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We've compiled all the latest stories about the coronavirus pandemic here so you can find them easily.We've also compiled a list of informational resources that can guide you to more coronavirus information.

clydesavannah.org

The Clyde-Savannah school district in Wayne County is moving back temporarily to virtual learning, after starting out the year with a hybrid model.

A letter from the district’s superintendent, Michael Hayden, on the Clyde-Savannah website notes that as a precaution, a quarantine will need to be put in place for non-instructional staff members from the transportation department.

On national voter registration day, pro voting rights groups are encouraging potential voters to register, and for those who do want to vote, to make a plan in advance.  There are some important dates for voters in New York to remember.

cdc.gov

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that five states—Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming—have been added to New York State's COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas have been removed.

The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

Fringe Day Seven: 'Disturbances a Deux'

Sep 21, 2020

COVID-19 forced the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival to reimagine its event for 2020, leaving organizers with the dilemma of how to present its annual selection of multi-genre arts performances at a time when live, in-person gatherings aren't allowed.

Greece Central School District officials say that they have been notified that two Arcadia High School students have tested positive for COVID-19.

The district is working with the Monroe County Department of Health  to contact trace and identify any close contacts. School officials say it is not necessary for families to take action unless they are personally notified by the health department. 

brockport.edu

Just a week after SUNY Brockport announced that it was suspending its wrestling program pending the outcome of investigations stemming from potential COVID-19 policy violations, the college has now announced the interim suspension of the men’s soccer program.

Provided by KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

What does dance performance actually look like in the pandemic era? The dance company Pones looks to answer this question literally in its 45-minute video performance “Proximity,” which is available on demand as part of this year’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. 

bedbathandbeyond.com

Bed Bath & Beyond is going to be closing its store in Pittsford Plaza. The company confirmed on Friday the first 63 stores of the 200 or so that it announced in July would close over the next two years.

The story was first reported by USA Today.

daveandbusters.com

Nearly 300 people who had worked at the Dave and Buster’s restaurant and entertainment complex located at Marketplace Mall were told recently that their temporary layoffs will become permanent by December.

That information was contained in a required New York State Labor Department notice, along with similar notices for Dave and Buster’s locations in other parts of the state such as Albany and Syracuse.

The Texas-based chain opened up the Henrietta location in 2016. But the restaurants, like so many other businesses, were hit by the closures caused by COVID-19 in March.

When Governor Cuomo locked down the state at the beginning of the pandemic, businesses faced uncertainty and significant losses. When the economy began to reopen in Upstate New York, some businesses downstate got creative. A wine bar in New York City was one of them.

The team behind Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels NYC discovered property in Interlaken on Cayuga Lake and opened their new venture, Supernatural Lake, in July. The project is a wine bar, restaurant, and bed-and-breakfast, with the New York City-based staff now living in the Finger Lakes.

We talk to the team about their decision to shift their focus to Upstate, the economic impact of the pandemic, and what it means to get creative in the food and beverage industry during this time. Our guests: 

  • Caleb Ganzer, managing partner for Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels NYC and Supernatural Lake
  • Eric Bolyard, executive chef and managing partner for Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels NYC and Supernatural Lake

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