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1 million masks received at Kaleida Health
Wed, Apr 1st 2020 09:35 am
Kaleida Health on Tuesday announced it has received its most recent planned shipment of protective face masks. Purchased from Foam Depot Inc., the 1 million surgical/procedural masks (pictured), are the types the hospital system is using with its "universal masking" guidelines. They are available for staff and visitors to use in all of our sites, including in hospitals, long-term care and home care.
With $349 billion in emergency small business capital cleared, SBA and Treasury begin unprecedented public-private mobilization effort to distribute funds
Wed, Apr 1st 2020 09:25 am
Following President Donald Trump's signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Small Business Administrstion Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need.
Experts: Social distancing means work teams go virtual; 5 keys to success
Wed, Apr 1st 2020 07:00 am
As more states mandate that nonessential employees stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, many leaders and teams are navigating the complexities of remote work for the first time.
Erie County offers updates on resources, recreation
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 05:45 pm
As of noon today, we have received reports of 499 total positive COVID-19 cases in Erie County residents. Eight Erie County residents have died, and 53 people have recovered. There are currently 438 people in isolation.
Cuomo announces new hospital network central coordinating team
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new hospital network central coordinating team that will help facilitate a more coordinated and strategic approach among the state's health care system in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCSO: Attempt to locate Seqouia Capri Porter
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 05:30 pm
Empire State Development offers resources for those impacted by 'New York on PAUSE'
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 05:25 pm
Empire State Development sent the following information to Niagara County elected leaders, who are sharing it with NFP.
Destination Niagara USA breaks down CARES Act
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 05:15 pm
Destination Niagara USA sent the following information to Niagara County elected leaders, who are sharing it with NFP.
DMV updates: NYS extends expirations on vehicle inspections, pre-licensing certificates
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 05:10 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday said New York state extended expirations for both vehicle inspections and five-hour course pre-licensing certificates due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
Ortt requests further protection for DOCCS employees
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 03:30 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo requesting that further measures be put in place to protect officers working in the state's correctional facilities, as well as parole officers.
New York Power Authority offers relief program for its economic development power customers
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 01:25 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees today met virtually for its regular meeting to review and approve its planned agenda items. At the meeting, the NYPA board approved a plan to provide fiscal relief to its economic development power customers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
NT: No bulk trash pickup in April
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 12:55 pm
This message is to update you on current issues in our city. As previously stated, the State of Emergency Act remains in effect, which means all closures are still enforced. Thank you, residents, for adhering to these guidelines.
Dollar General announces discount to medical, guardsmen and first-responder communities
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 12:55 pm
Dollar General is proud to provide all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10% discount on qualifying purchases*. Individuals can present their employment badge or ID at more than 16,300 stores to receive the discount.
NYSEG and RG&E donate 17,700 protective masks to assist health care workers amid shortage
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 12:55 pm
NYSEG and RG&E, AVANGRID companies, on Monday announced they are donating approximately 17,700 protective masks to assist health care workers across the state amid a shortage of protective gear for medical personnel fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The donation comes on the heels of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for assistance as New York continues to face increasing strains on the health care system.
The Winery at Marjim Manor doing home delivery
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 12:45 pm
Starting this Thursday, The Winery at Marjim Manor will offer home delivery to two areas. Route one is Niagara County and northern Erie County while route two is Orleans County.
As New Yorkers practice social distancing and staying home, FASNY stresses cooking safety to keep everyone fire safe
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 12:45 pm
Families and individuals across New York state are staying home to practice social distancing to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. With many restaurants closed or limited to takeout or delivery services, more New Yorkers are cooking at home. Cooking and baking can be a positive activity for family connections, but it also can lead to some lapses in home kitchen and cooking fire safety.
Alzheimer's Association WNY offering virtual education, other programs & services
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 12:45 pm
Across New York, it is estimated there are more than 400,000 individuals living with some type of dementia, with another 1 million-plus people providing some kind of care for them. Their needs for access to help, support and education are ongoing.
AAA: National pump price for regular drops to $1.99 per gallon, cheapest average in 4 years
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 11:45 am
The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped below $2 per gallon for the first time in four years. Today's national gas price average dipped to $1.997 to be exact. Here in New York, the average is $2.33 with motorists able to find gas for less than $2.25 per gallon at 24% of gas stations. AAA expects gas prices to drop by at least another quarter in April.
Girl Scouts of Western New York using online cookie sales
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 11:45 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York has moved formally to all-online sales of cookies, after two weeks ago cancelling more than 750 planned, in-person cookie booth sales stations, given the region's current virus restrictions.
NYSERDA awarded 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 10:55 am
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced it has been recognized with the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award. NYSERDA's accomplishments are being recognized for the 15th consecutive year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
Erie County: Domestic violence resources available despite COVID-19 closures
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 10:50 am
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, District Attorney John J. Flynn is reminding the residents of Erie County about resources that remain available for victims of domestic violence.
