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Coronavirus stats for July 6
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 11:45 am
Coronavirus stats for July 6
Northern Border Caucus co-chairs Higgins & Stefanik lead bipartisan push for US & Canada to develop framework for phased reopening of border
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:00 am
As the nation headed into what would typically be a busy weekend for cross-border travel, Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), co-chairs of the Northern Border Caucus, were leading a push for the U.S. and Canada to develop guidance that prepares for reopening while the border is under its current shutdown.
State Park swimming pools open
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced state outdoor pools across New York will open for swimming for the July 4 weekend under the standard operating schedule of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Pool-goers are reminded to practice social distancing, respect the rules, and do their part to keep the pool area safe for everyone. Pool capacity will be reduced and is expected to fill quickly. New Yorkers are urged to plan ahead by having alternate destinations ready.
Memorial COVID-19 testing tops 5,000 mark
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Thursday that it has conducted more than 5,200 tests of area residents for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
B.J. Thomas, Lisa Loeb, George Thorogood, Corey Taylor alongside Gavin Rossdale, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, Lzzy Hale & Joe Hottinger of Halestorm, Don Felder, Filter, Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry, Brandon Saller of Atreyu to perform during '
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 08:55 pm
B.J. Thomas, Lisa Loeb, George Thorogood, Corey Taylor alongside Gavin Rossdale, Don Felder (a former lead guitarist of the Eagles), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Lzzy Hale & Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Filter, The Dead Daisies, Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Joe Grushecky, Kathy Sledge, Bones Owens, Danielia Cotton and Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up) are set to perform during United Stations Media Networks and Storic Media Podcast Network present "Rock For Relief" benefit concert supporting Feeding America's COVID-19 response fund on July 3 (8 and 11 p.m. ET).
Cuomo: $4.3 million in federal funding to support local COVID-19 planning & response
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced $4.3 million in federal funding is being made available to county emergency management agencies and the City of New York to support COVID-19 planning and operational readiness.
National organizations tap UB pediatrics researchers to establish patient registries, develop guidelines for treating children with COVID-19
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 10:10 pm
A paper and two editorials by University at Buffalo pediatrics researchers call attention to key issues in health care that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light; they also recommend guidelines for evaluating and treating children infected with COVID-19. All were published in Progress in Pediatric Cardiology.
Old Fort Niagara reopening
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 04:45 pm
Old Fort Niagara will reopen to visitors this Friday, July 3, following its 15-week closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily hours of operation have been shortened slightly, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow for extra cleaning before and after hours. Hourly musket and living-history demonstrations and seasonal food service will resume following proper health and social-distancing guidelines.
As WNY region reopens for business, Department of Labor reminds job seekers of growing number of employment opportunities on Jobs Express website
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 04:45 pm
New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced that, as Western New York continues to reopen, there are a growing number of positions available on the Jobs Express website, at jobs.ny.gov. Currently, more than 8,400 jobs are available in a number of different fields from businesses looking to hire immediately.
Botanical Gardens reopening to the public
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 01:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced Tuesday it will reopen to the public on July 15, with early access to members on July 8. A press release noted staffers can't wait to be #BackUnderTheDome.
New safety measures in place at Villa Maria College in anticipation of an in-person fall 2020 semester
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:45 pm
As Western New York begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villa Maria College announced students will be able to return to campus for the fall 2020 semester. The semester will begin as planned on Aug. 31.
WNY departments of health remind residents of travel advisory
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:25 pm
Governors in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced a travel advisory on June 25 that requires all individuals traveling from states with significant community transmission of COVID-19 to remain under quarantine for a period of 14 days. As of June 30, those states include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.
Niagara County to hold mask, hand sanitizer giveaway in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:05 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Tuesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold a giveaway event in Niagara Falls to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.
Cuomo: Individuals traveling to New York from 8 additional states will be required to quarantine for 14 days
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced eight additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states - all of which have significant community spread - to quarantine for 14 days. The newly added states are California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
Coronavirus stats for June 30
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 11:50 am
Coronavirus stats for June 30
NYSAC, NYS CEA join national effort calling on Senate to provide federal COVID-19 funding for states & local governments
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 04:05 pm
The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) and the New York State County Executive's Association (NYS CEA) on Monday announced they are joining with dozens of national and statewide organizations representing states, counties and cities to call on the U.S. Senate to act immediately to support a federal coronavirus relief package that provides funding to state and local governments.
Phase 4: So, what about gyms, malls & movie theaters?
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 03:30 pm
At a Monday morning press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced air conditioning filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating capable of filtering COVID-19 particles or similar air exchange measures will be mandatory for large mall reopenings.
