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Here are some local events affected by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic:
• For the latest developments in what’s open and what’s closed in the city, visit http://cityofgenevany.com.
• For the latest developments in what’s open and what’s closed in the town, call the town clerk’s office at (315) 789-3922.
• All Social Security services are available only by phone at 1-866-331-7759. Secure and convenient online services remain available at socialsecurity.gov. Check the Frequently Asked Questions section at socialsecurity.gov/ask. Staff will call anyone with a scheduled in-office appointment. Telephonic hearings are possible. Staff calls may come from a private number and not from a U.S. government phone.
• The county Department of Motor Vehicles bureau on Seneca Street remains closed.
• Patient visitation has resumed at Geneva General Hospital. One visitor at a time per patient will be allowed. Visiting hours will be 3-7 p.m. Info: www.flhealth.org.
• The Geneva Public Library has reopened to the public with modified hours. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Info: www.genevapubliclibrary.net/reopening.html.
• The Geneva History Museum has reopened to the public. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Info: genevahistoricalsociety.com.
• Outdoor tours of the architecture and grounds at Rose Hill Mansion have resumed. Tours will be held at 11 a.m. Thursdays. Additionally, the Carriage House Gift Shop at Rose Hill reopens July 18, and will be open from 1-4 p.m. on weekends. Info: genevahistoricalsociety.com.
• The Geneva Rotary Club has resumed in-person meetings, with social distancing guidelines in place. The meetings are at noon each Wednesday at Geneva Country Club. Info: email@example.com or genevarotaryclub.org.
• Postponed: The 10th annual Dinner for the Arts at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy. Rescheduled for April 11, 2021. Info: (315) 789-0106 or stpetersarts.org.
• Postponed: Geneva Reads’ annual Book Fest. Rescheduled for the fall.
• Postponed: Geneva Theatre Guild Playwright Play Readings.
• Postponed: Geneva Scholarship Associates annual Donors' Reception.
• Postponed: DSP Shows-David Crosby and the Sky Trails Band concert at the Smith Opera House. May be rescheduled for 2021. Info: thesmith.org.
• Postponed: Indefinitely, bingo, bocce and cards at Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, Geneva Lodge 2397. The lodge’s annual awards dinner is rescheduled for Aug. 22.
• Postponed: Indefinitely, all Geneva Senior Citizens meetings. Info: Virginia Shoemaker, (315) 759-6060.
• Canceled: The Mersey Beatles: The No. 1 Hits Show at Smith Opera House, Aug. 7. Those who purchased tickets with a credit card will be reimbursed automatically. Those who purchased tickets with cash or a check should contact The Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message at (315) 781-5483.
• Closed: Geneva Family YMCA. Emergency School Age Childcare is being offered. Info: genevafamilyymca.org/coronavirus-updates.html.
• The Office of the County Clerk has reopened for the processing of pistol permit applications — by appointment only. Visit www.co.ontario.ny.us/ocpistolpermitappt for more information. Amendments to pistol permits, which can be found at www.co.ontario.ny.us/335/Amending-a-Pistol-Permit, will be processed by U.S. mail only. Passport applications will not be processed at this time.
• The county Department of Motor Vehicles bureau at 20 Ontario St. has reopened, and business will be conducted by appointment only for Ontario County residents. Appointments for people with documents that expired March 1, 2020, or later will be prioritized. Only one customer will be allowed inside the bureau office at a time. The lobby is not open for waiting. Visit www.co.ontario.ny.us/ocdmvappt to schedule an appointment. Vehicle registration renewals should be mailed to the DMV or left in the drop box adjacent to the doors of the DMV facility.
• For the latest developments in what’s open and what’s closed in the city, visit www.canandaiguanewyork.gov.
• Patient visitation has resumed at F.F. Thompson Hospital. One visitor per day per patient will be allowed, and for no more than four consecutive hours. A second visitor for the same patient can be approved, but not visit the patient on the same day. Visiting hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitation at Thompson’s nursing home and enriched living facility remains banned. Info: www.ThompsonHealth.org.
• Five Star Bank has reopened its branch office to in-person services. Info: Five-StarBank.com.
• New York Kitchen's cooking classes have resumed. Info: www.nykitchen.com/classes-happenings/.
