Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on August 2, 2021
With COVID-19 numbers starting to increase, Governor Cuomo says masking policies may not go far enough to stop the spread of the virus. Of particular concern, the governor said during a news conference Monday, is the highly-contagious delta variant. Cuomo is calling on local governments to require vaccination or testing for public-facing employees. and for private hospitals across the state to adopt such a policy. If COVID numbers don’t come down, Cuomo said he thinks schools should be making a similar demand for teachers in districts located in areas with high or substantial risk for transmission. He is encouraging private businesses to operate under a vaccine-only admission system.
The Buffalo Bills want a new stadium and they want the public to pay for it to the tune of 1.1 billion dollars. Pegula Sports and Entertainment say they want to put the new stadium next to the old one in Orchard park. They also want .4 billion dollars to fix up the Keybank Center. Officials in Erie County have not made any comment and say they will not till a deal is reached. ESPN reported that if the Bills don’t get the deal they like then they are considering moving to Austin Texas. Erie County has denied that this was said in any of their correspondence.