The pandemic is “placing significant strains on the Wyoming County Community Health System,” said the chair of Wyoming County's Board of Supervisors.
Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein warned those without a vaccine should consider skipping holiday gatherings over the next few weeks.
Western New York’s virus numbers are hot and getting hotter. Heading into a season of holiday gatherings, there’s little reason to think they’re going to settle down.
"The town will defend our businesses' and residents' right to make their own decisions," Marilla Supervisor Earl Gingerich Jr. said.
The number of new Covid-19 cases among students and teachers in Erie County recently hit an all-time high: more than 1,000 new cases the week of Nov. 7.
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Some bars are requiring proof of vaccination as the mask rule went into effect ahead of Thanksgiving Eve, traditionally one of the busiest nights for bars in Buffalo.
The indoor masking requirement is considered Phase 1 of a four-phase restrictions and shutdown plan if Covid cases and hospitalizations continue to rise.
Mandatory mask-wearing is back in Erie County's restaurants, gyms and other public places, and the county executive is considering much more restrictive measures if Covid-19 hospitalizations increase.
As workers have grown more comfortable working from home, businesses are trying to strike a balance between returning to what was normal before the pandemic and a new dynamic in the labor market.
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 Covid-19 testing landscape has changed dramatically since the early days of the pandemic.
Hochul, in her visit Tuesday to Buffalo, said Western New York's transmission rate of 8% is well above the 5% rate she considers "unacceptably high."
Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein continues to be the highest-paid employee in Erie County government.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said there would be “no questions asked” if time-eligible adults want to get a booster.
In contrast to Cuomo, Hochul has made clear from the start that local government experts would be in the driver’s seat for many Covid response decisions.
The rise in Covid-19 caseloads in Erie County is driven in large part by school-age children.
Murphy confirmed that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss his first game in 20 years.
Plans by fans and family members to attend weekend Section VI football finals at Highmark Stadium were thrown into confusion Wednesday over whether they had to be vaccinated.
The Covid-19 pandemic didn't improve locally in October, but no one is certain exactly why that's so.
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Many private-sector employers have been reluctant to impose vaccine mandates, at a time when they're worried about keeping employees on board.
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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.