Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 12, 2020
One of the estimated 400 people who participated in last Sunday’s rally for social justice in Batavia has COVID-19.
This individual, said to be from Genesee County, did display coronavirus symptoms but did not know at the time they were positive for COVID-19.
They did wear a mask during the three hours they participated.
The health department describes the exposure risk as low.
The department encourages anyone who was at the rally to monitor for symptoms until June 21st – which is 14 days after last Sunday’s march.
The daily update for coronavirus shows that over the past 24 hours there were no new COVID-19 cases in either Genesee or Orleans Counties.
It’s a big day across the Finger Lakes as the region is approved to start Phase Three of the state’s four-step reopening process.
That means restaurants can offer limited indoor dining, however tables must be six feet apart and employees will have to wear masks at all times. Nail salons, spas, tattoo parlors and other personal care businesses can also start welcoming customers back today.
Coronavirus cases in several states have been increasing lately, and Governor Cuomo says that’s cause for concern. The governor says the recent spike shows the virus hasn’t gone away, even as states move forward with their reopening plans. He says while the number of new cases have declined in New York, people to still need to protect themselves and others.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is out with a reminder that it is against the law to ride on roads and an old railroad right of way.
Deputies say they have received numerous complaints regarding unlawful operation of ATVs and dirt bikes.
These vehicles must be registered with the DMV and insured, unless operated on your property.