As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 42,301,000 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Rochester metropolitan area, located in New York, a total of 103,794 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted […]
Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Rochester: 1. 1431 Mt Hope Ave (585) 271-5031; 2. 525 Spencerport Rd (585) 247-0170; 3. 2100 Monroe Ave (585) 461-3995; 4. 2580 E Henrietta Rd (585) 321-2581; 5. 3750 Mt Read Blvd (585) 581-5101; 6. 2709 Chili Ave (585)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Officials from the Monroe County Department of Public Health reported 188 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. The county is now averaging 199 new cases per day over the past week. Monroe County now has a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 3.9%. According to the New York...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York’s COVID-19 School Report Card is back online. The website was down for maintenance for weeks and wasn’t working as recently as last week, even though most districts in the state had just brought classes back into session. The lack of information frustrated many parents.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Shawn Test has worked as a respiratory therapist for almost 25 years at Rochester General Hospital. The COVID-19 pandemic, some of the toughest to get through. “Really sick people, day in and day out. Everybody just seems to be sicker than they used to be,” says...
Rochester, N.Y. — Wegmans is now offering booster shots of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. Boosters are available by appointment only, and are available only to people 65 and older, individuals 50-64 with underlying conditions, those 18-49 with underlying conditions based on personal benefits and risk, and people 18-64 at increased risk of COVID due to institutional or occupational settings. The booster must come at least six months after the initial vaccine series.
GENESEO – Two nursing assistants who carried large signs bearing swastikas during a protest against New York’s COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers in Geneseo on Sept. 16 said they didn’t know the protest coincided with Yom Kippur – the holiest day in the Jewish faith - and don’t regret their actions.
In the days and hours before New York state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline Monday night, thousands of hospital and nursing home workers chose to get the shot to avoid losing their jobs, according to health care leaders and state data. In nursing homes, roughly 8,700 workers decided to comply with...
With the ongoing surge of the delta variant, COVID-19 continues to spread through the United States. To date, 42,163,561 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 673,728 have died as a result. On a per capita basis, the U.S. has one of the highest known infections rates in the world. In the Rochester […]
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — RBTL's Auditorium Theatre is the latest venue in Rochester to require COVID-19 vaccinations. Effective this Friday, October 1, anyone age 12 and older attending a performance at the theatre will be required to show proof of at least vaccine dose. Audience members will be required to be...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Thousands of people across the Rochester area now have the green light to get an extra layer of protection against coronavirus. On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it’s approving a booster shot for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people considered at highest risk.
The surge continues in Victor Central School District, with 15 additional COVID cases and nearly 200 quarantines
Just yesterday there were said to be around 170 quarantines due to positive COVID cases in Victor Central School District, but now there are almost 200 quarantines and 15 new cases. Monroe and Wayne County health officials seem to think the cases are due to activities outside school, but Ontario...
The battle over vaccine mandates is raging in Newark as firefighters and police unions join forces against the mayor's push to get city workers vaccinated against COVID-19.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester City School District leaders are trying to reassure parents their kids are safe in school, even if they get reports of classmates catching COVID-19. This year, officials say they're being a lot more precise about who gets quarantined, and more and more teachers say they're caught up with the COVID rules.
The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 671,728 Americans have died from the virus — more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Rochester metropolitan area, located in New […]
Rochester, N.Y. — Monroe County health officials are alerting of a possible COVID-19 exposure at a Rochester church. The county's Health Department says an individual who attended the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Grace Road Church on Liberty Pole way on Sept. 19 tested positive for the virus. They say...
Victor Central School District Superintendent Tim Terranova held a Facebook Live meeting Wednesday to update the community on where it stands on COVID-19. Terranova reported 28 positive cases throughout the district as of September 22nd, 24 of those being students. Most of the of positive cases comes from Victor's primary...