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ECDOH cautions residents to reduce COVID-19 risks at holiday celebrations & reconsider spring break travel
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 01:15 pm
For Erie County residents considering family celebrations and religious gatherings this upcoming weekend, the Erie County Department of Health is offering this guidance:
Performing arts & entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 01:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced performing arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity. Venues can host up to 100 people indoors or up to 200 people outdoors.
Higgins asks US & Canada border agencies to implement virtual interviews for NEXUS applicants
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on agencies in the U.S. and Canada responsible for border management to implement a process that allows for virtual interviews for new NEXUS applicants.
Erie County: Additional COVID-19 variants of concern detected in samples
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:15 pm
Following the news last week that COVID-19 "California" variants had been detected in samples from Erie County residents, the Erie County Department of Health said additional variants of concern were found in specimens sequenced this week by the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
To identify best COVID-19 treatments, patients with mild/moderate symptoms needed for NIH-funded study at UB
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:20 pm
Vaccinations may be front-page news these days, but clinicians are well aware that an effective treatment for COVID-19, especially for patients who don't require hospitalization, is still sorely needed.
Catholic Health expands hospital visitation
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 01:05 pm
Based on new guidelines from the New York State Department of Health, non-COVID-19 patients in Catholic Health hospitals are now allowed up to two visitors at a time. In addition, maternity patients will be allowed two support persons for the duration of their hospital stay and, in certain outpatient clinic settings, where space permits, patients may be accompanied by a support person for their appointments.
UB launches website to find appointments for COVID-19 vaccine
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:10 am
The University at Buffalo has launched a new website to help people easily find available COVID-19 vaccination appointments across Western New York.
Attorney general warns New Yorkers to remain alert against COVID-19 vaccine and stimulus scams
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:50 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James has issued an alert to New Yorkers to remain vigilant against potential scams related to the coronavirus public health crisis.
Collegiate sports can bring fans back to stands beginning April 2
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced collegiate sports can bring fans back to the stands - under strict state guidelines - beginning April 2. Intercollegiate sports at large-scale venues that hold more than 1,500 attendees indoors or 2,500 attendees outdoors can host up to 10% indoor or 20% outdoor capacity.
National Fuel donated more than $1.3 million in 2020
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
The board of directors for the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., held its annual meeting on Friday, March 26.
Higgins: Paycheck Protection Program extended
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act (H.R. 1779) has been signed into law, extending the application deadline to May 31, 2021.
Meeting a challenge to vaccinate thousands
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:00 am
In January, when COVID-19 vaccines started trickling into New York state, the barriers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive the vaccine seemed insurmountable.
Memorial Medical Center playing important role in mass-vaccination effort
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 04:25 pm
A local health care provider that has led the way in vaccinating area residents against COVID-19 is stepping up its game, assisting a state-run effort that will soon be delivering up to 10,000 doses of vaccine a week.
New Yorkers 30 years of age and older eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine; 16 and under on deck
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 01:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a new expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in New York. Beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, all New Yorkers 30 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Beginning April 6, universal eligibility goes into effect and all New Yorkers 16 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
A year's long wait is finally over for residents of adult care/assisted living communities in New York
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 11:55 am
The patience of thousands of NY seniors and their families has finally been rewarded with relaxed visitation and communal activities now being authorized by the New York State Department of Health, the regulating agency.
UB researchers detect 'California variants' of the coronavirus in WNY
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:50 pm
Since the pandemic began a year ago, University at Buffalo researchers and the Erie County Public Health Laboratory have been using a process called genomic sequencing to decode the genes of SARS-CoV2 and better understand how it is evolving.
GOP calls for lift of 11 p.m. curfew for bars & restaurants
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:50 pm
On Friday, New York Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt was joined by State Sens. Ed Rath and George Borrello, and Assembly members Angelo Morinello and Mike Norris, to discuss a newly introduced resolution (J541) to rescind Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 11 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants. The event was held at Soliday's Restaurant in Niagara Falls.
Attorney General James issues guidance to protect New Yorkers' stimulus payments from debt collectors
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:10 pm
Earlier this week, New York Attorney General Letitia James took action to protect millions of New Yorkers and block debt collectors from seizing billions of dollars in emergency stimulus payments authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
SBA to increase lending limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:50 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from six months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24 months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.
Higgins: Almost $11 million to expand vaccine access in WNY
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal funding totaling $10,819,250 for Neighborhood Health Center, Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB), and Jericho Road Community Health Center. The funding, included in the American Rescue Plan, will help health centers expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities.
