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11.30 COVID-19 Bulletin: Governor Announces New COVID-19 Response Plan

Governor Cuomo announced today New York’s revised strategy to deal with the next phase of COVID-19 infection. The strategy calls for: Linking key hospital data to the state’s existing Red, Orange, and Yellow Zone designations. The goal is to better manage the state’s hospital capacity which is being tested given

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11.18 COVID-19 Bulletin: Erie County Areas Moved to Orange Zones

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. 

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11.9 COVID-19 Bulletin: Erie County Areas Labeled Microcluster Yellow Zone

Erie County Areas Labeled Microcluster Yellow Zone  WNY took a step backward today in our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Governor Cuomo has announced that several municipalities within Erie County are a part of the state’s Cluster Action Initiative.    The following Erie County municipalities have been designated as Yellow Zones: Amherst  Aurora  Buffalo  Cheektowaga 

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8.10 COVID-19 Bulletin: President’s Executive Orders

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

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6.29 COVID-19 Bulletin: WNY Cleared to Enter Phase 4 Tomorrow

UPDATE: WNY Cleared to Enter Phase 4 Tomorrow  Western New York has been approved to enter Phase 4 of reopening tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30th. New York State released Guidelines for Phase 4 Industries last week. The guidelines issued for Phase 4 industries also include a Business Safety Plan Template. Having a clear and

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6.15 COVID-19 Bulletin: WNY Cleared for Phase 3 Reopening

UPDATE: WNY Cleared for Phase 3 Reopening New York State has cleared Western New York to reopen Phase 3 of our economy tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Phase 3 industries are as follows: Food Services Personal Care Guidance for Phase 3 industries can be found HERE. Phase 3 business join

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6.5 COVID-19 Bulletin: Paycheck Protection Program Update

UPDATE: Paycheck Protection Program Congress and President Trump have come together to make significant changes to Paycheck Protection Program loans. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: Extends the loan term from 8 weeks to 24 weeks giving employers more time to rehire employees and qualify for loan forgiveness Lowers the

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6.3 COVID-19 Bulletin: Phase 2 Reopening Expanded

UPDATE: Phase 2 Reopening Expanded Western New York restaurants will be able to open for outdoor dining beginning tomorrow June 4th as part of expanded Phase 2 reopening guidance released by New York State today. WNY was cleared to enter Phase 2 yesterday. Restaurants had been allowed to operate for pick-up/delivery only since New York’s economy

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