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January 15, 2021 - 6:19pm
posted by Press Release in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

  • Genesee County received 55 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Seventy-two of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list. 
  • Nine of the positive individuals are hospitalized.

  • Orleans County received 29 new positive cases of COVID-19 from Tuesday through today. 
  • The positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
  • Seven of the new positive individuals were on quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Thirty-eight of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation.
  • Eighteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Two of the new positive cases are residents of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
  • Two of the new positive cases are inmates at the Orleans Correctional Facility
  • We are deeply saddened to report the death of two residents of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Both of these individuals are over 65. We do not provide any further information to protect the privacy of the individuals and their families. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of these individuals during this very sad time.
  • We are deeply saddened to report the death of a community member. The individual is over 65. We do not provide any further information to protect the privacy of this person and their family. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this person during this very sad time.

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January 14, 2021 - 8:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

  • Genesee County received 49 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Sixty-six of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list. Please note there was a miscount for reporting the number of people recovered yesterday. There were 2,517 people recovered from COVID-19 yesterday in Genesee County, not 2,515.
  • Ten of the positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • We are saddened to report the loss of two residents who resided at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. The individuals were both over 65. We do not provide any further information to protect the privacy of the individuals and their families. Our deepest condolences to the families and friends during this very difficult time.
  • Orleans County received 50 new positive cases of COVID-19 from Tuesday through today. 
  • The positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
  • Two of the new positive individuals were on quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Thirty-four of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation.
  • Seventeen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Two of the new positive cases is a resident of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

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NYS-run Vaccination Sites:  Updated 01/14/21 – The "Am I Eligible" website has changed this afternoon to only show the NYS-run vaccination sites. The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers at the New York State-run vaccination sites only: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Use their online tool to find a location. Appointments are required. If you visit a location without an appointment you will not receive a vaccine. We apologize for any confusion, the State just updated this information late this afternoon.

January 14, 2021 - 3:14pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Once the supply is available, officials in Genesee County will be ready to distribute 600 COVID-19 vaccine doses a day, three days a week at Genesee Community College, Public Health Director Paul Pettit said this morning during a press briefing.

The question is, though, when will the federal-to-state-to-regional-to-local distribution system be able to deliver that many doses on a weekly basis.

This week, Genesee County received only 300 doses of vaccine.

"The biggest challenge we're going to have is, again, the vaccine coming to us in a reasonable time," Pettit said.

It's a frustration every county in the Finger Lakes region shares, Pettit said. It's hard to say where the bottleneck in delivery is, at the state or federal level, but the vaccines have been produced and are ready for delivery.

Once distribution glitches get worked out, Pettit is hopeful we will have a sufficient and steady supply of the vaccine to meet local vaccination goals.

"I think I think as we go forward, the expectation is they'll get more supply into the system, into the chain, which then we will be able to receive locally," Pettit said. "You're going to have pharmacies, you're going to have providers, you're going to have our public clinics all up and running. Hopefully, the availability at some point will start to balance with the eligibility and the requests and we'll get to where we need to be so that all everybody that wants the vaccine is going to be able to get it."

The process of vaccinating people in the 1A group -- mostly frontline health care workers -- is nearing completion. This week, the governor authorized vaccinations for people in the 1B Group, which includes people 75 and older and people 60 and older with health risks that make them more vulnerable to the disease.

You can't call and get an appointment for the vaccine, however. People who are eligible are being called randomly and offered the chance to receive the vaccine, which is optional.

There are an estimated 13,000 people locally in the 1B group.

"In that 60 to 65 (age) group, you have medically some type of underlying health issue where if you've compromised (you're at risk)," Pettit said. "The state has not put out guidance yet on what that really means as far as who would be eligible under those criteria. As soon as that information comes out, we'll make sure to push that out to everybody. "

Once there is sufficient vaccines available locally, the health department will run clinics at GCC on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays indefinitely.  

The testing sites the department has been running the past few weeks for asymptomatic residents have given staff and volunteers plenty of experience to help them run vaccination clinics efficiently, Pettit said.

