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
Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Who is actually enforcing social distancing protocols? In particular, those directed under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order signed earlier this month. While law enforcement has received sporadic reports of those violating social distancing protocols, they aren’t actually the ones left to respond ... 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
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
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
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
RTS cuts back to dial-a-ride service in Seneca, Wayne, and Ontario counties

RTS cuts back to dial-a-ride service in Seneca, Wayne, and Ontario counties

In just a few days some major changes will be coming to Regional Transit Service. Instead of running normal routes through Seneca, Wayne, and Ontario counties – it will move to dial-a-ride. In Ontario County customers can schedule a ride 24 hours ... MORE
Arcadia man airlifted from ATV crash in Wayne County

Arcadia man airlifted from ATV crash in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation of a personal injury wreck involving an ATV. The crash happened in the town of Arcadia, according to deputies, who say that Dennis Felice, 36, of Arcadia was air-lifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. Deputies ... MORE
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Student announcements go virtual in Newark as kids take over

Student announcements go virtual in Newark as kids take over morning update

Kelley School fifth grader Matiece Miller is spending some of her time at home this week as an online KSK News anchor, videotaping the grades 3-5 morning announcements. School officials say they are being posted on Twitter and Facebook. The first day, ... MORE
Lyons man charged with attempted murder after attacking victim with sword

Lyons man charged with attempted murder after sword attack leaves victim hospitalized

Investigators say a Lyons man was charged with attempted murder after attacking a person with a sword at a home during the early-morning hours. Joshua Alexander, 30, of Lyons is accused of attacking a man with a sword causing a severe laceration ... MORE
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Newark residents will make noise at 6 p.m. each day for ‘essential’ workers

The Village of Newark is asking its residents to get loud as they show their appreciation for essential workers. Beginning this week, Wednesday at 6 p.m. residents are encouraged to blow their car horns, bang pots and pans, or do anything else ... MORE
Tops Markets bringing back plastic bags temporarily

Tops Markets bringing back plastic bags temporarily

Plastic bags are making a temporary comeback. Tops Friendly Markets confirmed its allowing customers to use single-use plastic bags amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said it won’t enforce the ban until May 15th. The main concern is sanitation connected to reusable ... MORE
WNY coalition of Senators call for small business fund, halt to takeout container ban

WNY coalition of Senators call for small business fund, halt to takeout container ban

The Western New York Senate Delegation called for the establishment of a $890 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Fund for the State of New York. Additionally, the delegation called for the tabling of any budget proposals to ban the use of serviceware, ... MORE
Loans available for small businesses who had to lay off employees, prevent future losses

Loans available for small businesses who had to lay off employees, prevent future losses

Following President Trump’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to ... MORE
Masking policies will take hold at Rochester Regional, UR Medicine hospitals

Masking policies will take hold at Rochester Regional, UR Medicine hospitals

On Tuesday, universal masking policies will go into effect at hospitals operated by the two largest conglomerates in the region. UR Medicine and Rochester Regional Health announced that they will enact new policies that will require all staff, visitors, and providers to ... MORE