As New York COVID cases soar, some experts worry about new CDC guidance

New York state on Tuesday reported 40,000 new cases of COVID statewide, pushing the state's positivity rate up near 20%. Hospitalizations are rising fast, too. That has some public health experts questioning the CDC's decision to shorten the recommended isolation period for people who test positive.

CDC shortens COVID-19 quarantine recommendation to 5 days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.

Internship program gives high schoolers a close look at nursing

Five days a week for a little over an hour each day, three Commack high school seniors are roaming different departments at Huntington Hospital as part of an internship with Wilson Tech. The students are learning about what it takes to become a nurse by shadowing the staff — all while keeping up with their high school workload.