Pettit noted that area pharmacies are starting to receive and will soon receive their own supply of vaccines. The pharmacies will operate independently of the health department.

"We're not overseeing that process," Pettit said.

NOTE: Because of unexpected computer issues, we weren't able to livestream the first 30 minutes of the briefing but we did capture most of what Paul Pettit had to say.

January 14, 2021 - 2:36pm
posted by Press Release in covid-19, coronavirus, news, video, UMMC.

Press release:

This week, Rochester Regional Health began providing the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to its primary care patients who are age 75 and older. The system is directly calling patients in this group to schedule appointments at COVID-19 vaccine clinics located throughout Greater Rochester. One of Rochester Regional’s clinics is located outside United Memorial Medical Center’s Jerome Center and it began vaccinating patients in this group today.

The clinics are by appointment only. The health system has been selecting, at random, patients age 75 and older who are enrolled in primary care practices owned by or affiliated with Rochester Regional Health. When a patient is selected, a Rochester Regional Health representative calls the patient and schedules their vaccine appointment.

“By randomly selecting patients from the eligible age group, we are ensuring fair and equal access,” said Stephanie Dodd, RN, director of Nursing for Rochester Regional Health. “It also makes it easier for patients. If you go to a primary care practice owned by or affiliated with Rochester Regional Health and you are in the eligible age group, someone from our central office will call you when the vaccine is available to you and help make your appointment.”

This week, Rochester Regional is on track to administer 1,200 vaccinations for patients age 75 and older.

Per the latest guidance from New York State, Rochester Regional Health will expand this process to include patients age 65 years and older beginning next week.

Patients in this age group are part of Phase 1B in the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) prioritization guidelines. Community members who are not enrolled with a Rochester Regional Health owned or affiliated primary care practice, and/or are younger than 65, but are still eligible under Phase 1B for other reasons (including educators, first responders, public safety workers and public transit workers), are encouraged to call the New York State vaccination hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829) or use the New York State “Am I Eilgible?” app.

Key reminders:

  • Rochester Regional Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics are by appointment only. If you are 65 or older and enrolled with a Rochester Regional Health primary care provider, you will receive a call to schedule your vaccine appointment. 
  • Rochester Regional is selecting patients at random from the list of those who are eligible under state guidelines. This is to ensure fair and equal access to the vaccine.
  • If you are not a Rochester Regional Health primary care patient 65 or older, but think you may be eligible, call the New York State vaccination hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829) or use the New York State “Am I Eilgible?”app.
  • Please do not call a hospital directly about making a vaccine appointment.
  • If you have medical questions about the vaccine, call your primary care doctor.
  • Rochester Regional Health patients can sign up for the MyCare app as another way to stay updated.

As more community members become eligible, Rochester Regional Health will share additional information about expanded vaccination efforts.

January 14, 2021 - 10:12am
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, live stream, video.
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January 13, 2021 - 8:02pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

  • Genesee County received 49 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Forty-seven of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Sixteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Four of the new positive cases are residents of Premier Genesee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
  • Six of the new positive cases are residents of the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility.

 

  • Orleans County received 39 new positive cases of COVID-19 from Tuesday through today.
  • The positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.
  • Eight of the new positive individuals were on quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Twenty-six of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation.
  • Fourteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
  • We are saddened to report the COVID-related loss of a community member. The individual was less than 65. We do not provide any further information to protect the privacy of the individuals and their families. We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this person during this very difficult time.

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January 13, 2021 - 3:49pm

Public Notice

Town of Batavia State of Emergency Declaration

A State of Emergency was declared in the TOWN OF BATAVIA, effective at 6 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2020.

This State of Emergency has been declared due to the existing and continuing declared States of Emergency at the Federal, State, County, and City of Batavia, related to the COVID-19 virus.

This situation threatens the public safety.

This State of Emergency will remain in effect for 30 days or until rescinded by a subsequent order.

As the Chief Executive of TOWN OF BATAVIA, County of Genesee, State of New York, I, Gregory H. Post, exercise the authority given me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of this Municipality.

