| Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
In response to “a rapid increase in workload with the recent surge in new cases,” Monroe County’s COVID-19 task force is looking to fill 50 temporary full-time jobs, county Executive Adam Bello announced Sunday on Facebook.
The workers will support members of the task force, he wrote, by working the phones, compiling and mailing letters and doing data entry and contact tracing. Temporary employees will be trained and supervised by the county’s Department of Public Health.
Pay ranges from $15 to $20 per hour.
Hours may include evenings and weekends, according to the job posting on the county’s website.
Workers must have a high school diploma or GED and a New York state driver’s license, live in Monroe County and pass a drug test.
The notice did not indicate how long the temporary positions might last.
On Sunday, the county announced 338 new cases, an increase of 36 from the 302 new confirmed cases reported Saturday.
The seven-day rolling average of new cases has increased from 279 new cases per day to 290 new cases per day.
The seven-day rolling average positivity rate for Monroe County is 3.52%.
The total number of COVID-19 cases to date is 12,041. There are currently 1,955 active confirmed cases, which is the highest of the pandemic. The number of deaths stands at 313.
At a Sunday press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that parts of the city of Rochester would move to an orange-zone designation this week if the numbers don’t improve. The city, as well as the county, is now in a yellow zone.
Orange-zone restrictions include the closure of gyms and nail salons; indoor restaurant dining; and limiting capacity for church services to 33%, with a maximum of 25 people.
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