Category: Health

COVID cluster of 61 cases identified at DeMay Living Center in Newark

COVID cluster of 61 cases identified at DeMay Living Center in Newark

Officials in Wayne County say a COVID cluster has been identified at the DeMay Living Center, which is located in Newark. The total number of cases at this point has risen to 61. Altogether 47 of the positive cases are residents of ... MORE
Officials: Strict enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines will continue in Seneca County

Officials: Strict enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines will continue in Seneca County

Officials say they will continue strict enforcement of COVID-19 regulations in Seneca County, but hope to remain business friendly in the process. Following recent increases in coronavirus cases across the region and New York, state officials have issued additional guidance to local ... MORE
Cuomo: Rise in statewide COVID cases because of national spike

Cuomo: Rise in statewide COVID cases because of national spike

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pointing blame at the rest of the U.S. as New York’s infection rate grows. The state’s infection rate grew to 1.45% including hotspots, and as of Monday, 1,059 people had been hospitalized in New York with COVID-19. Last ... MORE
Waterloo closes middle school on Monday, hopes to reopen on Tuesday

Waterloo closes middle school on Monday, hopes to reopen on Tuesday

An email sent to families in the Waterloo Central School District indicates that students at the middle school went remote on Monday. Hopefully, they will return on Tuesday. An email from Superintendent Terri Bavis indicated that the move was made out of ... MORE
MELISSA KILLELEAGH: How to develop resiliency in face of adversity (podcast)

MELISSA KILLELEAGH: How to develop resiliency in face of adversity (podcast)

Finding resilience in uncertain times is crucial. It’s a timeless topic but one that’s never been more relevant. People are constantly evolving and adapting to overcome adversity and trauma – yet conversations about building that ability are rare. Chelsea Snyder, former Coordinator ... MORE
Keuka will continue remote learning through fall semester keeping campus 'mostly closed'

Keuka will continue remote learning through fall semester keeping campus ‘mostly closed’

Keuka College will continue distance learning through the end of the semester. “As much as we hoped to welcome our students back this semester, it’s in the best interest of their safety – and the community’s safety – to limit their travel ... MORE
19 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Steuben County, bringing active caseload up to 304

19 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Steuben County, bringing active caseload up to 304

The Steuben County Health Department reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. It brings the total number of cases to 997, with 304 active cases as of the report. Those who tested positive are isolated and being monitored. Contact tracing has ... MORE
How many

COVID TRACKER: How many cases are being reported in every county?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has continued to play a major role in the way people are living their day-to-day lives. Here we will track the latest data reported by public health officials in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. As of this ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF:

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing FLH/URMC partnership, NY’s evolving quarantine guidelines, COVID fines on local biz, and block party clusters (podcast)

A closer look at upcoming elections with big time local implications, a discussion about the future of medicine after an announcement by Finger Lakes Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center that they would be working together, and the controversial story ... MORE
SkyHy for shakes, smoothies, and tea in Geneva: New business celebrates grand opening this weekend

SkyHy for shakes, smoothies, and tea in Geneva: New business celebrates grand opening this weekend

Health and wellness is all the rage today. Especially with the Coronavirus Pandemic upon us, and flu season rapidly approaching. Healthier food and drink options are becoming more readily available at many restaurants. However, thanks to Trena Sutton and Sonia Stallworth, the ... MORE
Potential COVID-19 exposure at Burger Shack & More in Cayuga County

Potential COVID-19 exposure at Burger Shack & More in Cayuga County

The Cayuga County Health Department alerted the public late-Thursday about a potential COVID-19 exposure at Burger Shack & More in the town of Locke. They say an employee who was working Thursday, October 15th from 5-7 p.m. and Friday, October 16th from ... MORE
Officials: COVID clusters in Ontario County tied to block parties in Victor

Officials walk back comments about ‘block party’ in Ontario County, after mis-identifying streets involved in COVID cluster

Public health officials in Ontario County spent the second half of the week walking back an earlier statement that was widely criticized as being misleading. After reporting the ‘block parties’ over Columbus Day weekend led to a series of positive tests that ... MORE
CDC changes definition of

CDC changes definition of ‘close contact’ for COVID exposure and contact tracing purposes

The definitions are changing again. This time the changes in definition come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The question in play: What is ‘close contact’ and how does one define it? Up until recently, close contact was defined as ... MORE
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COVID cases on the rise at Cayuga Correctional Facility

COVID cases on the rise at Cayuga Correctional Facility

State officials have confirmed that cases are on the rise at the Cayuga Correctional Facility. The Auburn Citizen reported Wednesday that the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision reported 23 new cases among incarcerated individuals. It brought the total number of cases ... MORE
URMC will work with Finger Lakes Health to provide services in Geneva, Penn Yan

Finger Lakes Health reaches agreement with URMC to provide support at Geneva, Penn Yan hospitals

Change is coming to Finger Lakes Health thanks to a new partnership and agreement with the University of Rochester Medical Center. It means more services at Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, leaders of Finger Lakes Health said Wednesday ... MORE