on Thursday and Friday, and school… Read more



Massapequa, NY |
1d

More than 1,000 Nassau residents have contracted the coronavirus in October so far.

NASSAU COUNTY, NY — Long Island is finally reopened and things seem to be returning to normal. But the threat from the coronavirus is still real, and dozens of people are testing positive for the virus each day, even as the death rate drops to nearly zero…. Read more

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