Justice E. Jeannette Ogden rejected the school's request for a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the mask mandate. She set an Oct. 1 hearing for further arguments and will then decide whether to approve or dismiss the school's petition.
Unlike those with no protection, fully vaccinated patients who are hospitalized with breakthrough Covid-19 cases, or who die from the virus, are far more likely to have serious, underlying health issues.
The school said it relied on assurances from former Gov. Andrew Cuomo that individual schools would be able to develop and implement their own masking policies for the 2021-22 school year.
As the NFL's opening weekend approaches, in Orchard Park and across most of the league, tens of thousands of fans in soaring stadiums will cheer on the home team without knowing the vaccination status of many of the people sitting around them.
Schools have updated their protocols with an eye toward making sure all students can safely return.
Experts say "breakthrough" infections among the fully vaccinated are rare and the vaccine remains the best possible protection against an infection or serious illness from Covid-19.
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Statistics released this week by Erie County show rapidly growing case numbers for four straight weeks, as well as rising hospitalizations since the end of July.
Erie County Department of Health officials are still working on guidance for schools this fall, though all students and staff in Buffalo Public Schools will be forced to don a mask upon returning next month.
Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein has invited leaders from the Buffalo Public Schools and other local districts to a meeting Monday morning.
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The Erie County Health Department told school leaders Thursday it would issue guidance as soon as possible.
Of those who died from Covid-19 from April 1 to July 29, 95% were not fully vaccinated prior to becoming infected with the virus, the Health Department reported.
As of Saturday, the county has seen a 39% increase in hospitalizations since Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said.
Covid-19 vaccinations will be available at popular locations in Erie and Niagara counties this weekend, the county health departments said.
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Last week, 34% of new cases of Covid-19 in Erie County were in City of Buffalo residents, an increase from 25% the week before.
The six-county region of Western New York has recently seen an uptick, more than doubling from about six new cases a day to 13 over the holiday weekend.
The county's Vax Visit program aims to deliver vaccine to the doorstep of any county resident who requests it.
For the past 20 years, Deborah A. Lytle, a registered nurse and health care administrator, cared for patients and taught medical professionals despite her own health challenges.
Last week, 35 children and teens in the 10-19 age range tested positive for Covid-19, according to data released Tuesday by the Erie County Health Department.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Savoy, Forty Thieves and Mr. Goodbar, those who receive a vaccine will receive a mimosa in a complimentary champagne flute.
As health officials prepare to inoculate younger people, some creative incentives are called for.
Cities, towns and counties across upstate New York have sued numerous pharmacies, including Wegmans, for their role in the opioid crisis.
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