Message from Sheriff Toulon
March 16, 2020
Dear Residents of Suffolk County:
As we navigate our county into uncharted waters with the Coronavirus Pandemic, I want to remind you all that Suffolk County is a resilient community. We take care of each other and show compassion on a daily basis. When Superstorm Sandy devastated Suffolk County, our residents came together, supporting those in need and making changes in daily routines. We are, again, being asked to make changes to our everyday lives, including social distancing, working from home, and finding new childcare arrangements. While these changes are disruptive and uncomfortable, they are necessary to protect those in our community who are the most vulnerable.
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is prepared to face this challenging time with you. We will continue to provide you with the exceptional service you deserve. We do, however, ask you to work with us to reduce or mitigate the spread of the virus. Most Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office bureaus are available via phone or website. If you do not need to visit our offices, please contact us from home.
I encourage you to continue to support the businesses in your community. While dining out in restaurants is not available, ordering food delivery is still an acceptable option. Local grocery stores and pharmacies continue to receive shipments and will have the items you need; there is no need to hoard supplies. Finally, take the time to call your friends, check in on neighbors, and communicate with the elderly. Take a walk outside with your family and enjoy the fresh air. This is a time for us all to come together as a community. Remain calm, wash your hands, and stay positive. We will get through this crisis together. -ERROL D. TOULON, Jr., Suffolk County Sheriff
Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed all nonessential workers to stay home to control the spread of coronavirus. This directive is effective 3/22 at 8 PM. Visit www.ny.gov to learn more.
Click here for a list of essential services.
Click here for additional guidance, questions and answers from the NYS Development Corp.
Additional Information and Resources
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline:
Sheriff's Office Twitter Blog
The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office is continually updating its Twitter feed during this health crisis.