Tag: Coronavirus

Cuomo asks Pfizer if New York State can purchase vaccine directly from them

Cuomo asks Pfizer if New York State can purchase vaccine directly from them

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to see if New York State can purchase the Pfizer vaccine directly from the company. It’s a bold move that hasn’t been tried before in other parts of the U.S. However, as federal rollout slows, Cuomo is looking ... MORE
IRS says tax credit available for those who didn't get stimulus checks

IRS says tax credit available for those who didn’t get stimulus checks

The IRS has provided a resource on their website for those who did not receive the COVID Impact payments that went out to Americans that make less than $75,000. If you didn’t receive the spring payment, which was part of the CARES ... MORE
Coronavirus, News
Sen. Manion wants to see high school sports restarted immediately

Sen. Manion wants to see high school sports restarted immediately

Senator John Manion, who represents the 53rd District has joined the growing list of lawmakers who want to see high school sports resume. The newly-elected representative of a district in Central New York says that he wants to see high school sports ... MORE
Lawmakers call for vaccine hearing to determine issues with rollout in New York

Lawmakers call for vaccine hearing to determine issues with rollout in New York

Lawmakers are calling for a public hearing to address concerns about distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne requested that the hearing be held by the Local Governments and Health committees. “We have an obligation to convene ... MORE
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SUNY Cortland will serve as vaccination hub for part of region

SUNY Cortland has partnered with Cortland County and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center to host a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination center to serve eligible populations in the region. The center, located in SUNY Cortland’s Park Center Alumni Ice Arena, could open as early as next week. It is needed to meet ... MORE
Some struggle with vaccine appointments in Yates County

Some struggle with vaccine appointments in Yates County

Over the last two weeks we’ve been highlighting stories of frustration and disappointment as seniors and others attempt to get vaccinated. While the state contends with overall supply issues – not having enough doses of the vaccine to keep up with demand ... MORE
WATCH: Gov. Cuomo holds Monday press briefing on COVID-19 response (video)

WATCH: Gov. Cuomo holds Monday press briefing on COVID-19 response (video)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his Monday press briefing, which included news that New York State would seek to purchase the COVID-19 vaccine directly from Pfizer ... MORE
New UK variant of COVID-19 found in Tompkins County case

New UK variant of COVID-19 found in Tompkins County case

The Tompkins County Health Department says they have now found a positive case of the “UK variant” of COVID-19. The case was sequenced through Cornell University’s COVID-19 testing lab as part of that lab’s testing services for Cayuga Health System and the ... MORE
Cuomo frustrated by lack of vaccine doses coming to New York

Gov. Cuomo frustrated by lack of vaccine doses coming to New York

On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo provided an update on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the state. The State’s vaccine supply is determined by the federal government, and although more than 7 million New Yorkers are now eligible for the COVID vaccine, next ... MORE
Frustration grows as high school sports remain on hold due to COVID-19

Frustration grows as high school sports remain on hold due to COVID-19

Frustration is growing among parents and high school communities across the Finger Lakes as sports remain on hold. Late last week, lawmakers from around Upstate called for sports to be resumed. Those calls were met with silence. Bob Chavez of The Daily ... MORE
Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

How can you sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? The federal government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 300,000 vaccines per week for over 7 million people who are eligible. Officials have said repeatedly ... MORE
Don’t expect K-12 schools to return to normal while vaccine is rolling out

Don’t expect K-12 schools to return to normal while vaccine is rolling out

Teachers are signing-up to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and by most accounts it appears as though that population will be well-vaccinated by summer. But what are the expectations moving forward? What should parents’ expectations be for their kids? “I have gotten some ... MORE
Coronavirus, Education, News
NYS will force bars, restaurants to close around halftime as Bills take on Ravens

NYS will force bars, restaurants to close around halftime as Bills take on Ravens

The New York State Department of Health has decided that it will uphold its 10 p.m. curfew on indoor and outdoor dining. Over the last several days, restaurants and bars in the Buffalo-area requested that the Department of Health put it on ... MORE
Another round of stimulus checks are coming: Biden promises total of $2,000

Another round of stimulus checks are coming: Biden promises total of $2,000

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his first major legislative action upon taking office on January 20th at a televised address on Thursday. In it he unveiled plans to focus additional relief for Americans struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. He says getting $2,000 ... MORE
Republican lawmakers unveil plan to help businesses across New York

Republican lawmakers unveil plan to help businesses across New York

Republicans in the New York State Assembly have put forward its own competing plan to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Agenda, aimed at helping New York’s struggling small businesses. “All one has to do is look around to realize communities ... MORE