Morning News Briefing
Written by Michael Baldwin on December 30, 2020
Health officials report additional COVID-related deaths in Genesee County. A resident at Genesee Senior Living and a resident at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation succumbed to the virus. Three other community residents also died. 52 new positive cases were also confirmed. Orleans County reports 63 new cases and Wyoming County report two dozen additional cases.
Genesee County deputies have charged a 20-year-old man with first-degree rape. That count was leveled against Juan Mendez of Holley. Investigators allege he had sex with a person who was unable to consent due to the level of intoxication. Mendez is being held in the Genesee County Jail on $2,500 cash bail. He will return to court January 28th.
A Le Roy teenager is in trouble with the law…19-year-old Tyler B. Williams of Summit Street was arrested by the Le Roy Police Department and charged with felony second-degree burglary, possession of burglar tools and second-degree criminal trespass. Williams was arrested after he allegedly unlawfully entering an occupied village residence at 3 a.m., while the occupants were asleep upstairs. They awoke upon hearing noises in the upstairs hallway and the homeowner confronted Williams at gunpoint, holding him until the police arrived. No one was hurt during the incident and no shots were fired. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information or having similar incidents is asked to contact the Le Roy Police Department.
The City of Batavia is requesting proposals from qualified agencies to provide Afterschool Programming/Youth Services and Summer Recreation Program for eligible youth from the City of Batavia for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. To be considered, the City must receive the proposal in the City Manager’s Office by close of business Jan. 15. Interested parties can find information on the City’s website.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced updated quarantine guidelines for New York which are consistent with the latest Centers for Disease Control guidance. Under the new guidelines, individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end their quarantine after 10 days without a testing requirement as long as no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period. After day 10 is reached, individuals must continue monitoring for symptoms through day 14 and if any develop, they should immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or their healthcare provider to report this change and determine if they should seek testing. Individuals should continue strict adherence to all recommended safe behaviors to stop the spread – wearing masks, socially distancing and avoiding gatherings.