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Today's Top Stories - Friday, March 27th, 2020


Two More Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Steuben
Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Steuben County Department of Public Health. One patient is  from Cameron and the other Hornellsville. Both are being isolated and monitored by the Health Department as close contacts of the confirmed cases are investigated and identified and exposure risks are determined. The total number of cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the county is currently 13. 

Mitrano Calls for Federal Government to Prompt Medical Manufacturing
Yesterday, Democratic Congressional Candidate Tracy Mitrano released a campaign statement urging reform to prioritize health and safety "by using  the federal government to prompt the manufacturing coordination needed for medical equipment and expedited traning of technicians." Mitrano criticized Congressman Tom Reed and President Trump for calling a reopening of commerce sooner than public officials advise. At the time of her statement, 38 individuals in the 23rd Congressional District represented by Reed have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Prattburgh Central School District Holds Monday Meeting
Prattsburgh Central School District holds a special board meeting Monday evening at 7pm via Zoom technology due to the safety of everyone and the closure of hte school. Details to view and join this meeting are posted online on the School District's website. 

Bath Accident Last Night on Faucett Road
Few details are available regarding a traffic crash that occured in Bath last night around 10:30. According to 911 Dispatchers, a car struck a ditch on Faucett Road near East Washington Street Extension. The initial report is that an elderly woman went into cardiac arrest but no other information was released by Police yet. 

State Consumer Protection Warns of Coronavirus Scammers
Consumers are being alerted by the New York State Division of Consumer Protection of scammers taking advantage of the Coronavirus crisis.. As a response to the major global event, scammers use technology to set up fake charities and pitch coronavirus treatments and work from home schemes. The public is reminded  not give out any of your personal information over the telephone. 

Arnot Health Asks for Help with Masks
Arnot Health has called on the community to help make fabric face masks in the wake of the mask shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Arnot Health says the fabric masks are CDC-approved, crisis response options. Those wanting to help out can check out the Arnot Health Facebook page for mask-making instructions and call (607) 737-7004 for help to arrange deliveries. 

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