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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.

Two New COVID-19 Cases in Cattaraugus County

Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cattaraugus County on Tuesday, makes the county’s total 202 since the pandemic began.

No new cases were reported Tuesday by Allegany County health officials — the total there is still 98.

The 201st confirmed case is a woman from the southeast area of CAttaraugus who had direct contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and says she’s asymptomatic.

The 202nd confirmed case is a man from the northeast area who says he also had direct contact with someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19 and says he’s not showing any symptoms .


1,300 street lamps in Olean have been switched to LEDs after more than a year of work.
Not only do the lights use about 30% less energy, officials say, but incentives were also put in place by the state to encourage the transition.
For Olean’s conversion project, National Grid provided a $70,000 incentive. The city contributed about $40,000.

Cattaraugus County Sees Zero New COVID-19 Cases

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties Monday.
The cattaraugus county total since the pandemic began stays at 200.
And Western New York’s positive-test percentage dropped to 1.2% on Sunday. 464 people in New York were hospitalized for the virus on Sunday, the same as the previous day. A total of 143 people were in intensive care units, up 12, and 59 people were intubated, up five.
The Olean ice rink is open and ready for business.
The Youth Skate and Shoot returns with sessions tomorrow and Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The Adult Skate and Shoot will be held from 10 a.m.to noon Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 6:30 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
hockey games, scrimmages and open skating are on hiatus. At the rec center, all the benches and picnic tables are stacked up to keep down the number of surfaces that need to be cleaned.

5th COVID-19 Victim Dies in Cattaraugus County

A fifth Cattaraugus County person has died from COVID-19 complications and three more people have contracted the virus, making the total since the pandemic began… 200 in Cattaraugus County.
The person who died was a 77-year-old woman who developed respiratory failure.
The 198th case is a man who lives in the southeast area of the county who was in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person and developed fever and shortness of breath.
The 199th case is a young man who lives in the northeast area and says he was in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person and developed congestion.
The 200th case is a woman who lives in the southwest area who developed a cough, sore throat, congestion and loss of taste and smell.
If you can give blood… the Red Cross wants to see you.

The Red Cross is looking for blood donors of all ethnicities some blood types are unique to certain racial groups.

Cattaraugus County Nears 200 COVID-19 Cases

A 197th Cattaraugus County person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Cattaraugus County.
The newest case is a young woman who lives in the southeast corner of the county . She had direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person who had been mostly asymptomatic.
She was tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday and her test results on Wednesday indicated that she was positive for the virus.
Allegany County health officials reported two new cases Thursday after the county’s total had held for the past few days.
The Cattaraugus County Health Department’s active positive COVID-19 caseload is now 26 as there are 167 residents who have recovered from COVID-19. Four residents have died.
better count your chickens if you live in olean. The Olean Common Council has put a limit on the number of chickens you can keep in your home, and has completely banned all roosters. Under the new rules, up to 12 chickens can be kept at a property

Mental Health Workers Worry About COVID-19 Cutbacks

People working in Mental health in New York say cutbacks will definately hurt them, a lot.
Several nonprofits warned state lawmakers that a recent 20% cut in state aid to local governments will have devastating consequences for people with mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities.
The state Budget Division says it will “withhold” aid until there’s a federal relief package.Local governments and school districts are now planning for deep spending cuts and layoffs.
nonprofits say they’re operating on razor-thin margins that leave little room for further aid cuts.
Pumpkinville In Great Valley Will Open For The Fall Season This Weekend
They’ll be open rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through October 31st.
There will be some changes this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New Plexiglas has been installed throughout the farm, as well as numerous hand-sanitizing stations.
Pumpkinville will keep the attendance level below the state guidelines.