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News of Otsego County

2022

COVID update for January 20

COVID update for January 20

The latest information from the Otsego County Health Department shows:

117 new cases

8  hospitalized

0  new deaths reported

17.2  seven-day average percentage positive

Otsego County and all of New York State remains under an indoor-mask mandate from Governor Kathy Hochul, with exceptions under certain conditions when proof of vaccination is required for entry to an indoor public facility. Read more about New York State’s mask requirement at this link.

Bound Volumes 1-20-22

Bound Volumes

210 YEARS AGO
Congress has agreed to raise 25,000 men. This looks like a certainty of war; but whether we have peace or war, it is an event in which all must rejoice, that within the walls of Congress there never was greater harmony than at present prevails. All seem to be convinced that the time has arrived when our national forces ought to be increased both by sea and land, so as to combine strength with dignity, and to hold forth to foreign powers the certainty that aggressions will hereafter be resisted with the spirit that becomes freemen.
January 18, 1812

COVID update for January 14

COVID update for January 14

The latest information from the Otsego County Health Department shows:

124 new cases

8  hospitalized

1  new deaths reported

17.2  seven-day average percentage positive

Otsego County and all of New York State remains under an indoor-mask mandate from Governor Kathy Hochul, with exceptions under certain conditions when proof of vaccination is required for entry to an indoor public facility. Read more about New York State’s mask requirement at this link.

COVID update January 10

COVID update January 10

Covid-19 numbers continue to soar globally as the Omicron variant takes root, with New York and New Jersey leading the way in new testing positives. A top advisor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Dr. Jay Varma, said this in a Twitter post earlier today: “Um, we’ve never seen this before in NYC,” citing a doubling of positive test results over a three-day period.

Reports this afternoon show more than 70 players in the National Football League currently sidelined with Covid-19; around the world, officials fear new record daily hospitalization rates even if the variant causes less severe disease.

The latest information from the Otsego County Health Department shows:

959  active cases

92  new cases

6  hospitalized

1  new deaths reported

15.3 percent  seven-day average percentage positive

Otsego County and all of New York State remains under an indoor-mask mandate from Governor Kathy Hochul, with exceptions under certain conditions when proof of vaccination is required for entry to an indoor public facility. Read more about New York State’s mask requirement at this link.

COVID update January 7

COVID update January 7

The latest information from the Otsego County Health Department shows:

841 active cases

203  new cases

5  hospitalized

1  new deaths reported

15.3 percent  seven-day average percentage positive

Otsego County and all of New York State remains under an indoor-mask mandate from Governor Kathy Hochul, with exceptions under certain conditions when proof of vaccination is required for entry to an indoor public facility. Read more about New York State’s mask requirement at this link.

Bound Volumes 1-6-22

Bound Volumes

210 YEARS AGO
Those who have been led by federal falsehoods to fear that our country was in the high road to destruction will be gratified by that paragraph of the President’s Message which adverts to the state of our finances. From this it appears that no loan has been made during the past year; that the loan made in 1810 has been paid off; that the current expenses of the government have been defrayed; that the interest of the whole national debt has been discharged; and, that more than five millions of dollars of the principal of that debt have been reimbursed.
January 4, 1812

News from the Noteworthy: Consider the option: Dry January

News from the Noteworthy:
Consider the option:
Dry January

Let’s be honest: 2021 was not a year that most of us will look back on with a wistful sigh of nostalgia. I’ve heard words like stressful, overwhelming, awful, endless, depressing, and devastating. And, if the Facebook newsfeed is any indicator, many of us have turned to an extra glass of wine or bottle of beer to calm our frayed nerves.

“Dry January” offers an option to hit the reset button on our health or even on habits that might have snuck up on us. This annual observance has risen in popularity since its start in Great Britain about eight years ago.

This year, approximately 15 percent of the United States population will choose to not consume any alcoholic beverages for the entire month. That’s on top of the nearly one-third who already are teetotalers for one reason or another. I realize that we are already a couple of days into January, but it’s not too late to get started.

Greetings, Friends (with apologies to The New Yorker)

Greetings, Friends (with apologies to The New Yorker)

Greetings, Friends! The time is nigh
To bid this Covid Year good-bye.
We’ve had enough, we’ve played our parts
Stayed home alone filling Amazon carts.
And cleaning our closets and working online
Making do with our WiFi that’s not always fine.

We’ve said goodbye to some friends, to some relatives too
Our families we’ve not seen, travel’s been so taboo.
Goodbye ’21, au revoir, off you go 
Adios and kwaheri, arrivederci, adjo. 
Go away ’21! But wait! Not before
TFJ has its way with some thank-yous galore.

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