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More COVID tests coming to Long Island

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Robert Guerra, a meteorologist with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), is tested for COVID-19 at the port of Malakal, Republic of Palau, July 22, 2020. Marines and Sailors with TF KM20, I MEF, are conducting engagements in the Republic of Palau from July through September 2020. Koa Moana, meaning “ocean warrior,” is designed to strengthen and enhance relationships between the U.S. and partner nations/states in the Indo-Pacific region, improve interoperability with local security establishments, and serve as a Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team afloat in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s strategic and operational objectives. TF KM20 provides a unique opportunity to enhance relationships in the Republic of Palau. The Koa Moana task force has taken extensive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of U.S. service members and Palauan citizens participating in TF KM20 is an enduring priority. Prior to deploying, all exercise members participated in a three-week quarantine. After arriving in Palau, the Marines and Sailors remain quarantined for an additional 14 days. To date, all members deployed as part of TF KM20 tested negative for COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anabel Abreu Rodriguez)
Cpl. Anabel Abreu Rodriguez
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Two new COVID test centers will open on Long Island amid high demand and reports of long wait times at clinics. Progress will be made on cleaning the Housatonic River next year, officials say saving on Connecticut state park is going to be an uphill battle, and New York has a high vaccination rate when it comes to adults, but the same can’t be said for kids. 

Sabrina is host and producer of WSHU’s daily podcast After All Things. She also produces the climate podcast Higher Ground and other long-form news and music programs at the station. Sabrina spent two years as a WSHU fellow, working as a reporter and assisting with production of The Full Story.