Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown Monday announced a new city website intended to be a trusted source for all local things that are Covid-19-related.
Brown said the aim of the site is to combat the array of misinformation that has been presented to the public as facts.
Covid19.buffalony.gov offers a variety of local resources available to the public, from health care information to food distribution sites.
"It's critically important that people get good information, accurate information," Brown said during an outdoor news conference in Niagara Square, across from City Hall.
The mayor said the city has also released a guide for its walking parks and trails, a collaboration with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Tifft Nature Preserve.
Brown said a large number of the parks and trails are being underused, while one or two parks in the city have been overused as venues for strolling, jogging, bicycling or hiking.
"We have 25 different locations," Brown said. "It's important that we don't overpopulate any particular area in the City of Buffalo."
The mayor reminded residents who access the parks and trails that they must continue to maintain physical distancing to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
During his news conference Monday, Brown urged residents to fill out and return the 2020 U.S. census survey that, among other things, will help determine federal funding for the city.
"It is critically important that every single person in the City of Buffalo is counted in the census," Brown said. "It only takes five minutes to complete."
In addition, he said, the city launched its residential street paving program Monday.
"We are doing 120 streets at a cost of $10.5 million," Brown said.