Governor Cuomo spoke about this during a press conference regarding the rising COVID-19 numbers in Western New York

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The increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the Buffalo area is affecting so many different areas of our community and it looks like the Buffalo Bills are no exception.

Local sports fans, myself included, had been holding out hope that people would be allowed inside of Bills Stadium to watch games in-person. However, those hopes were quickly extinguished when the Governor said it would be 'reckless' to allow fans in the stadium with our increased infection rate.

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According to reporting done by WGRZ, the Governor is concerned about the cluster of coronavirus infections that is showing up in WNY. He specifically called out parts of Erie County like Hamburg, Orchard Park, and Buffalo.

Given the dramatic increase seen in Erie County, it would be reckless from a public health point of view to open the stadium at this time, which I find disappointing
-Governor Andrew Cuomo during a press conference

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We must work to combat this virus, please make sure you wear a mask and remain socially distant.

New York State expects to release more information about future plans to fight COVID-19 in the Buffalo area early next week. Power 93.7 WBLK will contnue to provide updates as information becomes avaiable.