Dear Quogue Residents,
These are uncertain times. We know that many of you have come to Quogue from your principal residences in the past few days, and we welcome you. Although Quogue may have much more open space than the locales of your other residences, the COVID-19 virus is present on the East End, and all of the precautionary steps we have all heard about over recent days must be assiduously observed.
The Village Office is operating with a split staff, but people can only come in as far as the vestibule and speak to the staff from there. We are not accepting hand deliveries of paper, so please send them electronically or, if necessary, mail them. Check the Village website for other announcements: www.villageofquogueny.gov
The Quogue Village Police Department is fully staffed with all officers healthy and ready to respond to calls. If you have a situation in which any member of your household is experiencing symptoms that might be associated with the COVID-19 virus or has been diagnosed with it, please take a moment to advise the police department so that officers will be aware if they need to respond to your location. Its non-emergency phone is 631-653-4791.
In that connection, below is a message from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone sent earlier today that you will find useful:
Yesterday, I announced a number of new tools to assist coronavirus awareness among first responders.
We are encouraging Suffolk residents to sign up for Smart911, which allows individuals to provide critical medical information to 9-1-1 and first responders. When someone calls 9-1-1-, their Smart911 Safety Profile is automatically displayed, allowing our public safety agencies to send emergency response teams to the right location with enhanced medical data, especially those who may need assistance not only during this outbreak, but during any emergency.
You can create a Smart911 Safety Profile for your household at www.smart911.com or download the Smart911 App in the Apple Store or Google Play.
Individuals can also self-identify if they are under quarantine, and whether it is self-imposed or directed by a health professional. The Smart911 App allows quarantined individuals to receive check-in messages on their health status and sign up for alerts by Suffolk County to receive reliable information about the changing coronavirus situation.
To that end, residents can now sign up for SMS text message updates on their mobile devices to receive updates on the latest information, health guidance and other developments relating to the coronavirus. Residents should text COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283 to enroll.
Finally, we anticipate that a mobile testing site will open up at Stony Brook University today which will allow people to make appointments and get tested after speaking with a healthcare professional. Suffolk County residents who want to make an appointment for the test can call 1-888-364-3065 and they will be triaged by a healthcare professional.
We will continue to do everything we can to prepare, respond and mitigate risk to those who need assistance and deliver information as quickly as possible.