Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 16, 2020
Although Cuomo is not canceling Halloween this year the city of Batavia has some reminders for your spooky holiday. No gatherings of over 50 people, masks that filter out droplets are still required if you are not keeping more than 6 feet distance, limit the number of hands that touch candy and other treats, and don’t go out if anyone in the family is experiencing symptoms. All Halloween activities must be over by 9 o’clock on Halloween night. The police department will be putting out specific guidelines.
The Batavia Town Planning Board has approved the plans for additions to the Imagination Station Child Care Center on Clinton rd and the HP Hood building on East Main Street. The Day Care Center will be adding 2 classrooms, a 2800 square foot addition. The HP Hood building is adding a 7200 square foot commercial grade cooler.
Your COVID update: Genesee county has no new cases and 1 person has recovered. Orleans county has 1 new case and 1 person has recovered. 7 new people are on travel quarantine in Genesee county and 12 new people are on travel quarantine in Orleans county. There are 2 active cases in Genesee county and 5 in Orleans.
Protesters in Rochester have set up camp, literally, outside city hall and are saying they won’t move until Mayor Lovely Warren resigns or is removed. Police pushed people back but allowed them to remain on the sidewalks and a police spokesperson said that as long as they let people pass they are allowed to remain there.
Several hundred students gathered outside the Williamsville central school district office on Tuesday to protest the 100 percent online education model. They chanted we want school and held signs. The media was not allowed on school grounds to cover the protest so the students moved to the curb to talk to reporters and show the signs they carried. Superintendent McKenna says they need to provide fair and equitable education for all 1400 students and they had to make an immediate decision. Full online education was the only could they could make quickly.