Governor Cuomo reminds New Yorkers that wearing masks is mandatory

May 24, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo started off the holiday weekend by reminding everyone of the importance of wearing face masks. His statement was designed to both emphasize the need during the holiday and also serve as a general reminder. New York state is still in the process of entering various re-opening phases. Since the Rochester and Finger […]

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Trump refuses to wear face mask whilst visiting Michigan

May 24, 2020

Despite encouragement from Ford officials to wear a face mask, Trump refused to wear a mask on his visit to Ford in Michigan. Trump was visiting Ford to view new ventilators, after nationwide outrage at the shortage of ventilators to treat COVD-19 patients. It was later revealed by the Ford company, however, that Trump “wore […]

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SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests point to continued spread in NYC minority communities

May 23, 2020

During his daily briefing on Wednesday, May 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo noted that recent antibody tests conducted in New York City revealed that minority and low-income communities are still struggling with the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Faith-based groups that helped officials with acquiring samples found that 27 percent of approximately 8,000 tested people had been previously […]

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Rochester officials urge people to use caution over holiday weekend

May 23, 2020

On Wednesday, May 20, Mayor Lovely Warren and Police Chief La’Ron Singletary held a special press conference to urge Rochester and nearby residents to use utmost caution while gathering with others during the Memorial Day weekend. While the Rochester and Finger Lakes regions are in Phase 1 of the state’s SARS-CoV-2 pandemic re-opening schedule, people […]

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CDC Releases A 60 Page Document With Some Recommendations For The Upcoming School Year

May 22, 2020

As many states reopen, we’re still waiting to see what’s going to happen within the education world starting this fall. Due to the pandemic schools were canceled for the remainder of the Academic Year. As we move forward with reopening, the return to school is not until Phase 4 of the plan. What does that […]

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New York State provides new tool for businesses to confirm re-opening protocols

May 22, 2020

New York State posted a new tool this week called the “New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool” to help business owners determine when they’re allowed to re-open during the pandemic and the new health standards they must follow to do so safely. A business owner only needs to visit here and click the “Get Started” button […]

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Dentist offices to remain closed throughout state except for emergencies

May 22, 2020

Phases of re-opening are taking place every day and beaches are scheduled to re-open in New York and nearby states at 50 percent capacity for Memorial Day Weekend starting May 22. Yet, dentist offices are still not allowed to re-open except under special circumstances. Per the New York Dental Association: “The latest Executive Order #202.31 […]

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TikTok users change profile pictures as part of #ImBlackMovement

May 21, 2020

TikTok users changed their profile pictures to Black power fists on Tuesday, May 19, to stand in solidarity against racism and celebrate Black, Brown and other minority creators during a global demonstration called “Black Out.” TikTok has repeatedly censored minority creators by removing their content and allowing the app’s algorithm to suppress their posts on […]

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Minority-owned businesses disproportionately denied COVID-19 relief loans

May 21, 2020

A survey conducted by two equal rights groups has found that small businesses owned by minorities have been disproportionately denied requests for COVID-19 relief loans, reports the New York Times. As a result, almost half of these businesses are expecting to close. Just 12 percent of minority-owned businesses received requested funds from the Paycheck Protection […]

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CHAZ BRUCE

May 20, 2020

If you’re not familiar with the name @chazbruce0 , I urge you to ‘Get Familiar’, like DJ Grand Imperial would always say! Chaz has been an extremely bright light in entertaining people in the Monroe County area for years. The guy dances, teaches, sings, plays instruments, does comedy and just has been an all around people […]

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