‘It’s not just about you’: Tioga County stresses social distancing amid virus surge

first_imgWhile she says these advisories may be frustrating to the public, she says it’s important to remember that the contact tracing team’s ability to track the virus is an important part of keeping businesses open. “We never want to hurt a businesses’s reputation, that’s not what it’s about,” she says. “At the end of the day anybody can be carrying this virus, anybody can go into one of these locations. It’s just where we’re able to trace it back to.” Data from the Tioga County Public Health Department says they have seen 21 new confirmed cases since July 3. That’s compared to just 7 in the 19 days leading up to the 4th of July holiday. “It’s not just about you, yourself, what you want to do in your time off and who you want to spend time with. You really need to think about the bigger picture: who you’re going to come into contact with and who those individuals have in their lives,” she says. “As long as we keep complying hopefully we can keep our numbers low here, if not we could potentially look at numbers going up and leading to closures,” she says. Holochak says some of these new cases have led the department to issue advisories for local establishments where someone infected with the virus has visited. She says although continuing to have to put on that mask and practice social distancing may be frustrating, she wants you to remember that local health officials are working to keep their residents safe, not to frustrate anyone. She also stresses that wearing masks and social distancing isn’t just about keeping businesses open, it’s about keeping Tioga County healthy and protecting high risk individuals. center_img “People need to comply, they need to wear their masks when they’re out in public and they need to socially distance,” says Kylie Holochak, Senior Public Health Educator for the Tioga County Health Department. “Over the past week or so we have seen an uptick in new cases in our county, we’ve also seen an increase in the number of individuals who have been put in a mandatory quarantine.” For more information on cases of COVID-19 in Tioga County, click here. “People had backyard gatherings, they saw a lot of friends and family over the long weekend and that definitely did lead to new cases,” she says. She says the department blames the uptick in confirmed cases and mandatory quarantines on two things: travel to and from states on New York State’s travel ban list as well as an increase in large gatherings surrounding the July 4th holiday. She says this is never easy, but the department’s contact tracing team is relatively small and putting out those advisories is the most effective way for them to reach people who may have been exposed to the virus. OWEGO (WBNG) — A recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in Tioga County has public health officials reminding everyone to continue wearing masks and practicing social distancing. last_img read more

