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Local hospitals begin non-emergency surgeries again

Rochester’s two health systems are beginning non-emergency surgeries again this week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo identified Monroe County as one the 35 counties that can start easing pandemic restrictions on its hospital activities.  Such surgeries were on hold for the ...

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UR and medical center furloughs to begin May 10

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Pandemic-related furloughs will begin as early as May 10 for employees at the University of Rochester, including the University of Rochester Medical Center.  In messages sent to the UR and hospital community Wednesday, university leaders said plans are being reviewed ...

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RIT announces cutbacks due to economic impact of pandemic

RIT announced a number of cost saving measures designed to help it get through the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy of RIT)

A week after the University of Rochester — the area’s largest employer — announced hiring and wage freezes and other cutbacks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rochester Institute of Technology is doing the same.  In a letter to the RIT ...

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Duffy appointed to coordinate post-pandemic reopening in Finger Lakes region

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Bob Duffy, head of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and a former lieutenant governor under Cuomo, to coordinate public health and reopening of the economy in the Finger Lakes Region.  Cuomo said during his ...

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UR launches study to understand development of COVID-19 immunity

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A key question in the COVID-19 pandemic — Do people develop immunity after recovering from the disease, and for how long? — will be the subject of a $5 million study the University of Rochester Medical Center is launching. The ...

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Essential retailers take on ever-changing rules, role during pandemic

What worked last week doesn’t necessarily work this week.  That’s pretty much what essential retail businesses are dealing with as they carry on in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just a few days ago, many companies were voluntarily providing ...

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UR announces pay cuts, furloughs due to pandemic economics

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In an announcement to the University of Rochester community Wednesday, President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf and other campus leaders announced the university will freeze hiring and wage increases, give senior administrators a pay cut, and commence on a series of short-term ...

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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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RIT shares food with health care workers and campus community

RIT's Catering started delivering regular meals to healthcare workers. (RIT photo by Autumn Greer)

With a full larder and few people on campus to serve, Rochester Institute of Technology started using up its food supplies this week by delivering regular meals to health care workers at Rochester Regional Health.  The university plans to deliver ...

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Pandemic’s impact on construction projects depends on contract

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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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