Indoor Dining Can Resume in Orange Zones
NYS State of the State.
The impact of COVID-19 dominated New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address today. In his remarks the Governor outlined in broad stokes a plan to defeat the pandemic, vaccinate all New Yorkers, address the state’s short-term economic crisis, and prepare for the state’s long-term economic resurgence.
President Trump Signs COVID-19 relief package.
President Trump has signed the COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress last week. The President’s signature comes after he criticized the package after its passage telling Congress to send him new legislation. Trump also signed an annual spending bill averting a government shutdown in the remaining days of 2020.
Congressional leaders have agreed on a new COVID-19 relief package.
The Senate and House are planning to pass the measure later today. President Trump is then expected to sign the legislation as part of an overall spending plan to keep the federal government running into the new year. The relief package includes:
Governor Cuomo Announced Today That More of Niagara County Moves to Yellow Zone
Governor Cuomo announced today that a larger section of Niagara County is now designated as a Yellow Zone as part of the state’s Cluster Action Initiative. These designations require certain activities and operations to stop or scale down until further notice.
Governor Cuomo Announced Today Gyms & Salons Can Reopen; New Zone Designations Coming Monday
The Governor provided more details on New York’s COVID-19 Winter Plan today. The Governor said new Red, Orange, and Yellow Zone designations will be announced this coming Monday following the most recent review of data over the weekend.
Governor Cuomo announced today New York’s revised strategy to deal with the next phase of COVID-19 infection.
The strategy calls for:
Erie County Areas Move to Orange Zones
Governor Cuomo announced today that several municipalities within Erie County are now designated as Orange Zones as part of the state’s Cluster Action Initiative. These designations require certain activities and operations to stop or scale down until further notice. Other municipalities in Erie and Niagara counties have been designated as Yellow Zones.
Erie County Areas Labeled Microcluster Yellow Zone
WNY took a step backward today in our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President’s Executive Orders
As negotiations over another federal stimulus package have stalled on Capitol Hill, President Trump issued several Executive Orders over the weekend. The moves have a direct impact on both employers and employees, although the legality of the President’s actions is being challenged. As a result, much remains unclear.