There is a COVID-19 update for the residents of Wyoming County. As of late Wednesday, health officials announced that the ongoing health crisis is putting a strain on the health system. This comes the same day as Erie County announced a new infection rate record.

According to The Daily News:

The state of emergency took effective at 2:41 p.m. Dec. 1 and will remain in place for up to 30 days, unless rescinded. The declaration my be extended for additional 30-day periods, said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Rebecca Ryan.

The purpose of the state of emergency is
to make sure hospitals, doctor's offices and school districts have the resources they need to navigate the pandemic.

Wyoming County follows other neighboring counties that have made a similar declaration over the last couple of days. With the COVID-19 infection rate seeing record numbers in Erie County, there is now a mask mandate that is in place.

There was a new record set in Erie County for COVID-19. The Erie County Department of Health announced 899 additional cases, breaking the previous record of 878 set back on November 23rd. COVID-19 is as prevalent as ever in the Western New York region and you are encouraged to get a vaccine or a booster if you are due for one.

If you plan on attending a Sabres game or a Buffalo Bills game in the next couple of days, make sure you remember to bring your proof of COVID-19 vaccination. You will be required to show that proof when you enter either the Key Bank Center or Highmark Stadium.

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