Governor Andrew Cuomo

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Governor Andrew Cuomo started off the holiday weekend by reminding everyone of the importance of wearing face masks. His statement was designed to both emphasize the need during the holiday and also serve as a general reminder. New York state is still in the process of entering various re-opening phases. Since the Rochester and Finger […]

During his daily briefing on Wednesday, May 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo noted that recent antibody tests conducted in New York City revealed that minority and low-income communities are still struggling with the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Faith-based groups that helped officials with acquiring samples found that 27 percent of approximately 8,000 tested people had been previously […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that New York officials worked with faith-based groups to try to bring back certain religious services after the pandemic resulted in the shut-down of all social gatherings. Religious institutions weren’t originally supposed to re-open until Phase 4. Drive-in and parking lot services restarted on Thursday along with religious gatherings of […]

New York officials hope to re-open barber shops and hair salons in Phase 1 areas, such as the Rochester and Finger Lakes region, within approximately two weeks. During his daily pandemic briefing this weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo explained that the plan is tentative because of the up-close nature of the work: “That is an occupation […]

University of Rochester Medical Center doctors released information to the public this week about Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) caused in children by an immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The release occurred on the same day that Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during his daily briefing that there are now 110 known cases and that […]

On Wednesday, May 13, people in thousands of cars turned out across Monroe County for free masks provided to residents by county officials and volunteers via federal CARES Act funds, which paid for approximately 8 million masks. Yet, the availability of free masks in the county didn’t end on Wednesday. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced […]

While at the Rochester Regional Health auditorium, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Rochester was one of several sites in the Rochester-Finger Lakes nine-county region that had passed a checklist of goals/requirements for Phase 1 re-opening. This will be the first time since March 20 that certain businesses have been allowed to re-open their locations to […]

Many Rochester businesses are keen to re-open and start serving the residents of Rochester again after being forced to close by the state’s pause for nonessential businesses. As this pause is set to expire, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a four-step plan to gradually re-open businesses in New York. Cuomo announced construction and manufacturing would be […]

On Tuesday, April 28, current Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, and former state lieutenant governor Bob Duffy provided more details to the public about his new role helping Governor Andrew Cuomo and others come up with a plan to re-open the state. He was assigned by the governor to provide advice about […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo is being sued by a group of people that hearing disabilities. Reports say the group of people are suing the governor because he didn’t provide a sign language interpreter during any of his daily Coronavirus updates. According to the New York Post this is a service offered by every state including New […]

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