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LATHAM, N.Y. (AP)  The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that football, volleyball and competitive cheer fall seasons will be postponed until March to address concerns associated with the novel coronavirus.

At 1:00 p.m., watch the latest briefing from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for September 9, 2020.

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The war of words between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump escalated again Tuesday, with both accusing the other of attempting to destroy the economic viability of New York City, and the state, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump, in a tweet, urged Cuomo to reopen the rest of New York City, which still remains closed to indoor dining, while Cuomo called on Trump to support federal aid for the five boroughs.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP & WXXI News)  New York state marked a milestone of progress in fighting coronavirus infections on Monday, with a full month of fewer than 1% of virus tests coming back positive.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the 30-day stretch of good news while urging people to remain cautious during Labor Day weekend get-togethers. He attributed the state's progress to its statewide mask mandate and an approach to reopening that's been slower than in many other states.


Fairport School District officials say that they have been notified by a staff member who works at Fairport High School that this individual has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that the latest numbers on the coronavirus show that the state has gone 29 straight days with an infection rate remaining below one percent.

He said that overall, the numbers continue to be good news, but he also said that, “We cannot go backwards. As we celebrate this Labor Day Weekend, we must all continue to wear our masks, socially distance, wash our hands and stay New York Tough."

The infection rate for Friday for the Finger Lakes region which includes Monroe County was .6%.

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The Monroe County Department of Public Health is urging anyone who has visited the Slavic Pentecostal Church at 4925 West Ridge Road in Spencerport at any time since August 23 should contact the department.

This is after the health department reported earlier this week that several cases of COVID-19 were connected to that church. On Friday, officials said that now, about 20 individuals from different households who attended the church since August 23, or had contact with someone who did, have tested positive for the virus.

SUNY: Systemwide COVID-19 Testing Ready

Sep 4, 2020

Two weeks after many campuses started the fall semester, SUNY says all of its colleges and universities will implement a testing program to continually monitor for COVID-19. 

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The University of Rochester Medical Center is conducting another Phase 3 clinical trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine under the federal Operation Warp Speed initiative.

More than 30,000 people from around the country will be recruited for the study, including 1,000 in Rochester. Volunteers will receive the first doses of the vaccine, which was developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

Casinos in New York will be allowed to reopen next Wednesday, Sept. 9, as long as they have a sufficient air filtration system and limit the number of people allowed in the facility at one time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

Table games won’t be allowed unless casinos can figure out how to create barriers between players, and masks will be required at all times, he said.

“Casinos can open Sept. 9 on the condition that they have the enhanced air filtration system in place before they open,” Cuomo said.