Evening News Update
Written by Tom Tharp on February 25, 2021
University of Rochester Medical Center is testing a booster version of the Pfizer COVID vaccine to see if a third dose will make immunity even more effective against the virus. Side effects will be closely watched and antibodies will be measured.
The State of New York now has new guidelines for weddings and catered events. According to the new guidance, venues are restricted to half capacity, with no more than 150 people per event. However, guidance states that “social gathering limit is 50 or fewer people in non-residential settings” and local health departments must be notified if a gathering will include more than 50 people. Cluster zones may have lower gathering limits. Anyone in attendance at an event will be required to provide information for use in potential contact tracing efforts. Guests, along with venue staff, will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test ahead of the event. Those who have received a full vaccination may have to show proof.