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Erie County advice to 'snowbirds' and travelers returning to WNY; Narcan necessary at open locations
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 10:15 pm
During Friday's live video with County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein, we provided reminders for "snowbirds" and travelers returning to the area, especially if they are elderly or living with serious or chronic medical conditions.
Independent Health to cover all costs for COVID-19 testing, diagnosis & treatment
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 04:00 pm
Independent Health announced it will waive copayments or cost- sharing for COVID-19 medical testing, diagnosis and treatment for its fully insured employer groups, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and individual plan members through May 31.
Independent Health partners with Brook Personal Health Companion to provide WNY community access to health support during COVID-19 emergency
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 11:45 am
Independent Health announced it is expanding its partnership with Brook, an innovative Seattle-based technology company, to offer the Western New York community free access to the Brook Personal Health Companion app for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency.
Higgins: Nearly $20 million in COVID-19 emergency funding for Western New York communities
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 09:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Western New York will receive over $19.939 million in federal emergency funding to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently approved by Congress to address urgent public health and economic crisis.
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York reschedules 2020 'More Than Pink' Walk to Sept. 5
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 09:15 am
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has rescheduled its annual Western New York "More Than Pink" Walk amid health concerns around COVID-19. The original date of June 13 has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 5. The event will remain at Buffalo RiverWorks.
UB professors' initiative will help Kaleida Health increase, speed up COVID-19 testing in Erie County
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 08:45 am
Thanks to the fast action of two University at Buffalo faculty members, Kaleida Health Labs will have two more crucial tools to help it fight the COVID-19 crisis in Erie County.
ECDOH: Don't self-medicate, mix drugs, trying to beat coronavirus
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 08:40 am
ECDOH is sharing precautions from the New York State Poison Control Centers on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, two drugs that are being discussed as a possible treatment for COVID-19.
Higgins: Seniors will now receive automatic COVID-19 stimulus payments
Thu, Apr 2nd 2020 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and his colleagues on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security requested and won agreement by the U.S. Department of Treasury to automatically provide stimulus checks to senior citizens who are Social Security recipients - reversing course on previous directives that would have required seniors to complete forms to receive the COVID-19 relief payment.
More small business resource links
Wed, Apr 1st 2020 10:10 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development shared this information with local elected leaders, who are, in turn, sharing it with NFP readers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 insurance scams appearing, may spread
Sat, Mar 28th 2020 08:15 am
Fake COVID-19 health coverage and other insurance schemes are being added to the scam mix as con artists exploit the pandemic for personal profit at consumer expense, warns the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud.
UB: International guidelines on COVID-19 provide algorithm for treating patients with severe disease
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 03:15 pm
A University at Buffalo faculty member is a co-author on the international Guidelines for the Management of Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The guidelines were published last Friday in Critical Care Medicine, the journal of the Society for Critical Care Medicine.
Higgins announces House approval of third COVID-19 emergency package
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third emergency package approved by Congress to address public health and economic needs related to COVID-19.
Higgins, Reed & Suozzi lead New York House delegation call for immediate implementation of extended unemployment insurance for New York workers
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am
New York Congressmembers of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Brian Higgins, Tom Reed and Tom Suozzi led a letter to President Donald Trump calling for immediate authorization of extended unemployment benefits for New York workers.
AVANGRID Companies and Avangrid Foundation commit $2 million to support coronavirus response & recovery
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am
The Avangrid Foundation and AVANGRID Inc. recently announced a $2 million commitment to support national and local organizations that support vulnerable communities as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Salvation Army adjusts to increase in demand
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:15 am
The Salvation Army is changing the way it serves people in need. Unemployment in New York state has skyrocketed in just a few weeks. The state labor department reported that parts of the state are seeing a 1,000% increase in jobless claims, and Salvation Army officers and staff members are continuing to meet human needs without discrimination across New York.
Kaleida Health taking extra measures to maintain health, safety
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:30 pm
Kaleida Health is taking extra precautions to ensure the health and protection of its staff, patients and visitors, with the move to "universal masking."
Catholic Health issues COVID-19 update
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:00 pm
Catholic Health admitted the first patients to its COVID-19 treatment facility today at St. Joseph Campus located at 2605 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga. Treatment units at the site are being "phased-in" to help alleviate pressure at other Catholic Health hospitals and support the governor's plan to increase surge capacity.
Niagara County debuts COVID-19 map; Stapleton: 'People will get better'
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Health released a "heat map" today.
