Weekend News Brief

Written by on June 5, 2021

The State Health Department has announced that mask mandates are being eased for kids in Schools starting Monday.  Masks will be encouraged but not required indoors in schools and camps for both students and teachers vaccinated or unvaccinated.  Masks will not be required outdoors unless in high risk situations.  Those who are vaccinated can forgo mask wearing entirely.  Schools and camps are allowed to make their own stricter rules.

GO Health has vaccination clinics coming up this week.  There is a Johnson and Johnson clinic Tuesday in Lyndonville at Yates Community Library from 11-12:30.  A Johnson and Johnson clinic Wednesday at State Street Park in Medina from 2-3:30pm.  A Moderna and Johnson and Johnson clinic Wednesday at the Genesee county health department building in Batavia from 1:30-3:30.  A Pfizer clinic at the Orleans County Health Department from 1:30-4:45 Thursday afternoon.  And on Friday a Pfizer clinic at the Alabama Fire Department 11-12:30.  All clinics take walk ins and appointments.

The Customs and Border Protection service seized over 4500 pounds of Marijuana being transported in 2 trucks labeled as paper earlier this week.  One was crossing the Peace bridge and one was crossing the Lewiston bridge.  The total worth is over 9 million dollars.

COVID Update from Friday at 4pm: Since Tuesday Genesee county has 11 new cases and 15 people have recovered.  Orleans county has 7 new cases and 28 people have recovered since last Friday.  There are 11 active cases in Genesee county and 11 in Orleans.  44 percent of people in Genesee county have completed their vaccine series and 38 percent of Orleans County residents have completed theirs.

The Batavia public Market is now operational.  Its first day was Friday of off Alva Place near the old JC Penney parking lot.  You can stop by and get hand made crafts, fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, flowers, honey and maple syrup and much more.

The Muckdogs lost their Home Opener to the Elmira Pioneers 9 to 7 Friday night.  The opening night was full of festivities, a helicopter dropped a ball to the pitcher, the Diamond dance team performed before the game, There was a veterans flag ceremony and the national anthem was sung by Katherine Fitzpatrick, a senior at Batavia High and granddaughter of a former Clippers Manager Brad Rogers.  And everyone in town could enjoy the fireworks display at the end of the game.


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