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January 16, 2022

We all know that masks are one of the key components in stopping the spread of COVID-19, but what masks are the best? On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its mask guidance for consumers after months of public health experts urging Americans to start wearing higher quality masks. The CDC […]

As the NYSPHSAA Competitive Cheerleading Championships approach, many high school cheerleaders are pushing back against a COVID-19 vaccine requirement as the event is set to take place at Rochester Institute of Technology on March 5. In an online petition on, over 11,000 people have signed to move the event or let unvaccinated girls compete. […]

As the COVID wave takes over the country, it’s starting to even be noticeable in the streets. Across the country, so many sanitation workers have gotten ill that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage or recycling pickup, which has angered residents shocked that governments can’t perform this most basic of functions. According […]

During a press conference yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19, stating that NY has secured 64 million test kits. According to Governor Hochul, two million more kits are coming to schools, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, & congregate facilities. As of Thursday/Friday, the Health Electronic Response Data System […]

A new guidance released this week from the New York Department of Health says students who were exposed to COVID and are eligible for a booster shot must be boosted to attend after-school clubs and sports. In addition to this requirement, students who test positive for COVID can return to sports with clearance from their […]

While we have seen how difficult it has been to track down an at-home COVID test, private insurance companies are stepping in. Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. This news comes from when yesterday the Biden administration announced […]

Are you interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine for yourself and/or your child? Look no further than our own backyard! The Rochester City School District is continuing to host COVID vaccination clinics for students and families in the district. In addition to the vaccine, Monroe County has provided an incentive to get vaccinated. Ages 5-11 […]

Over this past weekend, the New York State Department of Health reported another one-day record for COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, they reported 90,132 new cases, and currently, the state’s 7-day positivity rate is 22.15%. As of Saturday, 11,843 people are in the hospital with the virus- an increase of 295, 483 of those patients are […]

After a temporary halt in November, New Yorkers now have the opportunity again to apply for pandemic rental aid and temporary protection from eviction under a state court order issued. In order to start this backup, Governor Hochul asked the federal government for as much as $1 billion in extra rental aid, but, the U.S. […]

While schools in Monroe County fight to stay open during the surge of COVID-19, there’s new concern over the quality of masks teachers have received. The masks that are in question are KN95s, which according to the data, are the most effective in fighting the spread of the omicron variant. Monroe County received and distributed […]

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