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UB School of Social Work creates resource to help instructors transition from classrooms to remote instruction
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 12:05 pm
Faculty and staff members in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work have created an online resource to guide instructors, across disciplines and across different colleges and universities, who are transitioning their classrooms from a traditional seated environment to remote learning.
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: 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.
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: '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.
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.
Cuomo: Younger people in bars the issue when it comes to spreading coronavirus
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said young adults congregating in bars is a surefire recipe for the spread of the coronavirus.
Cuomo: 2 threats remain in coronavirus battle; state will shut again if people noncompliant
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 12:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered the following comments in a press conference Monday morning in New York City.
NYS Liquor Authority offers additional guidance on new bar & restaurant restrictions
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 09:55 am
In a conference call Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New Yorkers are "outraged" at bar and restaurant establishments where people are gathering together and not abiding by safety measures designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. He said it is "a question of public health, and New Yorkers paid a dear price for COVID and they are equally upset with these violations."
Cuomo announces new regulations for bars & restaurants to ensure compliance with state social distancing, face covering orders
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on a conference call on Thursday, announced new regulations for bars and restaurants to ensure they are complying with state social distancing and face covering orders.
Cuomo outlines metrics for school reopening
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 04:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced new, data-driven guidance for reopening schools in New York. Schools in a region can reopen if that region is in phase four of reopening, and if its daily infection rate remains below 5% or lower using a 14-day average since "PAUSE" was lifted.
Cuomo: New York will decide on fall school reopening during first week of August; malls to reopen Friday
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 03:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York will decide whether schools will reopen in the fall during the first week of August. The state is now consulting with stakeholders on guidance, which will be finalized on July 13. Plans to reopen schools are due July 31.
Niagara County to hold mask, hand sanitizer giveaway in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:05 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Tuesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold a giveaway event in Niagara Falls to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.
Western New York in phase 4 of reopening
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has OK'd Western New York to enter into phase four of his "New York Forward" reopening plan. He said his global health experts cleared the region for this stage of operations.
Cuomo still looking into gyms, theaters, malls as phase 4 begins; concerns continue over airflow
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 05:50 pm
As phase four of "New York Forward" began in parts of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo explained more has to be learned before gyms, theaters or malls can reopen.
'New York Forward' provides details on phase 4
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 11:50 pm
The "New York Forward" website has begun to detail the fourth phase of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan. Western New York is expected to enter this stage on Tuesday, June 30.
Cuomo's fireside chats conclude
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave his final daily coronavirus update. He has appeared on TV before the media for 111 straight days - since the COVID-19 pandemic began and New York state went on "PAUSE."
Welcome to phase 3!
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 11:40 am
On Tuesday, Western New York entered phase three of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process. This stage includes the following:
Cuomo warns regions could 'PAUSE' again if noncompliant; SLA will target misbehaving eateries
Mon, Jun 15th 2020 09:25 am
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned he could stop reopened regions from advancing to the next phase, knock them down a phase, or send them back to "New York State on PAUSE" nonessential closings if they get too loose with safety regulations designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Cuomo allowing limited outdoor graduations
Sun, Jun 7th 2020 12:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said New Yorkers have done an admirable job of "bending" the coronavirus infection curve. To that end, will be allow small, outdoor high school graduation ceremonies.
Houses of worship can reopen
Sat, Jun 6th 2020 12:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced houses of worship - churches, mosques and synagogues - can reopen to 25% capacity in phase two regions. Previously, the governor said these institutions couldn't reopen until phase four of his "New York Forward" reopening plan.
Everything you need to know about phase 2, as Western New York continues its reopening process
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 04:50 pm
Western New York is entering phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan on Tuesday.
Cuomo: 'We're going to turn the page on COVID-19'
Tue, May 26th 2020 04:05 pm
As part of his Tuesday morning press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced good news, in terms of COVID-19 stats in New York.
ESD, Homes and Community Renewal detail more than $100 million available through 'New York Forward' loan fund
Fri, May 22nd 2020 10:05 pm
Empire State Development (ESD) and Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) on Friday detailed the $100 million "New York Forward" loan fund announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, aimed at providing working capital loans to small businesses focusing on MWBEs, small landlords and nonprofit organizations that did not receive funding from the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program and economic injury disaster loans. The fund will target those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including small businesses and nonprofit organizations with 20 or fewer employees, and small landlords who own small multifamily rental portfolios.
Western New York reopening
Mon, May 18th 2020 12:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said Western New York will enter into phase one of his "New York Forward" reopening on Tuesday. Nonessential services have been closed since March 20, when Cuomo put "New York State on PAUSE" to slow the spread of COVID-19.
New York offers comprehensive new testing site map
Sun, May 17th 2020 02:25 pm
On Sunday, the governor's office posted a site where people can find coronavirus test sites by ZIP code.
Cuomo, Poloncarz, Wydysh: You reopen when you are smart about controlling virus
Fri, May 15th 2020 04:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday took five New York state regions off his "PAUSE" list, allowing them to reopen.
Cuomo outlines additional measures businesses need to employ at reopening; Wydysh, Poloncarz offer update on what WNY companies should do
Fri, May 15th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday outlined additional safety measures businesses should employ once they are allowed to enter phase one of his reopening procedure:
'The Heart of Niagara': T-shirt campaign to support Community Missions, Heart, Love & Soul
Wed, May 13th 2020 09:25 am
Destination Niagara USA is launching "The Heart of Niagara" campaign to help support two Niagara County charities.
Gov. Cuomo releases 'NY Forward Reopening' plan; Poloncarz, Wydysh provide county updates
Mon, May 11th 2020 04:55 pm
In a YouTube update Monday, Poloncarz said, "Western New York has met five of the seven metrics, pursuant to the date that was received from Western New York. ... The two things that we have not yet met, which is our hospitalization declines, over a 14-day period or a three-day average, as well as hospitalization deaths over a 14-day period or an average."
Attorney General James secures new protections, security safeguards for all Zoom users
Fri, May 8th 2020 12:10 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement with Zoom Video Communications that will provide security protections for more than 200 million users on the platform. New security measures are being put in place to support and protect consumers, students, schools, governments, religious institutions and private companies using the application for work, education, prayer and socializing.
Where to get coronavirus testing
Thu, May 7th 2020 11:20 am
Coronavirus testing is ramping up in Western New York.
WNY anticipating June reopening
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:15 pm
County leaders are not counting on Erie County or Niagara County coming off Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on PAUSE" program when the executive order expires May 15.
Cuomo implores New Yorkers to wear a mask
Mon, May 4th 2020 07:30 pm
On Sunday afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo cautioned New Yorkers about abandoning safety practices put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Cuomo outlines additional guidelines for when regions can reopen; NCCC testing site update
Mon, May 4th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday outlined additional guidelines for when regions can reopen. The state will monitor four core factors:
State conducting drive-thru coronavirus testing at NCCC
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 06:40 pm
As part of her weekday afternoon community update Thursday on LCTV, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said, "That site is being run by the state Department of Health, and they are requiring that you preregister to be tested at that site. Again, you can call 1-888-364-3065, or head to the website (covid19screening.health.ny.gov).
Cuomo outlines phased plan to reopen new York, starting with construction & manufacturing
Sun, Apr 26th 2020 06:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday outlined a phased plan to re-open New York and re-imagine a "new normal" for the state starting with construction and manufacturing. The plan will be implemented in phases and will be based on regional analysis and determinations.
Hochul to oversee reopening WNY
Tue, Apr 21st 2020 03:00 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul has been tasked with spearheading when and how Western New York will come out of its "New York on PAUSE" restrictions.
 

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