Local updates

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 …

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).

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GENEVA — With most live theater done online these days, it’s almost impossible to pull off a big musical production with a cast doing their parts remotely.

When an event is canceled, that means it won’t be rescheduled. If an event is postponed, the original date is listed immediately after the event. If there is no date, the original date has passed. A new date is included if known.

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PENN YAN — Visits to inmates at the Yates County Jail will resume Saturday with new rules and limitations.

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ROCHESTER — The public health directors for Seneca and Wayne counties are on a regional task force to support the unprecedented process of reopening schools in the midst of a pandemic.

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GENEVA — The City School District is recommending in-person instruction for pre-K and elementary students this fall and hybrid models for the middle and high school as part of its state-mandated preliminary reopening plans under the COVID-19 outbreak.

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PENN YAN — Scott Reston was watching a Rochester TV station during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States when a story hit close to home.

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WATERLOO — Residents and staff at a local nursing home are being monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 after an employee tested positive.

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LYONS — Dr. Charlie Morgan wants to make it clear he is not comparing the COVID-19 pandemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

National Updates

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce Wednesday that it will start the school year with all-remote learning in response to coronavirus concerns, according to published …

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BOSTON (AP) — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of …

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and…

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says more Americans will be lost to COVID-19.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in a seeming portrait of u…

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LOS ANGELES - A steep decline in California's coronavirus infection rate announced this week by Gov. Gavin Newson may not be accurate, according to the state's top public health official who said Tuesday that the state's data system used to process COVID-19 test results is marred with technical issues. The snafus have caused delays in analyzing test results and cast doubt on Newsom's ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Senate Republicans re-upped their complaints on Tuesday that Democratic negotiators are staking too hard a line in talks on a sweeping coronavirus relief bill, but…

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“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4.

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WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Chris Collins, who was sentenced to over two years in federal prison for insider trading and lying to the FBI, is asking Judge Vernon S. Broderick to push his report date back to Oct. 13, marking the fourth time the New York Republican has asked to delay his reporting date amid the coronavirus pandemic. Collins, 70, was originally scheduled to report to Federal Prison ...

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With millions of lives on the line, researchers have been working at an unprecedented pace to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. But that speed - and some widely touted breakthroughs - belie the enormous complexity and potential risks involved. Researchers have an incomplete understanding of the coronavirus and are using technology that's largely unproven. Among many worries: A handful of studies on ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count's dead…

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes drifted higher Tuesday as Wall Street’s big rally eased off the accelerator.

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BREST, Belarus (AP) — A 37-year-old former English teacher without political experience seems an unlikely challenger to the authoritarian president of Belarus who has been the ex-Soviet nation…

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Aun cuando sigue siendo turbio el origen exacto del coronavirus, los científicos han estado compitiendo para determinar cómo saltó de los animales a los humanos para poder prevenir otra pandemia. La próxima pudiera ser solo cuestión de tiempo, según sugiere un estudio publicado recientemente. Los autores afirmaron que un virus con capacidad similar para infectar a los humanos quizá ya exista, ...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host h…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wedding planners, photographers and other bridal vendors who make the magic happen have a heap of new worries in the middle of the pandemic: no-mask weddings, rising guest coun…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Florida on Tuesday got another stark reminder of how the coronavirus pandemic has been so deadly - another 247 fatalities were reported. This means the state has had 7,526 people die from COVID-19 complications. The latest daily total is not reflective of deaths in the past 24 hours, but rather recent weeks, and it also may be from a delay caused by Tropical Storm ...

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NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits.

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Officials in a Maryland county say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relat…

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CHICAGO — La crisis del coronavirus no sólo ha hecho tambalear a la industria hotelera por la baja tasa de ocupación de sus servicios. Está forzando a los hoteles a reforzar sus protocolos de limpieza e higiene, cosas que serán más prioritarias para los consumidores en un mundo posterior a la pandemia, donde la seguridad es ahora lo atractivo. "Lo que ocupaba el fondo de la mente de los ...

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MIAMI (AP) — On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children's school bu…

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — In Iceland, a nation so safe its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards.

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While the exact origin of the coronavirus remains murky, scientists have been racing to determine how it jumped from animals to humans so they can prevent another pandemic. The next one could just be a matter of time, a study published recently suggests. The authors said a virus with similar ability to infect humans may already be out there, carried by a type of bats known for having ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test kits to che…