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On Thursday, April 2, two more common service offerings in Rochester were changed as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Pace has withdrawn its Bike-Share program from the region. Community bulk waste disposal has been temporarily canceled as well. Pace’s parent company, Zagster, had initially announced a coronavirus-related delay for the opening of the seasonal […]

On April 1, a wide range of special services were made available by local agencies for Rochester veterans in need because of the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. The Monroe County Veterans Service Agency and the Rochester Veterans Outreach Center Inc. are offering emergency funds, food pickup and supply delivery. Per RochesterFirst.com, Nicholas Stefanovic, Monroe […]

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April 8, 2020

Let’s take our own self-survey here. Now that we all have been practicing social distancing. Have you neglected your personal hygiene? Remember it’s a self survey so, you know the truth. If you said Yes, then you’re not alone. According to a recent survey 1 out of 5 people admit to not brushing their teeth. […]

On Monday, March 30, President Donald Trump explained during an afternoon press conference that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved late Sunday night a new disinfection device designed by Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, that has the ability to clean approximately 120,000 N95 masks per day. The FDA had previously placed restrictions on […]

The virus is killing black and Latino New Yorkers at twice the rate of whites. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-update.html#link-5bc5162f Deaths numbers rise: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/african-americans-may-be-dying-covid-19-higher-rate-better-n1178011 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-cdc-must-end-its-silence-on-the-racial-impact-of-covid-19/2020/04/07/6d686450-7906-11ea-9bee-c5bf9d2e3288_story.html https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/06/coronavirus-demographics-170353

Local pharmacies have joined many others across the state to offer a new medication delivery service to the public to slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus. The service is completely free and available to any New York resident as long as they don’t need a medication that requires refrigeration or special handling or […]

On Monday, March 30, University of Rochester Medicine and Rochester Regional Health officials revealed that COVID-19 safety rules for Rochester hospitals and facilities within their healthcare system had to be changed after a man last week concealed his COVID-19 symptoms to visit his wife in the Strong Memorial Hospital maternity ward. Until then, regional hospitals […]

On Sunday, March 29, the New York Post reported that Stephon Marbury was attempting to broker a deal between New York City and a Chinese N95 mask supplier that would allow the city to purchase much-needed masks for first responders at an extremely low price. The 43-year-old current head coach for the Chinese Basketball Association’s […]

Some COVID-19 patients in Rochester can’t complete a mandatory quarantine period at home. They live with one or more people who are immunocompromised because of age or chronic illness. The Clarion Pointe on Monroe Avenue, in partnership with the Monroe County Department of Public Health, has opened its doors to give Rochester residents who are […]


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