Brooklyn native and former Knicks player coordinating mask sale for New York City

April 3, 2020

On Sunday, March 29, the New York Post reported that Stephon Marbury was attempting to broker a deal between New York City and a Chinese N95 mask supplier that would allow the city to purchase much-needed masks for first responders at an extremely low price. The 43-year-old current head coach for the Chinese Basketball Association’s […]

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Hotel re-opens to provide quarantine space for Rochester residents

April 2, 2020

Some COVID-19 patients in Rochester can’t complete a mandatory quarantine period at home. They live with one or more people who are immunocompromised because of age or chronic illness. The Clarion Pointe on Monroe Avenue, in partnership with the Monroe County Department of Public Health, has opened its doors to give Rochester residents who are […]

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CDC travel advisory issued for New York and two other states

April 2, 2020

On Saturday, March 28, President Donald Trump hinted during an afternoon press conference that he might try to create an enforceable quarantine mandate for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19 from those regions. His statement came after complaints from Florida and Rhode Island about New York residents unnecessarily […]

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Rihanna helps New York by donating equipment to combat coronavirus

April 1, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked Rihanna and her Clara Lionel Foundation for donating much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) to New York State. Cuomo tweeted that “We’re so appreciative of your help and that of so many others who have stepped up.” As the U.S. epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic, New York currently has nearly […]

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D.C. Mayor Says, Stay at Home or You Could Go To Prison

March 31, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is not playing with Y’all! She issued a stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Violate the order, and you will charged with a misdemeanor and subject to a $5,000 fine, 90 days in prison, or both. As of Wednesday, April 1st. Mayor Bowser order specifies that residents may […]

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Snoop Dogg uses fame to promote coronavirus safety

March 28, 2020

On Monday, March 23, 48-year-old American rapper and entrepreneur Snoop Dogg used his Instagram social media account to make public announcements about coronavirus safety. In one photo post, Snoop Dogg stated: “Everyone thinks this coronavirus is a joke or conspiracy until someone gets sick in they family. Just stay home so we can get this […]

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Shelter to close its doors in Rochester because of COVID-19

March 28, 2020

As reported by the Democrat & Chronicle on Monday, March 23, Bethany House, a well-established Rochester shelter for homeless women and children, announced that it must temporarily close its doors to the homeless on Wednesday, March 25. The building houses up to 10 women and children at any given time. All services are free, but […]

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Local clothing designer making masks for Rochester

March 27, 2020

Nathan Minnehan, the founder and CEO of Big Murphy’s, typically uses his factories in China to create suits customized to client specifications. When the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak began, Minnehan started to ask himself what he could do to help first line emergency efforts. After speaking with a cousin who works in a local hospital, he […]

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New potential coronavirus symptoms recently brought to light

March 27, 2020

Multiple news outlets are now reporting more potential symptoms of coronavirus not previously outlined in official statements. The most recognized symptoms of coronavirus have been shortness of breath, high fever and a persistent cough. Of course, there has also been a spectrum of symptoms with some infected patients having no symptoms at all (asymptomatic) and […]

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IRS: Taxpayers Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th

March 23, 2020

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This […]

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