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3.10.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: American Rescue Plan Passes

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed the American Rescue Plan.   Lawmakers approved the $1.9 trillion dollar spending plan strictly along party lines with no support from the GOP.  President Biden has announced his will sign the legislation on Friday.  In total, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office estimates approximately $100 billion is headed

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3.3.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS Updates

Embattled NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo held his first COVID-19 briefing in over a week today.  In addition to sharing the positive news that COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates continue to decline across the state, the Governor announced:  He has reached an agreement with legislative leaders regarding repeal of his expanded powers related to COVID-19.  Several lawmakers of both

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1.27.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Cuomo Lifts Zone Restrictions in WNY

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that all Orange and Yellow Zone restrictions in WNY have been lifted.  The Governor eliminated most zones across New York with some exceptions downstate.  Cuomo says the restrictions are being lifted as the “holiday surge” is over in New York with the state seeing a decline in both

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1.25.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: PPP Round 2 Is Open & NYS Unemployment Insurance Update 

SBA Issues Guidance on Next Round of PPP Loans  The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) interim final rules, offering additional guidance on the new PPP provisions contained in the federal COVID-19 relief package passed in December 2020.   PPP is now reopen through March 31, 2021 and the new rules include changes to the underlying PPP

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1.14.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Indoor Dining Can Resume

Indoor Dining Can Resume in Orange Zones   The Cuomo administration announced today that all restaurants operating in Orange Zones can resume indoor dining.  The announcement comes after a group of Buffalo area restaurants sued the state on the issue and a judge ruled in their favor citing no “rational basis”

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1.11.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS State of the State

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. 

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12.28 COVID-19 Bulletin: Trump Signs Relief Package

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

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12.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Federal Relief Package Details

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

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12.14 COVID-19 Bulletin: More of Niagara County Moves to Yellow Zone

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. The expanded Yellow Zone in Niagara County now

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12.11 COVID-19 Bulletin: Gyms & Salons Can Reopen; New Zone Designations Coming Monday 

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.    He also announced: 

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