Tag: Coronavirus

Officials: COVID clusters in Ontario County tied to block parties in Victor

Officials: COVID clusters in Ontario County tied to block parties in Victor

Public health officials in Ontario County say small clusters of COVID-19 are tied to block parties that happened over the Columbus Day weekend. They are asking anyone who attended block parties on Brent Knoll or Montgomery Lane in Victor to quarantine for ... MORE
COVID cases on the rise at Cayuga Correctional Facility

COVID cases on the rise at Cayuga Correctional Facility

State officials have confirmed that cases are on the rise at the Cayuga Correctional Facility. The Auburn Citizen reported Wednesday that the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision reported 23 new cases among incarcerated individuals. It brought the total number of cases ... MORE
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Woman charged with neglecting horses in Cayuga County says she had agreement with property owners

After a Cortland woman was charged with overdriving a half-dozen horses, leaving them malnourished at a property in Cayuga County, she has promised action after saying the owners of the property failed to provide adequate care to the animals. New York State ... MORE
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CDC changes definition of ‘close contact’ for COVID exposure and contact tracing purposes

The definitions are changing again. This time the changes in definition come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The question in play: What is ‘close contact’ and how does one define it? Up until recently, close contact was defined as ... MORE
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NYS imposes new restrictions on Steuben County as COVID-19 cluster grows

NYS imposes new restrictions on Steuben County as COVID-19 cluster grows

On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared Steuben County a ‘yellow zone’ as part of the state’s micro-cluster protocols in combating the Coronavirus Pandemic. The designation was brought on by an increase in cases. However, an exact map and description of the zone ... MORE
More $50 fines in Cayuga County as health inspectors find businesses violating mask rules

More $50 fines in Cayuga County as health inspectors find businesses violating mask rules

More fines followed inspections in Cayuga County, which is seeing an uptick in confirmed coronavirus cases. Last month multiple businesses were fined for not complying with state mandates on COVID-era operation. This week, the Cayuga County Board of Health approved consent orders, ... MORE
Officials: Watkins Glen CSD sees three new cases of COVID-19,

School officials warn of three new cases of COVID-19 in Watkins Glen district

Public health officials in Schuyler County say five new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Tuesday. Three of those cases came from the Watkins Glen Central School District. Officials noted that all of the students were from the same household, and only ... MORE
Solid sales tax boost won’t be enough to close massive budget hole counties across the state will face if state gap not closed

Solid sales tax boost won’t be enough to close massive budget hole counties across the state will face if state gap not closed

While many parts of New York saw positive news in form of sales tax boosts during the summer months – it won’t be enough to plug the massive holes created by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sales tax receipts return on a delay, and ... MORE
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Cuomo, Murphy, and Lamont say quarantine mandate won’t apply to select states, even if data shows it should happen

Cuomo, Murphy, and Lamont break with data saying quarantine mandate won’t apply to select states

While New York has had a strict travel policy to states with high positive rates — a couple pretty significant exceptions were made on Tuesday. The governors of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey issued a joint statement clarifying the latest travel ... MORE
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COVID positive rate ticking higher in Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier

There are not many states that New Yorkers can travel to where they will avoid the 14-day quarantine in play thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order on outside travel. Now, 43 states are on the list, which is being updated by ... MORE
Rep. Katko introduces bill to study ways to improve, update nursing homes

Rep. Katko introduces bill to study ways to improve, update nursing homes

Representative John Katko says he’d like to see Congressional action on nursing homes amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. He’s introduced a bill that calls for a study on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and similar diseases in nursing homes and assisted ... MORE
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COVID TRACKER: How many cases are being reported in every county?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has continued to play a major role in the way people are living their day-to-day lives. Here we will track the latest data reported by public health officials in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. As of this ... MORE
National Guard troops appear at Rochester, Syracuse airports to enforce quarantine mandates from NYS

National Guard troops appear at Rochester, Syracuse airports to enforce quarantine mandates from NYS

This week the New York State Army and Air National Guard began assisting with registering travelers as they flew into the Greater Rochester International Airport. The change comes as states around New York begin to see upticks in COVID-19 cases. The concern, ... MORE
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Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Schuyler County

Schuyler County has reported two new COVID-19 deaths. Public health officials received notification that two Schuyler County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away. These are the first reported deaths related to COVID-19 in Schuyler County. One of the individuals ... MORE
Cuomo says NYS has extended commercial eviction moratorium through end of 2020

Cuomo says NYS has extended commercial eviction moratorium through end of 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is extending the commercial eviction moratorium through the end of 2020. The entire concept of ‘eviction moratorium’ has been debated by housing advocates, who say that the Governor’s use of that language is misleading. Cuomo announced the ... MORE