I hereby direct all departments and agencies of TOWN OF BATAVIA to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.

Gregory H. Post,

Town of Batavia Supervisor

Jan. 11, 2021

January 13, 2021 - 1:28pm

Submitted image and press release:

Genesee County honored their annual STOP-DWI Poster Contest and Top Cop winners a little differently this year. In years past, a luncheon would take place and all award recipients would be honored for their service and artwork.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we had to think of a way to still celebrate these students and officers for their hard work. Members of the STOP-DWI Board and Youth Bureau staff decided to have banners made in the winners’ honor and had the banners placed in front of their school or police agency.

In addition to the banners, each first-place winner, along with the Grand Prize winner, had their artwork displayed on brown paper bags that were donated to Tops Markets in Batavia to distribute to shoppers.

The Poster Contest award recipients are youth throughout Genesee County in grades sixth-12th who submitted a STOP-DWI poster focused on the 2020 theme.

The idea was to spark creativity and come up with their own slogan of two things that do not go together. The example provided was “Drinking and Driving Go Together like Peas and Guacamole, Don’t Drink and Drive."

There are three categories: sixth through eighth grade; ninth through 12th grade, and Computer Generated Art. There is also an overall Grand Prize Winner.

All award winners will receive commendations from the Genesee County Legislature, a gift card to Target, and a T-shirt with the Grand Prize Winner’s artwork on it. They will also be able to keep their banner that was displayed at their school. The Grand Prize Winner’s artwork will also be displayed on a billboard on Route 5 in Batavia.

The sixth through eighth grade winners are:

  • Third Place -- Logan Dryja; Logan is a sixth-grade student at St. Joseph Regional School
  • Second Place -- Clayton Conrad; Clayton is a sixth-grade student at St. Joseph Regional School
  • First Place -- Evianna Marts; Evianna is a seventh-grade student at Byron-Bergen Central School

Congratulations to our sixth through eighth grade winners!

The ninth- through 12th-grade winners are:

  • Third Place -- Sarah Streeter; Sarah is a 12th-grade student at Byron-Bergen Central School
  • Second Place -- Zoey Shepard; Zoey is a 10th-grade student at Byron-Bergen Central School
  • First Place -- Skylar Sharpe; Skylar is a 12th-grade student at Byron-Bergen Central School

Congratulations to our ninth- through 12th-grade winners!

The Computer Generated Art winners are:

  • Third Place -- Savannah Heick; Savannah is a seventh-grade student at Byron-Bergen Central School
  • Second Place -- Owen Coles; Owen is a 12th-grade student at Batavia High School
  • First Place -- Gavin Wagner; Gavin is a 10th-grade student at Batavia High School

Congratulations to our Computer Generated Art winners!

And our Grand Prize winner is a team of two:

Grace Shepard and Brooke Jarkiewicz! Grace and Brooke are both 11th-grade students at Byron-Bergen Central School.

Congratulations to our Grand Prize winners!

This year’s Top Cop Award was presented to four officers:

  • Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputy David Moore
  • Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Quackenbush
  • Batavia Police Officer Peter Post
  • Le Roy Police Officer Austin Steinbrenner

These officers received this award for going above and beyond with DWI arrests during a 12-month time period. Their dedication and contributions are appreciated by the STOP-DWI Board to ensure the safety of our community.

Congratulations and thank you to all recipients for their contributions. We look forward to holding the contest and luncheon again later this year.

Top image: Grand Prize artwork by Grace Shepard and Brooke Jarkiewicz. It will be displayed on a billboard on Route 5 in Batavia.

January 13, 2021 - 12:11pm
posted by Press Release in news, coronavirus, testing, covid-19.

From the county health department:

There are a large number of spots available for the free coronavirus testing clinic on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Fire Training Center, 7690 State Street Road in the Town of Batavia, from 1 – 4 p.m.

Preregistration is required. Please click on the link to register: https://on.ny.gov/3beJV5T

January 12, 2021 - 5:12pm
posted by Press Release in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

Data Update – Due to the volume and rapidly changing numbers we are no longer reporting mandatory quarantine data.

