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Transportation worker Carlos Rosa of Rochester, left, was the first of 10 employees at the University of Rochester Medical Center to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, administered by nurse and director of employee health Laura Caruso, Dec, 14, 2020. Photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

‘Exciting Day’ for Rochester as Vaccinations Begin for Health Care Workers

Patti  Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net (Versión en español disponible.) Rochester received its first doses of the...

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Monroe County Issues English and Spanish Versions of Announcement of Possible COVID-19 Exposures at Pentecostal Holiness Church

Staff reports The Monroe County Department of Public Health is urging anyone who visited Pentecostal Holiness Church, 939 N. Clinton Ave....

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City to Mail Masks to Every Household

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net City residents, your mask is in the mail. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced May 8 that...

Dr. Michael Mendoza, commissioner of the  Monroe County Department of Public Health, at a Zoom news conference May 1, 2020. Patti  Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group

What Does it Mean to ‘Flatten the Curve’ of COVID-19?

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Since the first case of COVID-19 in Monroe County in mid-March, we’ve heard about...

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Mayor Pleads With Latino, Black Communities: Heed Warnings About COVID-19

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Ministers making Facebook videos. Robocalls to homes. Using whatever tools are available and...

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Rochester Offers Economic Programs to Help Residents During COVID-19

Staff reports Mayor Lovely Warren announced programs and services to support residents and businesses during and after the coronavirus...

Superintendent Terry Dade at a news conference March 15, 2020, about how the Rochester City School District would provide meals to children. Provided by Rochester City School District

School No. 7 Becomes Site for Grab-and-Go Meals

Staff reports City children have one more place to pick up a meal during the COVID-19 outbreak. Starting March 31, the Rochester City...

RCSD Budget Put Off Again, Now Set for March 26

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net First, the date was March 17. Then it was March 24. Board of Education President Van White...

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LeBron, Barnhart, Lupien ‘Zoom’ in on Residents’ Concerns

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net A Monroe County legislator, a Rochester City Council member and a Rochester Board of...

Monroe County Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza, left, at a news conference March 12, 2020 about COVID-19. File photo

Health Department to Issue Regular Updates on COVID-19

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Monroe County has 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. March 17, according to the...