Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 29, 2021
Assemblyman Steve Hawley is demanding that the legislature holds a hearing on the information brought forward by the state AG Letitia James about Coronavirus deaths in nursing homes being underreported by roughly 50 percent. He is also calling on the governor to have his emergency powers revoked. Hawley said in a press release “What was revealed in today’s report from the Attorney General is nothing short of tragic, and, at this point, I consider it a moral obligation to hold hearings into this matter so we can get to the bottom of what caused this unfathomable tragedy.”
Friday afternoon Covid Update: Genesee county has 46 new cases and 39 people have recovered. 1 of the new cases is at the VA medical center and 1 is at premiere Genesee. We are saddened to report the deaths of 2 people at Leroy Village Green and 1 person in Orleans county. Orleans county has 8 new cases and 20 people have recovered. 1 of the new cases is at Orchard Rehab and Nursing. There are 165 active cases in Genesee county and 127 in Orleans.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced updated guidance for wedding receptions in the state. The governor called the updated guidance “Safe Marriage Receptions,” and said it follows the success of the program that allowed fans to return to the stadium for Buffalo Bills games. Fans were required to receive a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed to attend. The updated guidance for wedding receptions will go into place March 15 and will require the following: Testing for all that attend the event, 50% capacity – up to 150 attendees, Must be approved by local health department.