When the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Finger Lakes and the economy was shut down, few people realized the toll the pandemic would take. Throughout it we have focused on delivering the most up-to-date information available from local health departments, regional control rooms, and Albany.
TRACKING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC LOCALLY
Moving forward we will update this page with the latest COVID-19 data and headlines. Looking for something specific? If it's been published - it will be here. Simply save or bookmark www.fingerlakes1.com/coronavirus to catch the latest at any time.
We have developed two sections, which will live permanently on this page. First is our 'COVID-19 Tracker', which is being updated daily. Please note that not all health departments are on the same release schedule for COVID data, nor are they all releasing the same data. We will publish as much information as is publicly available here. Below the table you will find our latest headline section, which includes the latest stories related to the pandemic.
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LATEST LOCAL COVID-19 NEWS & UPDATES
A new 242-page report is taking a closer look at the mandates instituted and defended by the Cuomo Administration around nursing homes and COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing MORE
The restrictions have been lifted. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted immediately as the state hit 70% eligible New Yorkers vaccinated. The State’s health MORE
Advocates for civil liberties say that New York needs to tighten the safeguards around data, because it’s a major stumbling block for vaccinating people against COVID-19. They contend that vulnerable MORE
A bill has gone to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk making it a crime to make fake vaccination cards. State lawmakers in both chambers passed a bill making it illegal to MORE
Venues like CMAC will require children to get the COVID vaccine, if eligible, to attend events and concerts
How will young people be treated as venues roll out rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated patrons this summer? That has been a major question- and it appears as though the MORE
The Cayuga County Health Department is breaking with New York State- urging local residents to wear masks when in public, indoor settings. While the state has eased its mask mandate- MORE
There’s been another local winner in the state’s sweepstakes for those teens who get vaccinated. Isabella Wolcott is the second local winner of a full scholarship to any SUNY school. MORE
There’s a new incentive for nursing home workers to get vaccinated. Days after it was reported that the state is having trouble vaccinating workers at some of the hardest hit MORE
Summer school is happening this summer. As reported earlier this week- some districts like the Sodus Central School District are mandating it, as ‘holding students back’ appears not an option. MORE
What happens if you buy a ticket for a show or concert this summer- and realize you cannot attend because there’s a vaccination requirement? Well, officials with companies like Live MORE
There was a major announcement for small business owners across New York State this week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that applications are now open for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic MORE