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Change to county's sick leave policy urged amid coronavirus concerns

Monroe County Legislature President Joe Carbone said sick leave should be unlimited for county employees until the novel coronavirus is contained. “We...
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Tue, 03/03/2020 - 11:15am
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Area officials coordinate response to the potential of coronavirus

Holding a briefing at the public safety training facility, Congressman Joe Morelle, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the county’s health...
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Sun, 03/01/2020 - 4:24pm
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Don’t buy masks. Do wash hands. Monroe County urges caution in coronavirus preparation

Monroe County officials said that although federal authorities have stepped up warnings for Americans to prepare for the spread of the novel coronavirus...
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Thu, 02/27/2020 - 12:25pm
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Coronavirus: No need for ‘special precautions’ in Monroe County

In a message to Monroe County school superintendents and nurses Thursday afternoon, public health commissioner Michael Mendoza said there are no...
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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 5:35am
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Coronavirus: Monroe County health planners call special meeting to prepare

The Monroe County public health department’s emergency preparedness team met for a special session Friday afternoon to plan for the potential arrival of...
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:51pm
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Hospitals restrict visitors as flu surges in Monroe County

The University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester Regional Health both announced that they will begin restricting visitors to their hospitals now...
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Mon, 12/30/2019 - 12:19pm
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Youth use of e-cigarettes reaches ‘epidemic’ proportions

Youth use of electronic cigarettes has come under increased scrutiny as federal health authorities and local officials respond to a growing number of...
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Wed, 09/11/2019 - 2:28pm
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Monroe County extends clinic hours for back-to-school vaccine push

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and public health commissioner Michael Mendoza on Wednesday urged families to get their children vaccinated in...
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Wed, 08/28/2019 - 1:35pm
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Overdose deaths drop in Monroe County after years of increases

Nearly 200 people died from opioid overdoses in Monroe County last year, according to data released Monday by the county medical examiner’s office. That...
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Mon, 07/15/2019 - 2:13pm
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Fatal opioid overdoses drop to lowest point since tracking began

Fatal opioid overdoses have either decreased or held constant in Monroe County each month since last October, according to the most recent data from the...
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Mon, 04/08/2019 - 1:31pm
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