Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on January 14, 2021
Just because you may be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Genesee County, doesn’t mean you are going to get it.
Genesee County Manager Matt Landers says, be prepared to wait
Officials said that Genesee County’s supply of vaccine for this week was only 400 doses…only 200 in Orleans county, and both counties are still working on group 1-A, front line healthcare workers.
Genesee County plans to open a vaccine distribution site by mid to late next week on the campus of GCC.
It will operate on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays – but you must pre-register.
How? By calling this number: 1-833-697-4829.
Genesee County reports 49 new positive COVID cases. 16 of the current positive individuals are hospitalized. No new virus-related deaths were reported on Wednesday. Health department officials say Orleans County recorded 39 new COVID cases with 14 hospitalizations, one person has died. . Twenty-two new cases were confirmed in Wyoming County.
Only one of the area’s three representatives in Congress have voted in support of President Trump being impeached for a second time. Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins says Trump needs to be held responsible for inciting last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead.
However, both Republican Congressman Chris Jacobs, who represents Genesee County, and Republican Congressman Tom Reed disagree. They say it’s time for the country to heal and focus on the peaceful transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden next week.
For the first time in months, the Buffalo Sabres will finally be back on the ice tonight. They’ll begin their new season at home against the Washington Capitals. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there won’t be any fans allowed in the seats at KeyBank Center