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Printer begins making face covering masks

Excelsus Solutions has begun manufacturing and distributing face covering masks to support local essential businesses. (photo provided)

Excelsus Solutions, a Rochester-based printing company, has begun manufacturing and distributing face-covering masks to support local essential businesses. The large-scale printing plant has repurposed equipment and appointed staff to the manufacturing of masks. The masks have been donated or sold ...

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New COVID-19 test developed in Rochester receives FDA approval

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it had granted Emergency Use Authorization to Ortho Clinical Diagnostics’ total antibody test for COVID-19. The test is one of the first high-throughput, automated COVID-19 antibody tests to be granted Emergency ...

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Pandemic’s impact on construction projects depends on contract


Binge-watching a season or five of a Netflix series has been a popular way for many to pass time while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Contractors and building owners may be choosing a different way to stay busy: ...

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New York AG issues warning to 17 area medical transport companies


New York State Attorney General Letitia James has ordered 78 medical transportation companies and providers of transportation services to Medicaid recipients statewide, including 17 in the Rochester area, to stop providing group rides. An individual in the AG’s office said ...

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Xerox to produce ventilators in Webster

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Xerox Holdings Corp. has partnered with Vortran Medical Technology to produce thousands of ventilators from Xerox’s Webster campus, the two companies announced Tuesday. The production will speed and scale production of Vortran’s GO2Vent ventilator and related Airway Pressure Monitor for ...

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Survey: Majority of New Yorkers worried about finances during pandemic


Some 95 percent of New Yorkers are either quarantining or practicing social distancing, a new poll from Siena College Research Institute shows. The SCRI special Coronavirus Poll was conducted March 30 through April 2 by random phone calls to more ...

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Nearly $3 million raised in three weeks of Community Crisis Fund (access required)


In the nearly three weeks since United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. and Rochester Area Community Foundation formed Rochester’s Community Crisis Fund, nearly $2.7 million has been raised to help area nonprofits and those in need, including a $1 million ...

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Senators, congressman urge GM to produce ventilators in Rochester


Elected officials are urging General Motors Corp. to begin producing ventilators at the company’s Rochester facility. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Joseph Morelle on Tuesday sent word to GM Chairman and CEO Marry Barra to ...

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