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With the COVOD-19 vaccine mandate active, Governor Kathy Hochul signs an executive order to help staff shortages

Now that the COVID vaccine mandate has gone through for healthcare workers, Governor Kathy Hochul has signed an executive order to create a 24/7 Operations Center led by the State Department of Health. The center will monitor the staffing in all healthcare ... MORE
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All school districts in Cayuga County reported COVID cases among students and staff except one between Sept. 13 and 26

Cayuga County schools are reporting over 100 new cases of COVID in just two weeks, with cases in every school district in Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES system except one. Auburn Enlarged City School District has reported 59 total cases between Sept. 13 and 26, ... MORE
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Auburn Community Hospital doesn’t expect the vaccine mandate to impact their services

Local healthcare systems are announcing whether the vaccine mandate will impact them, and Auburn Community Hospital has announced that they do not expect any sort of interruption to their regular services. “We respect that employees have differing opinions about the COVID-19 vaccines; ... MORE
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Seneca County receives federal grant worth $2.8 million dollars to help with substance abuse and mental health treatment

Seneca County has received $2.8 million dollars in federal funding to help residents with treatment for substance abuse and mental health. The funding was granted through the Community Mental Health Block Grant and goes towards helping communities by supporting research and boosting ... MORE
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Cayuga Health is not going to be heavily impacted by the healthcare vaccination mandate

Dr. Martin Stallone, Cayuga Health President and CEO, states that the mandate that went into effect Monday won’t have a major impact on their healthcare system, which includes Schuyler Hospital. Most of the employees working for the system are vaccinated. “I respect ... MORE
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Steuben County sees COVID related death toll rise to 204

Another death has been reported in Steuben County, bringing the total number of COVID related deaths within the county to 204. The individual was a woman living in the Town of Bath and 65 years old. Public Health Director, Darlene Smith, shared ... MORE
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Two vaccine clinics at Watkins Glen Community Center this week

Watkins Glen will have two COVID-19 vaccine clinics this week. Both will be at the Watkins Glen Community Center. The clinics are hosted by Schuyler County Public Health and will be Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 ... MORE
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Wegmans Pharmacy is now offering the COVID-19 booster vaccine to qualifying people

Anyone that qualifies for the booster vaccine may now schedule an appointment for the shot at their local Wegmans. The appointments need to be made online. Shots are free. Wegmans Pharmacy asks that people scheduled for the booster bring their vaccine card ... MORE
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New survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation says unvaccinated people view the COVID booster as proof that vaccines do not work

The Kaiser Family Foundation has shared an interesting piece of data from a survey about COVID: 71% of Americans who remain unvaccinated say a booster is proof the vaccine doesn’t work, while 80% of vaccinated people see the booster as a positive ... MORE
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One expert believes up to 90% of people will be immune to COVID-19 in some way following the Delta wave

Dr. Scott Gottlieb believes that 90% of Americans will be, to some level, immune to COVID-19 after the Delta wave finally ends. Gottlieb is the former FDA commissioner and explained that reaching that level of infection is important for immunity even if ... MORE
COVID-19, Health, News
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COVID-19 pill could cure pandemic and give people normal lives again according to experts

Trials for a pill that would eliminate COVID-19 symptoms in an infected person are currently happening. The pill is an oral antiviral treatment and would work similarly to Tamiflu, which works to stop symptoms from developing and slow the spread of the ... MORE
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The COVID-19 vaccine mandate goes into effect; religious exemptions are still being questioned

A third booster shot has been approved for all healthcare workers, but the mandate for getting the first dose is Monday, and many healthcare workers haven’t gotten it. Attorney at Leeds Brown Law, Rick Ostrove, says it’s up to the employer to ... MORE
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Wayne County sees increase in COVID-19 among children

Wayne County is letting the public know that there have been a rise in positive COVID-19 cases among kids in school. Wayne County Public Health said in a statement that the evidence seems to align with data that shows the Delta Variant ... MORE
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Is the answer to curing COVID-19 in humans within infected bats?

A study was recently published by scientists from China and Australia that studied the immune system’s reaction to COVID-19 inside bats. Bats are able to contract the virus that’s proven to be deadly to humans, but they don’t get sick. Human immunologists ... MORE
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Everything you need to know about the booster vaccine

There are many questions surrounding the Pfizer booster vaccine, especially after the CDC director admitted to understanding American’s confusion surrounding it. The number one stipulation to getting it is a person must have had the Pfizer vaccine and the second dose must ... MORE