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Back in December, we saw the approval of the COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid. Now, with cases continuing to rise, the White House is now moving to raise awareness of the pill and taking steps to make it easier to access. The pill, Paxlovid, is supposed to be administered within five days of symptoms appearing and […]

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Monroe County, among other counties, has been put back into a high-risk zone for COVID transmission. Other counties joining Monroe is Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates. Monroe County Executive Adam Bello stated: “In some ways, I’m not surprised. We’ve seen these high […]

We are starting to see a spike in COVID-19 cases across the county from the highly contagious omicron subvariant BA.2. Earlier this week there were 695 new COVID cases, 169 people are hospitalized, and 16 of them in the ICU. Robert Mayo, Rochester Regional Health’s chief medical officer, recently spoke out on the surge, stating: […]

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced eligibility for second COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. Every New Yorker 18 years or older, or 12 years who are moderate to severely immunocompromised, is eligible to get a second dose of the vaccine. The booster shot is free and widely available statewide, including at all state-run mass vaccination sites. Eligible […]

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March 28, 2022

As we await the cause of the omicron sub-variant in Monroe County, Governor Kathy Hochul reminds us to stay vigilant. In her recent update over the weekend, Governor Hochul stated: “Our battle with COVID-19 isn’t over yet — we must remain vigilant. The vaccine is the tool that will move us forward safely through the […]

According to Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza, the omicron BA.2 variant, a subvariant of omicron, has been detected in Monroe County. Since the detection of this variant, leaders are warning that COVID cases are increasing because as of yesterday, for the second day in a row, new COVID […]

Just when we thought it was nearing the end of the pandemic ask the mask mandate was lifted last month, covid is unfortunately still affecting us. Recently, Governor Kathy Hochul extended the state disaster emergency for the state of NY in relation to COVID till April 15th, and it was originally supposed to end in […]

It seems as though life is slowly going back to the pre-pandemic days. Wegmans announced a new update for Wegmans employees that allows for their workers to go maskless at work if they choose to do so. However, this does not apply if masks are mandated at the state or local level. Employees and shoppers […]

It’s official, today the mask mandate has become officially optional for students and staff. Governor Kathy Hochul left the mask decisions up to the counties, and Monroe, Livingston, and Ontario County leaders have all announced they will not mandate masks in their local districts. Dr. Mike Mendoza, Monroe County Health Commissioner, spoke out on the […]

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March 1, 2022

Starting Wednesday, the New York State school mask mandate, as well as the children 2 years and older in childcare facilities, will officially be lifted. This announcement from Governor Kathy Hochul comes from just 2 days after ​​the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlined new guidance for areas that aren’t experiencing high transmission […]

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