Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 22, 2021
The Governors traffic Safety Committee released the impact the STOP DWI campaign had earlier this year. Over 2500 tickets were issued to impaired drivers, and over 94 thousand tickets were issued for other violations.
Blue Cross Arena in Rochester is going to start requiring anyone attending an event to be fully COVID vaccinated starting November 3rd. From September 29th through November 2nd one dose will be ok for entry. This is for anyone 12 and over. All those 12 and under must wear masks.
ECMC has announced it will be suspending inpatient elective surgeries due to staffing shortages. They say the COVID Vaccine requirements for healthcare workers is to blame. ECMC’s suspension of elective surgeries is part of a contingency plan as it prepares for staffing shortages due to the vaccine requirement. ECMC said the plan also includes not allowing ICU transfers from other facilities, reducing the number of units at the Terrace View long term care facility, and cutting hours at the outpatient clinics. A spokesperson for the hospital says over 400 staff are unvaccinated and will not be able to work under the mandate.