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A letter from the editor

Newsday's Melville office.

Newsday's Melville office. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The coronavirus outbreak poses significant challenges to Long Island, the state and the nation and touches so much of our daily lives.

All of us at Newsday are dedicated to providing you with the latest, most accurate and factual news and information about this complex, fast-moving emergency and its effects on our community.

Through our continuing coverage on the web, on your phone and tablet and in print, we will be there for you to provide the latest news as this health emergency progresses. We will continue to update and share the latest health tips for you and your family. Sign up for our coronavirus newsletter, a daily update of developments and our local reporting about concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

You also can count on us to keep you informed about effects on daily life, with professional, college and high school sports curtailing activities and entertainment sites, cultural institutions and other venues restricting or suspending operations. We are committed to providing you with the most comprehensive and useful information possible.

We are grateful for the support of our subscribers. Your support is essential for Newsday to continue providing important coverage with the detail, context and perspective you need. If you aren’t a subscriber, please take a moment to consider becoming one.

Here are just some of the stories that you need to know:

How LIers cope with fear of the coronavirus

A Q&A with Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling

See schools and universities that are closed

See town, village or library cancellations

For all of Newsday’s coronavirus coverage, including our daily live updates and guides to help understand this public health crisis, go to:

And if you have ideas for stories, news tips or feedback, please email us at

We are dedicated to providing everything you and your family need to know.

Deborah Henley


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