Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 12, 2020
Concerns over the coronavirus have led to a cancellation of classroom learning for all GCC students locally and SUNY students across the state.
Students effected by the precaution will be taking their classes online and won’t be returning to their classrooms for the rest of the spring semester.
Classes will not be held from the 16th through the 18th at the Batavia campus with remote online classes beginning March 19th.
The Tech Wars event scheduled for today on the Batavia campus has also been canceled.
While classrooms may be empty, students who aren’t able to leave will we able to reside in their dorms and campuses will be staying open as well.
City woman busted for Leandra’s Law in Batavia.
City Police report the arrest of 26 year old Lyndsey Pietrzak of Highland Park following a traffic stop on West Main Street in Batavia on February 29th.
Pietrzak was allegedly driving drunk with a child under 15 as a passenger.
She was charged with felony counts of DWI under Leadra’s Law, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Pietrzak is scheduled to reappear in Batavia City Court on March 18th.
The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Western New York.
Monroe County Executive Adam Bello says a resident has tested positive for the disease.
In a statement, Bello said the individual is being quarantined at home and that they became infected while traveling.
Health officials are expected to release more information later today.
After leading their team to a 14 and 8 record this season, three members of the Batavia High Lady Blue Devils varsity basketball team received Monroe County League Division 4 accolades.
Bryn Wormley was honored as first team all-league, Mackenzie Reigle as first team all-league and Division 4 Player of the Year, and Emma Krolczyk as second team all-league.
Wormley and Reigle are juniors while Krolczyk is a senior.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases is continuing to spike each day in New York.
There are now 216 people being treated for the disease, and Governor Cuomo says the state will enter contracts with over two dozen private labs to increase the number of tests that can be done each day.
Labs will be able to start working once they’re approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
A majority of the coronavirus cases are still in the Westchester County and New York City areas.
The Buffalo Sabres are scheduled to be back in action tonight as they look for a second straight win.
The team to take on is the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.
However, the NHL is expected to make a decision today on whether any games will be played due to the coronavirus.
If the two teams face-off, the contest is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.