WBTA Weekend News Briefing

Written by on April 4, 2020

Local coronavirus infections up by four.
The Genesee Orleans Health departments reported late yesterday that all four new cases of the virus have been contracted by persons under 65.
This brings the total number of infections in Genesee County to 21.
They have been isolated at home. None are hospitalized.
In neighboring Orleans County: three new cases were announced yesterday. This brings Orleans’ total to nine.


Public Health Director Paul Petitt says contact tracing is done with all positive cases.
Persons who come in contact with infected individuals are notified and placed in quarantine.
If a person tests positive and has been in a public place

Petitt urged families with Easter and Passover plans to be creative with their Holiday celebrations. He suggested Facetime or Zoom meetings with family members to maintain social distancing.

Governor Cuomo has signed an executive order mandating that the state can confiscate ventilators from medical facilities around the state.
The National Guard will have the job of obtaining those ventilators and then distributing them to places of need.
The order does not sit well with Genesee County’s Paul Petitt
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Cuomo says New York has been hit the hardest so far due to it being an international destination, with significant amounts of air travel.

Families along Batavia’s famed Redfield Parkway are treating their neighbor to lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Their neighbor happens to be Tops Friendly Market.
The Redfield Drive Association got together and raised the money to purchase the food from T F Browns and Compadres Taqueira.
The restaurants supplied enough food for both shifts at Tops.

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