Life Under Coronavirus

Episode 3: Quarantined Steve Bellone, Suffolk County executive

The coronavirus epicenter is firmly in New York, with White House officials citing Long Island specifically as a worrisome problem spot in the nation. As the storm arrives, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is guiding the county’s COVID-19 response while himself being under quarantine after a deputy tested positive. He’s living and working from a “10 by 10 room,” a play area for his kids, juggling his landline and cellphone and ’80s music on the computer. “People are nervous and anxious but you know we will get through this,” he says. This is the third episode of Newsday Opinion’s “Life Under Coronavirus,” about Long Island’s helpers during this health crisis.