Archives for August 2020

Cattaraugus County COVID-19 Cases Rise to 169

two more covid-19 cases in Cattaraugus county are the one hundred sixty eighth and one hundred sixty ninth cases so far. The one hundred and sixty-eighth confirmed case is a woman who works in the healthcare industry and lives in the southeast area. She says she doesn’t have any symptoms but she was tested for COVID-19 as part of her job requirement.
The one hundred and sixty-ninth confirmed case is a man who also lives in the southeast part of the county. He says he did have direct contact with someone who’s been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19, but he also says he’s asymptomatic.
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More and more new york teachers are retiring now that covid is a concern.
Those who filed for retirement in July and early August rose 20% compared to the same period in 2019 , according to the state Teacher Retirement System.
Unions say they’re hearing from an increasing number of members contemplating retirement

Four New COVID-19 Cases in Cattaraugus County

Four new COVID cases in Cattaraugus County were reported over the weekend and 1 in Allegany County.
The new total in Cattaraugus County reached 167. In Allegany County it’s now 93 cases.
The 164th Cattaraugus County case is a woman who lives in the southwest corner of the county who said he had contact with someone who has COVID-19 person. S
The 165th confirmed case is a man from the southeast area of the county. He was recently admitted into the hospital with complaints of cough, chills, shortness of breath, chest pains and pneumonia. He was tested on Thursday and his test results came back Saturday.
The 166th confirmed case is a woman from the southeast area. She also had direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person and recently developed fever and nausea. The 167th case is a woman from the southeast quadrant of the county. She developed fever, cough, sore throat, headaches and body aches.

Cattaraugus County Hits One Day High with 10 COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 cases in Cattaraugus County have gone from 153 to 163 in a single day. it’s the biggest one day jump in the county since the pandemic began. county public health director dr. kevin watkins says everyone will have to wear masks, keep social distancing and be vigilant about hand washing because we’re getting a transmission rate that he doesn’t like to see. HE says it’s unfortunate because this is preventable if residents follow safety measures.
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Allegheny National Forest ATV trails will be temporarily closed for construction
The Forest Service will make some needed improvements to the Marienville and Timberline all-terrain vehicle trails .
The Marienville ATV Trail will close from Sept. 1st through Sept. 4. The trail will be open for Labor Day weekend.
The Timberline ATV Trail’s improvements will begin at the Pigs Ear Trailhead on Sept. 8 and will continue through mid-October. The Pigs Ear Trailhead will stay open

Three More COVID-19 Cases Reporter in Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus County on Wednesday reported three more cases of COVID-19, putting the county’s total at 153.
The 151st case is a woman who lives in the southwest part of the county. She developed fever, headaches, earaches, chills and sweats, and was tested for COVID-19 on Monday.
The 152nd confirmed case is a man who lives in the northwest area of the county. He developed fever, fatigue, weakness, loss of taste and was recently hospitalized.
The 153rd case is a woman who lives in the southwest part of the county who was is a direct contact of a positive COVID-19 person.
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New York will continue to enforce its policy requiring quarantines for some out of state, despite a recent change in guidance on the topic from the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
The CDC dropped a recommendation that travelers returning from international trips or anywhere with a high number of coronavirus cases self-quarantine for 14 days.

Cattaraugus County Reports 150th COVID-19 Case

FOUR NEW cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County on RAISE THE NUMBER TO 150 CASES.,

OF THOSE, 13 are active.

THE 150TH CASE IS A WOMAN WHO TESTED POSITIVE AS PART OF A PREOPERATIVE REQUIREMENT. SHE HAD FATIGUE, SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND WEAKNESS

THE 149TH CASE IS A FEMALE HEALTHCARE WORKER WHO HAD CONTACT WITH A COVID 19 PATIENT, THE 148TH CASE IS A MALE HEALTHCARE WORKER WHO HAD CONTACT WITH A COVID PATIENT. THE 147TH IS A MAN WHO SAYS HE DIDN’T TRAVEL OR HAVE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO’S TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS, BUT EXPERIENCED FEVER, CHILLS AND BODY ACHES,

THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS WORKING ON A CONTACT TRACING INVESTIGATION ON ALL OF THE PEOLE WHO’VE TESTED POSITIVE.
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Cattaraugus County is being budget preparations to take into account pandemic uncertainties.
County Administrator Jack Searles says he’s “looking at some type of a flat budget” for 2021.

