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Hospitals in Rochester will require almost everyone who enters to wear a mask.

Starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, hospitals in the Rochester Regional Health and University of Rochester Medical Center systems will require surgical-type masks for staff, visitors and vendors in common areas, administrators said.

All Rural/Metro ambulances in the city are being equipped with new oxygen mask kits...for your pet.

This is the first time the Rochester/Buffalo Division of Project Breathe is donating kits for an entire fleet of ambulances. Public Information Officer Lashay Harris says saving pets from house fires is not at all uncommon. In fact, an estimated 100,000 pets die each year in a house fire.