Tag: Coronavirus

Calls for universal COVID-19 policies across SUNY campuses grow louder

Calls for universal COVID-19 policies across SUNY campuses grow louder

Students, advocates, and roughly 500 members of the United University Professions are rallying for campus safety measures this fall across the board at SUNY schools. This comes as the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to threaten the academic year. The “Virtual Rally for a ... MORE
Students at Wells College will be required to quarantine for 14 days if coming from COVID hot spot

Students at Wells College will be required to quarantine for 14 days if coming from COVID hot spot

Like most colleges in the area – students coming from places with higher-rates of COVID-19, or the Novel Coronavirus will need to quarantine. Wells College says it will require students to quarantine for 14 days under reopening plans. At this point, there ... MORE
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Lawmakers say deal could be reached by week’s end on $1,200 stimulus payments

Lawmakers say deal could be reached by week’s end on $1,200 stimulus payments

Is another stimulus check on the way? For weeks now, residents and readers have been hearing about a prospective payment that could match the one issued when the CARES Act was signed into law. That was several months ago, at the start ... MORE
Regional leaders don’t even know when gyms will be allowed to reopen in New York

Regional leaders don’t even know when gyms will be allowed to reopen in New York

Since the Finger Lakes and other regions entered ‘Phase 4’ gyms have been eagerly waiting reopening. A numbef of other businesses, like casinos, have been waiting too. So far, there hasn’t been any guidance when gyms might open. At the start of ... MORE
NYSUT calls for state health officials to issue clear protocols for how, when schools will close buildings when cases of COVID-19 present

NYSUT calls for state health officials to issue clear protocols for how, when schools will close buildings when cases of COVID-19 present

As the state prepares to make decisions regarding reopening school buildings this week, New York State United Teachers and the United Federation of Teachers demanded that state health officials issue clear protocols for how and when school districts must close their buildings, ... MORE
Cayuga County health officials say enforcement of mandate violators has started; new cases connected to sports, traveling

Cayuga County health officials say enforcement of mandate violators has started; new cases connected to sports, traveling

Officials in Cayuga County say they are seeing an uptick in cases compared to previous weeks, as new coronavirus infections continue to be reported. “We are seeing an uptick in cases compared to previous weeks,” officials said in a press release. “We ... MORE
How many active cases of COVID-19 are there? Follow along with Coronavirus data here

LATEST DATA: Tracking COVID-19 cases in the Finger Lakes

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
Lawmakers voice concerns at hearing on nursing home policy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Lawmakers voice concerns at hearing on nursing home policy amid COVID-19 pandemic

This first part of the joint Senate-Assembly public hearings on the state’s COVID-19 response inside nursing homes concluded on Monday, revealing lessons for upstate New York representatives ahead of the next hearing slated for August 10th. State assembly members and senators were ... MORE
Decision on reopening schools will come by Friday, Cuomo says

Decision on reopening schools will come by Friday, Cuomo says

A decision is coming by Friday, according to sources close to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Throughout the last several days, Gov. Cuomo has said that a decision on schools would be rendered by week’s end. That said, it would likely come down to ... MORE
Over $2.3M handed out to support 60+ businesses, residential landlords since New York Forward Loan Fund launched

Over $2.3M handed out to support 60+ businesses, residential landlords since New York Forward Loan Fund launched

More than $2.3 million has been awarded to support more than 60 businesses and residential landlords with COVID-19 related costs and expenses through the New York Forward Loan Fund. Cuomo said that of the 61 loans, 54 were provided to minority- and ... MORE
Lawmakers pass bill allowing for online purchase of groceries with SNAP benefits

Lawmakers pass bill allowing for online purchase of groceries with SNAP benefits

As the use of grocery delivery services grows amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, lawmakers are looking at making some SNAP changes permanent. Both the State Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would allow the use of food stamps for online grocery orders ... MORE
Rhode Island added to New York’s travel advisory; Deleware, Washington D.C. removed

Rhode Island added to New York’s travel advisory; Deleware, Washington D.C. removed

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that an additional state meets the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days ... MORE
Cuomo says decision on schools coming soon, but districts need to communicate with parents

Cuomo says decision on schools coming soon, but districts need to communicate with parents

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that school districts across the state would have to work with parents on reopening plans. This week, his administration is expected to decide whether schools can open in September. As members of the State Education Department ... MORE
Cuomo worried

Cuomo worried about teacher, parent comfort level with 2020-21 school year

Governor Andrew Cuomo say he’s concerned about the prospect of teachers striking if they feel working conditions are not safe for them in the fall. Cuomo is expected to make a decision on district’s reopening plans this week. Nationwide, teachers have been ... MORE
YMCA in Victor will close permanently due to pandemic

YMCA in Victor will close permanently due to pandemic

Two branches of the YMCA of Greater Rochester will shut down permanently due to the impact of the Novel Coronavirus. The Victor branch will be one of those locations closed permanently, according to CEO George Romell. The announcement came on Friday, and ... MORE