The number of open appointments comes as Western New York leads the state in the rate of new Covid cases.
Friday marks the 200th anniversary of the creation of Erie County, a milestone that will be marked by a yearlong bicentennial celebration.
"If New York State changes their school guidance, then that will be the new standard for all school districts in Erie County," Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale R. Burstein said Tuesday.
"With more common sense and simple human decency, we could have done better. Fewer Americans should have died," writes The News' Editorial Board.
The holes that the pandemic blew through the region's local government budgets will soon be overflowing with federal dollars.
During a virtual update on the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, both Poloncarz and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein said it was important that Erie County residents be apprised of the situation at St. Benedict School.
"I think the vaccine logjam is really going to break into March and April, and we'll really be rolling," said Dr. Thomas Russo, chief of infectious diseases at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The first eight days of appointments for the clinic at the Delavan-Grider Community Center are booked solid, but after that there's lots of room.
Once vaccines start showing up regularly and in greater amounts, frustrations should ease.
Among all county employees, 1,226 staffers received $5.9 million in overtime related to the new coronavirus health crisis last year.
Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, striking his best Junior G-Man pose, is making life more difficult for businesses while mugging for…
The county is scheduling no future clinics beyond this month because there's no certainty regarding how much vaccine the county will receive in future weeks.
Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw is blocking the county health department's ability to collect a $300 fine charged to an Akron restaurant.
The total number of deaths for December has now risen to 385, the worst month for county deaths – by far – since the local health crisis began in March.
The Covid-19 pandemic is more than a lethal threat to individuals or a menace to public health. It is also an acid that burns into the fissure…
The Lincoln Building, which once served as a school and historic worship space, is being transformed into a new $5.4 million hub for Erie County's fight against Covid-19.
The Buffalo Zoo, SUNY Erie Community College and FeedMore WNY will share $1.8 million in year-end Covid-19 relief funding, according to Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.
Erie County officials were faintly optimistic as they reviewed Covid-19 data suggesting the post-Thanksgiving Day surge in cases might be tapering off.
The governor said if a region's seven-day average shows that within three weeks a region will hit 90% hospital capacity, the state would institute the "red zone" shutdown.
The Erie County Legislature – with votes split along party lines – approved a $1.7 billion 2021 budget Thursday.
In November, at least 138 Erie County residents died from the coronavirus – and about 100 of them died during the final two weeks of the month.
The five counties in the Western New York region reported 988 cases on Tuesday, just eight short of the record.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said he was informed by the Erie County Department of Health that a new high was set Monday for Covid-19 patient hospitalizations in Erie County, with 264.
A red zone designation would bring shutdowns similar to what the state imposed in the spring.
The yellow zone boundaries imposed on much of Erie County this week to control the spread of Covid-19 may soon get even bigger as county pers…