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Hochul announces 'major progress' in providing pandemic relief to impacted New Yorkers
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "significant progress" in providing pandemic relief to impacted New Yorkers through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and the Excluded Workers Program. The amount of pandemic-related emergency rental assistance paid out has nearly doubled in the past three weeks - growing to $399 million - enabling tenants at risk for eviction to stay in their homes and helping struggling landlords to recoup unpaid rent.
Higgins: Nearly $92 million delivered to WNY families through Child Tax Credit in August
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins shared a new report issued by the Joint Economic Committee indicating approximately 228,000 advance Child Tax Credit payments were distributed in Western New York's three congressional districts delivering an estimated $91.9 million to local families in the month of August.
SBA enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan to aid small businesses facing challenges from delta variant
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:35 pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman recently announced what he called major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms and hotels.
Hochul: #VaxtoSchool campaign to drive COVID-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers statewide
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of a multifaceted statewide #VaxtoSchool campaign to support increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers, furthering the administration's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority.
COVID cases continue to rise in Erie County
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:05 am
The Erie County Department of Health is providing an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending Sept. 4, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 1,326 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents, a 22% increase from the previous week.
69% of leisure travelers to reduce trips amid rising COVID-19 cases
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
U.S. leisure travelers plan to significantly pare back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 69% planning to take fewer trips, 55% planning to postpone existing travel plans, and 42% likely to cancel existing plans without rescheduling, according to a new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Nearly three in four (72%) are likely to only travel to places within driving distance.
Free resources available to connect New York job seekers with careers
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul is promoting numerous free state resources that are available to help connect New Yorkers with vacant jobs as they transition back to the workforce or explore new career paths.
Hochul announces designation of COVID-19 as airborne infectious disease under state's HERO Act
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:10 am
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the commissioner of health designated COVID-19 "a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health" under New York state's HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease, helping to prevent workplace infections.
UB reports 99% student vaccination rate as first week of classes ends
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 10:00 am
With the first week of the fall semester at the University at Buffalo wrapping up, UB officials are pleased to report an extremely high COVID-19 vaccination rate among students.
Hochul signs new moratorium on COVID-related residential & commercial evictions into law, effective through Jan. 15, 2022
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed into law a new moratorium on COVID-19-related residential and commercial evictions for New York state, which is in effect until Jan. 15, 2022. Under the new law, all protections of the Tenant Safe Harbor Act for residential tenants who are suffering financial hardship as a result of the pandemic will remain in place, along with new protections on commercial evictions.
Hochul signs legislation extending virtual public meetings
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.50001/A.40001) extending virtual access to public meetings under New York state's Open Meetings Law, which allows people to virtually participate in local government meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hochul announces new requirements & guidance for 'safe reopening' of New York schools
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:00 pm
Late Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her strategy to reopen schools safely took a major leap forward on two fronts, "demonstrating her administration's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority," her team said.
ASI: Grant funding for arts projects statewide community
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:55 am
Arts Services Inc. announced applications for the Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) fund are now available. Nonprofit organizations, collective and informal groups, government entities, tribal organizations, and individuals interested in doing community-based arts programming or projects are eligible to apply.
Hochul: $89 million in Child Care Provider Stabilization Grant funds disbursed within first month of launch
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced that - less than one month since applications opened - $89 million in child care provider stabilization grant funds have been disbursed. More than 10,600 of New York's 18,000 eligible child care providers have applied for Child Care Stabilization Grant funding. To date, child care providers have requested $585 million of the available $1.1 billion in federal funding.
Office of Mental Health video series aims to help parents & students prepare for return to school
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced a series of "Back to School 2021" videos to assist and support parents, caregivers and students as they prepare for the new school year.
AHLA: 67% of business travelers to reduce trips amid rising COVID-19 cases
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:00 pm
U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 67% planning to take fewer trips, 52% likely to cancel existing travel plans without rescheduling, and 60% planning to postpone existing travel plans, according to a new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
American College of Emergency Physicians: Do not take ivermectin for COVID-19
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:55 pm
Emergency departments and poison control centers are seeing a spike in patients who are suffering from the consequences of using unproven "treatments" for COVID-19, such as ivermectin - a medication often used for treating parasites in livestock.
NYSSBA: Learning loss, mental health will be primary concerns in upcoming school year
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:50 pm
Across the country and throughout New York state, school boards and communities are discussing mask mandates, employee vaccinations, COVID protocols, and how to teach about race.
Hochul: New measures to combat COVID-19 delta variant; Niagara County now a high-transmission area
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced new measures to combat the COVID-19 delta variant and updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating the virus.
