Tag: Coronavirus

TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: Most counties see increase in total number of cases on Saturday

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
Road patrol deputy in Wayne County tests positive for COVID-19

Road patrol deputy in Wayne County tests positive for COVID-19

A deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Sheriff Barry Virts said seven deputies have been furloughed with pay as result. They are also being monitored by Wayne County Public Health. Macedon Police ... MORE
U.S. Post Office locations take precautions to ensure customer, worker safety

U.S. Post Office locations take precautions to ensure customer, worker safety

How are post office workers being protected on the job? Even as the virus remains widespread across the region, the post office is working hard to keep mail flowing. News10NBC spoke with Western District Manager Gary Vaccarella who says social distancing practices, ... MORE
Coronavirus, News
Small farms across NYS see big problems as demand shifts, shrinks amid pandemic

Small farms across NYS see big problems as demand shifts, shrinks amid pandemic

Local farmers are worried about the next several months, as they stare down a pandemic that’s going to add stress, to an already-stressful environment. John Bolton, owner of Bolton Farms in Hilton, has been growing fresh greens in a greenhouse behind his ... MORE
Ontario County company invents Ambu-bot, but it awaits FDA approval

Ontario County company invents Ambu-bot, but it awaits FDA approval

There’s a well-documented shortage of ventilators across the world and U.S. That has been particularly well-documented in New York, where it’s expected that hospitals will run out of them in the coming days. There’s a company in Ontario County that’s hoping to ... MORE
LATEST: Cuomo critical of counties who want to ban downstate migration (video)

Cuomo: 1,000 ventilators donated to New York State to fight COVID-19 (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
Walmart cutting capacity amid pandemic, will turn aisles to one-way movement

Walmart cutting capacity amid pandemic, will turn aisles to one-way movement

Walmart is making some major changes effective this weekend. The changes come on Saturday, when it begins limiting the number of people who can go inside its stores at any given time. It will effectively reduce its capacity to 20 percent, and ... MORE
HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for full-coverage of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 click here. This database will be the place where we post all business hours or service changes. Have something you’d like to see here? Send it to news@fingerlakes1.com.  318 ... MORE
Lawmakers blast executive order to pull ventilators, PPE from Upstate hospitals NYC area

Lawmakers blast executive order to pull ventilators, PPE from Upstate hospitals NYC area

Upstate New York lawmakers ripped Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to bring ventilators and other personal protective equipment to the downstate area. That executive order was signed on Friday. “Ventilators and PPE are the last lines of defense in a fight that ... MORE
Lawmakers from around Finger Lakes blast state budget, call for reconvened session after crisis ends

Lawmakers from around Finger Lakes blast state budget, call for reconvened session after crisis ends

Upstate lawmakers say the budget passed by leaders in Albany and Governor Andrew Cuomo unfairly put additional burden on rural communities in Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier. Senator Tom O’Mara, R-58, had previously called on leaders to adopt ... MORE
Officials warn about scams in communities targeting elderly

Officials warn about scams in communities targeting elderly

The Schuyler County Office for the Aging and the Schuyler County Attorney’s Office are warning local seniors to look out for potential scams of homeowners arising from the COVID-19 stimulus program, including a new phony home repair grant offer. “Earlier this week our office was notified by the New York Office ... MORE
Coronavirus, Health, News
New York may not have enough money to pay all the unemployment claims being filed

New York may not have enough money to pay all the unemployment claims being filed

Could New York run out of money before it can pay out all the unemployment claims that have been coming its direction? Apparently, it’s a possibility. A recent report found that New York ranks 49th out of 50 states in available funds ... MORE
Will masks become a mandated policy? Not everywhere, but face coverings could become the norm soon across U.S.

Will masks become a mandated policy? Not everywhere, but face coverings could become the norm soon across U.S.

Masks are coming. The Centers for Disease Control is expected to unveil new recommendations in the near-future about the use of masks. While they haven’t been recommended — and they will not be forced onto residents — their use will be widely ... MORE
RATING THE DISTANCE: Counties graded on social distancing efforts across the Finger Lakes

RATING THE DISTANCE: Counties graded on social distancing efforts across the Finger Lakes

Social distancing, or physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of people who can gather in close proximity. Before ... MORE
Canandaigua LDC provides portal for small businesses to access necessary resources

Canandaigua LDC provides portal for small businesses to access necessary resources

The Canandaigua Local Development Corporation has launched a web portal to provide information and access to resources in support of Canandaigua area businesses grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The site (www.canandaiguameansbusiness.com) contains links to local, state, and federal agencies, providing business owners ... MORE