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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2nd Death Reported from Coronavirus in Monroe County

March 23, 2020

The Latest News from the Monroe County Department of Health reports a second person has died from novel coronavirus. The name of the second person has not been released. According to Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza. “Due to privacy issues, I am unable to release details about this individual,” Mendoza said “I […]

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Hip-hop Grammy winner distributes coronavirus safety wash stations

March 23, 2020

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, 40-year-old Lecrae Moore worked with the non-profit Love Beyond Walls to provide hand-washing stations to the homeless and other at-risk populations in Georgia so they can stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak. Lecrae, who is the winner of the 2013 Best Gospel Album Grammy and best known for his Christian-oriented […]

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Eleventh coronavirus case confirmation for Rochester area

March 21, 2020

During a press conference on Monday afternoon, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello revealed an additional case of coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – has been confirmed in the Rochester area. The latest case brings the total in Monroe County to 11. Mr Bello said that the Department of Public Health in Monroe County is […]

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NFL Coach Payton Test Positive for crawlers

March 20, 2020

NFL Head Coach for the New Orleans Saints Sean Payton, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Payton started feeling sick Sunday after attending a horse races event in Arkansas. His received his test results Thursday, becoming the first known person within the NFL to test positive for the virus. The […]

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Liquor distilleries and luxury product company offer to make hand sanitizers

March 20, 2020

In the entertainment industry, people often hear about companies creating trending celebrity alcoholic drinks and fragrances. The reality of a global pandemic is that retailers and vendors that distribute health and safety products start to run out of supplies as consumers hoard items and businesses, hospitals and others increase demand. According to CNN, several distilleries […]

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Wu-Tang Clan helps make coronavirus rules easier to remember

March 19, 2020

Since cancelling several planned concerts days ago, Wu-Tang Clan has been busy trying to come up with solutions to stop the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). On Sunday, March 15, the group posted a message to fans on Twitter designed to help everyone remember basic rules about how to deal with the virus. […]

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