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Seneca Gaming Corp., Niagara County partner to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 04:40 pm
As Western New York continues to experience a rise in the number of positive cases of COVID-19, Seneca Gaming Corp. and Niagara County are teaming together to make vaccines easily accessible for area residents.
Hochul announces 5 confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant cases in New York
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday night announced the first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in New York state.
Study: How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:15 pm
Things that are freeze-dried: Astronaut food. Emergency rations. And, just maybe, some future COVID-19 vaccines.
DEC'S new 'Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure' COVID-19 vaccine incentive sweepstakes open
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the new "Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure" sweepstakes is open.
Memorial Medical Center revises patient visitation
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 03:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has revised its visitation policy in order to better protect and maintain the health and safety of hospital patients, visitors and staff.
ECMC updates patient visitation guidelines
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:35 pm
Erie County Medical Center has updated patient visitation guidelines due to historically high inpatient volumes, extended wait times in its ER, and an increasing COVID-19 inpatient census. ECMC urges anyone experiencing mild symptoms to first consult with their primary care physician or visit an urgent care location.
Hochul announces urgent action to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "urgent action" to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages ahead of potential spikes in COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter. Through an executive order signed by Hochul, the Department of Health will be allowed to limit nonessential, nonurgent procedures for in-hospitals or systems with limited capacity to protect access to critical health care services.
Mask mandate goes into effect in Erie County
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Monday announced a mask mandate for all patrons and public-facing staff inside all public locations in Erie County. He said this is the first of up to four phases of action designed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
UB Study: Inhaled steroid keeps COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate disease out of the hospital
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 01:35 pm
A national study led by emergency medicine physicians at the University at Buffalo has found that patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are treated with an inhaled steroid are significantly less likely to require emergency department care or hospitalization due to COVID-19 than those treated with placebo.
Hochul statement on CDC approval of COVID-19 booster for all adults
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 11:25 am
"Today, boosters for all adults cleared the final round of federal review by health experts and doctors. This is great news as we enter the holiday season and gather indoors with friends and family."
SBA: Updated guidance on applicant deadlines for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Sat, Nov 20th 2021 12:30 pm
On Friday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced updated guidance for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program applicants to better serve small business owners in need, while funding remains available.
COVID cases continue to rise in WNY
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:35 pm
From the week ending Oct. 23 to the week ending Nov. 13, COVID-19 cases have increased 105% in Erie County.
Hochul concerned about COVID-19 infection rate in WNY; cautions more restrictions could come
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 08:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo on Tuesday, providing a briefing on efforts to combat the coronavirus. She expressed concern for this region, which ranked No. 2 in the state with an 8.52% seven-day average percentage of positive test results. The three-day average one year ago was 5.2%.
Statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul on COVID-19 boosters
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul offered the following comments on Monday: "As governor, I am committed to protecting the health and safety of all New Yorkers, and with the holidays coming up, we must continue to do everything we can to keep New Yorkers safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
10 state mass-vaccination sites now open to 5- to 11-year-olds
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced 10 of New York's mass-vaccination sites will now be administering COVID-19 vaccines to newly eligible 5- to 11-year-olds.
Niagara County records 400th COVID-related death
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health on Wednesday issued the following weekly update on positive COVID-19 cases from Nov. 4-10.
Hochul launches new 'Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate' vaccine incentive program for 5- to 11-year-olds for a chance to win a SUNY or CUNY full scholarship
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 08:05 pm
On Tuesday, during a COVID-19 briefing at the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center in Westchester County, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new efforts to support vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds, including the launch of a new vaccine incentive program - "Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate" - for young New Yorkers.
Emergency Physicians 'strongly support' COVID vaccinations for all eligible children
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:00 pm
As the COVID-19 vaccines become available for children ages 5 to 11, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges caretakers and families to get vaccinated and take the necessary steps to protect children during the upcoming holiday and flu season.
Hochul announces guidance & resources to support vaccination of 5-11-year-old children in New York
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the launch of a new website, clinical guidance and additional information and resources in the effort to vaccinate New York's 5-11-year-old children against COVID-19.
ECDOH & John R. Oishei Children's Hospital will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 5-11-year-olds on Saturday
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) will hold a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, Nov. 6, providing the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine specifically for 5-11-year-olds.
