Archives for September 2020

Four New Cattaraugus County COVID-19 Cases Reported

The spread of covid 19 continues. Four more people in Cattaraugus County have tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 231. all four new positive cases come from the southeast part of the county.
The 228th confirmed case is a man who was recently hospitalized with fever and shortness of breath.
The 229th confirmed case is another man who was recently hospitalized with cough, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. The 230th case is a woman who had direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person but reported no symptoms.
The 231st confirmed case is a woman who is a healthcare worker who reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person and developed cough and fever.
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Road work is underway in Salamanca on the Broad Street Extension
This road work is expected to last about two weeks.
Lane closures in each direction of Broad Street Extension will occur as work advances.

Three More COVID-19 Cases in Cattaraugus County

3 more COVID-19 cases were reported in Catt County, including a female student at Olean’s Jamestown Community College campus.
Cattaraugus County has now recorded 227 cases since March.
It is the third JCC student at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean to test positive for COVID-19. because of health regulations the school spokesperson couldn’t say whether the latest student to test positive was taking in-person classes or remote.
The 225th case is a man who lives in the southeast corner of the county, who has recently traveled to North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The 226th case is a man in the southwest corner of the county, who was tested as part of the requirement to undergo a surgery. ————————————————————————————————————————————————–
The Olean Salvation Army is accepting online Red Kettle donations
the organization will also conduct the traditional Red Kettle Campaign from Nov. 9 through Dec. 24 and is currently recruiting volunteers to stand at several kettles throughout the community.

Cattaraugus County Reports 3 New COVID-19 Cases

Three more COVID-19 cases reported in Cattaraugus County over the weekend and 3 new cases in Allegany County. The 217th case in Cattaraugus County is a woman from the southeast part of the county who was admitted into a rehabilitation facility and developed a sore throat.
The 218th case is a female healthcare worker who was in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. She developed fever, sore throat, body aches, and loss of taste and smell. The 219th case is also a female healthcare worker who was in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. She developed cough, congestion and fatigue.
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Olean will shut off the water today along North Sixth Street as part of the Washington Street water line replacement.
Contractors for the city will be tying in the line on North Sixth to the new 8-inch line. the stretch will be without water for two to four hours starting at around 10 a.m.

Two New COVID-19 Cases in Allegany County Brings Total to 106

No new cases of coronavirus were reported in Cattaraugus County on Thursday.

Two new cases of Covid were reported in Allegany County though.

The positive-test rate in Western New York was also back up to nearly 2% on Wednesday, the highest region in the state.

In Allegany County, the two new cases make the total 106, with 97 people recovered.

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The Allegany American Legion Riders have given $2,000 to Olean General Hospital for the hospital’s obstetrics unit
The group raised $2,000 during its third annual Big Bear Dice Run in August. The money from this year’s event will help fund prenatal videos for expectant mothers. The videos will be placed on the hospital’s website for mothers to view at their convenience and from the safety of their home, due to canceled in-person classes.
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The Town of Franklinville is reminding everyone who decorates monuments at the town’s cemeteries that old plants and decorations must be removed by Oct. 1.

Two New COVID-19 Cases in Cattaraugus County

2 new COVID cases were reported in Cattaraugus County, and 1 more in Allegany County.
The 2014th confirmed case is a man who lives in the southeast area. He says he was in direct contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. He recently developed congestion, nausea, headaches, body aches and loss of taste and smell.
The 215th confirmed case is a woman who lives in the southeast part of Cattaraugus County who says she recently went to Oklahoma. she developed fever, congestion, headaches, body aches and fatigue.
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The Olean school board set up a hybrid presentation of the community schools program at the high school auditorium.
It was attended by board members in-person and remotely.
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Unemployment across the area dropped in last month.
It’s the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began
Cattaraugus County saw an unemployment rate of 9.8% while Allegany County saw a 9% rate.

