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ROCHESTER — You may be out on a spring day when you start experiencing symptoms that could be mean COVID-19 or simply allergies.

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The total number of positive cases of the COVID-19 virus grew by 41 across the four-county GLOW region on Wednesday, surpassing 250.

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BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department has converted the Civil Defense Training Center at 7220 State Route 54 into a weekday COVID-19 vaccination clinic location.

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The state has said that starting today, those as young as 16 are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and those 18 or older may make appointments to get the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

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New York State has expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all those 30 years old and older as of March 30. Those age 16 and older can begin to schedule appointments on April 6.

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Millions of people are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations every day. Projections from the United States government estimate that much of the country’s adult population will be fully vaccinated by mid-summer, providing hope that life can soon return to some semblance of normalcy.

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The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pleaded with Americans to wear masks and adhere to COVID-19 mitigation measures, warning of “impending doom” as cases, hospitalizations and deaths begin to rise again.

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ALBANY — Visitors can now return to New York’s nursing homes and congregate care facilities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, announcing amended guidelines Thursday that removed the requirement that a facility must be free of new COVID-19 infections for two weeks to resume visitation.

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GENESEO – Livingston CARES, a local non-profit humanitarian that assists communities and individuals around the world, is saying thank you to health care workers and first responders one cookie at a time.

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ALBANY — Dozens of family members and friends of loved ones who died from COVID-19 in nursing homes joined lawmakers outside the state Capitol on Thursday to mourn the thousands of New Yorkers who died in congregate facilities and designate a statewide day of remembrance in their honor.

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BATAVIA — A small group of local residents gathered outside the gates of the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VA WNYHS) protesting the VA’s policy that didn’t allow the public to visit family members living at the facility.

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MOUNT VERNON — The state will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to New Yorkers aged 50 and older starting Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced.

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State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma, is urging the New York State Department of Health to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends 3 feet social distancing for students attending school. State guidelines currently require 6 feet of distance …

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Two weeks ago, the COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic New York state set up at Genesee Community College was completely booked in about an hour and a half. Will there be another mass clinic at GCC or elsewhere locally at some point? No specific upcoming local clinics were mentioned during a me…

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NEW YORK — Professional sports stadiums, venues and large outdoor performing arts spaces that hold more than 2,500 people can reopen statewide at 20% capacity starting next month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

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DANSVILLE – More than 200 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination will be administered Thursday at Noyes Memorial Hospital, 111 Clara Barton St.

BATAVIA — About a year ago, no one knew this would happen, Lisa Robinson and Travis Byrnes said as they sat in a classroom at Batavia High School after dismissal Monday, looking back on the closing of schools from mid-March 2020 until the end of the year and the planned reopening in Septembe…