More than 41,000 nursing home workers statewide have already refused the Covid-19 vaccine, including 2,378 in Western New York.
County officials remain anxious about their ability to follow through on existing vaccination appointments for Thursday and Friday of this week.
Erie County announced Saturday that it canceled its vaccination clinics scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday because it was running out its supply of the vaccine.
The county's announcement does not affect scheduled appointments at sites that are not run by the county, including pharmacies, federally qualified health centers, hospitals and sites run by the state.
Those currently eligible to receive a vaccine are individuals 65 and above, first responders, teachers, public-facing grocery store workers and others.
Wallenwein's Hotel owner Ben Holmes was thrilled by the energy, behavior and patronage during the parking lot party he hosted when the Bills beat the Colts.
"There were 10 ejections, and I believe almost every one of them was related to someone who wasn't wearing a mask," Poloncarz said at a Covid-19 briefing.
The same general rules will be in place along with the same cap on attendance, roughly 6,700 people, at the playoff game versus the Baltimore Ravens.
“This is the most pumped the city has been in 25 years,” one fan said.
Erie County has the lowest average Covid-19 positive rate among the five counties in Western New York, but is the only one subject to "orange zone" restrictions.
The Bills are hosting a home playoff game Saturday for the first time in 24 years and the Bills Mafia, local businesses and the team can't wait.
Health inspectors will be on the lookout Saturday to make sure restaurants are following the state's Covid-19 regulations during the Bills playoff game.
"There is a lot of evidence that suggests I was specifically targeted," says Paul Santora after the State Liquor Authority suspended the liquor license of Santora's Pizza Pub and Grill on New Year's Eve.
Two dozen Buffalo area restaurants submitted court affidavits this week detailing more than $10 million in financial losses for 2020 and 856 job cuts since March.
It could still be “months” before the general population receives either one of the two approved vaccines, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein said during a press briefing Monday.
The Covid-19 pandemic prematurely ended season finales, furthered the decline of network TV, boosted the arrival of new streaming sites and forced local news to make safety adjustments to do its job.
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