MGN ImageMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials have reported three new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon along with one new hospitalization.The three new cases consist of a man and woman in their 20’s and a man in his 50’s, bringing to total number of positive cases to 277. There are now 14 active COVID-19 cases with 110 cases under mandatory quarantine or isolation orders by the Public Health Director.1,122 people remain under domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory.To date, there have been 254 recoveries and nine fatalities. Health officials have also conducted 29,161 negative test results. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Originally, Chesna said they were hopeful for a June 1 or June 15 opening date, but with the announcement schools across the state will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Chesna said it may be pushed back. Chesna said based on the information he’s read, his understanding is if we reach a “Phase Two” level of reopening, recreational sports would be able to open. Chesna called the cancellation of the Little League World Series disappointing, but added playing any type of season would be a win. If there is a season, the league is working to implement new policies to keep the kids safe. Jude Abbadessa is a sophomore at Union-Endicott High School, and was a member of the 2016 Maine-Endwell Little League championship team. Maine-Endwell Little League President Joe Chesna says while the World Series and regional tournaments are canceled, the decision to have a regular season is up to individual states. Jude said being part of that experience changed his life, and it wasn’t just winning that brought he and the team together. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — The Little League World Series may be canceled, but there is still hope for a local season to be played. “I was just talking with my brother yesterday when I heard the news. I was like ‘imagine if I never won the Little League World Series. I’d be a different person, I’d have different friends. I’d have a different outlook on life and baseball.” Chesna also said they were exploring a phone app so parents can live stream games, rather than attend in person. “We’re looking at changing our game times to not have as much overlap, different options to have the kids outside the dugout, catchers being more removed from home plate, maybe they have to bat with a mask on.” While the waiting game to play baseball continues, Jude has advice for the young boys and girls hopeful they can have a season. “Keep working hard. It’s a minor setback for a major recovery. Instead of looking for the Little League World Series, strive for the College World Series, Major League World Series. Hit off a tee in your garage, set up a net, keep throwing. Don’t let this make you a worse player, get better.” “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter.