Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on April 28, 2021
New York is adopting the latest CDC guidelines regarding mask usage when outdoors. Governor Cuomo says this means fully vaccinated people can lose the mask when at moderately-sized or smaller outdoor gatherings.
His announcement came about one-hour after the CDC updated their guidelines. Officials still recommend masks for crowded gatherings of any kind, and when indoors.
In the past 24 hours, 23 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Genesee County. In Orleans County, ten new cases have been confirmed. Wyoming County reports seven new cases.
Starting tomorrow, all New Yorkers 16 and older will be eligible to walk-in and receive a COVID-19 shot at any state-run vaccination clinic. Officials say the move is going to make it easier for more people to get their vaccinations.
New York State will review legal options to challenge the results of the 2020 Census. Earlier this week, the Census Bureau reported that New York came up 89 people short of keeping its 27 Congressional seats. Now, one of those districts will be eliminated in 2022 and the Empire State is also losing an Electoral College vote.
A new opening act has been announced for the Batavia Downs Concert Series. Almost Queen, featuring genuine costumes, will perform on Friday June 11th. Closing the season will be the American rock band Spin Doctors on August 27th.