COVID-19 In-Depth: One Year Later

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Updated: March 11, 2021 08:00 PM
Created: March 11, 2021 09:11 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — March 11 marks one year since health officials confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Monroe County.

It's a celebration of progress and the people who helped us pull through and a solemn reminder of the lives lost over the past year.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza joined us live for a one-hour special, COVID-19 In-Depth: One Year Later.

PART ONE: VACCINATION ROLLOUT

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Bello addressed the issues many are having trying to secure an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. Bello and Mendoza both shared their biggest concerns for the second year of the pandemic.

PART TWO: REOPENING SCHOOLS

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Bello and Mendoza addressed questions about the difficulty schools are having with reopening for in-person classes for all students five days a week and also maintaining six-foot social distancing.

PART THREE: YOUR QUESTIONS 

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Mendoza shared his thoughts on whether or not the COVID-19 vaccine will be a yearly shot or if booster shots will be needed and whether or not it's safe for those who have been vaccinated can gather without wearing masks. Bello explained how to find out what brand of vaccine is offered at each vaccine site. Mendoza also explained whether or not it's safe to get any other vaccines or treatments near getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

PART FOUR: PATIENT ZERO

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Bello and Mendoza took a look back at the first confirmed case of COVID-19 a year after they made the announcement.


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