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Transportation Security Administration


The Monroe County health department said it learned Wednesday night of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 and arrived in Rochester on a Delta Airlines flight over the weekend.

James Brown / WXXI News

With city schools closed, recreation centers and a few schools have become a “go to” place to get meals for some of Rochester’s children. Those meals are typically given to Rochester City School students at schools but since an order Saturday, shutting down Monroe County schools, Foodlink, the school district and the City of Rochester are filling the gaps.

About 50 meals were served at Gantt Community R Center on 700 North Street but just before lunchtime it was quiet. The attendants, who waited to give out food, wore face masks and gloves as they sat and waited, turning away adults who didn’t know the center's gym was closed. 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Rocky Mountain Laboratories

The Rochester man who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week rode a Greyhound bus from New York City to Rochester on Tuesday.

Monroe County officials said Wednesday that the man flew into John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and took "ground transportation" to Rochester.

On Friday afternoon, Greyhound responded to questions from WXXI News with an emailed statement saying that an individual whose travel details matched those of Monroe County’s only confirmed coronavirus case was aboard a bus that left New York City early Tuesday morning.