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Erie County Department of Health highlights availability of COVID-19 oral antiviral medications
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 04:55 pm
Following a New York State Department of Health health care provider call on Friday, the Erie County Department of Health is highlighting the local availability of COVID-19 oral antiviral medications, by prescription only.
Town of Lewiston to distribute COVID-19 at-home testing kits
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
The Town of Lewiston will hold a distribution of COVID-19 at-home testing kits on Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Town Hall parking lot, 1375 Ridge Road.
'Friday Night Fight' event showcases community voices on COVID vaccination
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
WNED PBS and the Community Health Center of Buffalo Inc. (CHCB) are partnering on a special event, "Friday Night Fight! Knock Out COVID," to engage with the community on COVID-19 and "help dispel myths about the virus and the vaccine" on Friday, Feb. 18, on WNED PBS, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
ECDOH changing COVID-19 information line hours
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 information line will adjust its hours to weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting Monday, Feb. 7. This change is in response to reduced call volume over the past few weeks.
#VaxForKids event at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among children and adolescents. The new sites support the state's goal of ensuring New York children 5 years and older get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended coronavirus vaccine doses, including the booster.
Hochul announces actions to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations for children & families
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) are calling on the federal government to issue guidance to all insurers to cover COVID-19 vaccination consultations for children and their families.
Hochul, NYSDOH announce expert consortium to address long COVID
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced New York state, led by the Department of Health, will host an expert panel on long COVID on Thursday, Feb. 3. The event will be hosted by Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, and consist of three panels featuring the research, clinical and functional aspects of this public health challenge.
NYS mask mandate extended until Feb. 10
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 07:00 am
On Friday, at the tail end of her speech at a press event regarding a downstate snowstorm, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her mask mandate would remain in place through Feb. 10. The indoor face covering requirement was slated to end Feb. 1.
ECDOH to offer walk-in COVID-19 testing at 2 sites
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has expanded its coronavirus testing operations to the Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William St., Buffalo. This site is offering free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays. Walk-ins/drive-ups are welcome; appointments will be accepted, but not required.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces updated COVID-19 vaccination policy
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:00 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces an update to the vaccination requirement for attendance to all performances in Shea's Buffalo, Shea's Smith, and Shea's 710 Theatres
New York state requests $1.6 billion in additional federal funding for emergency rental assistance
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced New York state requested an additional $1.6 billion from the U.S. Treasury Department to help fulfill the significant unmet need among struggling tenants and landlords who have applied for Emergency Rental Assistance.
Wheatfield, Town of Niagara, Royalton to distribute COVID at-home test kits
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 10:00 am
Niagara County noted it has distributed 7,200 test kits to cities and towns for distribution. Each municipality is putting together its own distribution plans. Residents may want to contact their city/town hall for information on any upcoming event(s).
Hochul announces new resources to aid workers with long-haul COVID-19 workers' compensation claims
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced New York state is offering new, online educational opportunities to help workers who believe they contracted COVID-19 due to an exposure at work, especially those suffering from ongoing long-haul symptoms.
Consumer alert: DCP urges New Yorkers to be aware of at-home COVID-19 testing scams
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:45 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned about scammers taking advantage of the free COVID-19 test government program to steal personal information for unscrupulous purposes.
Hochul gets stay on mask mandate
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul's team announced a stay was granted Tuesday on her coronavirus mask mandate.
City of Niagara Falls to distribute COVID-19 at-home test kits
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls has received 900 at-home coronavirus test kits. It will distribute them at the Niagara Falls Fire Department Administration Building, 3115 Walnut Ave., on the following dates and times:
Higgins: $1 million in federal funding for University at Buffalo to support health care workers
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $1,079,333 awarded to the Research Foundation for the State University at New York. Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the grant supports the University at Buffalo Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program.
Hochul signs legislation to allow voting by absentee ballot through 2022, due to COVID-19 pandemic
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation to allow voting by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 pandemic through 2022. Her team said, "This legislation continues to allow New Yorkers to request an absentee ballot during the pandemic where there is a risk of contracting or spreading disease that may cause illness to the voter or other members of the public."
Attorney General James provides guidance to New Yorkers following expiration of eviction moratorium
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 04:15 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday issued guidance to remind New Yorkers of the various rights and protections for residents following the expiration of New York's eviction moratorium on Jan. 15.
