How much distancing? Schools prepare for full in-person learning, but need state go-ahead
Democrat and Chronicle
March 16, 2021 - The Finger Lakes Reopening Schools Safely Task Force an initiative of Common Ground Health is providing recommendations on returning students to school.
Coronavirus variant detected in Monroe County; vaccines ramping up
WXXI News
March 4, 2021 - Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health said, it will take more than one round of targeted efforts to get vaccines to people in underserved areas if equitable distribution is going to be achieved.
Monroe County schools racing the clock to fully reopen before summer
WHEC News 10
March 4, 2021 - Common Ground Health's report, Finger Lakes Reopening Schools Safely Task Force data shows little to no COVID-19 transmission in any local school districts.
Monroe County education leader ‘optimistic’ on fully reopening schools before summer
Rochester First
March 3, 2021 - The Finger Lakes Reopening Schools Safely Task Force, an initiative of Common Ground Health released an interim report sharing data collected through this past school year illustrating the little to no COVID-19 transmission in the local school districts.
Report: COVID protocols kept viral spread in local schools minimal
13 WHAM
March 2, 2021 - The Finger Lakes Reopening Schools Safely Report from Common Ground Health, says COVID transmission in schools was minimal.
Local Safety Measures Kept Schools Open and Safe During COVID Crisis, Regional Task Force Reports
Greater Rochester Chamber of Congress
March 2, 2021 - “The health and safety measures we have implemented are protecting students," says Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.
REPORT: Finger Lakes schools were able to remain open, infection-free thanks to safety measures.
Finger Lakes 1
March 2, 2021 - “The health and safety measures we have implemented are protecting students, and we will further our efforts until schools are able to reopen more fully for in-person learning," says Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.
Mass vaccination clinic opens in Rochester
13 WHAM
March 2, 2021 - "This is just one piece of that equation and just making sure residents can maximize the opportunities we’re really pushing," said Dr. Linda Clark, Senior Health Advisor at Common Ground Health.
Vaccine task force explains efforts to fill open appointments at Kodak Hawkeye site
WHEC News 10
March 1, 2021 - “It's providing information about the vaccines themselves, what's in them how they were developed because we know that there were concerns about all those things particularly in these communities,” says Albert Blankley, COO of Common Ground Health.
City of Rochester takes steps to help residents register for COVID-19 vaccines
Spectrum News
March 1, 2021 - Albert Blankley, COO of Common Ground Health says nearly 100 volunteers are going door-to-door, informing residents of what services are available, and helping them get registered and get access to transportation too.
Social inequities exacerbate COVID-19 pandemic's racial gaps
City News
March 1, 2021 - "Structural racism and poverty are the root of each health disparity, " says Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.
Work continues to get underserved vaccinated
WHEC News 10
February 27, 2021 - Jackie Dozier, Community Health & Well-Being Program Manager of Common Ground Health says today's efforts is about raising awareness for black and latino communities.