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COVID-19 Coverage

Dunkirk, Jamestown, Fredonia Make Up 72% Of County COVID-19 Cases

Chautauqua County reported no new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday morning. However, of the 623 cases reported, 451 come from Dunkirk, Jamestown and Fredonia. That is 72 percent of the cases. According to the COVID-19 county map, there have been 159 cases in Dunkirk with four active; 154 ...

5 States Added To Travel Advisory List

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that five states — Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming — have been added to New York state's COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas have been removed. The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with ...

29 Active Cases Of COVID Reported By County

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 from Saturday through Monday. The new cases involve seven people who reside in Fredonia, two in Jamestown, one in Dunkirk and one in Falconer. There remains 29 active cases for those who continue to recover under ...

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Set For City This Week

COVID-19 rapid testing will be available in Jamestown on Wednesday and Friday. COVID-19 rapid testing is available to anybody who wants to be tested. Testing is free and appointments are required, and appointments can be made by calling 1-866-604-6789; walk-in testing is not available. ...

US Death Toll From Coronavirus Hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world's richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. "It is completely ...

10 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In County

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Tuesday reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, of which one person resides in Falconer, one in Dunkirk, one in Dewittville, one in Jamestown, one in Sinclairville and five in Fredonia. There remains 36 active cases for those who continue to recover ...

County Unemployment Rate At 9.5%

Chautauqua County's unemployment rate has fallen below 10% for the first time since March, statistics released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Labor indicate. The rate for August came in at 9.5% in the county, down from the 12.4% reported a month earlier. Those seeking work had ...

Pa. Launches New Virus Exposure Notification App

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new coronavirus exposure notification app became available in app stores Tuesday could soon be compatible with those of three neighboring states, including New York. The release is part of Pennsylvania's effort to more quickly break chains of ...

COVID-19 Concerns Puts Silver Creek Middle, High School Classes Remote

SILVER CREEK — Middle and high school classes in Silver Creek are remote today and Tuesday after a staff member was in contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. On the school’s Facebook page Sunday afternoon, the district sent the notice that the staff member was ...

NY Judge: Postal Service Must Timely Process Election Mail

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service must live up to its responsibilities to timely process election mail by treating it as a priority, a New York judge ordered on Monday, adding that the agency's workers should be permitted to make extra deliveries and work overtime near the November ...

29 Active Cases Of COVID Reported By County

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 from Saturday through Monday. The new cases involve seven people who reside in Fredonia, two in Jamestown, one in Dunkirk and one in Falconer. There remains 29 active cases for those who continue to recover under ...

Cuomo Extends Moratorium On Commercial Evictions, Foreclosures

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced an executive order extending the state's moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures an additional month, until Oct. 20. The measure extends protections already in place for commercial tenants and mortgagors in recognition of the ...

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Set For Jamestown This Week

COVID-19 rapid testing will be available in Jamestown on Wednesday and Friday. COVID-19 rapid testing is available to anybody who wants to be tested. Testing is free and appointments are required, and appointments can be made by calling 1-866-604-6789; walk-in testing is not available. ...

‘Enthusiasm’ Helps Fuel River Cleanup In Warren County

There were some changes with the annual Allegheny River Cleanup this year in Warren County, Pa. But, as always, volunteers paddled their ways along the waters, gathering garbage. "The enthusiasm is as great as ever," one of the event's coordinators, David Snyder, said. "The enthusiasm here ...

One New COVID-19 Case Reported In County

Chautauqua County's Health Department announced one new coronavirus case on Sunday. There have been 606 cases in the county. No new cases were reported this morning at the State University of New York at Fredonia. There are nine active cases.

JCC Continuing Instruction Successfully Despite Statewide Outbreaks

Each day Daniel DeMarte walks the campus of Jamestown Community College. It’s important, he says, to be seen by the college’s community especially during the present circumstances — circumstances in which doing so also gives him the chance to reinforce the rules. “I’m watching, ...

Families Rally To See Loved Ones At Nursing Facility

A rally was held Friday morning outside Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to address the fact that people have been unable to visit family members during the pandemic. Due to COVID-19, there have been visitation restrictions throughout the state in an effort to limit the potential ...

Dems Wants State To Provide $600 Jobless Benefit

A Bronx Democrat wants New York state to institute its own $600 a week unemployment benefit for the rest of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Jamaal Bailey, D-Bronx, has introduced S.8972 to respond to ongoing gridlock in Washington, D.C., on the next round of federal COVID-19 stimulus legislation. ...

JPS Sets Benchmarks For In-Person Return

Jamestown Public Schools administrators have committed themselves to two-week benchmarks in bringing back more students to the Jamestown High School building, Kevin Whitaker, superintendent, told parents during a Friday morning Facebook Live question-and-answer session. “We’re trying to ...

Dunkirk Care Facility Allowing Visitation On Monday

Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk is preparing for visitations to resume on Monday. “We have made progress and are excited, yet cautiously optimistic, as we prepare for formal visitation scheduled to begin,” said facility administrator, Colleen Hart. The center has ...