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Gov. Cuomo says parts of New York headed for new restrictions
Andrew Cuomo said parts of Rochester will be in an orange zone this week if the trajectory doesn’t improve during a COVID-19 briefing on Nov. 22, 2020.
During his Monday news briefing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that parts of Rochester, Brighton and Irondequoit moved into the orange zone designation. He did not provide further immediate details. The city, and much of Monroe County, were previously a yellow zone.
Cuomo also said that Victor, Ontario County, is on track to become a yellow zone.
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.
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The Monroe County Public Health Department is urging anyone who was at the Moose Lodge in Riga on Nov. 14 and 15 to self-quarantine after another patron at the lodge tested positive for COVID-19.
Specifically, the ill patron was at the Moose Lodge, 5709 Chili Riga Center Road, between 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 and between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Anyone at the Moose Lodge during that time should immediately self-quarantine and get tested for COVID-19, health department officials directed in a news release on Monday. Impacted people should also contact the Monroe County COVID-19 hotline at COVID19@MonroeCounty.gov or (585) 753-5555.
County health officials are investigating further potential exposures at the lodge.
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. READ MORE.
Monroe County announced 338 new cases Sunday, an increase of 36 from the 302 new confirmed cases reported on Saturday.
The 7-day rolling average of new cases has increased from 279 new cases per day to 290 new cases per day
The 7-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.
For additional data consult the Monroe County dashboard.
Here are the 338 new cases broken down by age and gender:
There were 0 new deaths. The total is 313 to date.
Released from Isolation
There have been 9,773 COVID-positive cases released from isolation.