Morning News Brief

Written by on September 16, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul’s mandated COVID vaccinations for health care workers is approaching a deadline.
The order requires unvaccinated health care workers to get at least one shot by September 27th.

About two dozen people gathered at the Main and Ellicott in downtown Batavia last night protesting what they proclaimed is a loss of freedom.
The protestors found support for their cause by passers-by honking horns and giving thumbs up.

Denise Adamski if a registered nurse at UMMC

Governor Hochul has issued another COVID order. The governor says that children over the age of two and employees at day care centers will have to wear masks. Hochul says kids are at high risk of contracting the virus since there currently isn’t a vaccine available for anyone under the age of 12.

The Genesee County Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee has stepped into mandate mayhem. The committee went on record yesterday opposed to the governor’s order requiring vaccinations for all health care workers.
The full legislature takes up the issue next week.

The Arc of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties is having a hiring fair before the merger of the four counties into one organization. This hiring fair is September 23rd and will be in both Mt Morris and Batavia. They are looking for direct support professionals to work in the day programs and residential settings.

Racing fans around the region will once again get to see the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series up close next year.
The series will return to Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 21st, 2022.
NASCAR has run races at the road course since 1986 with the lone exception being 2020 when the event was canceled due to COVID-19.

Some legendary toys and games have been announced as finalists for enshrinement into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester. The list includes American Girl Dolls, Battleship, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids and the Fisher-Price Corn Popper. Also eligible are Mahjong, Masters of the Universe, the pinata, Risk, sand, The Settlers of Catan and the toy fire engine. The inductees will be announced on November 4th.

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