  • Genesee County received 79 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Thirty-five of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Twenty-one of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Three of the new positive cases are residents at Genesee Senior Living.
  • Two of the new positive cases are residents at the Batavia VA Medical Center.
  • Two of the new positive cases are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center.
  • Two of the new positive cases are residents at the New York State Veterans' Home at Batavia.
  • We are saddened to report the loss of two residents who resided at Genesee Senior Living. The individuals were both over 65. We do not provide any further information to protect the privacy of the individuals and their families. Our deepest condolences to the families and friends during this very difficult time.

 

  • Orleans County received 100 new positive cases of COVID-19 from Friday through Monday morning.
  • The positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
  • Fourteen of the new positive individuals were on quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • One hundred and 14 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation.
  • Nineteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
  • Two of the new positive cases are inmates at the Orleans Correctional Facility and one of the new positive cases is an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility.

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Vaccine Information: We are currently scheduling Point of Dispensing (POD) mass vaccination clinics for Priority Groups 1A and 1B. To check your eligibility to either of these groups go to: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine#phase-1a---phase-1b Links for preregistration are updated on a week to week basis based on vaccine availability.

If appointments become full, please check the state vaccine webpage: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or the GO Health Vaccine webpage: http://bit.ly/39bfElNGOHealthVaccine or check with your primary care provider or pharmacy. Due to high traffic volume, the registration links may temporarily become unavailable.

Please continue to try again if experiencing any errors with registration. The process of getting the vaccine out to priority groups and eventually the general public is going to take many weeks, months.

For more information about the vaccine and access for those who are 75 and older who do NOT have internet access, please contact your respective Office for the Aging (OFA). For Genesee OFA please call (585) 813-2457 for COVID-19 Vaccine assistance between 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and leave a message and someone will return the call. For Orleans OFA please call (585) 589-3191 between 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and leave a message if you get voicemail and someone will return the call.

The OFA offices can only assist with the NYS online tool as noted below. Individuals will need to call the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline to make appointments at the listed providers.

The NYS Department of Health has set up various opportunities for vaccination. As of Jan. 11, New Yorkers in Phase 1a and segments of Phase 1b are eligible for the vaccines. ALL VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Eligible groups include doctors, nurses and health care workers, people age 65 and over, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers. Residents and staff at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities will continue to be vaccinated through a federal program, which the state is providing resources to accelerate.

  • Health care workers who are part of Phase 1a will continue to be vaccinated at hospitals and other clinical settings.
  • People age 65 and over will primarily be vaccinated at pharmacies and other sites that are part of the “retail network.” Use our online tool to find a location. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline will open for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
  • Public employees (for example, police departments, public school teachers and MTA employees) will primarily be vaccinated through their groups’ relevant health programs or as organized by their unions.

To see who are currently included in the 1A and 1B priority groups go to: https://apps.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=50500884

For Genesee County (585) 344-2580 ext. 5555 or e-mail [email protected].

For Orleans County (585) 589-3278 or [email protected]. To check eligibility go to https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.

The vaccine availability is limited and determined by the state. For more information on when it will be available for the general public keep checking our websites or the NYS Department of Health website: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Percent Positive 7-day average as of Jan. 3 (https://forward.ny.gov/percentage-positive-results-county-dashboard):

  • Genesee: 12.4 percent
  • Orleans: 9.7 percent

To review the raw positive data for each of the counties click the following link: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/views/NYS-COVID19-Tracker/NYSDOHCOVID-19Tracker-Map?%3Aembed=yes&%3Atoolbar=no&%3Atabs=n

Click here to view the Genesee and Orleans County online map of confirmed cases.

A reminder the numbers listed as positive/active are current community cases. The recovered numbers are only for community cases and do not include non-county regulated facilities. The total positive cases includes community active/positive, community recovered, and all those from non-county regulated facilities.

Rapid Testing: Preregistration is required for rapid testing clinics.