Excelsior Pass to help fast-track reopening of businesses & entertainment venues statewide
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the launch of Excelsior Pass, a free, voluntary platform developed in partnership with IBM, which, his team said, "utilizes proven, secure technology to confirm an individual's recent negative PCR or antigen test result or proof of vaccination to help fast-track the reopening of businesses and event venues in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines."
'California variants' detected in Erie County COVID-19 samples
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 02:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health on Friday announced five specimens collected from Erie County residents in January have been identified as containing COVID-19 "California variants." This comes from the genetic sequencing of nearly 1,000 specimens by the interdisciplinary team at the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
Launch of free citizen public health training program to educate and empower New Yorkers as public health leaders
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 12:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the launch of a free, online citizen public health training course for New Yorkers to learn about preparedness for and prevention of public health emergencies from top public health experts.
NYS vaccinations: 14 community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 14 community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online over the next week at houses of worship, community centers and local businesses. These sites are expected to vaccinate more than 4,200 people throughout the week.
NYS: Revised nursing home visitation guidance to align with federal guidelines
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 10:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Thursday announced the release of revised nursing home visitation guidance to align with guidelines recently released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Allegany DOH temporarily accepting vax appointments from neighboring counties
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 10:20 am
Due to a larger-than-expected influx of coronavirus vaccine doses from New York state, the Allegany County Department of Health is temporarily opening registration for vaccinations appointments to eligible residents in seven neighboring counties at its mass vaccination site in Wellsville through Sunday.
Legislation expanding access to COVID-19 vaccine for all veterans is signed into law
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26 announced President Joe Biden signed into law H.R. 1276, the VA VACCINE Act of 2021, which expands the number of veterans eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include all veterans, not just those currently enrolled in the VA health care system.
NCDOH distributing vaccinations
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 02:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health received 500 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine from New York state and quickly set up point-of-dispensing (POD) operations to ensure prompt use.
NYS attorney general calls on Facebook & Twitter to stop spread of 'anti-vaxxer coronavirus disinformation'; companies addressing issue
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 12:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 12 attorneys general, on Wednesday called on Facebook and Twitter to take stronger measures to stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine disinformation being spread by "anti-vaxxers" on their social media platforms.
Catholic Health hosts luminaria event & prayer service
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to Western New York. While the year has been filled with sadness, fear and uncertainty, there have also been signs of hope and resilience.
'Management of our shared border must be prioritized'
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
A joint statement of Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and the Hon. Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., co-chairs of the U.S. and Canadian sections of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group (IPG), respectively:
Health insurance: Open enrollment period to end of 2021
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced expanded tax credits available through NY State of Health, New York's health plan marketplace. The expansion will result in more New Yorkers being eligible for financial assistance and the further reduction in health insurance premiums in New York.
Catholic Health to redevelop St. Joseph campus into outpatient & ambulatory care center
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Health had been preparing to implement its 2020-25 strategic plan. Like many things, the plan was put on hold to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Morinello, Senate & Assembly GOP call for repeal of Cuomo's 'restaurant red tape'
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 12:45 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello joined members of the Senate and Assembly minority conferences on Monday for a press conference calling for the repeal of two of Gov. Cuomo's executive orders - 202.52 and 202.74 - which require customers to purchase food with any order of an alcoholic beverage, while forcing restaurants and bars to close at 11p.m.
Niagara County: If state says it's our call, we will greenlight full school reopening
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 02:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Monday said they are in favor of allowing school districts that can meet the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) safety measure to fully reopen - provided they continue to meet the other existing opening guidelines.
Higgins: Vaccine progress & collaboration should allow for US-Canada border to fully reopen this summer
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is continuing to push for a full reopening of the border between the U.S. and Canada by July and encouraging a partial reopening, including additional exemptions to allow families to reunite, much sooner. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the northern border closing to nonessential travel.
COVID-19: 'Roll Up Your Sleeve' campaign encourages houses of worship of all faiths to sign up as vaccination sites
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the launch of the "Roll Up Your Sleeve" campaign to promote houses of worship of all faiths across the state to sign up as vaccination sites for their communities. Worship sites can begin to serve as points of distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine starting in April, significantly increasing the number of doses they can administer.
COVID-19: Pharmacies can vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities; age 50 now vaccine-eligible
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new guidance has been rolled out allowing pharmacies to vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities. Pharmacies were previously able to vaccinate New Yorkers over the age of 60 and teachers.
SBA launches portal to begin accepting shuttered venue operators grant applications on April 8
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:15 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8.
'New York Forward' COVID-safe offices partnership to expand access to testing for employers
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the "New York Forward" COVID-safe offices partnership with major commercial real estate partners to expand access to COVID-19 testing for employers. As part of the initiative, 21 participating landlords have committed to provide space and facilitate access to testing services for tenants interested in conducting regular diagnostic testing of their employees.
 

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