SBA opens supplemental grant applications for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant awardees
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 02:55 pm
On Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it would begin sending invitations for supplemental awards for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. Per the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-profits and Venues Act, SVOG supplemental awards are to be provided to those who received an initial grant and have illustrated a 70% loss when comparing 2021's first-quarter revenues to the same in 2019.
ECDOH: Ivermectin does not treat or prevent COVID-19
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 11:45 am
Prompted by urgent warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Erie County Department of Health is highlighting calls for caution against the use of ivermectin for COVID-19 prevention or treatment.
COVID-19 cases, related hospitalizations increasing in Erie County as school year approaches
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 07:45 pm
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing, the Erie County Department of Health is strongly urging residents to act now to reduce their personal risks of infection and the chance of disease transmission in the community.
Hochul 'disappointed' in SCOTUS housing ruling
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul issued the following statement Friday on the Supreme Court ruling on eviction moratorium:
UB poised for safe, successful fall semester
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:15 pm
With students arriving back on campus this week after a year-and a-half of mostly remote instruction, the University at Buffalo is well-prepared to ensure the fall semester is both safe and successful.
Hochul announces expanded eligibility for the $800 million COVID-19 pandemic small business recovery grant program
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced changes to New York state's $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that will enable more small businesses to apply for funding.
Hochul announces changes to accelerate state rent relief program, attract more applicants
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced a series of changes to both attract more applications and accelerate payments within New York state's Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Under the governor's direction, the state will invest an additional $1 million in marketing and outreach efforts to raise awareness about the rent relief program, the available funding, and the strong tenant eviction protections in place for those who apply.
Hochul has 'comprehensive plan to help ensure a safe, productive return to schools this fall'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 05:05 pm
On her first day in office, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new plan to help ensure a "safe, productive return to schools this fall in the midst of rising COVID-19 numbers fueled by the delta variant."
ECDOH: 'Steady increase in new COVID cases continues'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 05:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health on Tuesday provided an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending Aug. 21, ECDOH received reports for 983 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents. With a 20% increase from the previous week's total of 811, a steady increase in new COVID-19 cases continues.
Student vaccination requirement takes effect at UB
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
University at Buffalo students who have yet to be vaccinated will have seven days to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and five weeks to be fully vaccinated, a 35-day grace period.
Erie County Department of Health shares school guidance for 2021-22 academic year
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health released a set of requirements and recommendations for Erie County grades pre-K to 12 public, private and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year.
NCDOH to provide 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying individuals
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 03:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will provide a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.
Higgins & Catholic Health: $880K in American Rescue Plan funding for community vaccine outreach in Niagara County
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced Catholic Health has been awarded $880,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding to address COVID-19 vaccine disparities in Niagara County, particularly in Niagara Falls, where lack of access to vaccine resources and widespread vaccine hesitancy are preventing the community from reaching optimal vaccination rates.
Higgins: Further border closing 'huge mistake'
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 09:45 am
The United States is extending restrictions on travel at the Canadian border through Sept. 21. Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of both the northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, released the following statement in response:
ECDOH: 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine available to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 04:20 pm
Following last week's action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to amend to the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the Erie County Department of Health will provide a third dose for certain people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.
American Heart Association: 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose recommended for heart transplant patients, others with weakened immune systems
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 10:55 am
On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems, including those who have had a heart, stem cell or other organ transplant and are on immunosuppressive treatment, or who have weakened immune systems due to disease or other medical treatment including active cancer therapy.
DiNapoli: Problems plague state's rent relief program; federal funds to help renters at risk
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:00 pm
Financial relief has been slow to reach New York's pandemic-hit renters because of poor management by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) in implementing the state's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), according to a new report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Catholic Health to comply with NYS COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 04:35 pm
With new COVID cases up 1000% in the New York state and the delta variant linked to 80% of them, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked all health care heroes who led the battle throughout the pandemic to continue the fight by getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
Cuomo announces COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers; DOH authorizes 3rd dose for immunocompromised
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 02:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced all health care workers in New York, including staff at hospitals and long-term-care facilities (LTCF), including nursing homes, adult care and other congregate care settings, will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, Sept. 27.
Virtually all Western New Yorkers now infected with COVID-19 have delta variant, UB researchers find
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 01:00 pm
Any Western New Yorker who tests positive for COVID-19 almost certainly has contracted the delta variant, University at Buffalo scientists recently reported.
Higgins & Jericho Road Community Health Center team to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in Western New York
Sat, Aug 14th 2021 12:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced an American Rescue Plan grant totaling $658,677 was awarded to Jericho Road Community Health Center through the Department of Health and Human Services.
 

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