Genesee County Drive-through Testing Clinic Results -- Jan. 7:

  • Total # of Tests = 249
  • Total Positive Results = 10
  • Total Positive Orleans County Residents = 6

Please note if you have recently tested positive, please do NOT come and get tested again at these clinics. These clinics are to identify new cases, not to determine if you are now negative. It is important to understand that you may still test positive for weeks after initially testing positive.

Use the Rapid COVID-19 Test Intake Form for either the Orleans County or Genesee County COVID-19 Rapid Test Clinics. You will need one form per person being tested.

If you are filling out the form, please complete it, print it out and bring it with you. Click here for the form: http://bit.ly/GOHealthIntakeForm

Preregistration is required for all clinics.

To register for the Orleans County Testing Clinic on Jan. 13, please go to: https://on.ny.gov/35mHMRI

To register for the Genesee County Testing Clinic on Jan. 12 and Jan. 14, please go to:  https://on.ny.gov/3beJV5T

For both Genesee and Orleans to help the process please note the following guidelines:

  • You must preregister for any of the county clinics.
  • For anyone under 18 years of age they must have their parent or guardian with them in order to be tested. 
  • If you have a printer, complete the GO Health Intake Form http://bit.ly/GOHealthIntakeForm and bring it with you. If you completed the Intake form online please print it out and bring it with you – if you don’t have a printer, the form will be provided for you at the clinic
  • Make sure you have a pen in your vehicle, if you do not have a completed Intake Form, you will have to complete it before moving forward which may delay your test.

Everyone in the vehicle is to have their mask on when they pull up at the testing site.

  • For those who are getting tested, for the most part, the person will receive a call within three hours, however, they may get a call fairly quickly from an unknown number -- please answer the phone. Staff cannot leave messages and can only give results to the individual tested or the guardian of minor children. Hard copy results will be emailed within 48 hours if we have a valid email address.
  • If the clinics are closed please check the NYS COVID-19 Drive through test sites:  Call New York State Department of Health Testing Appointments Call 1-888-364-3065 or

Monroe Community College – testing by appointment only:  https://www.monroecc.edu/index.php?id=29078

Niagara County Community College -- https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/covid-19-screening/

Quarantine and Isolation Update

New guidance for those on mandatory and precautionary quarantine as long as you have no symptoms: for community members, travelers and healthcare personnel (with exceptions):

Consistent with recent CDC guidance, quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end after 10 days without a testing requirement if no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period.

  • Individuals must continue daily symptom monitoring through Day 14;
  • Individuals must be counseled to continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings, through Day 14.
  • Individuals must be advised that if any symptoms develop, they should immediately self-isolate and contact the local public health authority or their healthcare provider to report this change in clinical status and determine if they should seek testing.

For those who work as healthcare professionals at Nursing Homes, Adult Care Facilities, certified as Enhanced Assisted Living Residences (EALR) or licensed as Assisted Living Programs (ALP):

Individuals can be released from quarantine after 10 days of being symptom free, however, they are still furloughed (not able to report for work) for the full 14 days.

Individuals will have to continue to self-monitor the entire 14 days.  Individuals must be counseled to continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face covering, through Day 14.

  • Individuals must be advised that if any symptoms develop, they should immediately self-isolate and contact

These quarantine requirements are also applicable to travelers who are not essential workers and/or who did not complete the testing requirements described in Executive Order 205.2.

  • If you believe you are a contact or have been notified you are a contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, it may take a few days for contact tracers to initially contact you due to the volume of contacts. Please self-quarantine, even if you are feeling fine. Stay away from other household members, use separate bathroom facilities (or sanitize after each use), have meals delivered. If you start to feel ill, contact your primary care provider and let them know you were exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19.

If you are being tested for COVID-19 it is important that you self-quarantine until you get your test results whether you have symptoms or not. If you are symptomatic, meaning you are coughing, have a fever or other symptoms, self-quarantine even if you are an essential worker until you get your results back, if you have COVID-19 you may be spreading it! That means to stay home and limit contact with other people, even in your household.

