Category: Health

Cuomo: Time to turn the page on reopening economy, looks to supercharge it with Trumps help

Cuomo: Time to turn the page on reopening economy, looks to supercharge it with Trumps help

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the ways the federal government can help jumpstart the economy in New York. The meeting will focus around infrastructure projects that need federal approval – including ... MORE
FLH offers COVID-19 antibody test at urgent care facilities in Geneva, Seneca Falls

FLH offers COVID-19 antibody test at urgent care facilities in Geneva, Seneca Falls

FLH Medical, P.C. has announced that it is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing at both of its Urgent Care locations: 789 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva (Finger Lakes Health Commons) and 1991 Balsley Road, Seneca Falls (Lifecare Medical Associates). The antibody testing will determine ... MORE
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Cuomo unveils $100M small business loan program for those impacted by COVID-19 shutdown

Cuomo unveils $100M small business loan program for those impacted by COVID-19 shutdown

The state might have budget problems, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to do what it can to try and help small businesses that were hit hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced over the weekend the launch of ... MORE
TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: How many cases are there in the Finger Lakes?

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
FRIDAY BRIEFING: Governor Cuomo reacts to Trump plan for reopening economy (video)

MONDAY BRIEFING: Cuomo says he will meet with Trump to talk jumpstarting NY economy (video)

Want to see the latest briefing video from Governor Andrew Cuomo? If you're looking for that, or for the latest policy decisions the Governor has made during this pandemic - follow along with us in this post updated multiple times a day ... MORE
Yates County offers voluntary layoffs for employees, implements hiring freeze

Yates County offers voluntary layoffs for employees, implements hiring freeze

Officials in Yates County are following suit with their counterparts in Ontario, offering ‘voluntary’ layoffs to county workers, as they deal with massive budget shortfalls caused by COVID-19. Nearly 20 employees took the offer to help reduce costs for the county. County ... MORE
Cuomo says death benefits for frontline workers will be paid for by state, local governments

Cuomo says death benefits for frontline workers will be paid for by state, local governments

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that state and local governments will provide death benefits for frontline workers who died from COVID-19 during this emergency. Governor Cuomo also renewed his call for the federal government to provide hazard pay ... MORE
CDC makes intense recommendations about social distance, student confinement to classrooms for fall

CDC makes intense recommendations about social distance, student confinement to classrooms for fall

New guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control outline what steps might be necessary for school to resume in the fall. The guidelines include maintaining six feet of distance between desks, maintaining similar distance on buses, students eating pre-packaged meals for ... MORE
Officials cancel Cayuga County Fair amid COVID-19 uncertainty; moves to keep

Officials cancel Cayuga County Fair amid COVID-19 uncertainty; moves to keep public spaces closed over holiday weekend

Officials in Cayuga County are preparing for a busy holiday weekend, despite social distancing guidelines and public spaces that will remain closed. “This Memorial Day weekend will feel very different. We will miss the cheering crowds in the streets and children waving ... MORE
Seneca County receives 40th confirmed case of COVID-19

Seneca County receives 40th confirmed case of COVID-19

The Seneca County Public Health Department received notification that another Seneca  County resident  has tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 40 confirmed cases. Public Health staff are conducting contact tracing on this individual to identify any close contacts of ... MORE
Health, News, Seneca County
Cargill agrees to pay $318K, curb salt dust and runoff into Cayuga Lake as part of bid to settle lawsuit

Cargill agrees to pay $318K, curb salt dust and runoff into Cayuga Lake as part of bid to settle lawsuit

– By Peter Mantius In a proposed settlement of a federal lawsuit, Cargill Inc. has agreed to pay more than $300,000 and take steps to minimize salt dust and salt runoff into streams near its salt mine under Cayuga Lake. The company’s ... MORE
Two more COVID deaths reported in Yates County bringing total to 7

Two more COVID deaths reported in Yates County bringing total to 7

Public health officials outlined two new deaths of COVID-19 in Yates County. One person was in their 70s, while the other was in their 100s. Both individuals had underlying health conditions, according to public health officials. There have now been seven total ... MORE
Health, News, Yates County
Questions loom about summer camps in New York

Questions loom about summer camps in New York

Summer camp during a pandemic seems like a challenge. If nothing else, the long list of regulations and updates that Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State have laid out seem to be a roadblock for those running camps. However, there has ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
Mental health's close connection with problem gambling

Mental health’s close connection with problem gambling

– Special by Jenna Hotaling May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Mental health refers to our cognitive, emotional, and behavioral wellness.  How we think and feel can attribute to the behaviors we display.  Many individuals struggle with their mental health on a ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
Beaches in Ontario County will stay closed over Memorial Day weekend

Beaches in Ontario County will stay closed over Memorial Day weekend

Leaders in Ontario County announced on Wednesday that all beaches will remain closed over the Memorial Day Weekend. This includes Ontario County’s Deep Run Beach and Ontario Beach, as well as Kershaw Park Beach in the City of Canandaigua, Onanda Park and ... MORE
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