Evening News Update
Written by Tom Tharp on September 24, 2021
The University of Rochester Medical Centers will be pausing elective surgeries starting Monday due to staffing shortages. This pause will last 2 weeks. The medical centers say 99 percent of their professional medical staff are vaccinated but only 90 percent of all employees are fully vaccinated. The healthcare system is also temporarily closing UR Medicine Urgent Cares in Spencerport and Farmington. The system says patients should expect lengthier wait times for routine appointments, potential temporary bed closures and some workers being asked to take on other duties. Emergency and critical care, it says, will continue.
The kids who painted the rocks for the peace garden have received some recognition for their donation. The children of St Josephs school Summer Camp worked to paint 30 stones to decorate the Peace Garden on East Main Street in Batavia to replace the ones stolen in August. The students, including four who served as leaders from Notre Dame High School, were honored with Certificates of Appreciation Thursday at the Summit Street elementary school.