Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on February 19, 2021
Governor Cuomo announced the beginning of construction on a new trail at Letchworth. The first of its kind autism nature trail is a mile-long loop, which is designed to address the sensory needs of people with ASD, a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The trail loop will feature eight stations with simple mazes, signage, a cuddle swing, a music corner, and other sensory options for all travelers. The trail will be near the Humphrey Nature Center.
COVID Update: Genesee county has 5 new cases and 1 person has recovered. Orleans county has 5 new cases and there is no reporting on the number of people recovered as of yesterday at 5pm. Totals and numbers will be updated for the weekend news.
Darien Lake has just announced that their opening day, for the first time in a year and a half, will be May 21st. To keep park goers healthy safety and security measures including contactless security and temperature checks for guests and team members will be in place. Mobile ordering will also be available at many locations. The park is converting from cash to a card kiosk system, accepting only Mobile and Card Payments. They will be using a reservation system to stay below the 33 percent capacity cap imposed by NY state. As one of the largest seasonal employers in New York, Six Flags Darien Lake is hiring more than 1,500 team members for the 2021 season. For a full list of positions and safety protocols check out the press release at our news partner the Batavian.