Below you will find the latest COVID-19 information and resources from Legislator Jason A. Richberg.COVID-19 Testing Sites in/around the 15th Legislative District: For additional testing sites, visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you or https://suffolkcountyny.gov/Portals/0/FormsDocs/CountyExecutive/PDF/11.24.20%20COVID-19%20Testing%20Sites.pdf.
CityMD Copiague Urgent Care - Long Island
Urgent care center · 901 Sunrise Hwy, Copiague · (631) 230-5772
COVID-19 testing center
Appointment not required
Referral not required
Testing for all patients
Sun River Health Maxine S. Postal
Medical clinic · 1080 Sunrise Hwy, Amityville · (631) 716-9026
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at Walgreens
Pharmacy · 275 Broadway, Amityville · (800) 925-4733
Instructions: Walgreens is offering this service in partnership with the PWNHealth provider network. Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state and federal guidelines. At the testing locations Walgreens pharmacy team will oversee the self-administration of LabCorp’s COVID-19 test. Take a quick screening survey on our website to see if you are eligible for testing.
ProHEALTH ER-DOX Urgent Care of Amityville
Urgent care center · 148 Merrick Rd, Amityville · (631) 841-4102
Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care
Urgent care center · 801 Broadway Ste 100, Amityville · (516) 784-4486
Instructions: All COVID-19 testing is preceded by an evaluation with a provider. This evaluation can be done in-center or via Virtual Visit.
CityMD Lindenhurst Urgent Care - Long Island
Urgent care center · 656 N Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst, NY · (631) 225-4227
Enzo Clinical Labs - Farmingdale, NY
Medical laboratory · Farmingdale, NY · (631) 755-5500
AFC Urgent Care Farmingdale
Urgent care center · 1037 Fulton Street, Farmingdale, NY · (631) 983-4578
Instructions: We offer two types of Covid-19 testing, Rapid Molecular and PCR. Our Rapid Test is by appointment but our PCR nasal swab is on a walk in basis, no appointment necessary.
Drug store · 450 Main St, Farmingdale, NY · (516) 694-6210
Tests limited to certain patients
Instructions: CVS Health is conducting drive-up coronavirus testing (COVID-19). Limited appointments are available to patients who qualify. Patients must legally reside in the state where the test is given and be 18 years of age or older. Patients being tested are required to stay in their vehicles and surfaces are sanitized after each visit.
Sun River Health Martin Luther King, Jr.
Medical clinic · Wyandanch, NY · (516) 214-8020
LI Urgent Care
Urgent care center · 403 Little East Neck Rd, West Babylon, NY · (631) 716-5463
Pediatrician · 1130 Deer Park Ave, North Babylon, NY · Sunset Plaza · (631) 667-4767
AFC Urgent Care West Islip
Urgent care center · 125 Sunrise Hwy, West Islip, NY · (631) 400-3430
ProHEALTH Urgent Care of West Islip
Urgent care center · 148 Sunrise Hwy, West Islip, NY · (631) 620-3580
Instructions: Call hotline 516-874-0411 to speak with a medical professional, If your symptoms suggest you need a test, you'll be scheduled at the nearest location. Hotline is available M-F from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m
Urgent care center · 434 Union Blvd, West Islip, NY · (631) 238-3067
Instructions: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, on-site providers will evaluate you and perform test in the center. Evaluation may be completed in a virtual visit.
CityMD Deer Park Urgent Care - Long Island
Occupational health service · 1930 Deer Park Ave, Deer Park, NY · (631) 254-5900
Medical laboratory · Long Island, NY · (833) 422-7369
Instructions: Before someone receives a diagnostic or antibody test, they must first complete a clinical screening (virtual or telephonic visit) with an ACPNY provider. Please call 866-749-2660 to schedule this initial appointment.
Urgent care center · 5165 Merrick Rd, Massapequa Park, NY · (516) 858-3724
Pediatrician · 5050 Sunrise Hwy, Massapequa Park, NY · (516) 541-5437
ProHEALTH ER-DOX Urgent Care of Massapequa Park
Urgent care center · 4954 Merrick Rd, Massapequa Park, NY · (516) 308-7255
Instructions: Patients have the option to reserve a spot for a specific time in advance, but it is not required. Patients can simply walk in any time we are open for a visit.
For more information on COVID-19 · Suffolk County- https://suffolkcountyny.gov/covid19· Suffolk County Department of Health Services - https://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Health-Bulletins/Novel-Coronavirus· New York State Department of Health - https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/· NYS Coronavirus Hotline - 888-364-3065How long the virus can live on various surfaces:· Plastic and Stainless Steel - Up to 72 hours· Cardboard - Up to 24 hours· Copper and similar materials - Up to 4 hours· Droplets can stay in the air for up to 3 hours before they fall.CARES Act:Every
American earning $75,000* or less per year will receive $1200. (*Adjusted
annual gross income) Checks expected to go out in the coming weeks.Small Business Loans:The SBA and US Chamber of Commerce has info and assistance on their websites.Unemployment:Unemployment Insurance is extended; 1 week waiting period is waived; and now includes gig workers and those who are issued 1099s.Gov Cuomo announced this week that all New Yorkers who file for unemployment will receive an extra $600 on top of their unemployment checks and federal stimulus money.Mental
Health, coping with Stress and AnxietyNYS
offers a free consultation with a mental health professional: 844-863-9314CDC offers tips and resources for stress management: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.htmlGovernor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York State has teamed up with the meditation app Headspace to offer free content for those grappling with anxiety surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. For more information, visit www.headspace.com/nyPrice gouging:To
report unfair price increases of products including household cleaning
supplies and hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak.NY
Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection at 1-800-697-1220Suffolk County Department of Consumer Affairs: 631-853-4600, https://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Consumer-AffairsSupport
and Donations for Healthcare Workers:To
personal protective equipment:Suffolk County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services: 631-853-4866 or firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport
Local Businesses:Our small businesses are struggling due to government directed closure of non-essential businesses. The Town of Babylon has posted a list of restaurants offering take-out and delivery to help them keep from closing their doors: https://www.townofbabylon.com/DocumentCenter/View/4248/Restaurant-List-TOBSupport
for Domestic Violence Victims:Report
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24-hr Hotline: 631-360-3606Domestic
violence victims support hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE/ 7233Suffolk County Courts are still accessible via video and telephone for interviews, filing a petition, speaking to a judge and filing orders of protection.Unsafe
work environment: For Employees to anonymously report unsafe work environment: NYS
Dept. of Labor: 888-469-7365, calls may remain confidential.Veteran
VFW Post 361 Commander Norm Sellers:631-383-2658Wheatley
Heights VFW Post 2912, Commander Jorge Rosario 631-358-8279Suffolk
County Veterans Service Agency 631-853-VETSVideo/Audio
Conferencing Apps:Audio: Freeconferencecall.com, Video: Zoom, Skype. Tutorials can be found on YouTube.How to make your own facial covering:
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe, Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order requiring any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain social distance.
Some residents have reported difficulty finding masks due to long shipping delays and limited supplies. To make your own mask using a T-shirt, follow these easy instructions:
Trace the pattern of the mask, as in the illustration. The bottom line should be just beneath the armpits of the shirt.
Cut through both layers of the shirt, according to the pattern.
Use a safety pin to fasten the two layers together at the bottom.
Insert a paper towel or a coffee filter between the layers of cloth as an extra filter. It should rest on the safety pin.
To wear the mask, tie the top straps around your head; tie the bottom straps at the top of your head, as in the illustration.T-shirt masks are not a substitute for professionally manufactured surgical masks, but they do offer some protection, especially against infecting others.