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Erie County provides COVID-19 update
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein provided an update on COVID-19 in Erie County at a press conference on Monday.
North Tonawanda issues coronavirus update, guidelines
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 02:00 pm
Following in line with the Niagara County State of Emergency declaration, I am directing that all North Tonawanda City Hall activities after 4:30 p.m. each day be canceled until further notice. This is effective starting today.
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.
Niagara Falls City School District message to community
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 12:25 pm
The first priority of the Niagara Falls City School District is the health and safety of our students and our families. As part of our continued response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, schools will be closed for an indefinite period beginning tomorrow Monday, March 16, 2020.
Lewiston Public Library closed
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 12:00 pm
The Lewiston Public Library will be closed indefinitely.
Assembly, Senate postponed
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 11:55 am
Cuomo, Murphy and & Lamont limit crowd capacity for recreational & social gatherings to 50 people
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 11:50 am
Amid what they called "a lack of federal direction and nationwide standards," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday announced a regional approach to combating the novel coronavirus - COVID-19 - throughout the tri-state area.
Cuomo: Restaurants to be takeout/delivery only; gyms, movie theaters to close
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 11:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced via Twitter, "NY, CT and NJ are taking joint regional action to reduce the spread of #COVID19: Effective 8PM TONIGHT:
Heart, Love & Soul enacts crisis response
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 11:00 am
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to help keep guests and staff safe, Heart, Love & Soul will continue operating under crisis-response guidelines.
Erie County confirms 4 additional positive COVID-19 cases
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 11:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) received results for four additional positive COVID-19 cases in Erie County residents on Sunday evening.
Grand Island Central School District closed until April 20
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 11:00 pm
In accordance with the Erie County Executive recommendation that people avoid large gatherings of more than 50 people, and in light of the declaration of multiple States of Emergency, all Erie County school districts will be closed until April 20, 2020.
Ljiljanich addresses Niagara-Wheatfield families
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 10:55 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Superintendent Daniel G. Ljiljanich provided the following message Sunday night via the NW website:
Lewiston-Porter superintendent's message to community
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 10:50 pm
Lewiston-Porter Superintendent of Schools Paul Casseri provided this message via the Lew-Port website Sunday night:
Salvation Army taking steps to limit coronavirus exposure
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 06:20 pm
"Salvation Army shelters have been following guidance from county and state health officials to ensure current shelter residents stay healthy while putting procedures in place to get the appropriate care for anyone showing symptoms of the virus. Shelter managers and staff are reviewing procedures for such a situation and are making sure spaces are cleaned and sanitized."
Fallsview Casino Resort, Casino Niagara closing temporarily
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 05:40 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara will temporarily close all casino and resort operations as a precautionary measure.
Erie County: Countywide elected officials urge restraint, common sense to curtail shoppers' panic buying
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has joined elected officials from across Erie County in a unified call for residents to refrain from panic buying, as well as continue supporting local businesses and restaurants, as fears of the spread of coronavirus grow.
Coronavirus: New York State Legislature update
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 05:25 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie issued this statement on Sunday:
Erie County: Additional information on potential exposure from positive COVID-19 case in Clarence
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 05:20 pm
Following the positive test results of three individuals in Erie County for COVID-19 late Saturday, epidemiologists with the Erie County Department of Health ("ECDOH") began an intensive investigation into tracing the movements and potential close contacts of each individual following their return to Erie County from out of the area.
COVID-19: Niagara County proactively declares state of emergency, announces school closures
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 04:20 pm
Though Niagara County is still free of confirmed COVID-19 cases, a state of emergency was declared Sunday - and all school districts will be closed Monday.
Update on COVID-19 cases in Erie County; Poloncarz declares state of emergency
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 12:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Daniel Neaverth Jr. announced three individuals in Erie County tested positive for COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel coronavirus. The cases were confirmed through testing at the Erie County Public Health Lab late Saturday afternoon and are the first confirmed cases in Erie County.
Aquarium of Niagara to close for two weeks in response to COVID-19
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 12:35 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will close to the public at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, and remain closed through 9 a.m. March 28, in response to COVID-19. All scheduled events and programs within that timeframe are cancelled.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos implements additional health & safety precautions in continued response to COVID-19
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 12:20 pm
Per the Seneca Nation president and council directive released yesterday, Seneca Resorts & Casinos has implemented additional precautions in an effort to provide social distancing across its resort and casino properties in a continued response to COVID-19 concerns.