January 12, 2021 - 12:20pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

NOTE: Apologies for not posting this yesterday. We moved back into our house (from our fire in April) yesterday and it was a very busy day and evening, and has been crazy so far this morning).

Press release:

  • Genesee County received 170 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • One hundred and 55 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Twenty-one of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Eight of the new positive cases are residents at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility.
  • Sevenof the new positive cases are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
  • Two of the new positive cases are residents at the Batavia VA Medical Center.

 

  • Orleans County received 100 new positive cases of COVID-19 for.
    • Orleans is only reporting the number of positive cases since late Friday through Monday. We expect the data will be updated in tomorrow’s report.
    • There will be no data chart for 01/11/21.

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January 8, 2021 - 5:39pm
posted by Press Release in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

  • Genesee County received 68 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Sixty-six of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Twenty-six of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Three of the new positive cases are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
  • Three of the new positive cases are residents at the Batavia VA Medical Center.
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Batavia.

 

  • Orleans County received 32 new positive cases of COVID-19.
  • The new positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.
  • Six of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Forty-eight of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Fourteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.

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January 7, 2021 - 4:17pm
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Press release:

  • Genesee County received 59 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Thirty-nine of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Twenty-six of the positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Three of the new positive cases are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident at the Batavia VA Medical Center.
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Batavia.

  • Orleans County received 78 new positive cases of COVID-19. 
  • The new positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
  • Three of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Twenty-eight of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Fourteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • One of the new positive individuals is a resident of The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehab and one of the new positive individuals is a resident of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
  • We removed one individual from yesterday’s total due to the person not being a resident of Orleans County.

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January 6, 2021 - 5:19pm
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Press release:

Data update for Jan. 6, 2021:

  • Genesee County received 53 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) 
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Forty-seven of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Twenty-five of the positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Sixteen of the new positive cases are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. 
  • Seven of the new positive cases are residents at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility.
  • Two of the new positive cases are residents at Genesee Senior Living. 
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Batavia. 
  • We are saddened to report the COVID-related deaths of two residents, one whom resided at Genesee Senior Living and one whom resided at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility. Both of the individuals were over 65 years old. We will not be releasing any further information to protect the privacy of the individual and their family. Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of these individuals during this difficult time.

 

  • Orleans County received 34 new positive cases of COVID-19.
  • The new positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby) 
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) 
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.
  • Six of the individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Forty-two of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Seventeen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • We removed one individual from yesterday’s total due to the person is not a resident of Orleans County.
January 5, 2021 - 4:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

  • Genesee County received 91 new positive cases of COVID-19.
      • The new positive cases reside in the:
        • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
        • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
        • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
      • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
      • Thirty-five of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
      • Twenty-one of the positive individuals are hospitalized.
      • One of the new positive cases is a resident at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility.
      • We are saddened to report the COVID-related deaths of two residents, one whom resided at Genesee Senior Living and one whom resided at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility. Both of the individuals were over 65 years old. We will not be releasing any further information to protect the privacy of the individual and their family. Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of these individuals during this difficult time.

  • Orleans County received 25 new positive cases of COVID-19.
  • The new positive cases reside in the:
    • Nineteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
    • Twenty of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
    • One of the individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).

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January 4, 2021 - 8:14pm
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Press release:

  • Genesee County received 166 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • One hundred and forty one of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Eleven of the positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Three of the new positive cases are residents at the Batavia VA Medical Center.
  • Two of the new positive cases are residents at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility.
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
  • We are saddened to report the COVID-related deaths of two residents who did reside at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility. Both of the individuals were over 65 years old. We will not be releasing any further information to protect the privacy of the individual and their family. Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of these individuals during this difficult time.

 

  • Orleans County received 101 new positive cases of COVID-19.
  • The new positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Eight of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Sixty five of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Sixteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • We are saddened to report the death of one of our community members. The individual was over 65 years old. We will not report any other details out of respect for the person and their family. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this person during this very difficult time.

Genesee County's seven-day average positivity rate is 12.4 percent.

