Mayor Arthur Pappas announced the following on Saturday:
Despite the fact that the number of cases in Niagara County continue to increase, the infection rate of 7.1% for our region keeps lowering. We have 1,104 cases, 108 of them in NT, and 70 individuals have died. But the signs are positive and, if we continue to social distance and wear the mask, we will keep on the downward trend.
We have now entered phase two along with additionally outside dining being allowed. For those businesses wishing to know mandatory guidelines they can go to Niagaracountybusiness.com. If a business needs face shields, they can be obtained at Custom Laser in Lockport. Additionally, you can go to the city website to gain information by the CET group in NT. Thank you to those who have had valuable input on the team.
Watching the news, you see disturbing incidences and images, but luckily we have not had to endure those kinds of situations. Our law enforcement officers have been doing an exemplary job of trying to keep residents and buildings in NT safe. Our gratitude goes to them for the protection they provide daily.
As of June 29, summer day camps may open with no stayovers allowed. Once we move into phase three and restaurants open, we may be able to open a few other things in town, as well, providing there are no groups of more than 10. Please continue to observe the governor’s orders and stay safe in these unsettling times.