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Number of COVID-19 Cases in Cattaraugus County Climbs to Five

March 29, 2020

The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced, in a press release issued Sunday, three more confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the county's total to five.

Two of the most recent cases were a man and a woman, each living in the northwestern part of the county, each asymptomatic, each having come into close contact with known COVID-19 patients. Both ...

Olean Area Hospital Officals Stand by Statement Issued Saturday: They Do Not Expect Downstate Patients

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during his Sunday coronavirus briefing, said he wants upstate and downstate New York hospital systems to work together to fight COVID-19. 

"No hospital is an island; no hospital in this situation can exist unto itself," Cuomo said.

However, local hospital officials do not expect that patients will be coming to Olean General Hospital and Bradford ...

CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

The Center for Disease Control announced Saturday that residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are urged to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days.

According to the CDC’s release, the decision is another preventive measure to slow community transmission of the coronavirus. 

The domestic travel advisory does not apply to essential employees. Governors of ...

Four News Cases of COVID-19 In Allegany County; Total Number Reaches Six

Allegany County announced four new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the county's total number of cases to six.

“We have already reached out to all direct contacts of the positive cases to ensure they are quarantined and/or isolated from the public,” Brittney Schuld, Director of Patient Services for the Health Department, said in a news release issued by ...

New Jersey College Students Cope with Semester Ending Online

NEW JERSEY — The rise of COVID-19 has caused colleges across the country to take desperate measures, with many moving classes online for the rest of the spring semester. While some are providing emergency housing for international students who are unable to return to their home country yet, most have advised that their students return home and stay there until the fall semester starts ...

Cattaraugus County Releases List of Locations Visited by Second Resident Who Has Coronavirus

The second Cattaraugus County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 visited four businesses in Olean between March 19 and 26, according to the Cattaraugus County Health Department.

An attachment to a news release the county issued Saturday identified the Olean locations as BJs Wholesale Club, Dollar General, On the Side Liquor and Tops.  A complete list is on page 4 of the PDF ...

Update: Health Director Kevin Watkins Comments on COVID-19 Patient at OGH

OLEAN, NY — A patient who was admitted to Olean General Hospital Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a news release the hospital issued Saturday. 

The patient, a 35-year-old woman who resides in Allegany County, is not on a ventilator and is recovering in the hospital’s intensive care unit, the hospital said in the release.

Cattaraugus County ...

Health Official Confirms Second Cattaraugus County Resident Has COVID-19

Cattaraugus County has confirmed its second case of the coronavirus, according to Dr. Kevin Watkins, county health director.

A man who lives in the southwestern part of the county reported symptoms of COVID-19 on March 18. 

“The man reported joint pain on March 18 and then developed a cough and shortness of breath,” Watkins told TAPinto Greater Olean. "He was ...

Olean General Hospital Patient Tests Positive for COVID-19

OLEAN, NY — A patient who was admitted to Olean General Hospital Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a news release the hospital issued Saturday. 

The patient, a 35-year-old woman from Allegany County, is not on a ventilator and is recovering in the hospital’s intensive care unit, the hospital said in the release.

The hospital also said the woman ...

SBU Student Describes How COVID-19 Ended Her Study Abroad Experience in Italy

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — In less than a month, Sabrina Falco, a junior at St. Bonaventure University, has watched the coronavirus run rampant in both Italy and the United States. 

In January, Falco set off for Florence, Italy, for her semester study abroad program. Other than making the most of a life-changing experience and making new friends, Falco didn’t have many worries. Not ...


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Coronavirus and Life Without Sports: How It Boosts Fandom

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought almost all sports to a halt. This was certainly the right decision because the health of our citizens should be put first. This unusual time has left me and many other sports fans with a feeling of emptiness, trying to take in everything that is going on.

Multiple professional athletes have tested positive for COVID-19. More than a dozen NBA players, ...

For Cashiers, COVID-19 Means a Change in Routine

CUBA, NY – I’ve worked at the Giant Food Mart of Cuba as a cashier for about three years, since my junior year of high school. 

When I reported for work on Friday at 4 p.m., the normal clamor of rustling paper bags, chattering customers and employees and squeaking grocery carts’ wheels greeted me. 

But I would soon face a situation I’d never seen ...

March Madness: Not Just a Month for Basketball

I’ve had the opportunity to watch a countless amount of Division 1 sports games throughout my time at St. Bonaventure University. The men’s basketball team, the most supported D1 team, regularly has full attendance at their home games from the student body as well as the community. On the other hand, the women’s basketball team struggles with attendance at any of their ...

IRS Operations During COVID-19: Mission-critical Functions Continue

March 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues, the Internal Revenue Service is taking multiple steps to protect America's taxpayers.  Although we are curtailing some operations during this period, the IRS is continuing with mission-critical functions to support the nation, and that includes accepting tax returns and sending refunds.

"As a federal agency vital to the ...

Olean and Bradford Hospitals Update Coronavirus Restrictions

On Friday, Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center released updates and reminders regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Upper Allegheny Health System Communications Specialist Janene Coldren listed the following:

ELECTIVE SURGERY – As mandated by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, elective surgeries at Bradford Regional Medical Center are suspended. Olean ...

Our Week in Miami Previewing the Big Game Comes to a Close

MIAMI – As Radio Row comes to a close with our best day yet, we are all reminiscing on the hours we have dedicated to journalism this week. On Friday, Radio Row was swarmed with fans all anxious to see their favorite celebrities and athletes being interviewed. As we looked around, we realized how lucky we were to be standing just inches from some of the most idolized individuals in ...

Radio Row Gets Better Every Day

MIAMI — Each day has gotten better and better on Radio Row for those of us from WSBU-FM, 88.3 The Buzz. We had 16 interviews on Thursday, raising our total to 43 interviews throughout the week.

We started Thursday with seven interviews before noon, including ones with 2020 Pro Football Hall Famer Jimbo Covert and CEO of the XFL Oliver Luck.

The excitement of Radio Row ...

Buzz Team Gets Inside Players' Heads as They Prepare for Sunday's Game

MIAMI — The first three days in Miami have been non-stop for our team from The Buzz. By Wednesday, we conducted 27 interviews on Radio Row, and we have nine scheduled for Thursday, including one with NFL Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood.

And before Radio Row, we did 15 interviews during Monday’s opening night at Marlins Park. Among them were 2019 MVP Quarterback Patrick ...

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