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Today's Top Stories - Saturday March 21, 2020

Coronavirus strikes Steuben County

There are now two confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Steuben County, one in Bath and one in Hornellsville. Officials in Steuben County say the coronavirus patient in Bath recently attended a large gathering at the Bath Volunteer Fire Department with over 100 people, and recently visited the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health nursing facility. Both individuals are now in quarantine. No additional information regarding the age or gender of either patient has been released. Currently, 16 people are in either mandatory or voluntary quarantine in Steuben County and over 20 tests have been administered.

 

Steuben County warns of COVID-19 related scams

There has been a substantial increase in scams related to COVID-19 involving seniors in the area…that’s according to Steuben County Office For The Aging Director Patricia Baroody. She says her office wants to warn seniors and the public to watch out. Baroody said “This is critical -- these scammers focus on spyware and malware and products that claim they can cure this virus. The Director said scammers also are attempting to steal the direct financial support that individuals will be receiving as part of the federal aid package.

 

Cuomo executive order puts more pressure on businesses

More pressure is on New York businesses as nearly 1,800 more people have contracted the coronavirus in the state. On Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed another Executive Order mandating business’ that rely on in-office personnel to decrease their in-office workforce by 75 percent. Exemptions will be made for essential service industries. In other state action… New York State mortgage servicers must provide 90-day mortgage relief to mortgage borrowers impacted by the novel coronavirus and state-chartered banks have been directed to waive ATM fees, late fees, overdraft fees and fees for credits cards. the Governor confirmed 1,769 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 4,152 confirmed cases.

 

Broome county reports cases of COVID-19

Broome County now has two confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Pending cases have climbed to 117, up significantly from just earlier this week. Broome County Transit is now offering free rides to all passengers.

 

Pres. Trump rolls out $1 billion stimulus package amongst COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is bringing economies all over the world to their knees -- as global quarantines, border closures, and lockdowns force millions to hunker down, workers are fired, and many left with little to no financial resources to make ends meet. President Trump and Congressional leaders are now planning a $1 trillion stimulus package.

 

Brindisi issues statement as the Coronavirus hits the House of Representatives

Southern Tier Congressman Anthony Brindisi released a statement Thursday regarding the news that two members of the House of Representatives tested positive for COVID-19. The congressman said that…Last week, he was in contact with Congressman McAdams who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and on the advice of the Attending Physician of the United States Congress, Brindisi said he will self-quarantine until Friday, March 27. He tells us he is not exhibiting any symptoms and remains in good health. He will be teleworking from his home.

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