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Written by on May 8, 2020

The number of new positive cases of COVID-19 jumps by 15 in Orleans County, 10 of those new cases are residents of the Villages of Orleans.
The death count edged up by two in Orleans County, one had been a resident of the villages.
In Genesee County, the latest numbers from the health department revealed four new cases of Coronavirus…two in Batavia, one in Bethany and one in the Town of Alabama.
Genesee Orleans Public Health Director Paul Pettit is due to deliver his weekly report later this afternoon. WBTA will carry Pettit’s remarks, live, beginning at 4 this afternoon.

An executive order has been extended in New York State to give some relief to people who rent a place to live. Landlords cannot evict someone for inability to pay their rent due to the pandemic. The order remains in effect until at least August 20th. The governor’s order also protects renters from late fees and allows them to pay rent with their security deposits.

The Downtown Batavia public Market plans to re-open on June 5th.
The market is located at the corner of Bank Street and Alva Place.
Organizers say the market will adhere to enhanced public health guidelines through social distancing and spacing of vendor areas.

The start of camping season is being pushed back in New York State. Officials say state-run campgrounds will not be allowed to open until at least June 1st…. missing the popular Memorial Day weekend.

The Buffalo Bills will get plenty of time in the national spotlight during the upcoming season.
The NFL has scheduled the Bills to play in four prime-time contests. Their first nationally televised game will be hosting the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs for Thursday Night Football.
The Bills are also scheduled to play Monday Night games against the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots and a Sunday contest against the Steelers.

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