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Editor’s observe: This story has March 21’s details about the coronavirus pandemic in Rochester and Monroe County. To see the newest model, please click here.

Newest COVID-19 numbers from Monroe County

  • As of 4 p.m. Saturday, there are 46 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Monroe County. 
  • Of the 46 confirmed instances, 10 are new since Friday night.
  • Native fatalities: 1.
  • 10 individuals are hospitalized (down from 11 on Friday), 218 are in obligatory quarantine (up from 195 on Friday).

Of the 46 instances:

  • 5 are of their 20s
  • 6 are of their 30s
  • 5 are of their 40s
  • 9 are within the 50s
  • 9 are of their 60s
  • eight are of their 70s
  • Four are of their 80s
  • 24 have been male
  • 22 have been feminine

Hilton mother fears she has COVID-19 however cannot get her sick children examined

Cherriese, a 32-year-old Hilton mother, was advised by hospital employees that she probably has COVID-19. She was examined at an area hospital and despatched dwelling, however she would not have the outcomes 5 days later.

In the meantime, her 4-year-old daughter had the identical signs and advised Cherriese she felt like her coronary heart was damaged and he or she wanted assist to repair it. Her 1-year-old son with a coronary heart defect was additionally ailing.

She has been unable to get her youngsters examined for the coronavirus. Cherriese, who is not positive she’s going to outlive, nonetheless needed to take care of her sick children, resorting to selfmade cures and rocking them till they fell asleep. 

Her youngsters appear to be recovering. 

“After that occurred, I used to be glad in regards to the children, however I could not breathe myself,” she stated. “Me, personally, I believed I used to be going to die.”

Wayne County has two new instances

Two extra folks in Wayne County have examined constructive for COVID-19, in response to Wayne County Public Well being on Saturday afternoon. The county now has three confirmed instances and all three individuals are being handled at space hospitals. 

Of the three instances 

  • 1 feminine in her 80s
  • 1 male in his 70s
  • 1 male in his 

Vacation Inn Downtown Rochester closing by means of April 30

The Vacation Inn at 70 State St. in Rochester is closing quickly by means of April 30. All enterprise from Might 1 on has not been impacted and the lodge is reserving these dates as common, in response to an announcement from Normal Supervisor Paul Kremp. 

“That is essentially the most troublesome determination I’ve made in my profession – notably due to the affect it would have on our workers and their households,” Kremp stated. “The security and well being of our company and workers are our primary concern and we stay up for getting again to some semblance of regular within the close to future.”

The Vacation Inn Downtown Rochester obtained hundreds of {dollars} in room and catering cancellations. Virtually all the employees on the 217-room lodge have been laid off. Staff are being inspired to use for unemployment advantages.  There have been no identified instances of COVID-19 amongst employees of company, the discharge stated.

The lodge might reopen for well being care or different medical company emergencies if beds are wanted. 

Day care shutdown upends Rochester households

Throughout the Finger Lakes, not less than 200 — practically one in 5 — youngster care facilities shut down this week. Within the metropolis of Rochester, it is nearer to half.

“Who’s watching these youngsters? Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul requested. “That could be a new disaster that we’ve got to get our arms round.”

Dad and mom try to determine how they can continue to work and care for their children. Vickie Mason has a 3-year-old daughter and works at Unity Hospital per diem. If she will’t discover somebody to take care of her youngster, she will’t work. 

“I’m scared to demise of being homeless once more. If I don’t work, I don’t receives a commission,” Mason stated. 

Monroe County, metropolis lengthen property tax deadline

Monroe County Government Adam Bello has prolonged the due date for third installment funds of city and county actual property taxes from March 31 till April 30.

Rochester Mayor Beautiful Warren equally has prolonged fourth quarter property tax, water and refuse funds.

No in-person funds are being accepted. Taxpayers as a substitute are inspired to pay on-line or by mail. No curiosity will accrue with the delay.

In response to a county information launch: “The intent of the order is to make sure that if a property proprietor is present on their installment funds and pays the third and fourth installments on or earlier than April 30, they won’t be topic to extra charges.”

Person charges for on-line funds are being waived. A lockbox is being put in for cost drop-off on the County Workplace Constructing, 39 W. Principal St. Funds will proceed to be accepted by mail. A lockbox already exists at Metropolis Corridor on the Fitzhugh Avenue entrance, the place taxpayers are urged to pay by verify.

Here is how you can report your employer if it is not comply with labor guidelines

State Legal professional Normal Letitia James, in an announcement Saturday, urged workers to contact her office and file a complaint, if they’ve issues. 

Anybody who suspects their employer is in violation of both current labor legal guidelines or just lately issued government orders can name (212) 416-8700 or e-mail 

Brockport quarantine college students going dwelling

The primary of the study-abroad college students in precautionary quarantine at The Faculty at Brockport are headed dwelling.

