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July 7, 2020 - 4:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

New Cases – As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19, maintaining a total of 228 positive cases.
    • One of the previous community positive cases has recovered and has been released from mandatory isolation.
    • No individuals are hospitalized.
  • Orleans County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19, maintaining a total of 267 positive cases.
    • One of the previous community positive cases has recovered and has been released from mandatory isolation.
    • Seven of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.

There are four people in mandatory isolation in Genesee County.

July 6, 2020 - 5:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received three new positive case of COVID-19, for a total of 228 positive cases.
    • The positive individuals reside in Batavia, Bethany and Oakfield.
    • One of the positive individuals is in their 30s, one is in their 50s, and one is in their 70s.
    • Two of the positive individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Three of the previous community positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
    • No individuals are hospitalized
  • Orleans County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19, maintaining a total of 267 positive cases.
    • Seven of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.
July 2, 2020 - 5:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received one new positive case of COVID-19, for a total of 225 positive cases.
    • The positive individual resides in Oakfield.
    • The positive individual is in their 20s.
    • The positive individual was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Currently no individuals are hospitalized and no individuals have been released from mandatory quarantine.
  • Orleans County received one new positive case of COVID-19, today for a total of 267 positive cases.
    • The positive individual resides in Clarendon.
    • The positive individual is in their 50s.
    • The positive individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • No individuals have been released from mandatory quarantine.
    • Seven of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.

NOTE: Public health will not release an update again until Monday.

July 1, 2020 - 7:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 224 positive cases.
    • Currently, no individuals are hospitalized and no individuals have been released from mandatory quarantine.
  • Orleans County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19, today for a total of 266 positive cases.
    • No individuals have been released from mandatory quarantine.
    • Seven of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.

Note: In the chart of cases, Public Health reports four active/mandatory isolation cases and 43 people in mandatory community quarantine.

June 30, 2020 - 5:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

 Antibody Testing: This is a current snapshot of the SARS-CoV-2 antibody test results both departments have received and will be updated periodically, but not daily.

  • Genesee County: Of the 1,589 antibody test results received, there were 46 who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) antibodies.
  • Orleans County: Of the 687 antibody test results received, there were 17 who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) antibodies.

Since last week there has been one new positive for antibodies for Genesee County and zero new positives for Orleans County of the SARS-CoV-2 antibody test results received.

June 30, 2020 - 4:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 224 positive cases.
    • Two of the previous community active positives have recovered and have been releases
  • Orleans County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 266 positive cases.
    • One of the previous community positive cases has recovered and has been released from mandatory isolation.
    • Seven of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.
June 30, 2020 - 3:38pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Pavilion, pavilion hs, news, schools, education, covid-19, coronavirus.
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At the end of the school year of pandemic, Pavilion High School graduated 29 seniors at the Silver Lake Drive-in Perry on Sunday.

Owen Kane Sidhu was the Salutatorian and Brett Lubberts was the Valedictorian. The commencement address was delivered by Superintendent Kenneth Ellison, who will retire in the fall.

Country music artist Brew Baldridge sang "Senior Year" and "Middle of Nowhere Kids."

June 30, 2020 - 12:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Tompkins Bank of Castile, business, covid-19, coronavirus.

Press release:

More than 700 companies throughout Western New York were able to access approximately $120 million under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program facilitated by Tompkins Bank of Castile.

 “Keeping with our longstanding commitment to the community, we were happy to do our part to support local businesses, especially during this time of need,” said President and CEO, John McKenna. “We’re thankful that our efforts were able to protect more than 7,000 local jobs.”

Essential bank staff aimed to get ahead of the rush by working extended hours — mostly remotely — to reassure customers, explain the PPP program, and process the loans as quickly as possible.

Local businesses are using the loans to keep employees on their payrolls, as well as cover other operating costs including interest, rent, and utility costs. The customers were very appreciative of the support.

“We’re grateful for Tompkins for keeping us updated on this process and supporting us along the way,” said one small business owner. “I really appreciate the information they have been able to provide, and I feel very confident with Tompkins at the helm.”

The COVID-19 pandemic required Tompkins to restrict its services to drive-up, ATM, phone, mobile, and internet banking. During this time, the staff worked diligently to educate customers about its electronic services.

“As an essential business, we’ve been fortunate to stay open and accessible to our customers when they need us most,” McKenna said. “We believe in the power of our local people working together to help our communities grow and thrive; That’s why we’ll continue to do everything possible to support our friends and neighbors as we work together to recover.”

