• The Baldwin Public Library has canceled all programs through March 31, and all exercise classes in March and April. 


  • Bayville Mayor Robert De Natale said residents should avoid coming to village hall as a precaution, though village hall remains open. De Natale encouraged residents to watch upcoming trustee meetings via internet streaming rather than in person.


  • The Brentwood Public Library has suspended all programs through the end of the month and will not be meeting next week.


  • Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand canceled the village’s St. Patrick’s Day parade which had been scheduled for Sunday. 


  • Glen Cove officials plan to reopen the city’s senior center Monday instead of today as originally planned, Deputy City Mayor Maureen Basdavanos said Thursday. The center was closed Tuesday out of concerns about COVID-19. Basdavanos said center staff realized they needed extra time to figure out which programs and events should be canceled or delayed to prevent any potential spread of the virus, though no cases have been reported at the center.
  • The St. Patrick’s Day parade scheduled for Sunday is canceled, Basdavanos said.
  • The city’s Youth Bureau after school programs were expected to reopen as planned today, she said.


  • The town has suspended a passport day Sunday at Cedarhurst Village Hall until further notice.
  • The town receiver of taxes also postponed all taxpayer forums through the end of the month.


  • The senior center will be closed indefinitely beginning Friday. The town animal shelter closed Thursday with limited staff on duty to care and feed dogs. The shelter will continue to take in new dogs and is expected to reopen Monday. All recreation programs for special needs individuals scheduled for Saturday are canceled.


  • All senior centers will be closed starting Friday.
  • St. Patrick's Day parades in Bay Shore-Brightwaters and Bayport-Blue Point this weekend have been canceled.
  • Residents can  conduct business online, such as downloading applications, licenses, permit requirements, or paying their taxes online.


  • The Long Beach Public Library has canceled all programs for two weeks, until March 26. Library officials said on their website that programs were canceled as a prevention measure to protect residents from the virus. The library is open during normal hours and has enhanced cleaning. The library is also postponing all meetings and movies as well as the country music festival scheduled for this weekend. Library officials said they are not aware of any staff or patrons who have tested positive for the virus, but are following health agency guidelines.


  • North Hempstead town clerk’s office officials are encouraging residents to use mail and email to obtain services and make appointments before coming to the office. Through mail, residents can get records such as birth and death certificates, marriage certificates, permit applications and licenses for dogs and landscaping, according to the town. Film permits can be emailed.
  • To apply for passports or domestic partnerships, applicants are encouraged to make an appointment before going to the clerk’s office, officials said. Applications can be found on town website at For more information, call 311 or 516-869-6311.
  • The March 19 and April 2 town board meetings are canceled, officials said. A public hearing that was scheduled for March 19 to consider extending the building moratorium in Port Washington's waterfront district will instead take place in a special meeting at 10 a.m. on March 30 at town hall.
  • Another hearing about a request from a wireless company to install 16 small wireless facilities in Port Washington has been rescheduled for an undetermined date. The board had planned to hear public comments on March 19.


  • Oyster Bay has canceled seven events, officials announced today. The cancellations include: “Peter and the Wolf” on March 14 at Locust Valley High School; polar bear plunge at Tobay Beach on March 14;  “Rolie Polie Guacamole” on March 15 at Plainview Old Bethpage Public library; “The Golden Chords” on March 15 at Jericho Public Library; “Keith Leaf - The Light Show” on March 28 at Hicksville Public Library; and “The Chamlins” at Hicksville Public Library on March 29.
  • All activities for senior citizens at town community centers have been suspended from March 14 to March 22. 


  • Patchogue is postponing its March 22 St. Patrick’s Day parade.


  • Shelter Island will host an online informational coronavirus meeting today that will not be open to the public. Residents can tune in to at 7 p.m. and call 631-749-0391 or email with questions.


  • Smithtown’s Senior Center will close two weeks starting Monday, town spokeswoman Nicole Garguilo said. Breakfast and lunch will be delivered to 25 to 35 seniors who regularly visit the center for meals and the center will be thoroughly cleaned during the closure.
  • Town meetings will still be held, but residents are being asked to consider watching them online and submitting comments by email or fax to the town clerk or to the supervisor’s office.
  • The St. James St. Patrick’s Day Parade is postponed.  


  • Southampton Town will suspend community meals and some activities at its senior centers out of caution. Town senior centers in Bridgehampton, Hampton Bays and Flanders will cancel congregant meals and recreational activities from March 16 to 20. Adult day care will continue in Hampton Bays, as will the senior shuttle service. Seniors can order cold but microwave ready meals to be delivered or picked up curbside at the senior centers by calling 631-728-1235.


    • All town office buildings are closed and all public meetings, hearings and town-sponsored programs have been cancelled until further notice after the town declared a state of emergency. 
    • The congregate lunch program at the Southold Town Human Resource Center has been suspended through March 20. Meals will not be served in the center’s dining room. However, seniors older than 60 years old or participants who regularly drive to the center for lunch can arrange for pickup of frozen meals. The town’s home-delivered meals program remains fully operational.  
    • The town’s senior adult day care program has also suspended services temporarily. Seniors can call the senior center at 631-298-4460 for more information.


    • The West Hempstead Library has suspended all programs until further notice. The library announced on its Facebook page that patrons are not allowed to congregate in the building, and the library is only open for book check outs and returns. All programs, computer use, study areas, tutoring and children’s play areas are closed as a precaution.

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