DHS releases details for fully vaccinated, non-citizen travelers to enter us at land & ferry border crossings
Sat, Oct 30th 2021 11:15 am
On Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security announced non-citizen travelers who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the U.S. via land ports of entry (POE) and ferry terminals starting on Nov. 8.
Hochul announces New York State's Excelsior Pass Blueprint
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced New York State's Excelsior Pass Blueprint, a national framework to aid in the development and implementation of digital health credentials.
Erie County Department of Health announces COVID-19 vaccine booster dose availability
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 07:25 pm
Following authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for certain eligible people, the Erie County Department of Health is experiencing strong demand for booster doses at its clinics.
Niagara County Department of Health promotes upcoming #VaxToSchool clinics
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in Gov. Kathy Hochul's #VaxToSchool initiative at upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
New COVID-19 data hub website designed to expand public access, centralize information, improve user experience
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the launch of a new centralized website for New York state COVID-19 data. This website includes new data as well as a reorganization of previously released data designed to make it easier for the public to access, read and understand. In addition, more COVID-19 data is now being made available on Health Data NY.
Higgins announces plans for US to reopen its northern border to vaccinated Canadians in November
Wed, Oct 13th 2021 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday night announced the United States is planning to reopen its land border to Canadians in November.
Niagara County woman triumphs over COVID-19
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 01:55 pm
Seven months after it began, a Niagara County Woman's journey in the shadows of COVID-19 came to a happy conclusion when she was discharged from the specialized ventilator care unit at Elderwood at Williamsville on Friday.
Hochul expands vaccine mandate to include staff in OMH & OPWDD hospital settings
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the plan to expand the health care worker coronavirus vaccine mandate to include employees who work in certain facilities offering health care to individuals served by the Office of Mental Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
WellNow Urgent Care opens dedicated COVID-19 PCR testing center
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 10:10 am
WellNow Urgent Care announced that, in response to increased demand for COVID-19 testing in the region, its newest center on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo has opened as a dedicated COVID-19 PCR testing center for asymptomatic patients.
Hochul signs executive order to expand workforce, allow additional health care workers to administer COVID-19 testing & vaccinations
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday night signed an executive order to alleviate potential staffing shortages in hospitals and other health care facilities statewide. Her team said, "The executive order significantly expands the eligible health care workforce and allows additional health care workers to administer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations."
Wegmans offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot by appointment only
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:10 pm
Wegmans Pharmacy locations are now offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible individuals by appointment only. The following groups are eligible to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series:
Erie County Department of Health announces school-based COVID-19 testing programs
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:05 pm
With support from approximately $18.5 million in federal funding, the Erie County Department of Health is coordinating COVID-19 testing for K-12 students and school staff.
Hochul announces COVID-19 booster doses for eligible New Yorkers
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a "robust" implementation of booster doses into the state's COVID-19 vaccination program, ensuring what her team called "an efficient, equitable and effective distribution of booster doses to eligible New Yorkers statewide."
In preparation for Monday vax deadline, Hochul releases 'comprehensive plan to address preventable health care staffing shortage'
Sat, Sep 25th 2021 10:40 am
In preparation for Monday's vaccination deadline, Gov. Kathy Hochul released what her team called "a comprehensive plan to address preventable staffing shortages in hospitals and other health care facilities statewide."
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection warns New Yorkers about risks of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:40 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) warned New Yorkers about the risks of using or buying fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.
ECDOH adopts New York State Department of Health school guidance
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:10 pm
After receiving feedback from school leaders, the Erie County Department of Health is adopting school guidance set forth by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) as the controlling guidance for k-12 schools in Erie County starting Monday, Sept. 27.
Erie County Department of Health shares questions for parents & caregivers to ask child care centers
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
As many families with young children settle into their "back to school" routines, the Erie County Department of Health is offering parents and caregivers a set of questions to ask child care centers about their health and safety practices related to COVID-19. These include:
Hochul adds mask requirements amid rise of delta variant
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a series of universal mask requirements designed to protect New Yorkers against the highly contagious delta variant and the recent surge in COVID-19 infections statewide.
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.
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.
 

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