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Four phases to opening New York state

05.05.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo says they're using federal health recommendations to determine which regions get to reopen. He says those include a regional 14-day "decline of hospitalizations and death on a three-day rolling average." The first phase involves...

Nursing homes fight back against a potential flood of lawsuits

05.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the facilities are pushing to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. In New York, which leads the nation in nursing home deaths, a lobbying group has...

Changes coming to coronavirus policy at NY state nursing homes

05.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

Staff who are asymptomatic but test positive for COVID-19 are no longer allowed to work. Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler applauds the move, but says it comes only after media brought more attention to the issue. State Senator Tom O'Mara was...

Massive "Open up New York" protests are happening today

05.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

Mayor of Albany Kathy Sheehan has asked rallygoers to remain in their cars to protect local citizens Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who's been tapped to spearhead the economic reopening of western New York, says it's good to discuss the...

Prioritizing Pennsylvania's food supply

04.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says work is underway to keep people fed and farmers from wasting their crops. State Ag Secretary Russell Redding claims his team is working to make sure available food makes its way into the supply chain. He and Wolf are...

Gov. Cuomo signs order allowing elective surgeries in parts of NY

04.30.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

The governor says elective surgeries will be allowed in regions "that don't have a fear of a COVID surge." Cuomo noting 35 Upstate counties are included. Erie, Monroe, and Onondaga counties are not among that list.

The U.S. House has canceled plans for members to return to D.C. next week

04.30.20 | Bob Price, Brandon Dickson

The switch comes after a capitol physician recommended lawmakers stay away until they finalize plans for telework and maintaining social distancing. New York Congressman Tom Reed says his bipartisan group is working on a plan that would allow...

Nourishing New York

04.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

Demand at food banks has skyrocketed with so many people out of work during the COVID-19 shutdown. Governor Cuomo says the state will partner with Upstate farmers to process and distribute milk and other dairy products to food banks. The state...

Second round of state funding for Pennsylvania businesses

04.27.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Wolf Administration has announced that 160 companies in 43 counties have received $13.5 million in funding. The money was given to a number of businesses such as restaurants, wellness centers, wineries and breweries, consulting firms, and...

Governor Cuomo says Upstate NY regions will likely reopen first

04.27.20 | Brandon Dickson

Before "phase one" of reopening happens, Mr. Cuomo insists a region will need to see a decline in cases and hospitalizations for 14 days. Cuomo says that phase would allow people in construction and manufacturing jobs to return to work. Phase...

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