Grades: Wisconsin still dominant, proves depth against Indiana

first_imgMontee Ball scored three touchdowns on the ground Saturday while picking up 142 rushing yards on 14 carries. Ball also threw a surprise 25-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Russell Wilson.[/media-credit]Every week Herald Sports will look back at the most recent Wisconsin football game and grade to each position group on a scale of zero to five. Here’s a look at how the Badgers picked apart the Indiana Hoosiers in a 59-7 victory.Quarterbacks – 4.5 out of 5This season he’s thrown for touchdowns and ran for touchdowns. Now, quarterback Russell Wilson has caught a touchdown.Wilson put on yet another efficient showing, completing 12 of his 17 passing attempts for 166 yards and one touchdown. Wilson didn’t have a touchdown on the ground but he did have two carries for a total of 42 yards.With a 52-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter, back-up quarterback Joe Brennan got yet another chance for some playing time this season. Brennan completed only one of his four passing attempts, but he did have an impressive 31-yard scramble on a late 3rd-and-21.Running Backs – 5 out of 5Montee Ball showed off his throwing skills, lobbing a 25-yard touchdown pass to Wilson on the first drive of the second quarter. But while the schoolyard play was arguably the highlight of the day, Ball still managed 142 rushing yards on 14 carries (10.1 yards per) and three touchdowns. Ball also caught one pass for 46 yards.James White was running with a certain fury Saturday and gained 92 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries. Third-string running back Jeff Lewis also showed the depth of the position in picking up 40 yards in the fourth quarter on eight carries.Tight Ends – 4 out of 5It was another quieter week for the tight ends, but Jacob Pedersen did catch a touchdown pass to put Wisconsin up 38-7. Pedersen finished with three receptions for 15 yards.Wide Receivers – 3 out of 5With Nick Toon out due to a foot injury he suffered against Nebraska, Jared Abbrederis stepped up as the leading receiver with four catches for 63 yards.Jeff Duckworth also saw more playing time and grabbed three receptions for 31 yards. While the two combined for seven receptions, no wide receiver scored a touchdown through the air.Offensive Line – 4.5 out of 5Any running back and quarterback will tell you how essential a good offensive line is to their ability to make plays. The offensive line had only a few breakdowns and protected a solid pocket for Wilson to throw and created holes for Ball and White to run.Defensive Line – 3.5 out of 5The defensive line played a solid game, bringing lots of pressure on Indiana quarterback Edward Wright-Baker. Defensive end Louis Nzegwu was the most productive on the line, notching 1.5 sacks for a loss of six yards and a total of seven tackles.The line had one major break down when IU running back Stephen Houston broke through for a 67-yard touchdown run. Wisconsin had issues with the run all day, allowing Indiana 223 rushing yards.Linebackers – 4.5 out of 5The linebackers gave another outstanding performance as Chris Borland had 15 tackles, half a sack and three tackles for a total loss of 11 yards. Mike Taylor recorded one quarterback hurry and 13 total tackles.True freshman Derek Landisch scored the lone defensive touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter. With Indiana backed up on their own 1-yard line, the Hoosiers fumbled the ball, which Landisch was quick to pounce on in the endzone.Secondary – 4.5 out of 5The secondary shined in limiting the Hoosiers’ passing game to only 64 yards and no touchdowns.Cornerback Antonio Fenelus grabbed his second interception of the season, nabbing an underthrown pass to the endzone. Feneus admitted after the game he should have just knocked the ball down to save the UW offense some yardage, though he admitted it was just a natural reaction to go for the ball.Fenelus wasn’t the only one with a pick, as safety Aaron Henry also grabbed his second of the season and returned it for 18 yards.While the secondary didn’t have the busiest day, it wasn’t able to make the tackles when it counted. When the defensive line didn’t stop running back Stephen Houston, the secondary failed to make a clean shot on him and as a result, the Hoosiers got one small victory on the day by making it into the endzone.Specialists – 5 out of 5While Abbrederis may not have caught a touchdown pass against Indiana, he did return a punt for a score. With clean blocks from the punt return team and a few quick side steps, Abbrederis was able to weave his way into the endzone for six.Kicker Philip Welch was solid on his one field goal attempt from 38-yards out and each PAT.Punter Brad Nortman finally got a chance at a fair amount of punts and averaged 43.8 yards on his six tries for the day. Before Saturday, Nortman averaged two punts per game through the first five games.last_img read more

Championship play-off victory for Kent’s Kelso

first_img16 Sep 2017 Championship play-off victory for Kent’s Kelso They started with birdies on the 1st where Kelso holed out from about 15ft and Read followed him in from 9ft. They both parred the 18th before returning to the 1st where Kelso hit his approach to within a foot, asking a stern question of Read. The Staffordshire player had the answer, however, slotting a 12-footer and, once again, they both birdied the hole.   It was his first play-off and he added: “I didn’t know what to expect so I stuck to my game plan of hitting fairways and greens and holing the odd putt here and there.”  It was a policy which stood him in good stead in regulation play. He was out in the first group, enjoyed the good omen of having the No 1 player number, and was four under after 10 holes. He dropped a couple of shots at the start of the back nine but had another birdie on 15, setting the target for the rest of the field with his 70.  Click here for full scores The second visit to the 18th proved the decider. Read’s drive plugged in a bunker bank and he could only advance it a few feet before chipping out on to the fairway. It handed the advantage to Kelso and although he also found the thick, wet rough with his second shot, he held on to claim the title.  Kelso, 16, commented: “This means a lot. It’s my third win of the season and the biggest of my playing career so far – and in an England event.”  Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Kent’s Jacob Kelso won a four-hole play-off to triumph in the weather-hit English Boys’ County Champion of Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa.  The tournament was reduced to 18 holes after torrential rain flooded the greens on the Hotchkin course, leaving Kelso (Kings Hill) and Staffordshire’s Ollie Read tied on three-under par.  Yorkshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire) and Worcestershire’s Joe Price (Hagley) challenged strongly with scores of two-under 71, but only Read (Branston), playing at the end of the field, was able to match him with a bogey free-round.  “In the conditions it was one of my best rounds of the year,” said Kelso, whose putting was in great shape.  They returned to the course after the rain delay to do sudden-death battle, up and down the 1st and 18th – and for three holes there was nothing to separate them.  Tags: Boys, competitions, County Champion of Champion, Kentlast_img read more