• Wood Library has reopened to the public, with COVID-19 regulations in place. No more than 50 people will be allowed in the building at one time. Patrons can continue to reserve books and other materials for curbside pickup from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Place items on hold through the library’s online catalog, by phone, or by email. Reservations: (585) 394-1381 or email@example.com.
• Postponed: United Way of Ontario County Day of Caring and food drive. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Postponed: Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce Business Inspiration Awards luncheon.
• Canceled: F.F. Thompson Foundation Inc. Thompson Health Gala, Sept. 11. Those able to help Thompson offset a funding gap by donating online can do so at www.ThompsonHealth.com/Foundation.
• Canceled: Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center’s 2020 summer concert schedule. Info: www.cmacevents.com.
• Closed: Roseland Waterpark, for the 2020 season. Although public pools had been given the go-ahead to open last week, the uncertainty about when Gov. Cuomo’s executive order keeping amusement parks and water parks closed would be rescinded prompted Roseland officials to decide against opening this year. Season-pass holders can roll their season pass into 2021 or request a full refund. Those interested in a refund can contact Roseland’s Guest Services Office at (585) 396-2000.
• Patient visitation has resumed at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic. One visitor at a time per patient will be allowed. Visiting hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Visiting long-term care facilities remains banned, except for end-of-line situations. Info: rochesterregional.org/coronavirus-covid19.
• The Clifton Springs Rotary Club is conducting online Zoom meetings at noon on Tuesdays.
• Postponed: Clifton Springs Area YMCA Gala for the Gains at the Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront. Rescheduled for Sept. 19. Reservations will be carried over to the new date. To cancel your reservation, email Todd Freelove at Todd@csaymca.org or call (315) 462-6184. Registration is open for the YMCA summer camp June 29 to Sept. 4 at John Brown Memorial Park. Sign-up: csaymca.org or (315) 462-6184. The YMCA is closed.
• No-contact visitation at the Ontario County Jail is being allowed. All visitors must complete a COVID-19 screening before entering the facility, be six feet apart from the inmate and all other personnel, and wear a mask at all times. Questions: (585) 396-1800.
• Postponed: The final Hill Cumorah Pageant. Rescheduled for July 8-10 and 13-17, 2021.
• Cumming Nature Center has reopened to the general public. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/hours-admission-directions.
• To make an appointment with the town supervisor, town clerk, bookkeeper or water department, call (315) 548-5691, exts. 302, 300, 301 and 309. To make other appointments, call (315) 548-2973 for the assessor, (315) 548-2971 for zoning/code enforcement, and (315) 548-4043 for the highway department. Face masks must be worn at all appointments.
• Postponed: Phelps Central School's inaugural alumni banquet. Will be rescheduled for the summer of 2021. Info: (315) 573-1278.
• Postponed: VFW Post 6200 200 Club party.
• Suspended: All visitation to the Seneca County Correctional Facility.
• Five Star Bank has reopened its branch office to in-person services. Info: Five-StarBank.com.
• The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry's Visitor Center and Museum have reopened with COVID-19 regulations in place. Info: senecamuseum.com.
• Postponed: The National Women's Hall of Fame's Champagne Reception on Women's Equality Day in honor of Inductee Lilly Ledbetter, Aug. 26. Inductees Marcia Greenberger, Jean Kilbourne and Susan Kelly-Dreiss were slated to join Lilly in a panel discussion following Lilly's keynote address.
• Postponed: Seneca County Women’s Coalition dinner honoring Coreen Lowry at Seneca Falls Country Club. Rescheduled for March 13, 2021. Info: Adriene Emmo at (315) 521-3461.
• Postponed: The Finger Lakes Beverage Conference activities at del Lago Resort & Casino. Rescheduled for Sept. 30. Details will be provided later about accompanying activities.
• Closed: del Lago Resort & Casino.
• Seneca County Division of Human Services lobby hours have been adjusted to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whenever possible, conduct business over the phone, by mail, or online. Info/applications: (315) 539-1800 or (800) 688-7188. To apply for SNAP, Public Assistance, HEAP, and Medicaid, visit https://mybenefits.ny.gov/mybenefits/begin. To apply for child support, visit childsupport.ny.gov/DCSE/HomePage. Or, call the child support help line at 1-888-208-4485 or (315) 539-1680. To apply for childcare subsidy assistance, visit https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/paying.asp. Childcare subsidy information and applications also are available and can be mailed through traditional mail or emailed. Info: (315) 539-1905. The childcare resources referral hotline is 1-800-881-5786, or email email@example.com.
