Month: December 2020

County makes Floyd L. Maines Arena temporary hospital as COVID19 threat looms

first_imgGarnar said his request is a “homework assignment” for Broome County residents. Medical supplies can be dropped off at the old Macy’s building in the Oakdale Mall Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton will be used as a temporary hospital in case county hospitals reach their capacity. Broome County March 27 coronavirus update Temporary hospital and social distancing: Garnar also made social distancing a key point of his news conference. He asked people to “Call 911 if you see someone breaking social rules.” Coronavirus in Broome County Broome County executive Jason Garnar announced one more person has died from the virus in Broome County. The death total for the county is now three. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar ended his news conference by asking Broome County residents to search their garages and basements for N95 masks. One person in Broome County has recovered. Donating medical equipment A map detailing where the cases are located can be found by clicking here. Additionally, he said 17 people in the county have the coronavirus and 70 tests are pending. 123 people are in mandatory quarantine and 46 are precautionary quarantine. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar made the announcement from the arena Friday afternoon. He says the arena has more than 50 hospital beds standing by. Additionally, the county executive says he has called upon school nurses to join the workforce in fighting the virus. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

Town of Vestal’s State of Emergency and what it means for you

first_imgButler further explained the order does not prohibit people from traveling or any other matter as of now. He says people will be notified if things change in a time of need. “Every road or business or whatever that was open before remains open, unless otherwise closed for COVID-19 reasons,” said Chief Butler. “It’s not infringing on anyone’s travel. It’s not infringing on anyone doing anything they did before yesterday.” With protests happening around the country, including stores being looted and cars set on fire, the town was on high alert. VESTAL (WBNG) — After Vestal Police received reports of potential civil unrest, the department and town officials declared a State of Emergency Sunday afternoon. Vestal Police weren’t too specific on what type of civil unrest was threatened in the area, but did say as a result, they decided to have some businesses, including the Target on the Vestal Parkway, close a couple hours early. Vestal Police Chief John Butler says there were no reports of disturbances happening as a result of this and hope it doesn’t come about in the future. “The state of emergency provides the town and the police department with more flexibility to do certain things that we wouldn’t be able to do without this state of emergency… primarily to close businesses if we had to,” said Chief Butler. Butler says the order is in effect for now and could last up to 30 days.last_img read more

Ross Park Zoo welcomes baby monkey

first_imgThe baby monkey was born on June 11 to parents Maxine and Clark. He will live with his parents and his siblings, Finn and Quincey. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Ross Park Zoo announced the birth of a Geoffrey’s marmoset monkey Monday. The zoo says the monkey will live in the Wonders of Nature buildinglast_img