Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on July 22, 2020
New York has added travelers from 10 more states to the list of people who must quarantine after arriving in the Empire State. Folks coming from places like Alaska, Virginia, Indiana, Maryland and Delaware need to isolate themselves for two weeks to make sure they’re not infecting people with coronavirus. Overall, there are now 31 states affected by the quarantine order. Visitors must reveal information about their trips to health officials, and if they don’t, they could be fined $2,000.
Newest COVID-19 stats for Genesee County: one new positive case in the past 24 hours. An individual in their 70’s, living in Batavia, has tested positive for the virus. No one here is hospitalized. Orleans County also added one new case.
The Toronto Blue Jays will not be using Buffalo’s Sahlen’s Field as their home site this season.
The Jays will be setting up shop in Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, home of the Pirates. Sahlen Field got serious consideration but ultimately required too many upgrades to bring its amenities to major-league standards.
There are conflicts between the Pirates and Blue Jays for seven of the 30 dates. One solution would be for those games to be moved to the opposing club’s park, with Toronto batting last as the home team.
Congressman Chris Jacobs is now officially representing the 27th District.
Jacobs was sworn-in by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday and will be serving on both the House Agriculture Committee and House Budget Committee.
Jacobs, a Republican, will go right back into campaign mode since he’s being challenged again in November by Democrat Nate McMurray.
If you’re one of the millions of New Yorkers who get cable TV service through Spectrum, prepare to hand over more money.
The company says starting in August it’ll be raising its rates by nearly three bucks a month to offset the increasing cost of local programming.
But, some customers could receive rebates if the amount of sports programming is cut due to the ongoing pandemic.
There will be no rate increase for Spectrum Voice, Mobile or Internet customers.