JCC Reports COVID-19 Case

someone associated with Jamestown Community College has tested positive for COVID-19. but the college won’t say which campus was affected, either Jamestown, North County, or Cattaraugus County.
Jamestown Community College president Daniel DeMarte alerted about the confirmed case Monday in an email. county health department officials will direct and conduct contact tracing.
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A new state COVID-19 guideline for bars and restaurants that prohibits live music isn’t having an impact around here.
The guideline says bars can’t sell tickets or have cover charges or advertise the live entertainment.
several area bars offer live entertainment but don’t charge admission.
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tragedy over the weekend when a promising teenage athlete fell to her death from a ledge at Zoar Valley
friends of 16 year old brooke walker from the Buffalo area have set up a go fund me page to help the family pay for the girls funeral and so far over 16,00 dollars of the $18,000 goal has been reached.

Five More Cattaraugus County COVID-19 Cases

Five new COVID-19 positive cases, a new one day high, were reported in Cattaraugus County; over the weekend and a fifth person died from the disease. One of the positive cases included a man who went to the Sturgis motorcycle rally.
Three of the new positive cases come from a single family, and the other is another female healthcare worker. She was tested as a requirement of her nursing home position. It’s unclear how many people she may have been in contact with, but contact tracers are working on the case, Watkins added.
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Allegany County health officials reported one new case of COVID-19 on Frifday, a day after three new cases were reported.
The county’s total count of infections, which had remained static for several days before Thursday, was 89 as of Friday, with six currently active cases. The Allegany County Department of Health does not report information on residents who are COVID-positive.

3 New Allegany County COVID-10 Cases

No new cases have been reporter in Cattaraugus county.
but 3 new cases of COVID 19 have been reported in Allegany County.
Allegany County’s total increased to 88, according to its Department of Health.
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governor andrew Cuomo has signed election reform bills to make absentee voting easier for New Yorkers.
The election reforms were signed into law Thursday, as President Trump claims mail-in balloting is full of fraud and abuse .
Another measure addresses some of the Postal Service problems that plagued the state’s primary by allowing ballots to be postmarked on day of election.
It makes sure that all absentee ballots postmarked on or before Election Day or received by the Board of Elections without a postmark on the day after the Election will be counted.
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two states — Alaska and Delaware have been placed back on the quarantine list Delaware has been added to the list twice before and then dropped.

140th Cattaraugus County COVID-19 Case Just Returned from South Dakota

The one hundred and fortieth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cattaraugus County is a woman from the northeast corner of the county who recently traveled to South Dakota. She is a healthcare worker and she says she’s asymptomatic (no fever, no cough, no bodyaches, etc.). she was tested as a requirement of all healthcare workers returning from a state where there is increased rates of community wide COVID-19 transmission .
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A plan is in the works for an 80-mile bike trail which would connect Buffalo to Hinsdale in Cattaraugus County.
Two groups GObike Buffalo and Alta Planning & Design held a virtual public presentation last night night, outlining their plans.
The trail will use the old DL&W Rail Corridor.
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Salamanca High School teacher Kim Dry was presented Saturday with Teacher of the Year awards from the Salamanca VFW Post 5296, Cattaraugus/Allegany County Council and the District 6 VFW of New York

Allegany Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

An Allegany police officer has tested positive for COVID-19.
The officer who tested positive COVID-19, hasn’t been named but chief Chris Baker says he’s under quarantine at home.
As a precaution, some of the 12 other police officers in the Allegany Police Department were tested on Tuesday. More will be tested Wednesday and the rest on Thursday, Baker said. The results should be back by Friday.
The Allegany officer is the first known first responder to contract the coronavirus in the county.
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The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced on Tuesday that a male from the southwest corner of the county was the 139th county resident to test positive for COVID-19.
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You don’t have to be a saint to keep others safe!
That’s the message St. Bonaventure is sharing to encourage students to prevent spreading COVID-19.
The college tweeted a picture of the statues of Saints Francis and Clare wearing masks