Afternoon News Brief

Written by on October 16, 2020

Genesee county wants a new flag, and wants you to design it.  As part of the counties public engagement strategy Genesee county planning director Filipe Oltramari is inviting residents to participate in a design competition.  “We’re calling it Genesee 2050, a vision strategy for the next 30 years for our county,” he said.  The original comprehensive plan was written in 1997.  Oltramari says that the contest will be open to everyone and a committee will select the best designs and the community will vote online for their favorite.  Rules, guidelines and starting date will be announced.

There is a frost advisory for Genesee county and most of Western NY tonight.  Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.

Governor Cuomo announced today that the new York national guard is going to be stationed at New York airports starting today to enforce the travel restrictions on people coming from 36 states and 2 US territories.  Guards will be in uniform but will not be armed, they will be assisting in the screening process for incoming travelers to allow healthcare workers to do other tasks.

COVID Update:  Genesee county has 4 new cases.  Orleans county has 4 new cases and 1 person has recovered.  4 new people are on travel quarantine in Orleans county.  There are a total of 19 active cases in Orleans county.  The Genesee Orleans county health departments continue to have a computer problem so the statistics are still not up to date for Genesee county.

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