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Cuomo: Schools can reopen in New York
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave each New York school district the go-ahead to reopen for in-person learning.
Cuomo unanimously voted to serve as National Governors Association chair
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 11:00 am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday was unanimously voted to serve as chair of the National Governors Association during the virtual 2020 summer meeting. Cuomo, who will become the longest-serving governor in the country next year, is also the first governor from New York to become NGA's chair - and the first "big state" governor to take the gavel in nearly 50 years.
Higgins: Expanded national service would support COVID-19 recovery
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 10:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced his cosponsorship of the Pandemic Response & Opportunity Through National Service Act (HR 6702). Upon enactment, his camp said, "this legislation would provide critical funding to a number of national service programs, mobilizing thousands of Americans to respond to the damages wrought by the COVID pandemic."
City of Niagara Falls seeks to reallocate CDBG funds for COVID-19 testing
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 09:45 am
Niagara Falls is on a mission to move forward in maintaining access to COVID-19 test kits for residents.
Cuomo: Schools will reopen on a regional basis
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 09:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said he will reopen schools in the same way he reopened businesses across New York state: On a regional basis.
New York gyms not opening anytime soon
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 09:35 pm
It was expected gyms and bowling alleys would welcome patrons back once a region entered the fourth and final phase of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening plan - but that wasn't the case.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Neighborhood Health Center receives COVID-19 antibody grant funding
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:55 am
Daughters of Charity Ministries Inc., through its mission and ministry impact program, has awarded Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center $20,000 to provide free COVID-19 antibody testing at the center, located at 3101 Ninth St., Niagara Falls.
Department of Financial Services takes action to protect patients from PPE fees
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York State Department of Financial Services has issued new guidance to New York health insurers to ensure patients are not charged personal protective equipment fees by health care providers that participate in their insurer's network.
Reopening schools: NYSUT, UFT demand clear, statewide policy for building shutdown, tracing, quarantine protocols in event of positive COVID-19 cases
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:45 am
As the state prepares to make decisions regarding reopening school buildings this week, New York State United Teachers and the United Federation of Teachers on Wednesday demanded that state health officials issue clear protocols for how and when school districts must close their buildings, and how health officials will perform contact tracing and initiate quarantines in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a school this fall.
Cuomo: More than $2.3 million awarded through 'New York Forward' loan fund
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 01:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced more than $2.3 million has been awarded to support 61 businesses and residential landlords with COVID-19-related costs and expenses through the "New York Forward" loan fund. Of the 61 loans, 54 were provided to minority- and women-owned businesses; 10 loans were provided to residential landlords; two loans were awarded to veteran-owned businesses; and one loan supported a nonprofit organization.
COVID-19: Rhode Island meets metrics to qualify for travel advisory; WNY infection rate drops
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 12:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced an additional state meets 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 state is Rhode Island, bringing the total to 35.
COVID-19: Western New York has highest rate of infection on Sunday
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 06:00 pm
Per Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office, Western New York had the highest number (by percentage) of positive coronavirus cases in New York state, at 2.2%. That includes 54 new cases in Erie County and three in Niagara County.
Ortt: Democrat-controlled nursing home hearing fails to get answers on deaths from DOH in absence of subpoenas
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:45 pm
New York State Senate Republicans on Monday renewed calls for the Senate to use its subpoena power after, empty testimony from DOH Commissioner Howard Zucker left grieving families whose loved ones died in nursing homes without new information about why this tragedy occurred.
Grand Island Central School District: Hybrid reopening of school planned for September
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 11:10 am
Grand Island Central School will embark on a hybrid reopening of school in September, school board members learned at a monthly meeting last Monday.
Town of Niagara Senior Center to remain closed
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 11:05 am
The following update was posted on the Town of Niagara Facebook page on July 28.
Cuomo: 'Just because a school district says we're open does not mean students are going to go'
Sun, Aug 2nd 2020 03:35 pm
Speaking to the press on Sunday about in-class instruction, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, "It's about the parents being comfortable."
UB: If widely deployed, strategies such as wearing masks can help WNY avoid a COVID-19 outbreak like those in the South & West
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 07:00 am
Major challenges await Western New York and other parts of the state in late summer and early fall, but there are strategies the community can take to reduce the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks, according to University at Buffalo data scientists.
North Tonawanda School District superintendent Q&A on district reopening plans
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 05:35 pm
On Wednesday, North Tonawanda School Superintendent Gregory J. Woytila provided an update on the district's reopening plans during a Q&A via Facebook Live. The update comes as school districts across the state are set to submit their reopening plans to New York state by the end of this week.
