NCC News Brief – Oct. 7, 2020 NCC News Brief – Oct. 7, 2020

Get caught up on what is happening in Central New York.

SAM OPPENHEIM: Good Afternoon, I’m Sam Oppenheim for N-C-C News. Today is Wednesday, October 7th. Here are today’s top stories.

Communities in New York City are protesting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions in coronavirus hotspots. The measures include shutdowns of schools and nonessential businesses. The restrictions apply to Brooklyn and Queens, sections of Orange and Rockland counties, and an area in Binghamton. Last night, a group of Orthodox Jews in New York City protested the regulations by burning masks in a bonfire pile. Even as some people push back, Cuomo said the state needs to step in.

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO: “You will see people die if we don’t do more enforcement. The state is going to take over the enforcement oversight in all the hotspot clusters.”

OPPENHEIM: The rules take effect Friday.

Restaurant Ruby Tuesday announced this morning they have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The 50-year old chain is not shutting its doors. CEO Shawn Lederman says this is an opportunity to reposition and reorganize the company. Lederman said Ruby Tuesday has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. The franchise has three locations in Syracuse.

Syracuse University has suspended all in-person activities, excluding academics and athletics. The University reported 16 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. The active total is now 25. Syracuse released a statement saying an off-campus party last weekend on Walnut Avenue is an emerging cluster. Clinical and surveillance testing done by Syracuse indicates as many as 45 positive COVID-19 cases associated with the party. The University is updating its “Stay Safe Pledge.” Students were required to sign the pledge this Fall. The pledge laid out numerous COVID-19 protocols for students to follow. The revision limits social gatherings among students who do not live together to five people.The previous limitation was 25.

In the NFL, two more Titans tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. The team will not be allowed to return to the team’s headquarters until Friday. Tennessee had no positive tests Monday or Tuesday after six straight days of positive results. Teams are required to have three straight days of negative tests to return to their facility. The Titans’ outbreak is up to 22 cases; 20 people have recovered.

We’ll have more information on these stories and more in our newscasts this afternoon. Tune in at 4 and 4:45. Follow us on Twitter @NCCNewsOnline for the latest. And find our stories online at N-C-C News dot Newhouse dot SYR dot edu. For N-C-C News, I’m Sam Oppenheim.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Have a few minutes? Get caught up on what is happening in Central New York and New York State by listening to the NCC News Brief.

Governor Cuomo reinstates shutdowns on schools and nonessential businesses. Communities protest in response. A restaurant chain files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Syracuse University enacts changes after a spike of positive COVID-19 tests. And, the NFL is still struggling with the league’s first outbreak.

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