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COVID-19 numbers tick up in Chautauqua County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention level for community transmission regarding COVID-19 has risen in Chautauqua County from low to moderate. The level went to moderate July 26 and July 29, but before that had been at low since at least June 17. The seven-day positivity rate — the ...

NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. "It's smart, it's fair and it's in everyone's interest," Cuomo said in a Zoom call with the nonprofit Association for a ...

New York City To Require Vaccines Or Weekly Testing For City Workers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. The rule is expected to affect about 340,000 city ...

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy. The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims increased last week to ...

NY: 8.7K of 11M vaccinated people test positive for COVID-19

ALBANY (AP) — A tiny fraction of vaccinated New Yorkers have tested positive for COVID-19 as infections and hospitalizations rise, the state Department of Health told The Associated Press Tuesday. At least 8,700 vaccinated people have tested positive for COVID-19, according to department ...

Despite Canadian easing, US extends land border restrictions

The United States Government on Wednesday extended the closure of the land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travelers until at least Aug. 21. The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security came two days after the Canadian government announced it would begin letting ...