Category: Health

LIVE FROM CITY HALL: Officials talk health, education, and future of Geneva in

LIVE FROM CITY HALL: Officials talk health, education, and future of Geneva in digital first (video)

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio On Thursday, strategic community partners from the City of Geneva gathered digitally to host a virtual livestream event on Facebook, “Live from City Hall.” City Manager Sage Gerling moderated the announcements, introducing each guest who provided updates on ... MORE
NEW AT 3 PM: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

While New York State Gas and Electric, or NYSEG, and Rochester Gas & Electric, or RG&E, have received a lot of headline attention for their charitable contributions to local and regional food banks – their response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has been ... MORE
Ontario County Landfill cited again as odors continue to be major problem

Ontario County Landfill cited again as odors continue to be major problem

The Department of Environmental Conservation has hit the Ontario County Landfill, which is operated by Casella Waste with another violation. It’s the second time this year the landfill has been cited for excessive gas emissions. Supervisor Mark Venuti, from Geneva, is a ... MORE
Geneva General Cardiology Associates moves to new location inside Medical Office Building near GGH

Geneva General Cardiology Associates moves to new location inside Medical Office Building near GGH

Geneva General Cardiology Associates (GGCA), the office of Jonathan Rodriguez, M.D. and Pamela Hobart, ANP-BC, located at 200 North Street, Geneva has moved from Suite 304 to Suite 203.  The office is still located in the Medical Office Building adjacent to Geneva ... MORE
Study finds that social distancing didn’t lead to a decline in COVID-19 cases

Study finds that social distancing didn’t lead to a decline in COVID-19 cases

Has social distancing worked? That is the major question at the center of a local study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester and Cornell University. They looked at COVID-19 cases before, and after the pandemic-prompted social distancing efforts. “After social ... MORE
Thompson Health in Canandaigua avoids furloughs as URMC faces $315M budget gap

Thompson Health in Canandaigua avoids furloughs as URMC faces $315M budget gap

One local hospital in the UR Medicine family has avoided layoffs or furloughs amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees at Thompson Health in Canandaigua will not be furloughed, even though UR Medicine faces a $315 million budget gap. “Being ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Creating resources for farm workforce during COVID-19 pandemic

DAILY DEBRIEF: Creating resources for farm workforce during COVID-19 pandemic

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio Communication is key, especially when combatting a pandemic. How are immigrant farmworkers remaining educated on the facts about COVID-19 here in New York state? Libby Eiholzer, a bilingual dairy specialist at the Cornell Cooperative Extension explains how her ... MORE
Cuomo: Finger Lakes is ready to reopen at end of the week (video)

Cuomo: Finger Lakes is ready to reopen at end of the week (video)

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will be working with local governments to ensure a controlled reopening of the regional economy. That said, he confirmed that the Finger Lakes region, or Greater Rochester area will be eligible to enter ‘Phase I’ ... MORE
Republican lawmakers continue call for state investigation into nursing home policies amid pandemic

Republican lawmakers continue call for state investigation into nursing home policies amid pandemic

Republican lawmakers are calling for a hearing and investigation into the handling of nursing home policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic in New York. In a letter to the chairmen of the Committees on Aging, Health, and Oversight, Analysis and Investigations, members of ... MORE
Central New York falls short at the moment to reopen on May 15th

Central New York falls short at the moment to reopen on May 15th

The region is divided in two parts. The Finger Lakes will begin reopening on Friday, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. However, Central New York may have to wait. They fell short in one of the categories – testing capacity, even though they ... MORE
Local child suffers from toxic shock like syndrome that health experts are studying amid pandemic

Local child suffers from toxic shock like syndrome that health experts are studying amid pandemic

Medical professionals believe that a Steuben County child is the first to be diagnosed with pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome. It’s the newly-discovered disorder that is potentially connected to the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. The family is back at home now, but that ... MORE
Poll shows shrinking support for extension of NY on PAUSE, but many won't feel safe until vaccine available

Poll shows shrinking support for extension of NY on PAUSE, but many won’t feel safe until vaccine available

Some believe NY on PAUSE restrictions should last past May 15th. But, according to a Siena Poll that number has shrunk beyond 50% of respondents. The poll released on Monday showed 49% of residents say those restrictions, which shut non-essential businesses down ... MORE
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Massive changes

Nursing home staff will be tested for COVID-19 twice per week moving forward

Big changes are coming to nursing homes. On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced major changes for the way nursing homes and hospitals interact, as well as a variety of new requirements for nursing home facilities. Cuomo said hospitals are no longer allowed ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
Ontario County joins others participating in ‘Take 5 For New York Food Banks’ initiative

Ontario County joins others participating in ‘Take 5 For New York Food Banks’ initiative

Food banks are working overtime right now. Pantries across the region are working hard to keep families sustained during the pandemic, as millions remain jobless and without steady income. Ontario County is taking part in a statewide campaign, which Seneca County already ... MORE
Health, News, Politics
WEEK-END DEBRIEF: Discussing the biggest headlines from around the region (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing the biggest headlines from around the region (podcast)

On this edition of The Weekend Debrief – the panel discusses a series of interesting headlines, as the state and region navigates its way toward reopening. Ted Baker and Josh Durso break down the biggest headlines of the week, including: – Questions ... MORE
Cuomo extends eviction freeze through August

Cuomo extends eviction freeze through August (video)

Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the rent-related eviction freeze in New York to mid-August. The announcement came at his daily press briefing on Thursday. The extension means that it will live for another 60 days – beyond the current June end date. He ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Do public hearings need to change in post-pandemic New York? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Do public hearings need to change in post-pandemic New York? (podcast)

What will public hearings and local meetings look like in the post-pandemic world? Today we talk with Peter Mantius, a local reporter who was at the region’s last heavily-attended meeting. It happened in Butler, Wayne County, and points out exactly why state ... MORE
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Auburn Community Hospital given permission to resume elective surgeries

Auburn Community Hospital has been given the green light to continue performing elective surgeries. The hospital made the announcement on Wednesday. Beginning May 11th the hospital will be able to resume elective procedures. The facility was not included in the first wave ... MORE