• For Child Protective Services, Preventive Services, Foster Care/Adoption Services or Adult Protective Services, contact Director of Services Mae Major at (315) 539-1867 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The statewide hotline to report child abuse is 1-800-342-3720. For Workforce Development and Youth Bureau, call (315) 539-1905. For Personal Care Services/Consumer Directed Services, contact Mary Sawall at (315) 539-1885 or email@example.com. To apply for Public Defender applications between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, call (315) 539-1804 or (315) 651-5266. The Workforce Development Career Center is closed indefinitely. Resources can be mailed. Staffers are available to answer questions as needed: through the mail, by phone, or online. Job leads will be posted weekly on the Seneca County website. To submit paperwork, mail to 1 DiPronio Drive, P.O. Box 690, Waterloo, NY 13165, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (315) 539-4251, or place in a drop box either at the DMV entrance on the south side of the county office building or by the employee entrance on the north side. A staff member will contact you by phone to process applications. Telephone interviews will be conducted for all public benefits programs and screenings/assessments related to applications for benefits.
• The Clyde Methodist Church, led by the Rev. Karen Heit, has begun drive-in worship services at 9 a.m. Attendees must stay in their cars and are not be required to wear masks. Disinfected hymnals will be available for sign-out in the back of the Anstee car in Clyde and will be kept by the worshiper for the duration of the pandemic.
• There is limited access to Assemblyman Brian Manktelow’s district office in Lyons. Call or email ahead of time: email@example.com or (315) 946-5166.
• Canceled: Humane Society of Wayne County’s White Elephant Sale, Oct. 17. The organization’s annual pasta dinner scheduled for Oct. 17 will be takeout only. Info: (315) 946-3389, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hswaynepets.org, and www.facebook.com/hswaynecounty/.
• Canceled: Erie Canalway Cruises and Fun on the Erie Weekend, Aug. 21-23.
• Patient visitation has resumed at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. One visitor at a time per patient will be allowed. Visiting hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Visiting long-term care facilities remains banned, except for end-of-line situations. Info: rochesterregional.org/coronavirus-covid19.
• Anyone in need of child care can contact Child Care Council, a nonprofit that connects families with quality childcare, for a free referral to a childcare program. Info: (315) 331-5443.
• Family Promise of Wayne County is accepting referrals for families in need. Volunteers are needed, also. Info: Graig Roberts, (585) 708-9586.
• Newark-Arcadia Museum has reopened. Hours will be 1-3 p.m. Saturdays. Masks will be required, hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum, and social distancing will be in place. Masks will be available to anyone who needs one. Arrangements can be made to visit the museum and research room on weekdays. Information: (315) 331-6409, email@example.com, or www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org.
• Postponed: Newark First United Methodist Church Caring and Sharing support group on Thursdays. Info: (315) 331-3895 or newarkfirstumc.org.
• Canceled: Wayne County Fair, Aug. 10-15.
• Canceled: Palmyra Canaltown Days, Sept. 26-27.
• The Rose Methodist Church, led by the Rev. Karen Heit, has begun drive-in worship services at 11 a.m. Attendees must stay in their cars and are not be required to wear masks.
• Town and village offices are open for all transactions. Office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. People must wear a mask to enter the building, and social distancing is mandated. In addition, people are asked to use hand sanitizer when entering the building.
• The Sodus Farmers’ Market on Belden Avenue is open, and continues until Oct. 7. The market will be open 2:30-6 p.m. each Wednesday. Entertainment, food sampling and special wellness crowd-drawing events will not be held. Patrons are asked to do their shopping and exit. See www.facebook.com.SodusFarmersMarket/ for further restrictions that will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Canceled: Harvest Fest, Sept. 26. Info: (315) 576-3818.
• Canceled: Sodus Bay Sportsman’s Club events.
• Village offices are open. Counters and door handles are sanitized frequently. Info: (315) 483-9881, Dave McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tracy Durham at email@example.com, Melanie Debadts at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kevin Druschel at CEO@soduspoint.info.
• Postponed: The Sodus Point Fire Department's Pot of Gold steak dinner. Rescheduled for Sept. 26. Info: (315) 576-6651.