Western New York in phase 4 of reopening
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has OK'd Western New York to enter into phase four of his "New York Forward" reopening plan. He said his global health experts cleared the region for this stage of operations.
Cuomo announces applications for Restoration of Honor Act; New York state landmarks lit in colors of LGBTQ Pride flag; announces further travel quarantine details
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced New York veterans who were denied honorable discharges due to their LGBTQ identity can begin submitting applications under The Restoration of Honor Act. This will allow veterans who were denied an honorable discharge because of their sexual orientation or gender identity to have their New York state veterans' benefits restored.
Aquarium of Niagara reopens its doors
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is preparing to end its COVID-19-related closure this week, as Western New York enters phase four of the "New York Forward" reopening plan. The venue will officially open to the general public on Saturday, July 4, with summer operating hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Coronavirus stats for June 29
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 11:20 am
Coronavirus stats for June 29
Cuomo still looking into gyms, theaters, malls as phase 4 begins; concerns continue over airflow
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 05:50 pm
As phase four of "New York Forward" began in parts of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo explained more has to be learned before gyms, theaters or malls can reopen.
WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund seeking ideas from nonprofits to address challenges magnified by pandemic
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:15 pm
The Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund a collaborative philanthropic effort launched in mid-March to address the COVID-19 crisis in the community, released a request for ideas (RFI) this week to seek out visionary concepts from nonprofit leaders to address challenges the community is facing due to COVID-19, coupled with the persistent challenges of racial inequities.
Counties renew call for federal funding in response to report warning millions of jobs may be lost without further stimulus
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:15 pm
NYSAC this week renewed its call for federal coronavirus funding for states and counties in light of a new report from Moody's Analytics that projects an additional 4 million layoffs from states and local governments across the nation.
NCSO: Unemployment scam warning
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:10 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti would like to notify residents about a newly reported scam using New Yorker's personal information to file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits.
Attorney General issues fraud alert to protect New Yorkers from unemployment benefits scam
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:10 pm
Attorney General Letitia James warned people about new, recently reported scams using New Yorkers' personal information to file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits.
Niagara SBDC hosting 'PPP Forgiveness Review' webinars on July 1
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:10 pm
On Wednesday, July 1, the Niagara Small Business Development Center and speaker Shieke Sharpe, certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner, will present two live webinars covering the recent changes to the Paycheck Protection Program. These webinars will also include an overview of the revised PPP forgiveness application and the new short form. Sharpe will review both forms, step by step, and help attendees determine which form is right for their business. There also will be time for Q&A.
Memorial announces additional COVID-19 testing dates
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced additional drive-thru/walk-up COVID-19 community testing dates. The expanded schedule includes dates at Memorial's downtown campus, the Summit Healthplex, Niagara University and local schools and churches. Those dates are:
Coronavirus stats for June 26
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:40 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 26
Coronavirus stats for June 25
Thu, Jun 25th 2020 11:05 am
Coronavirus stats for June 25
Coronavirus stats for June 24
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 11:00 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 24
UB dental students 3-D print free face shields for local dentists
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 05:00 pm
A team of University at Buffalo dental students are using 3-D printers to supply UB and Western New York dentists with much-needed protective equipment as local practices return to providing oral health care.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino phased opening this week
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 02:55 pm
As part of Seneca Resorts & Casinos phased opening plans, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will open to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25. Temporary hours of operation at this stage are 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily.
Govs. Cuomo, Murphy & Lamont announce joint incoming travel advisory
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 01:55 pm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced a joint incoming travel advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.
Survey: 70% of Americans support more economic stimulus to help reeling travel industry recover
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 11:55 am
A new survey conducted by Morning Consult commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) found that, while Americans remain hesitant about traveling, they overwhelmingly support efforts by Congress to help the travel industry recover - including helping hotels keep their doors open and bring back employees, as well as incentivizing Americans to travel again.
'New York Forward' provides details on phase 4
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 11:50 pm
The "New York Forward" website has begun to detail the fourth phase of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan. Western New York is expected to enter this stage on Tuesday, June 30.
Niagara County to give masks, hand sanitizer away to general public
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 12:40 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Tuesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold its first drive-thru event to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.
Coronavirus stats for June 23
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 12:35 pm
Niagara County's Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: "We regretfully report the death of a 77-year-old male with underlying health conditions. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends."
Cuomo: $65 million 'New York Forward' child care expansion incentive
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $65 million in federal CARES Act funding is available for child care providers statewide through the "New York Forward" child care expansion incentive program.
Cuomo: 10 COVID-19 deaths lowest since March 21
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.
 

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