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Masks now optional on airplanes, still required on RTS buses (access required)

Masks are no longer mandatory for airline passengers after a federal judge in Florida ruled on Monday that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) did not follow proper rule-making procedures. Bus passengers in Rochester still must wear a mask, however. ...

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Landlords cautioned about rent increases and ERAP rules (access required)

Landlords who accepted rent payments through the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) are being reminded that it is illegal to raise rent for 12 months. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the reminder advisory on Monday, warning that ...

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Post-pandemic era will provide best opportunity to transform healthcare service delivery model (access required)

Sometime in the hopefully not-too-distant future, health and safety concerns will have improved so that Governor Hochul will declare an end to the COVID-related state of emergency in New York. By signifying that sufficient progress has been made in reducing ...

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Managing Our Manufacturing Plants in 2022 (access required)

There have been dramatic shifts in both the needs and the realities of manufacturing the United States over the past two years, with things changing most dramatically in the past few months. There continues to be impressive improvements in technology. ...

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Plaza owner seeks $2.1 million from Regal Cinemas for unpaid rent, fees (access required)

  The owner of Culver Ridge Plaza has filed suit against Regal Cinemas, Inc., alleging the movie theater operator owes $2.15 million in unpaid rent, taxes and late fees. Irondequoit TK Owner LLC says in court papers filed Wednesday in ...

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SBA extends EIDL deferment period another six months (access required)

Nearly 9,500 small businesses in the Finger Lakes region will be allowed to defer repayment on COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for another six months. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said today that the Small Business Administration ...

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Topics that don’t focus on COVID-19 for nonprofit leaders (access required)

For obvious reasons, COVID-19-19 and the many elements of disruption it has caused continue to dominate conversation at organizations of all types. This month we commemorate two years since the widespread effects of COVID-19 first hit the United States, along ...

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With moratoriums expired, foreclosure activity is underway (access required)

Post-pandemic foreclosure activity continues in Monroe County, but not nearly to the degree seen in other areas of the country. There were 56 properties in some phase of foreclosure in February in Monroe County, down six from January, according to ...

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Eastman Institute develops process to monitor air quality in dental offices (access required)

Yanfang Ren knows ventilation is critical to helping curb the spread of COVID-19. So, Ren and his team at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, developed an easy-to-use process that can conveniently and ...

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RG&E, NYSEG have COVID-19 relief money available for businesses (access required)

Business customers of Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) and New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) may be eligible for funding through the COVID-19 Economic Relief Program from each company. Eligible larges businesses with costs related to the pandemic after ...

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