Midday News Brief

Written by on January 21, 2021

Genesee Co. Manager Matt Landers

Genesee County has announced its first public COVID vaccination clinic will open on Monday at Genesee Community College. Right now, the clinic is limited to persons in Groups 1-A and 1-B and all persons over 65.
Here is the but…you must make an appointment, and as of this afternoon, no appointments are available.

County Manager Matt Landers says staff is ready- the problem is vaccine supply:

So, what’s a person to do? Keep trying the websites. There is the county clinic at GCC Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Rite Aid and Tops Pharmacies in Batavia have registration websites, but no available appoints.
Your primary Care doctor may be contacting you under a program administered by Rochester Regional Health. They are randomly selecting persons over the 65 from a pool of patient’s whose doctors belong to the RRH system.
Please see the county’s latest announcement on COVID Vaccine Clinics HERE.

Three members of the National Guard are dead after their helicopter crashes in Monroe County. Deputies say the soldiers were on a training mission last night when the aircraft went down in the area of West Bloomfield Road in Mendon, located about 20 miles from Rochester.
The names of the soldiers have not yet been released
Both the NTSB and National Guard will be looking into what caused the tragedy.

The search for two children abducted from a home in Greece earlier this week has come to a happy end.
Police say three-year-old Shakeria Cash and five-year-old Dimitri Cash Junior have been found safe in the state of Alabama. The children were taken from their foster home Monday night by two men, triggering an AMBER Alert.
One woman has been taken into custody, but police haven’t said what charges she may face.

Governor Cuomo’s Administration predicts New York State employment levels will not recover from the pandemic until year 2025. Cuomo’s budget division released an economic revenue and outlook report which shows job growth slowed to a crawl in November. It forecasts job growth slowing even further until vaccines become widely available.

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