Legit or no?

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Center for Covid Control opened a location on Mt. Hope in Rochester.  A sign on the door on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 said only three people allowed inside at one time.
Center for Covid Control opened a location on Mt. Hope in Rochester. A sign on the door on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 said only three people allowed inside at one time.

#CovidLabConcerns

A COVID testing site in the city is part of a national chain that’s been the subject of complaints and warnings about whether its services are legitimate. The Center for COVID Control offers free tests from a storefront on Mount Hope Avenue. It operates more than 300 locations across at least 29 states, according to the company’s website — some of them pop-ups run out of sheds and mobile storage units. Monroe County health department officials have not responded to questions from reporters about the legitimacy of the Mount Hope location, or another similar site on East Avenue operating under the name Lab Elite. Some Rochester residents have taken to social media to express concerns about the legitimacy of the sites. In response to a tweet about the Mount Hope location, Dr. Michael Mendoza, the county’s public health director, responded, “we have reported this.”

#SchoolBuysBakery

Malek’s Bakery, a popular kosher bakery near Brighton’s Twelve Corners for the past 44 years, has been bought by Hillel Community Day School, a 74-year-old private Jewish school in Brighton. Founded in 1977, Malek’s is known for scratch-made baked goods like challah bread, babka, rugelach, seven-layer cake and hamantaschen, flaky tender cookies that it sells by the thousands around the Jewish holiday of Purim. The school already runs a full-service, kosher, rabbinically overseen food operation for students, staff and families. It plans to add new beverages but will otherwise keep offerings the same, a school official said.

#ChillingWithTheBills

If predictions hold, Saturday’s Bills-Patriots game in Orchard Park may be the second-coldest in team history. A look at the three all-time coldest contests in Buffalo.

See you Friday.

This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Legit or no?

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