Coronavirus found in Erie County, 2 Assembly members
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 09:30 pm
On Saturday evening, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz posted the following on his Facebook page: "I have been advised by the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) that of today's tests, 3 samples from Erie County residents tested positive for the #Coronavirus/#COVIDー19. Our Department of Health is currently contacting close contacts of the three persons.
Girl Scouts of Western New York outline coronavirus actions
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 04:50 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York today issued a series of guidelines for its Girl Scouts and families, emphasizing their health and well-being, communicating changes to programs, and urging parents to use their discretion in all public activities, including Girl Scouting.
GICSD cancels travel in light of COVID-19 pandemic
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education took steps to address the coronavirus pandemic by canceling out of state school travel.
'Jeopardy Beer and Pizza Night' fundraiser for HAL POSTPONED
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
It's Lewiston's epic battle of wits - part II.
NYS COVID-19 info, list of resources
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 09:00 pm
HERE is a link to the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, the coronavirus, from the New York State Department of Health.
Wheatfield Town Board receives coronavirus update from Godfrey
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 07:00 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board had a busy session at its meeting this week. Amid procedural matters that involved local garbage pickup, a recently approved block grant for a local brewery, and an upcoming public hearing on stop signs, Niagara County Legislator David E. Godfrey was on hand to provide an update regarding the county's response to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Public service adjustments, unemployment update
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced he issued an executive order to help relieve the economic impact of COVID-19 on workers and assure school aid for schools that have been directed to close. As part of the governor's executive order, the state will waive the seven-day waiting period for workers to claim unemployment insurance for those that have been put out of work by COVID-19.
Erie County Senior Services suspends some services
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:25 pm
As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, Erie County Senior Services will be suspending the following services until further notice:
CVS Health to assist with COVID-19 testing
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:15 pm
CVS corporate issued the following press release on Friday, in response to news its stores would serve as drive-thru locations for COVID-19 (the coronavirus) testing:
Town of Wheatfield issues coronavirus guidelines for employees
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:15 pm
On Friday, Supervisor Don MacSwan told the Tribune the Town of Wheatfield has adjusted its employee policy in response to COVID-19. Specifically, he indicated the town would adhere to various employee guidelines in response to the virus as outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
BPO, Seneca Niagara Casino concerts among coronavirus closings; Riviera, Erie County Fair reschedule events
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 05:45 pm
A series of events were postponed or cancelled Friday amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter BOE: Health, wellness a priority at Lew-Port
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 09:50 am
The health and wellness of Lewiston-Porter students, families, faculty and staff are always our priority. With concern for COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, we are closely following the guidance provided by the Niagara County Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease and is being updated as additional information becomes available.
Coronavirus: Cuomo announces new mass gatherings regulations
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 07:25 pm
During a novel coronavirus briefing Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will institute limits on mass gatherings, directing events with 500 or more individuals in attendance to be cancelled or postponed.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment expanding health & safety standards at sports venues
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 06:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Knighthawks and Pegula Sports & Entertainment are in full support of the NHL's, AHL's and NLL's decisions to pause the 2019-20 season. The health and safety of players, staff and fans is our top priority. We have been monitoring the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and have been reviewing information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Niagara USA Chamber postpones gala
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 04:50 pm
"The Niagara USA Chamber has announced that the 2020 Annual Awards Dinner has been postponed. The event was scheduled for Friday March 13th at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino. This annual event recognizes the best in business excellence in Niagara County."
Catholic Health announces enhanced visitor screenings
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:45 pm
As Catholic Health takes proactive steps to protect the health and safety of its patients, long-term care residents, and associates amid the growing coronavirus crisis, the health system announced enhanced visitor screenings at its member hospitals, including Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, and Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus.
Farm workers wage hearing in Syracuse postponed
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:35 pm
"Out of an abundance of caution," the Wage Board hearing for farm laborers in New York state, scheduled for Friday, March 13, at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, is postponed until further notice. A new date will be announced as soon as the hearing is rescheduled.
DMVs taking action to address coronavirus
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:30 pm
The CDC identified public pens as a trouble spot for transmission. Many transactions require the public to use a pen to fill out forms.
 

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