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Nursing homes’ coronavirus response

With two COVID-19 cases already identified at area skilled nursing and senior living complexes, officials have put in place tight restrictions to protect against spread of the disease among residents and staff.

A lifesaving lesson from 1918

As Rochester’s effective response to the Spanish flu illustrates, what we do now about COVID-19 really matters.

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?

Upstate CEOs pledge to fight COVID-19

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.

Rochester and the coronavirus crisis

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.

Beacon event postponed

A new date for the “Growing Pathways to Entrepreneurship” event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Upstate CEOs pledge to fight COVID-19

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.

Rochester and the coronavirus crisis

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.

Beacon event postponed

A new date for the “Growing Pathways to Entrepreneurship” event will be announced in the coming weeks.

A united response to the coronavirus

Monroe County, the United Way and the Rochester Area Community Foundation are working together to address community needs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis.

Civil suit to proceed against opioid sellers, makers

Consolidating cases filed by counties, the state has filed charges holding organizations including Rochester Drug Co-operative, responsible for sparking and feeding an epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse that has taken several New Yorkers’ lives and cost the state and local governments millions of dollars.

Global consultant comes home

Gene DePrez has long been the “go to” guy for firms seeking a new headquarters, research or manufacturing location or for communities looking for a new vision. Now he’s back in Rochester, relocating that knowledge here.

The (sometimes un-) Affordable Care Act

Though the ACA has succeeded in reducing the percentage of New Yorkers without health insurance and ensures that people with pre-existing conditions can buy health insurance, many New Yorkers continue to face high health care costs.

Changing how we think about violence

For the last two years, the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and its partners have coordinated a campaign, Nonviolence Now, using media to promote peacebuilding. The project is now in its second phase, engaging younger consumers ages 18 to 35.