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COVID-19 Coverage

City Hall to reopen Wednesday

Mayor Sundquist announced today that Jamestown City Hall would be reopening on Wednesday. All city offices will be open to the public and will accept permits, applications, payments, etc. The public is still encouraged to continue to use the City payment drop boxes and other methods of ...

Female In 20s Is Latest COVID-19 Case; Six Active

Six active cases have been reported Sunday by the Chautauqua County Health Department with one new case of a female in her 20s. There are 134 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. There have been 115 recovered cases seven deaths, 128 total ...

Food Service Workers Pull Off ‘Herculian Task’

It’s shortly after 9 a.m. at the Jamestown Public School district’s Central Kitchen at Washington Middle School, the hub for the 5,000-student school system’s food and nutrition service, where an array of breakfast foods are being prepped for delivery to students and families who have ...

Cuomo Calls For Probe Into COVID-19 Exposure At Graduation

State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the State Department of Health to investigate the potential COVID-19 exposure at a high school graduation ceremony in Westchester County after an individual who had recently traveled to Florida and attended the ceremony subsequently began showing ...

No New COVID-19 Cases, Seven Are Active In County

Seven active cases of the coronavirus remain in Chautauqua County, according to the update released Saturday. There were no new cases reported though there are 135 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. In addition, there have been 113 ...

JHS Holds Diploma Ceremony At Strider Field

Dana Williams knows that Thursday’s diploma ceremony for the Jamestown High School Class of 2020 might not have come in a way they could have envisioned in September. He knows that it comes without the standard traditions of a Baccalaureate the night prior and with students crossing a ...

Isolate On Arrival: NYC Region Latest To Try Quarantine

Welcome to New York! Now don't come near us for two weeks. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are the latest states to enact 14-day visitor quarantines to try to check the spread of the coronavirus. After being slammed by the outbreak this spring, the states' governors hope they can ...

UPMC, Brooks To Receive Millions In Federal Funding

UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown and Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk are scheduled to receive millions of dollars in health system funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funding — $10.367 million for UPMC Chautauqua and $5 million for Brooks — was announced ...

Judge Blocks 25% Capacity Rule For Religious Services In NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked New York state from enforcing coronavirus restrictions limiting indoor religious gatherings to 25% capacity when other types of gatherings are limited to 50%. Judge Gary Sharpe enjoined Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ...

Gym Owners Wait For Green Light To Reopen

Gym owners in the Dunkirk and Fredonia area are looking forward to reopening, though when that might be remains unclear. Ross Conti, owner of Darwin’s Health Club at 47 Water St., said his business — like many gyms across New York state — remains “blowing in the wind” after Gov. ...

Masks Donated To Camp Onyahsa

The Chengdu, China YMCA-YWCA has donated 2,000 masks to YMCA Camp Onyahsa for its summer youth day camps and family camps. Pictured are the 2020 staff in training with Jon O'Brian, camp director, in the foreground Information on programs is available at onyahsa.org Submitted photo

Teenager, Male In 20s Are Latest County COVID-19 Cases

A female in her teens and a male in his 20s are the two newest positive coronavirus cases in Chautauqua County, the Health Department noted today. Those two are part of 10 active cases that continue to recover under orders of the Local Health Official per state Public Health Law. There are 137 ...

Nonprofits Receive $600,000 From County COVID-19 Fund

The Chautauqua County Crisis Response Fund: COVID-19 recently awarded $600,000 to 40 local nonprofit organizations who have suffered severe financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. “We know the need is great across nonprofit organizations,” said Vince Horrigan, decision committee ...

DMV Offices To Be Closed Next Week, Clerk Says

The Chautauqua County Department of Motor Vehicles is shifting gears again. In a press release issued Friday afternoon, county Clerk Larry Barmore has announced that the three offices will be closing to the public next week. "After much thought,we have again decided to close all three of the ...

Cuomo: Total COVID Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000

Total COVID-19-related hospitalizations have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since March 18, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. In a statement, the governor said 996 people were hospitalized as COVID-19 patients across the state. That is down from a peak of 18,825 hospitalizations April ...

2 New COVID Cases Reported; 125 Now In Total

Two new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday in Chautauqua County, bringing the total to date to 125. The new cases, according to the county Health Department, involve a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s. There remains nine active cases, as well as 130 county residents under ...

Water Quality Research Panel Will Go Virtual On July 18

Due to COVID-19, the Chautauqua Lake Water Quality Research Panel has been moved online and scheduled for Saturday, July 18, at 9:30 a.m. The forum will include presentations from researchers at the State University of New York at Fredonia, Bowling Green State University and The Jefferson ...

Applications For Jobless Aid Fall To Still-High 1.48 Million

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits declined slightly to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop and a sign that layoffs are slowing but are still at a painfully high level. The steady decline in claims suggests that the job market ...

Gym Owners Feel ‘Gut Punch’

Like a punch in the gut. That’s how Erica Dix, who with her husband David own and operate Anytime Fitness in West Ellicott, described feeling after learning this week that gyms — along with movie theaters and malls — will not be cleared to reopen when areas of New York state progress to ...

UPMC Says Hospitalizations Down As Economy Opens

There has been a downward trend for weeks in the number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in UPMC medical facilities. On Wednesday, Dr. Donald Yealy, UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine chairman, said, even with the reopening of businesses in Pennsylvania and ...