Written by Tom Tharp on February 26, 2021
Friday Evening COVID Update: Genesee county has 18 new cases and 18 people have recovered. 4 and a half thousand people have gotten both doses of the vaccine in Genesee county and 2100 people have had both doses in Orleans. Orleans county has 4 new cases and 4 people have recovered. There are 95 active cases in Genesee county and 53 in Orleans.
Dr Howard Zucker, director of the New York Department of Health, said in a budget hearing that there is an examination of the 6 foot distancing school policy. He said that they may be open to moving instead to a 3 foot policy with some kind of barrier between students. The 6 foot social distance school policy has forced many students to work from home, causing many students to struggle. Dr Zucker said the end goal is to get students back into school.