Niagara County to extend tax deadline 30 days
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 03:00 pm
At a closed press conference televised live on LCTV Wednesday, Niagara County 8th District Legislator Rich Andres said Niagara County intends to extend the April 1 county tax deadline by 30 days. A formal legislature vote is slated for Friday.
Western New York philanthropic community announces fund to support immediate needs in response to COVID-19
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 10:00 am
Nearly 20 local philanthropic organizations have come together to announce the Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund in partnership with the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. The fund will be used to address the community's most immediate needs in the eight counties of Western New York, with an initial focus on the areas of health, human services, food and child care, and to address the needs of front-line responders.
Western New York senior care facilities in need of PPE & cleaning supplies
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 04:55 pm
The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been acknowledged in several media reports and by state and federal agencies as an ongoing concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent public and private sector support for our acute care providers has been commendable and it is making a difference for these dedicated health care workers.
Tops, Wegmans working 'to keep shelves stocked'; Poloncarz: 'Avoiding panic buying is important'
Sun, Mar 22nd 2020 05:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today joined with local grocery stores Tops Markets and Wegmans to inform residents of continuing efforts to keep store shelves stocked and shopping environments safe for all. Grocery stores have been classified as essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and are working to ensure that all patrons have access to the supplies they need for the health and well-being of themselves and their families.
WellNow Urgent Care expands telehealth platform amidst public health crisis
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 12:40 pm
Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, WellNow Urgent Care has expanded its telehealth platform, WellNow Virtual Medical. Beginning today, Western New York patients can use any web-enabled device to receive a virtual consultation with a registered WellNow provider from any location within New York - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Niagara Falls Memorial suspends elective surgeries; amends visitation policies
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 04:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has temporarily suspended all elective surgery procedures effective at the close of business Friday. The action aims to make more inpatient beds available in anticipation of an increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 who are expected to present to the medical center.
Cuomo puts 'New York on PAUSE'
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced he is signing the "New York State on PAUSE" executive order, a 10-point policy to "assure uniform safety for everyone."
Cuomo: 100% of 'nonessential' workforce to stay home; here's the list of 'essentials'
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 03:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted the following: "I will sign an Executive Order mandating that 100% of workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. This order excludes pharmacies, grocery stores, and others."
Higgins announces Treasury decision to delay tax filing deadline amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Friday announced U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reported the IRS tax filing deadline for this year is being moved to July 15, 2020.
A message to Niagara County businesses
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 09:35 am
We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, clients, and associates very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Cuomo signs bill to guarantee paid leave for New Yorkers under mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to COVID-19
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 07:55 pm
"I just signed into law legislation to provide immediate relief to working New Yorkers whose lives are being turned upside down by COVID-19," Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. "No one should have to make the impossible choice between losing their job or providing for their family and going to work, especially during this pandemic. We seek to build upon this effort with guaranteed sick leave for all in this year's budget."
SBA updates criteria on states for requesting disaster assistance loans for small businesses impacted by coronavirus
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 03:55 pm
Today, as part of the Trump administration's aggressive, whole-of-government efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation's 30 million small businesses, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Cuomo: 3-way agreement with Legislature on paid sick leave bill to provide immediate assistance for New Yorkers Impacted By COVID-19
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a three-way agreement with the Legislature on a bill guaranteeing job protection and pay for New Yorkers who have been quarantined as a result of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The program bill also includes the permanent comprehensive paid sick leave policy first advanced in the governor's FY 2021 executive budget proposal.
Cuomo, AG James temporarily suspend state debt collection in response to coronavirus
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James announced that - effective immediately - the state will temporarily halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to the state of New York and referred to the Office of the Attorney General for collection, for at least a 30-day period, in response to growing financial impairments resulting from the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Eastern Niagara Hospital, Niagara County reach agreement for use of former Newfane hospital
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 02:20 pm
Eastern Niagara Hospital and Niagara County today announced they have entered into a short-term agreement for the use of the former Newfane Intercommunity Hospital for housing quarantined individuals, should it be needed in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office to 'remain vigilant'
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 07:35 pm
Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti would like to address the decision made by New York state to reduce local government employees by 50% until further notice. Filicetti said all emergency personnel will remain available, which includes our road patrol, communications and corrections.
Catholic Health implements restrictions for patients, visitors and staff
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 04:35 pm
With the presence of coronavirus in Western New York, Catholic Health is taking the following steps to protect the health and safety of its patients, visitors and staff, effective March 18:
Numerous River Region activities postponed or cancelled; WNY listings
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 12:50 pm
As the coronavirus has taken hold, all schools, bars and restaurants, and many business and community organizations throughout New York state have been forced to take drastic measures with extended closings.
 

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