UB expert: Grocery stores 'appear to be reacting fast, and increasing upstream production volume and capacity'
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 10:50 am
As the coronavirus pandemic reached American shores, grocery chains - both large and small - experienced an unexpected surge in demand for many products, triggered by a wave of panic buying on the part of consumers.
Community Missions brings spiritual hope to Niagara during COVID-19 pandemic
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 10:25 am
Community Missions (CMI) has launched a website (www.HopeForNiagara.org) and companion Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/HopeForNiagara) to provide a resource for spiritual help and hope to Niagara during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family spreads kindness in chalk on Kenmore Mercy's sidewalks
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 09:20 am
While the coronavirus pandemic is causing fear, it is also inspiring beautiful acts of kindness. Associates at Kenmore Mercy Hospital were recently greeted with uplifting chalk messages on the sidewalk from a local family.
Cuomo announces statewide public-private hospital plan to fight COVID-19
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 09:20 am
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a statewide public-private hospital plan to fight COVID-19. As part of the plan, public and private hospitals from across the state have agreed to implement a new balanced approach to fighting the virus where hospitals that are beginning to reach or exceed capacity can transfer patients to other hospitals that are not as full.
'FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America' raises $10 million (and counting) for Feeding America & First Responders Children's Foundation
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 09:05 am
Sunday night's broadcast of the benefit special "FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America" brought viewers together to thank first responders and medical workers on the front lines, and to celebrate America's everyday heroes. The event raised money to support two charities that are doing critical work during these challenging times: Feeding America and First Responders Children's Foundation. The one-hour special was created to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic.
Lewiston leaders commend staffs, Wydysh for efforts during pandemic
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 04:30 pm
At a public safety briefing Monday morning, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick provided updates on efforts to keep residents safe and financially stable as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Kaleida Health honors health care workers
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 04:05 pm
Today is the annual Doctors' Day celebration across the country, and Kaleida Health is extending a "Thank you" to all the dedicated physicians working tirelessly across its health system to care for the community each and every day, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Positive COVID-19 cases rising in Niagara County; legislators pass 30-day tax penalty moratorium
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 03:45 pm
At a press update Monday afternoon inside the LCTV studios in Lockport, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton announced a sharp - but not unexpected - spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital holds 'blessing of the tents'
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 02:30 pm
On Monday morning, Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a "blessing of the tents" that are set up outside of the emergency department.
Elderwood establishes dedicated post-acute unit for covid-19 patients
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 02:10 pm
Recognizing an emerging urgent need for COVID-19 post-acute care beds, Elderwood has established a dedicated unit for post-acute care of COVID-19 patients at its Elderwood at Amherst Skilled Nursing Facility located at 4459 Baily Ave., Amherst.
Red Cross helping 33 people after evacuations in Niagara Falls
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 02:10 pm
American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided immediate emergency assistance for 33 people from 12 households following an evacuation in Niagara Falls Wednesday evening, March 25.
ECHDC board meets and approves items to secure parking at Canalside
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 02:10 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met last week and approved several items, including two measures that will secure parking for tenants and businesses at Canalside.
Niagara University, Leadership Niagara invite community to 'Halt Hate' for 24 hours on April 2
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 02:05 pm
Niagara University's Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement, in partnership with Leadership Niagara, is asking the community to "Halt Hate" on Thursday, April 2. Now in its second year, this annual initiative encourages participants to spend 24 hours choosing not to hate, but rather, to respond compassionately to situations they encounter in their everyday lives and to consciously seek to understand, practice tolerance, and gain perspective.
DiMino: Lewiston Tops has 'plenty of stuff for everybody'
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 01:10 pm
Lewiston Tops will continue to meet the needs of River Region residents, even as demand for food and supplies increases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo extends 'New York State on PAUSE' 2 weeks
Sun, Mar 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday announced all "New York State on PAUSE" functions will be extended for the next two weeks. He also directed the state nonessential workforce to continue to work from home for an additional two weeks, through April 15. The state will re-evaluate after this additional two-week period.
Saturday and Sunday COVID-19 updates: More positive cases in Niagara County, hospitals receive shipment of 20,000 gowns
Sun, Mar 29th 2020 01:30 pm
•On Sunday, Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton said, "As of today, March 29, Niagara County has 38 positive test results for COVID-19. This is 10 more than our last report and continues the upward trend. Our public health nurses have been working with these individuals all weekend. The heat map that shows test results by municipality with be updated with these new cases on Monday."
House fire in Wheatfield
Sun, Mar 29th 2020 01:30 pm
On Sunday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received numerous 911 calls reporting a house fire at 2176 River Road in the Town of Wheatfield. Upon arrival of deputies, the house was fully engulfed in flames.
DEC, State Parks encourage responsible recreation during COVID-19 public health crisis
Sat, Mar 28th 2020 04:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Conservation (State Parks) today encouraged New Yorkers to engage in responsible recreation during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
New York State's Wadsworth Lab has started evaluating new antibody test
Sat, Mar 28th 2020 03:35 pm
The governor announced that the State Department of Health Wadsworth Lab is working in partnership with other labs to evaluate antibody testing that is designed to help very sick COVID-19 patients.
 

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