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Rochester Needs Your Help in Making Masks

Our community needs your help in making masks for the staff and clients of our local non-profits that don’t have access to them. They need 50,000 cloth masks this week alone. If you’re a member of a sewing group, an organization that loves to help those in need, or if you’re just an individual with...
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Rochester-area Restaurants Remain Open for Takeout & Delivery!

New York State has announced that they will limit all bars and restaurants to takeout and delivery services as part of a series of steps the state is taking to fight the spread of coronavirus. See the list of currently open establishments.
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Kodak...Doing Their Part

Kodak has announced that they are providing isopropyl alcohol to aid in the production of ‘NYS Clean’ hand sanitizer.
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Help Your Local Bartenders Online

The outbreak of COVID-19 has left many bartenders unemployed statewide as bars closed due to social distancing. A local company, Iron Smoke Distillery of Fairport along with Rochester-based partner Managed Services Team has launched a website to help service industry workers and bartenders in need.
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Kids: Local Interactive Weather Workshops — Fun for a Rainy Day!

Chief Meteorologist Eric Snitil from Channel 8 is calling all elementary and middle school kids!
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Local Stores Adding Sneeze Guards as Protection

Both Wegmans Food Markets and Tops Friendly Markets have begun adding more layers of protection between their workers and customers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the area.
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Feeling Stressed These Days?

Who is stressed these days? That’s a silly question. Just about every routine day, brings a bit of stress. But right now is anything, but routine! So how do we deal with it? Here are some simple suggestions.
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How Should You Entertain Your Kids?

If COVID-19 has you stuck indoors these days with your kids, you may be running out of ways to keep them entertained! Take our fun quiz below to see how you could keep them busy during quarantine.
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Pegula Commits Aid to Western New York

Western New York residents are going to be getting some help from the local sports industry. Pegula Sports & Entertainment in partnership with both the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills foundations will provide a least $1.2 million in aid directly to the community throughout the pandemic.
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Two UR Medicine Urgent Care Locations Close

Due to the COVID-19, two suburban urgent care centers will be closing temporarily so staff can be shifted to different sites including urgent care centers and emergency department sites to help with the pandemic.
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