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COVID-19 Coverage

Economy Rebounding, But Not Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Chautauqua County gained another 1,600 jobs in the past month, according to state Labor Department statistics. Private-sector employment increased from 44,700 jobs in April to 46,300 in May. But, that doesn’t mean Chautauqua County is back to pre-pandemic levels. In May 2019, the last ...

County Asks Residents To Report Positive COVID Results From At-Home Tests

MAYVILLE — COVID-19 testing options have expanded over the past several months, including increased availability of several at-home kits. The Chautauqua County Health Department is requesting that residents report any positive test results from at-home tests to the department by phone ...

UPMC Urges, But Won’t Require Staff COVID-19 Vaccinations

In the future UPMC may require its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as is currently the policy when it comes to the annual flu shot. But as of present — and which has been the case since December when doses first became available — the Pittsburgh-based health care system is not ...

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog As Infectious Variant Spreads

As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade some Americans to get vaccinated. “The last half, the last ...

Reasons To Smile

Have you been missing things like fireworks or Dunkirk’s Music on the Pier? Well the good news is they’re coming back. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by ...

Fourth Of July Vehicle Parade Again Planned For Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — John Streed, with the blessing of the Lakewood Village Board, will be organizing a vehicle parade for the Fourth of July. Streed has been a village resident for 38 years. He hosted the parade last year as a result of his niece being unable to attend a Fourth of July event because ...