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COVID-19 Coverage

Fewer Virus Deaths At County Nursing Facilities

Fewer residents of nursing homes and adult care facilities appear to have died due to COVID-19 complications in Chautauqua County when compared to other counties in the state. According to data compiled by the state Health Department and updated daily, there have been six confirmed ...

JCC Hopeful Vaccine, Tuition Stay Will Help Athletics

Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine combined with a tuition stay for the coming school year have Jamestown Community College President Dr. Daniel DeMarte optimistic about the future of Jayhawks athletics. JCC announced last week that yearly tuition rates for the 2021-22 school year will remain at ...

Cuomo Outlines 2021 Agenda In State Of The State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday delivered the second portion of his 2021 State of the State address. The governor’s 2021 agenda, dubbed “Reimagine, Rebuild, Renew,” features initiatives to not only begin reopening New York during efforts to combat COVID-19, but also tackle critical ...

County, City Keep An Eye On Vaccination Process

Nearly 3% of county residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data released by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. Roughly 3,500 people have received their first dose of the vaccine while 162 have received the second dose. Transit employees, grocery clerks, ...

Cattaraugus County Reports 3 New COVID Deaths

The Cattaraugus County Department of Health reported three additional COVID-related deaths. They involve an 84-year-old woman, 97-year-old man and 40-year-old woman. To date, 64 Cattaraugus County residents have died due to COVID-19 complications. "We extend our deepest condolences to ...

County Reports 46th COVID Death, 67 New Cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported another COVID-related death on Wednesday, marking 46 to date during the pandemic and six in the last week. The county also recorded 67 new COVID cases, of which 21 involve people living in the Dunkirk zip code, six in Fredonia, 12 in ...

Brooks-TLC Says Vaccinations Are By Online-Appointment Only

Although Brooks-TLC Hospital System Inc. in Dunkirk has been designated as a COVID-19 vaccination site, the public is asked to not call the hospital regarding vaccinations at this time. Eligible community members should register online through the Department of Health website at ...

Coronavirus, Deficit Dominate Cuomo Address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo believes better days are ahead for New Yorkers, but admits the challenges the state faces are bigger than ever. On Monday, Cuomo gave his State of the State address. The address lasted 45 minutes and focused on seven topics: defeating COVID-19; vaccinating 70-90 of New York ...

‘Connection Cart’ Allows Family Interactions

WARREN, Pa. — It's bad enough to be hospitalized with a serious illness or to lose a family member. Going through a hospitalization without family, or not being able to be with a family member as they pass on, can be much more difficult. COVID-19 has put people in those situations. A ...

Snowmobiles The Latest Hard-To-Find Item Amid Pandemic

CAPITAL REGION — A tantalizing early snowfall was initially followed by a disappointing meltoff, but interest remains high in snowmobiling, according to the local snowmobile dealers and the statewide advocacy group for the sport. As novices shopped for their first sled and experienced ...

County Surpasses 5,000 cases; 4 More Deaths

Chautauqua County surpassed 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, according to numbers released on Monday by the county Department of Health. The numbers, which include the reported cases from Jan. 8 to 10, indicate that 376 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus. ...

COVID Clusters Identified At Heritage Sites

About 30 residents and staff at two Heritage nursing facilities in Chautauqua County have recently tested positive for COVID-19. One resident and two to three employees between Heritage Green in Greenhurst and Heritage Village in Gerry were found to have the virus following routine testing. ...

New York Expands Vaccine Eligibility To Anyone Over 65

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine again to allow anyone over age 65 to get it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. Cuomo said the state's following new federal guidance, which now means more than one out of three New Yorkers are eligible to get ...

County Reports 45th COVID-Related Death

Chautauqua County has recorded its 45th COVID-19-related death. The fatality was among the new statistics released by the county Health Department on Tuesday afternoon in addition to 126 new cases of the virus. There are now 707 active cases in the county and, for the second straight day, ...

Cuomo Delivers State Of The State Address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday delivered his State of the State address. See a summary of the annual address below. https://twitter.com/CameronNHurst

US Ramps Up Vaccinations To Get Doses To More Americans

The U.S. is entering the second month of the biggest vaccination effort in history with a major expansion of the campaign, opening football stadiums, major league ballparks, fairgrounds and convention centers to inoculate a larger and more diverse pool of people. After a frustratingly slow ...

County Surpasses 5,000 COVID Cases; 4 New Deaths Reported

Chautauqua County has surpassed 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to numbers released on Monday afternoon. The numbers, which include the reported cases from Jan. 8 to 10, indicate that 376 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus. There are no 715 active cases in the ...

Longtime Season Ticket Holders Excited To Attend Playoff Game

There are very few things in the world that Anne Sischo loves talking about more than the Buffalo Bills. A retired kindergarten teacher at Fletcher Elementary School in Jamestown, generations of students became accustomed to not only seeing her five days a week in the classroom, but also ...

Social Clubs Close As Local Virus Numbers Increase

Three social clubs in the Dunkirk area have voluntarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They include the Dom Polski Club, the Kosciuszko Club and the Firemen’s Exempts Club. “It’s unfortunate with what’s going on that some of them felt like they had to close,” First Ward ...

County Has Largest Single Day Infections

Chautauqua County recorded the largest single-day increase of COVID-19 infections in the county since a global pandemic was declared in March on Friday. The county Health Department reported 266 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, according to numbers released on Friday afternoon. ...