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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello appears on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.
Emmarae Stein
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WXXI NEWS
Monroe County Executive Adam Bello appears on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.
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We sit down with Monroe County Executive Adam Bello. On Tuesday, Bello declared a state of emergency in Monroe County due to the rising rates of hospitalizations due to COVID-19. This comes as the COVID infection rate in the Finger Lakes region surpasses 10 percent. The National Guard will report to Rochester by Friday to help the county expand its hospital capacity.

Bello also announced that the county will provide 750,000 rapid home test kits to residents during the holiday season. We talk with Bello about these latest developments, and also about his proposed 2022 county budget. Our guest:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."