covid-19

Who gets tested? COVID-19 test shortages force county to make choices

When Rebecca Goldfeder first came down with a sore throat Sunday evening, she figured she didn’t have to worry about COVID-19 unless she developed a...
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Fri, 03/20/2020 - 9:31am
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Social distancing poses domestic violence risks, says Willow Center president

Calls to Willow’s domestic violence hotline spiked on Friday and again on Monday. Over 40 calls came in Monday. That’s more than double the usual rate....
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Thu, 03/19/2020 - 2:33pm
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RTS halts fares, changes rules to combat coronavirus outbreak

All RTS rides will be free starting Friday until further notice. CEO Bill Carpenter said that'll limit the amount of times the fare box is touched...
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Thu, 03/19/2020 - 1:31pm
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'We're hurting': Masks in short supply as COVID-19 accelerates

As the number of COVID-19 cases grows in western New York and the Finger Lakes, the supply of protective gear for medical workers is dwindling. In...
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Thu, 03/19/2020 - 2:22pm
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Eight new COVID-19 cases confirmed overnight in Monroe County

The Monroe County health department confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. In an emailed statement, the...
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Thu, 03/19/2020 - 6:29am
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New COVID-19 case likely flew in to Rochester while contagious, county says

The Monroe County health department said it learned Wednesday night of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 and arrived in Rochester on a Delta...
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Thu, 03/19/2020 - 6:30am
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Support group meetings move online as businesses and churches close over coronavirus

Dan is a volunteer with Rochester Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA. Because the group is anonymous, he doesn’t share his last name. Dan says he’s depended on...
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Wed, 03/18/2020 - 1:04pm
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Testing capacity lags as COVID-19 cases grow in Monroe County

Monroe County no longer has enough testing capacity to keep up with the demand for diagnosing COVID-19, public health commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza...
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Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:46am
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Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Monroe County; 14 cases total

Three new COVID-19 cases are confirmed in Monroe County, the local public health department announced Tuesday morning. That brings the total number of...
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Tue, 03/17/2020 - 6:51am
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Rochester gets drive-up coronavirus testing, but capacity still limited

Rochester Regional Health opened a drive-up coronavirus testing site at the urgent care facility on its general hospital campus on Monday. "It's a...
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Tue, 03/17/2020 - 8:17am
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