Morning News Briefing
Written by Michael Baldwin on November 23, 2020
Despite the C-D-C’s new guidance advising Americans against traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, daily figures show the T-S-A processed more than 1 million passengers on Friday. That’s the second highest number since March 17th. During a briefing Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo again urging New Yorkers to avoid large gatherings.
The Batavia City Council Conference meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the Council Board Room on the second floor of the Batavia City Centre. This meeting is open to the public. Face masks and social distancing will be required. The agenda is posted on the City website. One of the resolutions to be considered is for the City to enter into an agreement for fiber internet service for the city.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced two holiday gift ideas for those who love the environment and outdoors. Each year, DEC’s lifetime sporting licenses make a great gift for outdoors enthusiasts. In addition, for a limited time DEC is offering a one-year subscription to its award-winning Conservationist magazine at half price.
The latest report from health officials shows 17 new cases of coronavirus in Genesee County. The latest infections involve residents of Alabama, Batavia, Darien, Elba and Le Roy. Eight of the current positive individuals are hospitalized. Meanwhile, Orleans County reports just a single new case.
Watkins Glen International will be hosting one of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races next summer. The race will be held at the Glen on Saturday, August 7. It will be a doubleheader with the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. On Sunday, August 8, the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen will be held as well. This marks the first time since June 2000 that a Truck Series race will be held at the Glen.
Western New York currently has the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the state. As of Sunday, the rate was 6 percent. Western New York also has the highest seven-day rolling average of tests at 5.06%. Lancaster has the highest infection rate across the state.