Web Extra: NCC News Podcast, October 27 Web Extra: NCC News Podcast, October 27

COLLEEN JOHNSON: I’m Colleen Johnson reporting for N-C-C News. Here are the stories making news today, October 27th. A record number of Central New Yorkers are voting early. Onondaga County is adding more voting hours this weekend after long lines at voting sites. Despite the crowd, Syracuse resident Jackie Patterson is impressed with the COVID precautions being taken.

JACKIE PATTERSON: They were very very good. Making sure we were all standing you know the appropriate distance apart and using hand sanitizer and cleaning everything in between each person. It was I was really impressed.

JOHNSON: Central New York parents are deciding whether or not to let their children trick-or-treat this year due to COVID. Many who are allowing their children to trick or treat say they will sanitize all the candy and will be wearing masks constantly. However, others, like Kristen Lind, have made different Halloween plans.

KRISTEN LIND: Just get the kids together and do a few activities. The kids will dress up, and we’ll probably just watch a movie and do some dinner together”>

JOHNSON: Changes are being made to Syracuse University’s COVID testing after moving the site into the Dome. S-U’s project manager in the department of public health, Pruthvi Kilaru, said these changes were made to protect the students.

PRUTHVI KILARU: We’re limited in our capacity to social distance sometimes, and, so, we have implemented changes throughout the entire mass testing period to help better social distance, especially within the building.

JOHNSON: Today in Central New York, showers are expected between three and 10 P-M. For N-C-C News, I’m Colleen Johnson reporting. You can find the full stories on our website N-C-C-News-dot-Online-DOT-COM.

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