New protections for homeowners, renters in pandemic
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 05:10 pm
Attorney General Letitia James announced $10 million in grant funding as part of a total $20 million allocation to support New York homeowners struggling with foreclosure. ... New York State Homes and Community Renewal announced the deadline to file applications for the COVID rent relief program has been extended by one week through Thursday, Aug. 6.
New York counties to Congress: No skinny bill
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 04:35 pm
The New York State Association of Counties called on Congress to reject proposals to pass a stripped-down "skinny" coronavirus relief bill and come to an agreement on a recovery package that provides local governments with direct, flexible aid to offset a steep loss of revenues and increased costs associated with fighting COVID-19 locally.
ACEP warns against COVID-19 misinformation
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 04:35 pm
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) cautions everyone to be wary of unsourced information or opinion masquerading as public health advice during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Cuomo: 12 NYS companies to start producing COVID-19-related equipment & supplies to support in-state needs
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced 12 New York companies have received support from the state to produce needed supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A press release said, "While the state currently has some of the lowest transmission rates in the U.S., preparing for a possible "second wave" is vital to protecting essential health care workers and the public."
Cuomo: More than $30 million to enhance COVID-19 contact tracing & flu prevention in advance of fall flu season
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced more than $30 million to enhance COVID-19 contact tracing and flu prevention in advance of the fall flu season.
Poloncarz: Erie County has had 'pretty stern conversations' with bar, restaurant owners
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 05:10 pm
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said his office and the Department of Health "continue to get complaints" about eateries not abiding by New York's COVID-19 safety protocols.
Cuomo issues letter to New York's congressional delegation calling on them to ensure $500 billion in unrestricted state aid is included in any Senate-passed relief package
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today issued a letter to New York's congressional delegation calling on them to ensure $500 billion in unrestricted state aid is included in any Senate passed relief package.
NYSSBA: Board members wary of safely reopening schools in September without additional funding
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 11:30 am
A majority of New York school board members would like to see students go back to their classrooms on a full-time or part-time basis in September, but they have reservations about whether they can do that safely without additional funding, according to a poll by the New York State School Boards Association.
AARP comments on nursing home immunity
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 10:55 am
AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement regarding nursing home immunity:
MAAC cancels falls sports - basketball, hockey not included
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 10:00 am
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference statement of fall sports competition:
Niagara University launches augmented reality network to increase student safety
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 09:55 am
Niagara University has taken another step in ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff when they return to campus for the fall semester. The university has launched the NUAR network, which uses augmented reality to provide real-time physical distancing information through a unique smartphone app.
Cuomo adds 3 states to travel list, provides SLA update, invites Major League Baseball to NYS
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 04:45 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced three additional states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those areas, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly added states are Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota. No states have been removed.
Norris reports on legislative session
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 04:30 pm
Last week, the State Legislature reconvened for another session to address a variety of issues, including some of the ongoing concerns New Yorkers are facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Catholic Charities WIC Healthy Baby Festival to go virtual
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 12:05 pm
Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program Healthy Baby Festival is going virtual this year. Expectant and young families are invited to attend the festival virtually through an event on Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Facebook page on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
NYSSMA cancels 2020 All State Festival & Winter Conference
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 12:05 pm
The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 All State Festival and Winter Conference, held annually at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, has been canceled.
Higgins urges CBP to create guidance on caregiver crossings as US-Canada border travel restrictions continue
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to establish clear guidance for patient caregivers when crossing the U.S.-Canada border to give better certainty to families and the medical institutions providing care.
Cuomo announces progress of technology 'SWAT' partnership in assisting New Yorkers during COVID-19
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the progress of technology "SWAT" partnership in assisting New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-in-the-nation public-private service partnerships allowed the state to surge tech resources, impacting millions of new Yorkers and saving taxpayer money. The progress report details 19 pro bono projects, all of which bolstered and supported the state's response during a time of unprecedented need.
Niagara County: Wydysh, Stapleton provide updates on eateries, travel advisory, school reopening & TTP
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh provided her weekly update Monday on LCTV. She was joined by Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton. Among their topics of conversation:
Villa Maria details plans for reopening, in-person classes for its fall 2020 semester
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:45 pm
A Villa Maria press release sent Monday began, "August is quickly approaching, and the college is excited to welcome all students, faculty and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester."
Hochul: Stay safe and support local businesses with a 'staycation' in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:30 pm
If you've ever thought of a "staycation," now is the time to do it.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos postpones entertainment shows through October
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 12:20 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos on Monday announced all entertainment shows have been postponed through October.
Coronavirus stats for July 27
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 12:15 pm
Coronavirus stats for July 27
 

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