• The Windmill Farm and Craft Market has opened for the season. It’s open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday through Nov. 28. It’s also open Labor Day, Columbus Day and Nov. 27. Masks must be worn inside all buildings, and when interacting with outdoor vendors. Info: www.facebook.com/thewindmillfarmandcraftmarket/.
• Canceled: Camp Good Days & Special Times residential camping programs.
• Delayed: The seasonal opening of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum, until further notice.
• The county is scheduling appointments — for Yates County residents only — for license renewals, reciprocities (people coming from another state to obtain a New York state license), EDLs and REAL IDs. All expired licenses will be a priority. Appointments will be scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. weekdays. The telephone number to schedule an appointment is (315) 536-5122. Only the customer with an appointment will be allowed inside the office. Customers will be required to wear a mask during the appointment and must first check in at the desk in the county office building lobby. All other transactions — registrations, plate surrenders, boats, trailers, ATVs and enforcement fines (suspension termination, civil penalties, DRAs) — will continue to be accepted from the drop box or in the mail. The state is not allowing the processing of any permits of any class at this time.
• Patient visitation has resumed at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. One visitor at a time per patient will be allowed. Visiting hours will be 3-7 p.m. Info: www.flhealth.org.
• Visitation at the Yates County Jail has resumed with new rules and limitations. In-person visitation will be non-contact only, and visitors must follow guidelines when they enter the jail, including a COVID-19 screening with a temperature check. Visitors also will be asked to observe social distancing, and visitors, inmates and corrections officers will be required to wear a mask at all times. Visits will be limited to 30 minutes, allowing time for corrections staff to sanitize the area between visits. Other miscellaneous safety protocols will apply. Information: (315) 536-5175 or yatescountysheriff.org.
• Canceled: Yates Concert Series Wednesday night lawn concert series, June 24 to Aug. 12.
• Zoom, a teleconferencing solution, is providing free services to teachers. Students or teachers who fill out an online form using their school email addresses and are then verified by Zoom, will have any accounts associated with that school’s domain gain unlimited temporary meeting minutes. Info: https://bit.ly/2vy1E5J.
• Regional Transit Service has re-instituted collection of fares for the eight-county area it serves. Boarding of the bus from the front door has returned, and all-day reduced fares for senior citizens 65 or older, persons with disabilities, and children ages 6-11 are in place. Call (585) 394-2250 in Ontario County, (315) 539-1844 in Seneca County, or (315) 946-5617 in Wayne County. Info: https://www.myrts.com.
• Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services has launched a COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. It will provide rent relief for about 250 households across four counties, including Seneca County. The program is designed to provide up to three months’ relief to eligible households experiencing a loss of income related to the public health crisis. To be eligible for assistance, renters will need the property owner’s approval to participate in the program, and property must meet condition requirements. Applicants must also provide a copy of their current lease, copies of most recent two months of statements for all bank and/or investments accounts, and proof of COVID-19 related income loss. Find applications and additional information can be found on the INHS website at ithacanhs.org/rentalassistance.
• Postponed: Red Cross public events. The Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage. Healthy, eligible individuals are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-REDCROSS.
• Suspended: AAA WCNY’s defensive driving/driver improvement program and 5-hour pre-licensing classes. Look for online driver education courses at nyaaa.com.
• Canceled: Boomers of the Finger Lakes, all meetings/gatherings. Info: meetup.com/boomers-of-the-finger-lakes or call Kathy at (585) 398-3542.
• Canceled: All AARP Smart Driving courses.
• Canceled: Seneca Lake Wine Trail events.
NEW YORK STATE
• There has been confusion related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement concerning statewide testing being free and open to all New York state residents. Indeed, if you go to a New York state testing site, it is free and anyone can get tested. If you go to any other site that is not state-run, you must follow the requirements of the specific organization, hospital, company, etc., set forth as far as testing. There are certain criteria. Right now, the closest state-run testing site in the area is Monroe Community College. If any individual wants to get tested, they can do so at this site for free.
• All village and town elections were rescheduled for Sept. 15.
• AAA Western and Central New York will conduct virtual classes for the 5-hour pre-licensing course required to obtain a driver’s license. There are hundreds of students already registered, so it will take time to get through the backlog. However, new registrations are being accepted at www.AAA.com/DriverTraining. Info: www.AAA.com or 1-800-836-2582.
