The Town of Babylon has announced that it has joined with Suffolk County and HRHCare Community Health to establish two "hotspot" testing sites in Amityville and Wyandanch to address areas that are seeing higher rates of COVID-19 spread. Click here for more information.
Please see below for the latest updates regarding COVID-19 from the Babylon Town Board. To receive e-mail updates from the Town of Babylon, please click here and select "Town of Babylon Updates" under the "Notify Me" section.
Do you know someone who is going above and beyond during the COVID-19 crisis? Click here and tell us their story.
To my friends and neighbors,On behalf of my colleagues on the Babylon Town Board, I’d like to once again extend our well wishes to you and your loved ones as we all continue to experience the effects of COVID-19. All of our lives have been transformed in some way. I want you to know that the Town of Babylon will be here for you. We are a strong community that has stood together in the face of adversity before and we will emerge stronger, as we did before.I would like to also remind you to please be mindful of your neighbors during this time and please stay home unless absolutely necessary! If you must go out in public, please use common sense and practice social distancing. If you are in a situation where you cannot practice social distancing, please follow the guidelines regarding wearing a mask/face covering in public as set by Governor Cuomo.I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank the amazing workforce of essential employees here in the Town of Babylon, including health care professionals, law enforcement officers including our officers from the Suffolk County Police Department’s First Precinct, mental health experts, grocery store employees, public transit workers and, of course, our Town of Babylon workforce. We have been celebrating many of these individuals who are doing incredible work during this difficult time on our Town social media channels: Facebook and Twitter. If you know someone who is deserving of recognition, please submit their story here.
Please see below for a comprehensive review of town services and information related to COVID-19.
To find the latest numbers on COVID-19 cases within the Town of Babylon, please click here.
HOW DO I ACCESS TOWN SERVICES?
WHAT THE TOWN OF BABYLON IS DOING:
As you all know, the Town of Babylon is home to some of the most celebrated and beautiful parks and beaches in our area, which remain open and free to the public.
As Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, I am working to make sure the quality of life standards our residents expect are upheld while keeping our employees safe and healthy.
Locally-owned businesses are the backbone of Babylon’s economy. As Chairman of the Small Business Committee, I want to make sure our businesses have access to every available resource during these difficult times.
As an elected official for many years, I know how important local government services can be, especially to the residents that rely on them the most.
Wyandanch and Amityville "Hotspot" Testing Sites
The Town of Babylon has announced that it has joined with Suffolk County and HRHCare Community Health to establish two "hotspot" testing sites to address areas that are seeing higher rates of COVID-19 spread. If you or someone in your family believes you may have COVID-19, please call (845) 553-8030 to make an appointment.
Please see the below flyers (available in English, Spanish and Creole) for more information.
HRH Care Amityville - 1080 Sunrise Highway, Amityville, NY 11701
English - Spanish - Creole
HRH Care Wyandanch - 1556 Straight Path, Wyandanch, NY 11798
New York State Drive-Through Testing Information
Drive-through sampling sites are a critical part of the Governor’s nation-leading program to test for COVID-19. These facilities reduce density and the potential for spread by keeping people who are sick or at risk of having contracted coronavirus out of healthcare facilities where they could infect other people.
The drive-through sites are prioritizing sampling for symptomatic individuals that are part of the highest risk population, those who have been in close contact with a positive case, and, as necessary, health care workers, nursing home employees and first responders on the front lines.
Testing is by appointment only. Residents who believe they have been in close contact with a case and have symptoms, and would like to be tested can be assessed by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 888-364-3065.
Individual test results are sent to the individual by phone, text, or they can access the online patient portal at http://www.Bioreference.com
New York State Testing sites in Suffolk County :
Stony Brook University has a mobile testing site It has six lanes to accommodate up to 1,000 tests per day and it will be opened 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., To make an appointment to be assessed please call the COVID-19 hotline at 888-364-3065.
First Responder Testing:
To help support those in need of testing the most, ProHEALTH is opening its Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing sites to all first responders, and you do not have to be a ProHEALTH patient. Any first responder with COVID-19 symptoms, should simply call ProHEALTH’s drive-thru scheduling hotline at 516-874-0411 to talk to a medical professional. If testing is needed, you will be scheduled for an appointment at one of ProHEALTH’s 4 urgent care locations in either Lake Success, Jericho, Riverhead or Little Neck.
Please see below for information on some of the resources that are available during COVID-19.
Island Harvest provides free referrals and free assistance for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) over the phone at 631-873-4775. Island Harvest can walk applicants through the online application by telephone or complete a short intake and submit the online application for you.
To sign up for the latest updates from Suffolk County - TEXT : COVIDSUFFOLK TO "67283"
New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling
To sign up for the latest updates from New York State - click HERE
For information on best practices to avoid transmission of Covid-19 - click HERE
For information on Covid-19 testing in Suffolk County - click HERE
New York State COVID-19 E-Mail Updates: HERE
New York State Department of Health: HERE
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HERE
World Health Organization: HERE
Suffolk County Health Bulletins: HERE
Take Out/Delivery Options in the Town of Babylon: HERE
COVID-19 Health Tips with Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott: HERE
NYS Comptroller - COVID-19 Financial Survival Toolkit for New Yorkers: HERE