Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 25, 2020
The Finger Lakes region has been given approval to enter the final phase of the state’s reopening process on Friday.
Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties are part of the Finger lakes Region.
Once Phase Four begins, the number of people allowed at social gatherings will double from 25 to 50, and religious gatherings will be allowed at up to 33-percent of an indoor site’s capacity.
Professional sports can take place without fans, and low-risk indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment activities will also be allowed.
However, movie theaters, gyms and malls are going to remain closed until further notice. Governor Cuomo says the state is still looking into how to keep people safe when visiting those locations.
Local health department numbers are still encouraging. There was one new case of coronavirus reported yesterday in Genesee County – an individual in their 20’s from Elba. There was also one new COVID-19 case in Orleans County.
An Oakfield couple busted by Monroe County deputies for allegedly boosting property out of cars.
31 year old Samantha Wroblewski and 28 year old Judd Farewell (fair-well) are facing a variety of charges including possession of stolen property.
Monroe County Sheriff’s say the duo admitted to breaking into cars on several occasions in Henrietta. Lawmen recovered a number of stolen credit cards.
The numbers are far from official in the 27th Congressional District Special Election and Democrat Nate McMurray says he will not concede defeat.
Republican Chris Jacobs says the math is all on his side and has declared victory in the race to fill the seat until the end of the year.
The McMurray camp says there are more than 65-thosuand absentee ballots yet to be counted but Jacobs’ people claim that his 31-thosuand vote lead is insurmountable.
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are taking a big step to protect their residents from the coronavirus.
A travel advisory is now in place meaning anyone who arrives in those states from an area with a high number of COVID-19 cases such as Arizona, Florida or Texas must quarantine for 14-days.
Enforcement of the advisory will vary by state, but anyone caught breaking the rules in New York could be forced to quarantine or a face a fine.