The Erie County Health Department fined the village $300 for repeatedly flouting the county and state mask-wearing requirement in public spaces, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Tuesday.
County Executive Mark Poloncarz confirmed Tuesday that the village is the only local government to be formally sanctioned and fined $300 by the Erie County Health Department for actively and repeatedly flouting the mask-wearing rules.
The debate over facts and freedom and rights and restrictions that has roiled the nation since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has come to a one-square-mile community where complaining about traffic and parking used to rate as the biggest issue.
Erie County Health Department officials met with more than 150 administrators, superintendents and nurses from public, charter and private schools Friday afternoon to explain how the "test-to-stay" program will work.
On Monday, the first schools in Erie County will begin the test-to-stay program as part of a pilot in the Grand Island Central School District.
We think Erie County could have widened the experiment to include a few other districts, but the pilot program in Grand Island is a promising start.
If there is one facet of civic life that has suffered more than others during this unforgiving pandemic, it’s public education. It’s been battered around the country, in New York State and in Erie County.
Bennett High School's postponed playoff football game against McQuaid Jesuit will be played at 6 tonight at Williamsville South High School.
The legal battle over which players will be allowed to play in a high school playoff football game is scheduled to continue Tuesday morning in a Buffalo courtroom.
An indignant Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash took Rochester's McQuaid Jesuit High School to task on Sunday.
A caveat: The close contact must get a negative Covid-19 test, which can be conducted five days after the suspected Covid-19 exposure.
The rise in Covid-19 caseloads in Erie County is driven in large part by school-age children.
Research shows that while breakthrough infections are rising, the vaccines are doing what they are supposed to do when it comes to preventing serious illness and death in most people.
On the subject of masks in schools, two questions arise: Do students, especially the younger ones, need breaks from wearing them? And when ca…
Mrs. Fitch worked as a public health nurse for Erie County for 18 years and a real estate agent for 15 years and was active in many community organizations.
"One of the many things that frustrates people is you have inconsistent application of rules, or you have the enforcement of rules that defy logic," said Hamburg Superintendent Michael Cornell.
Oishei Children's Hospital and the Erie County Health Department teamed up to offer a vaccination clinic for 5- to 11-year-olds who became eligible for the vaccine Wednesday.
The Covid-19 positivity rate in the five-county Western New York region, calculated on a seven-day average, rose on Friday to 5.3%, up from 5.23% on Thursday and 4.69% on Wednesday.
The test-to-stay procedure would require students who wish to avoid quarantine to test negative for Covid-19 in a rapid test each day for seven days after potential exposure to an infected individual.
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In recent weeks, many overarching patterns remain unchanged. Overall cases are still rising, thanks to the Delta variant, but not as quickly as before.
State and Erie County health officials declined to say whether the shrinking available ICU space is cause for concern, or what steps they would direct local hospitals to take if the trend continues.
With tens of thousands of Bills fans trying to enter Highmark Stadium for every home game, how much vaccination vetting occurs?