Category: Health

LIVE BRIEFING: Governor Cuomo gives update, talks ‘Winter Plan’ for COVID-19 response (video)

WATCH: Governor Cuomo gives update, talks ‘Winter Plan’ for COVID-19 response (video)

Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving his live press briefing. He’s expected to announce his ‘Winter Plan’ for management of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The state reported the most cases of COVID-19 it had in months since the first wave in the spring. Editor’s ... MORE
Cuomo hints at Monday announcement for plans, criteria as NY deals with surging COVID-19 cases

Cuomo hints at Monday announcement for plans, criteria as NY deals with surging COVID-19 cases

Editor’s Note: Gov. Cuomo held a press conference on Monday outlining the state’s new plan. Click here to read about it or watch the press conference. Governor Andrew Cuomo wasn’t bashful about his expectations for COVID-19 spread over the next two weeks ... MORE
COVID-19 hot spot zones map makes finding local restrictions easy

COVID-19 hot spot zones map makes finding local restrictions easy

Over the weekend the holiday shopping season kicked off. While pandemic rules were clear — as shoppers wore masks in still-busy stores — some things remained the same. Long lines, inside-and-outside stores, as well as a number of sales. However, different communities ... MORE
Gov. Cuomo vetoes stream protection bill, siding with Sen. O’Mara and GOP legislators over 41 environmental groups

Gov. Cuomo vetoes stream protection bill, siding with Republican legislators over 41 environmental groups

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed Friday a bill to protect 41,000 miles of New York State streams regularly used for fishing and boating — legislation that major environmental groups consider an essential response to the Trump Administration’s rollback of federal stream and wetland ... MORE
Cuomo signs bill banning incineration of toxic firefighting foam, but doesn’t include Finger Lakes hotspot

Cuomo signs bill banning incineration of toxic firefighting foam, but doesn’t include Finger Lakes hotspot

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday that permanently bans the burning of toxic firefighting foam at the Norlite LLC hazardous waste incinerator about 10 miles north of Albany. The foam has been used and stored at dozens of airports, fire stations and ... MORE
Three COVID-19 clinics coming to Cayuga County this week

Three COVID-19 clinics coming to Cayuga County this week

The Cayuga County Health Department is holding walk-up rapid testing clinics for those not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms next week. The clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Emerson Park Pavilion on East Lake Road in Auburn. The ... MORE
New York processes record number of COVID-19 tests for second consecutive day

New York processes record number of COVID-19 tests for second consecutive day

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a record-breaking number of coronavirus tests completed in New York for a second consecutive day. A total of 219,442 tests were completed and reported to the state. “All the global experts say the same thing: This virus has ... MORE
Cuomo says state will work on ‘winter plan’ for added COVID-19 guidelines

Cuomo says state will work on ‘winter plan’ for added COVID-19 guidelines

There’s going to be three major areas of focus after the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. He held a press conference on Thursday outlining the things that the state would focus on moving forward. Last week he voiced concerns about ... MORE
Free COVID-19 clinic coming up this weekend in Cayuga County

Free COVID-19 clinic coming up this weekend in Cayuga County

Public health officials in Cayuga County say there will be an opportunity this weekend to get a COVID-19 test. A drive-thru clinic will be hosted on Sunday, November 29th for those who are experiencing symptoms. It will run from 9 a.m. to ... MORE
Over 1,100 SUNY students spending Thanksgiving quarantined on-campus due to COVID-19

Over 1,100 SUNY students spent Thanksgiving quarantined on-campus due to COVID-19

More than 1,100 SUNY students spent Thanksgiving on-campus. The SUNY system announced this week that 1,109 students were in quarantine on-campus, and another 86 were isolated with the virus. There were another 399 isolated off-campus. Students were tested before heading home for ... MORE
MELISSA KILLELEAGH: Arielle DeVito talks transition to virtual fitness during pandemic (podcast)

MELISSA KILLELEAGH: Arielle DeVito talks transition to virtual fitness during pandemic (podcast)

For years now, anytime personal training or fitness classes have come up in conversation, Arielle DeVito’s name often pops up. Five years ago, I had the pleasure of working closely with her and in 2020, Arielle had her own pivot and took ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID fines, cluster zone effectiveness, local government struggles (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID fines, cluster zone effectiveness, and more (podcast)

It has only been a few days, but plenty has happened in the Finger Lakes. Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss the biggest headlines of the last week in a special evening edition of The Weekend Debrief. Topics up for discussion include: ... MORE
COVID TRACKER: Cuomo urges caution in FLX, and a closer look at local numbers (full coverage)

TRACKER: See the latest COVID-19 numbers for each county in region (full coverage)

Local health officials around the Finger Lakes and Central New York are pleading with residents to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people over the next several weeks. Cases are on the rise in the Finger Lakes, and other parts of New ... MORE
WATCH LIVE: Governor Cuomo gives update on COVID-19 response from Rochester (video)

WATCH: Governor Cuomo gives update on COVID-19 response from Rochester (video)

Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Rochester giving his daily briefing. Watchers have grown accustomed to the Governor hosting these near-daily briefings, which are live-streamed across a number of platforms. He’s expected to talk about COVID-19 response, as well as the implication of ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Has the micro-cluster strategy actually worked if COVID cases are on the rise? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Has the micro-cluster strategy actually worked if COVID cases are on the rise? (podcast)

This week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that parts of Rochester and Syracuse would enter Orange Zone designation. It’s part of New York State’s Coronavirus micro-cluster mitigation strategy. It means focusing economic restrictions — like pausing non-essential business activity — to specific zip ... MORE
Watkins Glen Central School District switches to remote learning until January

Watkins Glen Central School District switches to remote learning until January

The Watkins Glen Central School District is switching to exclusively remote learning after Thanksgiving break. It’s a change that will last until students return to school for the next semester in January. Watkins Glen Superintendent Gregory Kelahan announced the change on Monday, ... MORE
Red Jacket HS student tests positive for COVID-19

Red Jacket HS student tests positive for COVID-19

The Red Jacket school district notified families on Tuesday that a student at the high school tested positive for COVID-19. “This morning we were notified that one of our high school students tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school ... MORE
Swinehart: Seneca County has more COVID cases in November than rest of pandemic combined

Swinehart: Seneca County has more COVID cases in November than rest of pandemic combined

Seneca County Public Health Director Vickie Swinehart took a more direct, blunt tone with the community-at-large at the Board of Supervisors’ monthly committee meetings. The Health and Human Services Committee met for the sole purpose of receiving an update from Swinehart on ... MORE