The funding is part of $36 million in funding for medical centers in the 22nd district. Congressman Brindisi vowed he will secure more funding for area hospitals. Lourdes Hospital — $6,599,000UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital — $1,382,000United Health Services Hospitals Inc. — $12,502,000 “We are all working hard to fight back against COVID-19 and our area hospitals are on the frontlines of this battle,” Brindisi said in a press release sent to 12 News. The breakdown of the funding is: (WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced Monday morning medical centers in our area received over $20 million in bipartisan funding to help aid COVID-19 relief efforts. “We need to honor them not just with our words but with our actions. I will continue to fight for more money so they can keep their doors open, provide critical equipment for staff and patients, and pay the brave men and women on the frontlines,” he says.
With school districts now awaiting guidance from New York State, U-E officials say all they can do is prepare for every possible situation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are faced with an uncertain future as the upcoming school year approaches. U-E officials are starting discussions about what the year could look like. “There are three possible models that we are going to have to think about,” said Union-Endicott CSD Superintendent Nicole Wolfe. However, for each situation, there’s a long list of concerns officials have to plan for, from nutrition, to social needs, athletics, and more. (WBNG) — Union-Endicott Central School District is working with other local districts to plan for all types of situations in the upcoming school year. The first of those models would have all students back in the classroom for the entire year. Another model would do the opposite, having students and staff conduct remote learning throughout the year. The last of the models, a hybrid model, would combine both situations. “It could look like students going to school on days one, three, five, and on two, four, and six, they’re remote. On two, four, and six, another group is in school, and one, three, and five is remote,” said Wolfe. “New York doesn’t have a plan, we’re all kind of at a disadvantage right now because we don’t even know what we’re planning for,” said Wolfe. A hybrid model would allow students to split time between the classroom and remote learning. “If school was going to start tomorrow, I would say we need a hybrid model. I think it’s the most complicated because it could take so many different forms,” said Wolfe. Wolfe says U-E officials will be meeting this week to further discuss options. She says she is also looking at reopening plans in other states, as well as working with local school districts to create a more unified plan.