June 29, 2020 - 4:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received three new positive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 224 positive cases.
    • Two of the new positive individuals reside in Batavia and one of the new positive cases resides in Le Roy.
    • One of the individuals is in their 20s, one of the individuals is in their 40s and one of the individuals is in their 50s.
    • None of the new positive individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive
    • Eight of the previous community active positives have recovered and have been releases
  • Orleans County received two new positive cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 266 positive cases.
    • One of the new positive individuals lives in Barre and one of the new positive cases lives at the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
    • One of the individuals is in their 20s and one of the individuals is in their 60s.
    • Neither of the two new positive individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • One of the previous community positive cases has recovered and has been released from mandatory isolation.
    • Ten of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.
    • We are saddened to report the death of one of our county residents. This person lived at the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual during this very challenging time.
June 26, 2020 - 4:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received three new positive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 221 positive cases.
    • All of the new positive individuals reside in Darien.
    • One of the individuals is less than 20 years old, and two of the individuals are in their 40s.
    • All of the new positive individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive
  • Orleans County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 264 positive cases
    • Two of the previous community positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
    • Ten of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.
    • We are saddened to report the death of one of our county residents. This person lived at the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual during this very challenging time.

There are 11 active cases and 43 people in quarantine.

June 25, 2020 - 4:36pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received two new positive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 218 positive cases.
    • One of the new positive individuals resides in Batavia and one resides in Le Roy.
    • One of the individuals is less than 20 years old and one individual is in their 40s.
    • The new positive individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Four of the previous community positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
    • One of the total active cases is hospitalized.
  • Orleans County received 0 new positive cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 264 positive cases.
    • Ten of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility.  We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.
    • We are saddened to report the death of one of our county residents. This person lived at the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual during this very challenging time.
June 25, 2020 - 12:52pm

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The Ice Cream Social at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church is the church's largest fundraiser -- of two -- they do each year.

This year, as primarily a drive-in event, it went big in an unexpected way.

"We usually do about 400 chicken dinners but it takes us all night," said Celinda McQuiston. "We did 400 chickens in an hour and 10 minutes."

The volunteers also served up 300 strawberry shortcakes. They also grilled hot dogs.

The Ice Cream Social -- this was its 76th year -- normally includes a bake sale and auction but because of social distancing restrictions those events were canceled this year.

 

June 25, 2020 - 10:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, live stream, video.
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COVID-19 Phase Four Briefing with Public Health Director Paul Pettit hosted by the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce

June 24, 2020 - 6:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received one new positive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 216 positive cases.
    • The new positive individual resides in Elba.
    • The positive individual is in their 20s.
    • The new positive individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • One of the previous community positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
    • One of the total active cases is hospitalized.
  • Orleans County received one new positive cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 264 positive cases.
    • The new positive individual resides in Albion.
    • The positive individual is in their 50s.
    • The new positive individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Thirteen of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.
June 23, 2020 - 4:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

  • Genesee County received three new positive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 215 positive cases.
    • Two of the positive individuals reside in Batavia and one resides in Byron.
    • Two of the individuals are in their 40s and one is in their 50s.
    • Zero of the previous community positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
    • Zero of the new positive individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • One of the total active cases are hospitalized.
  • Orleans County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 263 positive cases.
    • One of the previous community positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
    • Thirteen of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.

There are now 10 active cases in Genesee County.

June 21, 2020 - 5:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia Rotary Club, batavia, news, covid-19, coronavirus.

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The crowd may not have been as big for the Rotary Club's annual Father's Day Pancake Breakfast as it would have been if they had been able to conduct the breakfast in the sit-down style of the past 20 years, but club members were pleased with their well-organized effort to feed members of the community for free.

Nobody had to pay this morning for three pancakes, two sausage links, butter and syrup, milk and orange juice, though donations were gratefully accepted.

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June 21, 2020 - 5:50pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia HS, batavia, news, video, covid-19, coronavirus.
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On what should have been their prom night on Saturday, Batavia High School seniors were given a chance to celebrate the close of their final year of high school with a parade through the city, passing Robert Morris, Jackson Primary, John Kennedy, the nursing home, and then returning to Batavia HS.

June 21, 2020 - 12:42am
posted by Howard B. Owens in oakfield-alabama, news, covid-19, coronavirus, video.
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Oakfield-Alabama Class of 2020 Graduation

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