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52 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification that 52 Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, Including three individuals from the Town of Bath, and one individual from the Towns of Avoca, Prattsburgh, and Canisteo. This brings the total to 2,383 confirmed cases, 423 of which are currently active. Three individuals are employees of the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center and/or Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, one is an employee of Elderwood at Hornell, one is an employee of NYSDOT in Hornell, two are employees of Alstom in Hornell, one is a student of Hornell High School, and one individual has reported visiting the Hornell VFW on dates already reported by previous positives along with additional dates: those who have been at the Hornell VFW in the past two weeks should monitor for symptoms and/or get tested.


1 new COVID-19 death in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 111. The individual was a 93-year-old female resident of the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center. 


Hammondsport Board of Education to meet

The Hammondsport Board of Education is slated to hold a meeting on Wednesday, December 16th, at 6 p.m., at www.hammondsportcsd.org


Cuomo announces guidelines for gyms, salons in orange zones

Governor Andrew Cuomo, via a Zoom briefing, announced yesterday gyms and salons operating in orange zones may continue operation at 25% capacity and weekly testing must continue to be done. As far as indoor dining in orange zones is concerned, the Governor said a determination would be made after looking into the data this weekend.


NYSPHSAA cancels 2021 Winter State Championships; postpones high risk sports

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), announced yesterday the cancellation of all 2021 Winter State Championships and the postponement of high-risk sports until further notice. The sports effected by no Winter State Championships will be bowling, basketball, boys swimming & diving, competitive cheerleading, gymnastics, indoor track & field, ice hockey, skiing, and wrestling. High-risk sports being postponed include basketball, boys lacrosse, competitive cheerleading, football, ice hockey, volleyball, and wrestling.


Woman arrested by EPD after welfare fraud investigation

Yvonne Golotty was arrested following a welfare fraud investigation by the Elmira Police Department on an active Elmira City Court warrant. The investigation found Golotty allegedly filed fraudulent paperwork with the Department of Social Services and received $1,177.00 in public assistance SNAP Benefits she was not entitled to receive. She was charged with Welfare Fraud 4th Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, and two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree, all Class E felonies.

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