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NYS Sheriffs' Association clears the air about holiday enforcement
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 01:50 pm
Since the first COVID-19 orders issued by the New York State Health Department, sheriffs across the state have been responding to thousands of complaints of violations of those orders.
County leaders of both parties call for unity in face of reintensifying public health crisis
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:50 pm
As county leaders in New York state and across America battle a newly resurgent COVID-19 pandemic, they increasingly face resistance.
Nursing homes see continued record number of new COVID-19 cases, as community spread increases across US
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 01:10 pm
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately 5 million people each year, released a report showing nursing homes in the U.S. continue to see a record number of weekly new cases this month due to the community spread among the general population, surpassing previous peaks since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) started tracking cases in nursing homes.
Cuomo calls on Congress to renew & expand 'critical support programs' for unemployed Americans amid COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 11:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on Congress to renew and expand federal support programs for unemployed Americans - many of which have expired or will end just days after Christmas.
Counties ready to help deploy COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:15 pm
County local health departments said they are prepared to help state and federal partners distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is ready to deploy. That pledge came out of webinar hosted by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) and included federal, state and local public health experts who discussed how the vaccine will be distributed across the state. View a recording of the webinar here.
HUD: Over $3.2 million in targeted funding for coronavirus relief in New York
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:25 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has made $86.85 million available to public housing agencies (PHAs) in the form of mainstream funding vouchers to assist nonelderly populations impacted by the coronavirus.
Survey: 71% of hotels won't survive another 6 months without further government COVID relief
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 10:40 am
With a resurgence of COVID-19 and renewed travel restrictions enacted in many states, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows the hotel industry will continue to face devastation and significant job loss without additional relief from Congress.
Governors encourage colleges to provide testing for students before thanksgiving break, recommend expanded remote instruction
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 10:05 am
Earlier this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Delaware Gov. John Carney, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced they will encourage residential colleges and universities in their respective states to provide testing for all students traveling home for Thanksgiving break to the maximum extent possible before they leave campus.
Law enforcement officials in 9 WNY counties won't enforce Cuomo's 10-person limit
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 09:55 am
Joining their colleagues in Erie, Fulton, Washington and Saratoga counties, the following Western New York officials have stated they have no intention of enforcing what they called an unconstitutional executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo limiting gatherings in private residences to 10 persons or less:
Catholic Health, ECMC make adjustments based on micro-clusters
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 09:50 am
As the COVID-19 virus continues to increase at a dramatic pace in Western New York, surpassing peak volumes Catholic Health saw last spring, system officials are temporarily suspending all inpatient elective surgery procedures only from Saturday, Nov. 21, through Saturday, Dec. 5.
COVID-19 micro-clusters: Erie County goes to 'orange zone,' NT, Wheatfield Niagara County 'yellow zones'
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:00 pm
Following almost a week of warnings by local elected leaders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday did, in fact, move portions of Erie County into an "orange" micro-cluster zone.
COVID-19: What about Thanksgiving?
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 08:15 pm
Local and state leaders have speculated the new coronavirus wave of infections began, in large part, with people having Halloween get-togethers. As such, both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz warned residents to limit their Thanksgiving gatherings.
Cuomo launches free online platform for New Yorkers to learn new job skills, earn certificates & advance careers
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the launch of a new online training platform that will enable unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers weathering the COVID-19 pandemic to learn new skills, earn certificates, and advance their careers at no cost.
UB will continue mandatory pre-break testing before transitioning to remote instruction Nov. 25
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:35 am
After the Thanksgiving break (Nov. 25-29), the University at Buffalo will transition to remote learning for the remainder of the fall semester.
Cuomo announces new tool to help New Yorkers access critical benefits amid COVID-19
Tue, Nov 17th 2020 09:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a new web application designed to help struggling New Yorkers locate benefits to assist them during their time of need. Developed through a public-private partnership with Google.org, the user-friendly social services discovery application can help individuals who are either new to or unfamiliar with the state's social programs network.
Erie County in 'a bad situation' with coronavirus, but controls its own destiny
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein again on Monday warned residents coronavirus cases will continue to rise unless safety measures are obeyed. Most of the area is in a "yellow" micro-cluster area, as the number of positive COVID-19 cases has skyrocketed in the past month.
DiNapoli: Statewide local sales tax collections decline 5.2% in October
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 09:50 am
Local government sales tax revenue declined by 5.2% in October compared to the same month last year, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. October's sales tax collections totaled $1.4 billion for counties and cities, or $74.4 million less than in October 2019.
