Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 7, 2020
There was a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle on east main street in Batavia around 8 pm on Friday night. Batavia police, fire and mercy flight responded to a man lying in the middle of the road. He was taken to UMMC where he was pronounced dead. No information yet on the vehicle that struck him and the identity of the man is being withheld by family request.
Rochester Regional Health is suspending general visitation to hospitals starting Sunday at 7pm. This affects Rochester General, Unity Hospital, Genesee County, UMMC, and Clifton Springs Hospital. End of life and patients with intellectual or developmental disabilities including dementia or cognitive impairments will be allowed limited visitation. Pediatric patients can have 1 support person on site and swap with 1 other person, obstetrics patients can have one on site person and a doula. Visitors will be screened and temperature checked on entry and every 12 hours.
There are many options on how to celebrate veterans day this Wednesday. GCC is hosting a virtual veterans day now through Wednesday on their website where you can view a slideshow honoring veterans connected to GCC and view a ceremony to commemorate the day. There are ceremonies scheduled at Genesee county park at 9am, The Batavia VA memorial center at 10am, the NYS veterans home at 10:15am, at Upton Monument in Downtown Batavia at 11A, and at the Jerome Center monument at 11:30am. Mask wearing and social distancing are required.
COVID Weekend Update: From Friday at 4 pm Genesee county has 11 new cases. Orleans county has 7 new cases and 1 person has recovered. The health department is not reporting travel quarantines because of the new testing option. There are currently 54 active cases in Genesee county and 25 in Orleans. A student at Elba elementary school has tested positive. They were not in school for 2 days before testing positive so the health department believes there is no impact on the school. There is also a positive case in Albion elementary but they were also not in school.
The Buffalo Bills are facing off against one of the NFL’s elite teams at the bills stadium. The Seattle Seahawks are flying in to Orchard Park for a Sunday afternoon contest. The records are tight for both teams this season with Buffalo being six-and-two this year while Seattle is currently six-and-one. Both teams are also coming off of victories against teams in their own division. Kickoff for Sunday’s contest is set for one p-m.