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Poloncarz set to brief business leaders Friday on COVID-19 data, possible mask mandate

BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) —  Erie County is creeping closer to the CDC threshold that would bring back masks for people who are fully vaccinated.

REPORTER: What has been the immediate reaction?

“Well, I think there are just a lot of questions and a lot of uncertainty about what’s going to trigger what? And, I think the timing is interesting because I think a lot of businesses have sort of announced their reopening back to work plans,” said Dottie Gallagher, the president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Many businesses continue to operate under CDC and state guidelines that if you’ve fully vaccinated, you don’t have to wear a mask.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership says they want the latest trends on COVID data.

“Which is one of the reasons why we’re doing a business meeting with the county executive tomorrow morning to really put some of those questions on the table so businesses can have more certainty on their return to the office plans,” Gallagher said.

That virtual briefing is scheduled for 8:30 in the morning. We’ll be sure to monitor it when it happens.

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