Santa tours Village of Bath Christmas Eve
Rain, snow, and not even a global pandemic could stop Santa from visiting the young children of Bath on Christmas Eve this year. Every year, the Bath Fire Department has carried out the tradition of helping Santa make his way around Bath to visit homes of children whose parents have pre-registered, but this was nearly impossible due to the pandemic this year, and the trip was nearly cancelled as a result. Instead of stopping at houses, St. Nick teamed up with the Bath Fire Department and traversed his way through nearly the whole 24 miles of streets that make up Bath before dropping off toys to all the kids of central Steuben County.
58 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 58 Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 3,098 confirmed cases, 588 of which are currently active. Five of the individuals are from the City of Hornell as well as five from the Town of Campbell, three are residents of the City of Bath, three are residents of the Village of Bath, two are residents of the Village of Canisteo, two from the Village of Hammondsport, and one from the Town of Prattsburgh. One individual is an employee of the Prattsburgh Central School.
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office K9 Knapp to receive body armor donation
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office K9, Knapp, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Knapp’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Corning, Inc. receives $15 million to create parts for COVID-19 testing
Corning, Inc. was recently awarded $15 million from the US Department of Defense, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services to make robotic pipette tips, help automate liquid handling which are used for numerous tests, including COVID-19 tests. Corning has been active in the fight against COVID-19 for some time now, earlier this year, Corning expanded its manufacturing capacity of Corning Valor Glass vials, which are used to store the Pfizer vaccine.