WNY Does Not Yet Meet NYS Reopening Criteria
As reopening will occur in New York State on a regional basis, Governor Andrew Cuomo has laid out seven data-driven criteria to qualify a region to begin reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buffalo Open For Business: Mary Sullivan of Good Neighbors Credit Union
Yasmin Young speaks with Mary Sullivan of Good Neighbors Credit Union
Cuomo Extends NYS on PAUSE to May 15th
Governor Andrew Cuomo stated on Thursday that New York on PAUSE, the executive order that shut down non-essential businesses and schools for safety from COVID-19, has been extended to at least May 15th.
Cuomo Orders All New Yorkers To Wear Face Coverings In Public
Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday that he was signing an executive order that will require all New Yorkers to wear mouth and nose coverings while in public where social distancing is not possible.
Stimulus Check Tracking Portal Now Open
You can now check on the status of your stimulus check from the government, or expedite the process if you haven't filed your taxes for 2019 yet. According to CNN: Taxpayers who haven't authorized a direct deposit could be waiting weeks for a check in the mail -- though they can update their bank information using Treasury's new web portal, which went live Wednesday...
All NYS Essential Businesses Must Provide Face Masks to Workers
An executive order signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo states that all workers in essential businesses in New York State that have direct interaction with the public must wear face masks provided to them by their employer.
Senator Schumer Proposes $25K Pay Increase For Essential Workers
Per WIVB, New York Senator Chuck Schumer called for a "Heroes Fund" on Monday that would provide up to $25,000 in hazard pay for frontline health care and those in the service industry. The fund is designed to help retain and recruit these essential workers who are helping maintain our community's infrastructure and battling COVID-19 on the front lines...
WNY Virtual Job Fair
While nobody can attend an in-person job fair right now, there are still PLENTY of companies out there looking to hire right now and in the near future. This is your one-stop shop for job opportunities in WNY. Click on the orange business name to head to their respective online career platforms. Fro...
Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive For Coronavirus
In what appears to be the first documented case of a coronavirus infection in an animal in the United States, a tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
CDC Formally Recommends Use of Cloth Face Coverings
After analyzing recent studies on how COVID-19 is spread, the CDC is now formally recommending the use of cloth face coverings, particularly in public settings like grocery stores or pharmacies.
Global COVID-19 Cases Pass 1M, Nearly 900 in Erie/Niagara Counties
Per Johns Hopkins University, the world count for confirmed COVID-19 cases has officially passed one million (1,140,327), with over 60,000 deaths reported along with 233,000 recoveries. The United States is responsible for the most confirmed cases, with over 278,000 and 7,103 deaths as of this writing...
Cuomo to Move Upstate Ventilators to Areas of Need
Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference on Friday that he is mobilizing the National Guard to help redistribute ventilators from across the state to areas that are most in need. Per WGRZ: "There could be several hundred excess ventilators in hospitals that don't need them right now," He said...