Local updates

Here is a listing of the most up-to-date information on the number of COVID-19 cases in the four-county area. The information comes from the websites of the public health departments in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties (Note: not all the departments provide the same information).

The Times is publishing a list of local sports and related events that are postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Events that are postponed may be rescheduled; a date is included it known at this time. Events that are canceled won’t be rescheduled. If you have information about …

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GENEVA — Denny’s, the family restaurant chain that calls itself “America’s Diner,” is closing its locations in Geneva, Canandaigua and Monroe County.

CANANDAIGUA — Following a recent uptick in Ontario County COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, county leaders are asking residents on the Memorial Day weekend to be mindful about the virus.

PENN YAN — The 181st edition of the Yates County Fair will have to wait until next year.

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Below is a list of Finger Lakes-area food and beverage businesses that remain open for takeout/delivery. We hope this is as comprehensive as possible but we know we may be missing some businesses. Anyone not on this list that is offering takeout and/or delivery services can send the specific…

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CANANDAIGUA — Following talks by Ontario County’s municipal leaders this week, all beaches in the county will remain closed during the Memorial Day weekend.

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LYONS — Wayne County Economic Development Director Brian Pincelli knows these are tough times for local businesses suffering under the shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Like many in the community, I have spent the last several weeks shuttered in my house while following all the recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Committee. This current situation has brought me a lot of sleepless nights because it might be the first time in 41 years that there …

National Updates

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rabbi Shalom Rubanowitz looks forward to reopening his synagogue doors — if his congregation can balance the laws of God and California during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to “go big,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants for the next relief bill, or hit “pause,” as Se…

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Martha Kebede’s adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communiti…

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — I won’t be visiting Adam this Memorial Day weekend. COVID-19 is seeing to that.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Religious services in California will look much different under rules unveiled Monday that limit attendance to 100 people and recommend worshippers wear masks, limit singing…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new strategy for coronavirus testing puts much of the burden on states while promising to provide supplies such as swabs and material to transport …

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LOS ANGELES - The state of California released new coronavirus health guidance for religious services on Monday, saying houses of worship must limit total attendance to 25% of a building's capacity and stop passing around offering plates, in addition to taking other precautions. The 13-page document, released by the California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA, does not obligate ...

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Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital and is recovering from COVID-19 at home, his son said Monday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers marked Memorial Day with car convoys and small ceremonies instead of big parades as the coronavirus reshaped the solemn holiday, blending tributes to virus victims …

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As Brazil's accelerating caseload propels it into the second worst coronavirus hot spot, one of the most alarming aspects is the epidemic's path - spreading into areas so poor they lack not only intensive care units but often clean water. Restricted at first to Brazil's rich neighborhoods and capitals in close contact with international travelers, the virus has migrated inland, and also to ...

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LONDON (AP) — British leader Boris Johnson’s powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip …

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Families of front-line workers killed by coronavirus will be entitled to government-backed death benefits, Gov. Cuomo announced Monday. The governor, holding his daily briefing aboard the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum in honor of Memorial Day, said public health workers, police, firefighters, transit workers and medics deserve more than just a thank you for their work during ...

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It wasn't exactly the finish line Ali Riecke had in mind.

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TOKYO - Japan on Monday lifted six days early a state of emergency put in place nationwide since mid-April to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday ended the state of emergency in the Greater Tokyo metropolitan area and the northern province of Hokkaido, the last remaining areas of the country on high alert. The move comes six days earlier than expected, ...

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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the anti-malarial drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking — from its global study…

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced charities or nonprofit groups to cancel or postpone an untold number of walks and runs that raise money for everything from Alzheimer's to…

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President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's Democratic governor doesn't immediately sign off on allowing a full-cap…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners.

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MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as teenage lifeguards will be tasked with maintaining soci…