The Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus global pandemic is disrupting lives in Rochester, across the nation and around the world. We are working hard to provide accurate, in-depth information on COVID-19 and its impact on our community. This page will be updated each time the Beacon posts a new content on the pandemic.

A millennial takes the lead
The White House Task Force on Coronavirus recently appealed to millennials to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In Washington D.C., Param Jaggi, has taken that role seriously. Will others follow? Read the story.

Raising a glass to help displaced workers
March 20, 2020
A digital happy hour today called “Rochester Tips Back!” aims to support food and beverage service workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Read the story.

Rochester and the coronavirus crisis
March 19, 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to Rochester. Most Beacon readers, however, are optimistic about the region’s ability to respond effectively to the health and economic emergency. Read the story.

Upstate CEOs pledge to fight COVID-19
March 19, 2020
Upstate Venture Connect has formed a coalition of CEOs from emerging technology companies in the region to navigate the coronavirus crisis. These business leaders are pledging to fight the virus in their workplaces and support community efforts. Read the story.

Courts put restrictions in place
March 18, 2020
Halls of justice remain open, but officials have called a temporary halt to many proceedings. Read the story.

COVID-19 campaign raises more than $1.7 million
March 17, 2020
The funds have been donated in the 24 hours since the announcement of a collaborative effort to assist those affected by the outbreak. Read the story.

A united response to the coronavirus
March 16, 2020
Monroe County, the United Way and the Rochester Area Community Foundation are working together to address community needs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. Read the story.

A hopeful antidote
March 5, 2020
An antiviral treatment effective against the new coronavirus could become available in as little as three months and tested on local patients even sooner. Read the story.