#VaxforKids pop-up vaccination at NU, ON-BOCES
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 02:00 pm
#VaxforKids pop-up coronavirus vaccination clinics will be held at the following locations:
UBMD Pediatrics issues guidance, urging parents to vaccinate children against COVID-19
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:45 am
Physicians at UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated practices are urging parents to get their children 5 and older fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Non-US individuals will need to be vaccinated to enter country at borders
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:35 pm
Beginning Jan. 22, the Department of Homeland Security will require non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the U.S. via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and provide related proof of vaccination. These new restrictions will apply to non-U.S. individuals who are traveling for both essential and nonessential reasons. They will not apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or U.S. nationals.
ECDOH updates schools & school districts on state guidance related to COVID-19 case investigations
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health offered another update to school district superintendents and non-public school administrators on Thursday.
COVID-19 update for Jan. 19
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Statement by the New York State Association of REALTORS Inc.
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
The New York State Association of REALTORS Inc. recently released the following statement:
Higgins announces launch of federal website to request free at-home COVID-19 tests
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the federal government has launched a new website for Americans to request at-home COVID-19 test kits delivered to their homes free of charge. The website, www.covidtests.gov, is now live in beta test phase. The program officially launches on Wednesday. Residents can begin ordering their tests today.
School Board moves forward with 'test to stay' strategy
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island School District is moving forward with the "test to stay" strategy, which the district has piloted since Dec. 6.
NCCC COVID testing site reopens
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 05:05 pm
Beginning the week of Jan. 18, the Niagara County Community College site will reopen at Building G, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Daily hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Island mask/COVID-19 test kit distribution gets large response
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 07:00 am
It was a frosty and windy Monday morning with temperatures hovering around 10 degrees. Along Whitehaven Road and into the parking lot of the Nike Base, cars were lined up. Over the weekend, the drivers of those cars found out that the Golden Age Center was to be a distribution point for sets of KN95 masks and COVID-19 at-home antigen test kits. Each household was entitled to receive two home testing kits, containing two tests each.
Hochul announces joint letter to US Treasury calling for additional federal rental relief
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced New York is joining California and New Jersey in calling on the federal government to prioritize additional rental relief funding for high tenant states that have exhausted their initial federal allocation.
ECDOH launches 'test to stay' program with 17 school districts, 11 non-public schools
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 04:50 pm
Beginning this week, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has launched the "test to stay" program with 17 Erie County school districts and 11 non-public schools.
Brown announces anonymous donation of nearly 8,000 N95 masks to Buffalo Police Department
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 04:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown joined Buffalo Police Department leadership on Wednesday to announce the anonymous donation of approximately 8,000 N95 face masks to the BPD.
ECDOH coordinates COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children with local cultural organizations
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 02:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is coordinating a series of COVID-19 vaccine clinics in January with five local cultural organizations, specifically for children and their families. These vaccine clinics will offer Pfizer coronavirus doses for children under 18 years old, and vaccine including boosters for eligible family members.
Catholic Health imposes temporary visitor restrictions
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 01:35 pm
In response to the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and the high rate of coronavirus transmission throughout Western New York, Catholic Health is temporarily suspending visitations at its hospitals, with few exceptions, beginning Friday, Jan. 14.
KeyBank survey: Pandemic drives Americans to pursue financial mobility & personal priorities
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 09:30 am
The KeyBank 2022 Financial Mobility Survey, released Wednesday, finds many Americans are reconsidering their work and financial priorities, with two-thirds (62%) of respondents indicating that work-life balance is more important to them than a high-paying salary (22%).
Reported COVID cases skyrocket in Erie County - but MAY have peaked
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 07:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health provided coronavirus case data for the week ending Jan. 8.
Boosters available: ECDOH vaccine clinics offer COVID-19 booster doses to all eligible
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 07:10 pm
Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics are offering booster doses to anyone currently eligible.
Hochul: #VaxForKids campaign to increase vaccination rates among children 5 and older
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced a new campaign to increase vaccination rates among children ages 5 and older - urging pediatricians, parents and guardians to help children get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Hochul announces $230 million in additional food assistance for New Yorkers in January
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 11:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for January. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment later this month, bringing in roughly $230 million in federal funding into the state's economy.
 

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