• New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting new camping reservations at state parks. Campers are reminded to practice social distancing, bring and wear a face covering, respect the rules, and do their part to keep the campgrounds, parks and beaches open and safe for everyone. Camping capacity is limited, and visitors must make an advance reservation before arriving at a campground. Reservations: 1-800-456-CAMP or http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com.
• Postponed: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation examinations to practice the sport of falconry, become a wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals. Rescheduled for Aug. 14 at DEC regional offices. Email SpecialLicenses@dec.ny.gov to find out more.
• Canceled: The Great New York State Fair, Aug. 21 to Sept. 7.
• Canceled: Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways and Girl Scouts of Western New York overnight and day camps for the summer. Info: NYPENN Council at 1-855-213-8555 or email@example.com, or the Western New York Council at 1-888-837-6410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Closed: AAA Western and Central New York AAA Travel & Insurance Centers to walk-in traffic. This does not impact emergency road service, which will continue to service the public with safety protocols in place. Info: (800) 836-2582 or AAA.com.
• The Seward House Museum has reopened for tours, with COVID-19 changes in place. Info: www.sewardhouse.org.
• Schweinfurth Art Center has reopened with the "Made in NY" exhibit, although no opening reception will be held due to COVID-19. The Center is considering setting up a timed entry system for exhibits to limit the number of people in the facility at one time. Details and hours are still being worked out. The Center has moved its summer art camps for ages 6-14 online. Info: www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/classes_youth.cfm or (315) 255-1553. The Center's Quilting by the Lake program in July is canceled. Many of the workshops have been rescheduled for two-, three-, and five-day classes from Oct. 13-30. Info/membership: email@example.com, Quilting by the Lake at firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: myartcenter.org.
• Canceled: The city's downtown summer events, including weekly Music on the Mall concerts, Sizzlin’ Summer Kick-Off, Founder’s Day and Tomatofest.
• The Corning Museum of Glass has reopened, with new health and safety protocols in place. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Info: https://visit.cmog.org.
• The National Soaring Museum has reopened. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday through October. Face masks are required, social distancing is to be observed, and the museum will sanitize all surfaces. Info: www.soaringmuseum.org.
• The Genesee Country Village & Museum has reopened, and will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The museum's Civil War Reenactment and Encampment (July 18-19) is canceled. Info: (585) 294-8218 or gcv.org.
• The Rochester Museum & Science Center has reopened to the general public. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Info: rmsc.org/science-museum/hours-admission-directions.
• The Strong Museum of Play has reopened to the general public. Info: www.museumofplay.org/play-safe.
• Strasenburgh Planetarium has reopened to the general public: Info: https://rmsc.org/strasenburghplanetarium/hours-admission-directions and https://rmsc.org/strasenburghplanetarium/shows.
• The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester has reopened to the general public. Info: mag.rochester.edu/about/meet-me-again-at-mag/.
• Postponed: Tour de Cure. Rescheduled for Oct. 3.
• Canceled: CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, Oct. 2-10. The next festival is scheduled for June 18-26, 2021. Info: rochesterjazz.com.
• The Downtown Ithaca Alliance has canceled all of its special event programming for the rest of 2020, including the Apple Harvest Festival, Fashion Week, Welcome Student Weekend, Halloween on the Commons, Santa’s Arrival, and Chowder Cook-Off. The CFCU Summer Concert Series, which is being conducted in a virtual format, is underway and will continue through Sept. 24. Info: www.downtownithaca.com.
• Postponed: Cornell University’s Department of Music concert featuring A.D. White Professor-at-Large Wynton Marsalis will be rescheduled for the fall semester.
• Postponed: All artistic programming scheduled for the summer at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca has been replaced with new, virtual experiences. Info: hangartheatre.org, (607) 273-8588, or email@example.com.
• Postponed: All State Theatre of Ithaca performances. If you are not able to make a rescheduled event, full refunds will be provided. Info: (607) 277-8283. To purchase a gift card, prepay for concessions, or donate, visit stateofithaca.com.
• Postponed: Cayuga Chamber Orchestra concert at First Baptist Church. Info: Cayuga Chamber Orchestra at (607) 273-8981 or info@CCOithaca.org.
• Canceled: Kitchen Theatre Company performances, through June 30. Ticket holders will automatically receive a credit. Proceeds from all ticket donations will support Kitchen Theatre programs and artists, including those affected by the show’s cancellation. Those requesting refunds will get them. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 272-0570. Updates: kitchentheatre.org.