Checkout was Saturday morning for 14 college students remaining from the primary group that arrived from Italy earlier this month. A pair left on Friday, stated faculty spokesman John Follaco. Roughly a dozen college students who arrived later from Japan and South Korea stay and must be launched within the coming days.

All are wholesome, and Follaco stated he was not conscious of any constructive checks within the faculty neighborhood. Brockport is on spring break, with lessons set to renew on Monday. These have moved online. Faculty officers determined Friday to shut the residence halls and scholar housing, and have requested all college students to maneuver dwelling, he stated. 

Rochester suspends parking charges for garages, meters

Parking each metered and in metropolis garages shall be free starting Saturday.

The town is also suspending month-to-month allow charges on the Courtroom Avenue, East Finish, Genesee Crossroads, Excessive Falls, Mortimer, Sister Cities, South and Washington Sq. garages. There was no rapid phrase relating to Midtown and St. Joseph’s garages, that are privately owned.

The transfer is supposed to scale back the potential unfold of the novel coronavirus, and to help residents working from dwelling and probably paying for a allow they don’t seem to be utilizing. 

Different parking rules will nonetheless have to be adopted and tickets will proceed to be issued for parking infractions.

NYS Thruway to implement emergency toll procedures

The New York State Thruway will cease accumulating money for tolls and can as a substitute invoice every driver by license plate as a part of its COVID-19 response. 

The new toll policy will start at eight p.m. Sunday, in response to the Thruway Authority. 

Prospects with out E-ZPass will enter the Thruway in a money lane and proceed by means of the lane with out accumulating a ticket. They may exit the Thruway and inform the toll collector which exit they entered and supply their license plate info. 

Motorists shall be despatched a invoice within the mail in roughly 30 days. Payments shall be despatched to the registered proprietor of the car on the deal with on file with DMV. Prospects pays with a bank card on the Thruway Authority web site. 

E-ZPass clients won’t be impacted and may journey by means of E-ZPass lanes as they usually in any other case.

You will discover the complete coverage here

Name forward on hospital donations – or simply ship a observe

Whereas grateful for the outpouring of neighborhood help, Rochester Regional Well being is asking residents to name forward and to not purchase gadgets to donate.

In an announcement, the supplier stated: “Many varieties of gear and medical gadgets are briefly provide, however resulting from regulatory necessities we’re solely allowed to simply accept gadgets underneath sure circumstances.”

Shopping for essential gadgets subsequently additional depletes the provision. These fascinated with making a donation ought to first name (585) 922-4800 or e-mail

One of the simplest ways to assist is a financial reward, and Rochester Regoinal has arrange a COVID-19 Assist Fund. Easy notes of encouragement and because of are also welcome, and shall be distributed throughout the system.

Find out how to file for unemployment in New York

The state Division of Labor have been receiving lots of of hundreds of calls and visits to its web site per day. The state waived the seven-day ready interval for unemployment insurance coverage and is implementing a filing system that spreads out filings over multiple days of the week, primarily based on the primary letter of a filer’s final title.

RCSD’s free wi-fi units bridge digital divide amid outbreak

A free initiative sponsored by Dash has offered Rochester Metropolis Faculty District students with high-speed wireless hot spots

Greater than 1,700 RCSD highschool college students gained dwelling web for the primary time within the final a number of months, probably easing the transition to distant studying throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Rochester Lilac Competition canceled

The 122nd annual Rochester Lilac Competition, slated to run Might eight to 17, was canceled Friday, in response to a Fb submit from organizers. Organizers nonetheless hope to reschedule.

Livingston County residents alerted for doable publicity

Anybody who visited the Geneseo Wegmans, 4827 Genesee Valley Plaza Highway, between 1 to 1:30 p.m. on March 15 would possibly’ve been uncovered to COVID-19, county well being officers introduced Friday.

If you happen to have been on the retailer at the moment, please contact the Livingston County Division of Well being at (585) 243-7270. The county division of well being will stay open from eight a.m. to Four p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

LCDOH shall be open Saturday, March 21 – Sunday, March 22 from 8AM – 4PM along with its regular weekday hours. Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Well being Director, stated, “We advise all residents to apply social distancing as we’re seeing neighborhood unfold of COVID-19 in Livingston County.”

All non-essential journey, gatherings and work banned

New York is banning all non-essential journey, mandating everybody not essential to their office to remain at dwelling and requiring all companies to shutter if they don’t match particular standards.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the sweeping ramp up of restrictions on movement in New York on Friday because the novel coronavirus unfold by means of the state, with New York having the very best variety of confirmed instances within the nation.

He referred to as it “New York State on Pause,” and it takes impact Sunday night. Mass transit will keep operational; meals supply companies will keep open.

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