James L. Tomarken, MD, MSW, MPH,
MBA, Commissioner of the Suffolk
County Department of Health Services, says today that that the beach closures
issued for the following beaches have been lifted, as results of recent samples
collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels:
Park Beach in Copiague
Beach in Bayshore
Yacht Club Beach in Centerport
Note: Immersion in
bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as
infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
For the latest information on
affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 631-852-5822, contact
the Department's Office of Ecology at 631-852-5760 during normal business
hours, or visit the website at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health.
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