Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 1, 2020
Governor Cuomo is warning New Yorkers that the state’s ongoing battle against coronavirus will likely be a long one.
Over 75,000 State residents have been infected while more than 15-hundred people have lost their lives.
Health officials say since New York is a hotbed for the virus, the number of cases and deaths will keep climbing for weeks.
The latest local update from the County Health Department shows one new case of COVID-19 in Genesee County and one new case in Orleans County.
The new case in Genesee County is a person under 65.
Contact tracing has been initiated for both new cases. Known contacts have already been placed under mandatory quarantine.
Governor Cuomo says his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Governor Cuomo says it happened right after his mom left his brother’s house, and that if she were still there, she might have caught the virus as well.
Cuomo is issuing a warning to New Yorkers about following the social distancing mandates, especially with those who might be more susceptible to contracting the virus.
Monroe County deputies have arrested four people who allegedly attacked a woman wearing a respirator mask. Investigators say the assault happened at the Family Dollar store in Hilton last week.
The victim says the suspects accused her of having coronavirus before she was punched in the face and had her wallet and keys stolen.
The Holland Land Office Museum has gone virtual. The museum has announced they have added local history activities to their website and Facebook page. They have also added their own version of Jeopardy – all on line HERE.
From our let’s make the best of it department:
The Pembroke Teachers Association is sponsoring a “Thinking of You” drive-by parade for this Friday.
Planners are asking participants to gather at the High School Parking lot at 12:30 Friday afternoon to get organized.
They ask everyone to decorate their cars, write messages on your back windows with washable markers (they will have some) – all while maintaining the required six foot social distance