WNY COVID-19 Rate Drops to 1.2%

Good news on the coronavirus front… Western New York’s positive-test rate for COVID has fallen, even as 5 states have been added to the quarantine list.
Western New York’s positive-testing rate for coronavirus dropped to 1.2% Monday — down from 1.6% and more good news…
No new cases of COVID-19 infection were reported Tuesday in Cattaraugus or Allegany counties. the number of positive cases in cattaraugus county since testing began in march stays at 213.
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if you’re thinking about attending jamestown community college, circle October 17 on the calender.
Jamestown Community College will conduct virtual open houses for prospective students on Oct. 17 for its Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.
The Cattaraugus County Campus session begins at 11 a.m. The Jamestown Campus session begins at 1 p.m.
there will be a virtual tour of campus, an overview of admission, advisement, transfer, athletics, and financial aid information as well as other student services. it also includes details about on-campus housing.

Cattaraugus County’s 213 COVID Case another Healthcare Worker

Another health care worker has come down with COVID-19 in Cattaraugus County.
She’s the 213th county case since testing for the virus began in March.
The woman lives in the southeast part of the county. She didn’t have any symptoms, but she was tested anyway as part of a weekly requirement for all employees at her facility. She does not have significant travel history and denies contact with any confirmed COVID-19 positive person.
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A Franklinville boy’s wish to turn his backyard into a “Jurassic Farm” cames true thanks to Make-A-Wish.
The farm includes five goats and a fence in his backyard. Dustin Keech has Dravet Syndrome it;s a rare genetic disease that causes epilepsy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps fulfill the wishes of children with a critical illness
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Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties Project Head Start has openings for its full day five-day center-based preschool programs for children three to five years of age,

Cattaraugus County Covid-19 Caseload Jumps up to 212

Cattaraugus County’s COVID-19 caseload continues to climb. The number of cases is now at 212 since the pandemic began.
The latest case was announced Sunday and brings the county’s active positive caseload to 11.
The 212th case is a woman from the southeast corner of the county, who says after she was in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person she developed congestion and headaches.
The 208th, 209th and 210th cases are a mother and her two sons, who live in the southwest area. They also had direct contacts with someone else who’d tested positive.
The 211th case is a female healthcare worker who lives in the southeast area.
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An Olean mother and her son helped to raise $76,000 to fight hunger in the area.
Von Dynda of Olean.
Ten year old Von and his mom, Jera Dynda, completed a virtual bike race across New York this summer, riding 1,500 miles.
The event raised $76,000 for FeedMore WNY.

Two More COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed in Cattaraugus County

Two more COVID cases have been reported in Cattaraugus County brings the total up to 207.
The county’s 206th case is a woman who lives in the southwest area of the county, who says she has had direct contact with someone diagnoes with COVID-19 person but reports being asymptomatic.
She was tested for COVID-19 on Monday as part of a pre-operative evaluation.
The 207th confirmed case is a man from the southwest part of the county. He developed a fever, headaches, body aches, nausea, loss of taste and smell and was tested for COVID-19 on Monday. His test result came back positive Thursday.
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The Olean brush cleanup site will open again Saturday to handle the debris from the labor day windstorms.
The Department of Public Works will reopen the Front Street lot on Saturday for city residents to dispose of tree branches, limbs and other yard debris from the storm on Sept. 8.

Three New COVID-19 Cases in Cattaraugus County

3 new COVID cases reported in Cattaraugus County
The 203rd case is a man from the northwest part of the county.
He was recently hospitalized and his COVID-19 test result upon admission on Sept. 1 indicated that he was negative for virus. However, a repeat COVID-19 test on Monday indicated that he was positive.
The 204th case is a woman from the southwest. She developed loss of taste and smell.
The 205th confirmed case is a woman from the southeast. She developed fever, loss of taste and smell and was tested for COVID-19 on Sunday and it indicated that she was positive.
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Christian pop artists Jordan Feliz and JJ Weeks are bringing a drive in concert to Olean.
The Glorify Tailgate Tour arrives in town October 2nd.
The outdoor show will be in the parking lot of Believer’s Chapel, on Constitution Ave.
Fans must follow social distancing guidelines and remain in their cars or in designated spaces.