11.30 covid bulletin

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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11/17 Webisode: New Guidelines for Out-of-State Travelers

New Guidelines for Out-of-State Travelers NYS has changed protocols for people traveling to New York including state residents. The new mandate was issued as part of an executive order by Governor Cuomo and allows people to test-out of quarantine. Join the Buffalo Niagara Partnership as we break down the new

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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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Bulletin - Traveler Updates

11.3 COVID-19 Bulletin: New Guidelines for Out-of-State Travelers

In an Executive Order issued over the weekend, Governor Cuomo announced new quarantine mandates for those traveling to New York State, including state residents. In comparison to the previous restriction which mandated a two week quarantine for those traveling from states experiencing high COVID-19 cases as identified on a fluid

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8/26 Webisode: School’s Back (Mostly) What Employers Need to Know About Paid Leave

9/8/20 UPDATE:  The U.S. Department of Labor published guidance concerning eligibility for paid leave and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance related to the reopening of schools. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for workers and employers about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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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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SHRM Recertification Provider

Partnership Named SHRM Recertification Provider

The Partnership has officially been named an authorized Recertification Provider by the Society for Human Resource Management.      The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has officially been named an authorized Recertification Provider by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With this certification, participants in our qualified educational trainings and other HR-related programming will now have the

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7/23 Webisode: Contact Tracing – What Employers Need to Know

Employers know they play a critical role in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keeping Buffalo Niagara’s economy moving forward. Part of that responsibility includes working hand-in-hand with county health departments to effectively deploy contact tracing if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19. In response, The Partnership hosted a

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