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December 31, 2020 - 5:32pm
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Press release:

Data Update – Please note the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments will be closed for the New Year’s Day holiday, Friday, Jan. 1 and will not be updating data until Monday afternoon.

We thank each of you for your encouragement, assistance, diligence during this very extraordinary year. We look forward to continuing to provide updated health information and wish each of you a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!

We encourage everyone to limit their time in public and to celebrate virtually with family and friends who don’t live with you.

  • Genesee County received 75 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) 
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Eighty-three of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Seven of the positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Four of the new positive cases are residents at LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility. 
  • Please note there was a miscount for reporting the deaths yesterday. There are 29 COVID-19 related deaths in Genesee County, not 30.

  • Orleans County received 34 new positive cases of COVID-19.
  • The new positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby) 
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) 
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. 
  • 5 of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • 24 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • 13 of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • We are saddened to report the death of one of our community members. The individual was under 65 years old. We will not report any other details out of respect for the person and their family. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this person during this very difficult time.
December 30, 2020 - 7:36pm
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Press release:

  • Genesee County received 142 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Sixty-eight of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Four of the positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Twenty of the new positive cases are residents at LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility.
  • Eight of the new positive cases are residents at the New York State Veterans Home – At Batavia.
  • Two of the new positive cases are residents of Genesee Senior Living.
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident of Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident of the Batavia VA Medical Center.
  • We are saddened to report the COVID-related death of a resident who resided at LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility and a resident who resided at New York State Veterans Home – At Batavia.
  • We are saddened to report the COVID-related death of a community resident under the age of 65 years old.
  • We will not be releasing any further information to protect the privacy of the individual and their family.  Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of these individuals during this difficult time.

  • Orleans County received 40 new positive cases of COVID-19.
  • The new positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
  • Four of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Sixteen of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Twenty-one of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.

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Genesee County's positivity rate on a seven-day rolling average is 11.5 percent.

December 29, 2020 - 6:51pm
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Press release:

  • Genesee County received 52 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield)
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • One hundred and eighteen of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Thirty-four of the positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Seven of the new positive cases are residents at the New York State Veterans Home – At Batavia.
  • Six of the new positive cases are residents at LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility.
  • Three of the new positive cases are residents of Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.
  • One of the new positive cases are residents of Genesee Senior Living.
  • We are saddened to report the COVID-related death of a resident who resides at Genesee Senior Living and a resident who resides at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.
  • We are saddened to report the COVID-related death of three community residents. Two of the residents were over 65 years old and one was less than 65 years old.
  • We will not be releasing any further information to protect the privacy of the individual and their family.  Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of these individuals during this difficult time.

  • Orleans County received 63 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby)
      • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre)
      • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).
    • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
    • Eleven of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Thirty-nine of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
    • Nineteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.

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December 28, 2020 - 4:56pm
posted by Press Release in news, covid-19, notify, coronavirus.

Press release:

Data Update – Including data since Thursday, Dec. 24th after 2 p.m.

Due to the increased numbers from the holiday weekend, we anticipate to have the data updated over the next couple of days in order for staff to make sure the date is properly vetted.

  • Genesee County received 101 new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in the:
      • West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke)
      • Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) 
      • East Region (Bergen, Byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford)
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • One hundred and forty-eight of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Correction: Six recoveries have been retracted from today’s number as four previously reported are residents of the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia and two are residents of Le Roy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility. Persons reported recovered are community members only. 
  • Thirty-eight of the positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Three of the new positive cases are residents at Le Roy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility. 
  • Three of the new positive cases are residents of Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.
  • Two of the new positive cases are residents of Genesee Senior Living. 
  • Two of the new positive cases are residents at the New York State Veterans Home – At Batavia. 
  • One of the new positive cases is a resident at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia. 

 

  • Orleans County received 80 new positive cases of COVID-19.
  • The new positive cases reside in the:
    • West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby) 
    • Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) 
    • East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).
  • The individuals are in their 0-19s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. 
  • Fourteen of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Seventy-eight of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list.
  • Eighteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.
  • Nineteen of the new positives are inmates of the Orleans Correctional Facility.
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