'Yellow zone' poses new challenge for Grand Island
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 07:05 am
Kevin Slachciak, who has owned Say Cheese Pizza Co. on Love Road for 25 years, is beginning to believe Gov. Andrew Cuomo "hates small businesses and wants us all to close" after he was notified of the new "yellow zone" restrictions he must follow as a restaurant in Erie County.
ECMC issues changes to patient visitation
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:00 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. officials on Friday issued updated ECMC visitation guidance for various health services/areas on the ECMC Health Campus.
Erie County Department of Health expands COVID-19 information line hours, days
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:00 pm
Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the new schedule will be weekdays from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. until noon. Call 716-858-2929 for information about diagnostic COVID-19 tests, and answers to general questions about COVID-19.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center updates visitor policy
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has reinstated a visitation policy aimed at better protecting its patients, staff and community members in response to the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Western New York. The policy will be reviewed regularly and will remain in effect until further notice. Beginning immediately:
COVID-19 working group of Western New York releases consensus statement on mask usage
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
A group of more than 20 health care and health-related organizations has released a statement on the importance of mask wearing in health care settings, and on masks as an effective tool to control the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. The statement includes:
Niagara County to hold mask, hand sanitizer giveaway events
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 12:10 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Thursday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold giveaway events in multiple locations across Niagara County next week to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.
Cuomo: Restaurants, bars & gyms must close at 10 p.m.; private gatherings limited to 10 people
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 07:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced new COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and residential gatherings in New York state.
ESAAL issues statement on Pfizer
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 07:10 pm
Empire State Association of Assisted Living Executive Director Lisa Newcomb issued the following statement Wednesday:
Cuomo applauds SUNY Upstate Medical's Dr. Stephen Thomas, appointed lead principal investigator for worldwide Pfizer vaccine trial
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced SUNY Upstate Medical's Dr. Stephen Thomas was appointed the lead principal investigator for the worldwide Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine trial, which is showing a more than 90% efficacy in preventing COVID-19. The SUNY medical school serves as one of the global phase three vaccine trial locations.
COVID-19 clinical trial: UB launches monoclonal antibody study for household members of anyone who recently tested positive
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 04:25 pm
Western New Yorkers who were recently exposed to a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19 now have an opportunity to be treated with a promising drug being investigated for COVID-19 infection.
Erie County Department of Health announces change in COVID-19 diagnostic test criteria
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 04:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing a change to its COVID-19 diagnostic testing criteria. The change will start with appointments scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Coronavirus stats for Nov. 9
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 09:05 pm
Coronavirus stats for Nov. 9
NYSUT launches new website to track COVID-19 health, safety concerns in New York schools
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 03:05 pm
New York State United Teachers has launched NYSUTCovidTracker.org, a new website designed to help track coronavirus-related health and safety concerns in schools across the state.
Cuomo placing Erie County in 'yellow zone'
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 11:55 am
In a Monday morning conference call, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is placing parts of Erie County into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow zone." Maps will be released this afternoon.
Erie County has highest COVID-19 case count to date
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 09:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has confirmed 385 new coronavirus cases for Friday, Nov. 6. This is the highest daily case total among Erie County residents since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and exceeds the previous high total of 277 new cases set on May 4.
COVID-19 sanctions coming to Erie County
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 10:00 am
Addressing the media in a conference call Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is strongly considering placing portions of Western New York into a micro-cluster category, which could limit could mean limitations on places reopened under phase four of his "New York Forward" plan. This is as the rate of new coronavirus cases spiked above 3%.
Memorial to conduct COVID-19 testing Monday at Wrobel Towers
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 01:15 pm
Memorial Medical Center will conduct community testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Monday Nov. 9, at Wrobel Towers, 800 Niagara Ave., Niagara Falls.
Restaino announces Niagara Falls City School District as COVID-19 testing site
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:20 am
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the New York State Health Department's approval for the Niagara Falls City School District as a COVID-19 testing site.
Erie County: 'Not a good time' in fight against coronavirus spread
Thu, Nov 5th 2020 09:20 am
Speaking to the press Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz provided a grim update on the coronavirus spread.
New York Coalition For Open Government seeks greater transparency from Erie County regarding COVID-19; executive's office explains policy
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 05:15 pm
The New York Coalition For Open Government, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to transparency in government, is calling upon Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the Erie County Health Department to release more COVID-19 information to the public.
Cuomo has concern about vaccine distribution
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke to the media on Monday, expressing concern about a possible coronavirus vaccine. He said:
COVID-19: Niagara County health director offers guidance for residents as winter approaches
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 07:00 am
It's been said there was no playbook for the coronavirus. Instead, health experts and elected leaders had to come up with better practices on the fly, test those ideas with research, and see what worked best to limit the viral spread and keep people healthy.
 

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