What does COVID-19 mean for the future of LI?

In what felt like the blink of an eye, Long Island watched the world around it change as the coronavirus pandemic reached its shores. Since the first positive case of COVID-19 arrived in the region, schools closed their doors and some found themselves working from home, while others were either let go or had to continue showing up to work to provide essential services during the deadly pandemic.

As Long Islanders practice social distancing, it may seem like there is no end in sight, but there is a light at the end of tunnel. Residents must begin to think about the future and what the region will look like post-COVID-19.

Will working from home replace office buildings? Will riders want to be on packed LIRR trains? Will residents leave Long Island for less densely-populated areas? What must the region re-think as we move forward? What positive impacts can these sudden changes have?

To help you navigate through life under isolation, nextLI spoke with local experts to learn how to make the best of learning, working and maintaining a healthy lifestyle all from home.

Join the conversation and share your innovative ideas below.