Shirley Beach in Shirley, and Copiague Harbor Property
Owners Association Beach in Copiague, are closed to bathing due to the finding
of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.
to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing 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 852-5822, contact the
Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or
visit the Beach
Monitoring page on the Suffolk County website.
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