COVID-19 Update – Counties Reject State Virus Tracking System

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties co-produced with The River Newsroom. The following is for Saturday, June 12. LOCAL DIVE By Roger Hannigan Gilson, Lissa Harris, and Phillip Pantuso Contact tracing is not a new or esoteric process: Find a sickened person,…

COVID-19 Update – Are Protests Fueling the Pandemic?

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties co-produced with The River Newsroom. The following is for Thursday, June 11. COMING INTO FOCUS By Lissa Harris Are protests fueling the pandemic? It’s an urgent question, and after two solid weeks of nationwide demonstrations in…