Press Releases - 2020

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July
7/10/20 NEW EC DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & PLANNING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE VOUCHER PROGRAM MAKES DISPOSAL EASY
7/9/20 ERIE COUNTY OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION WORKING TO EDUCATE, INFORM CONSUMERS
7/9/20 ERIE COUNTY BOOSTS SMALL BUSINESSES WITH MICRO ENTERPRISE LOAN/GRANT PROGRAM
7/6/20 FOCUS ON FUNDING, SERVICES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN ERIE COUNTY
7/2/20 GUEST COLUMN: Enjoy Erie County Parks All Summer Long
7/1/20 LIVE WELL ERIE HOUSING ADVISORY TASK FORCE CONVENES TO CONFRONT LOOMING HOUSING CRISIS
June
6/12/20 EC DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & PLANNING ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM FOR 2020
6/8/20 ERIE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER 2020 FISH STOCKING PROGRAM OPENS
6/4/20 ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARK POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES 2020 COVID-19 BUDGET DEFICIT PLAN IN EFFORT TO ADDRESS FISCAL CHALLENGES
6/2/20 CURFEW IMPLEMENTED FOR CITY OF BUFFALO, FIRST RING SUBURBS TONIGHT
6/1/20 ERIE COUNTY TO ASSIST LICENSED BARBER SHOPS, SALONS IN GETTING READY FOR PHASE TWO RE-OPENING
May
5/28/20 ERIE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES PANDEMIC EBT BENEFIT
5/22/20 VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION BASED ON VIEWING OF NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT IMPACT OF PLASTIC POLLUTION SCHEDULED FOR MAY 29
5/22/20 CLOTH FACE MASKS DISTRIBUTED TO INDEPENDENT SENIOR HOUSING APARTMENTS LOCATED THROUGHOUT ERIE COUNTY
5/21/20 ERIE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2020 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
5/15/20 POLONCARZ ISSUES EMERGENCY ORDER ON USE OF FACE MASKS
5/8/20 GUEST COLUMN: Helping Our Local Economy Cope with COVID-19
5/7/20 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF 2019 YEAR-END BUDGET BALANCING AMENDMENTS
5/7/20 ERIE COUNTY, PARTNERS OFFERING RAIN BARRELS AND COMPOST BINS
April
4/29/20 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES’ UNIVERSITY EXPRESS SPRING SEMESTER 2020 GOES ONLINE
4/28/20 ERIE COUNTY GOLF COURSES PREPARE FOR OPENING
4/27/20 SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
4/23/20 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES, PARTNERS ANNOUNCE HEARTS AND HANDS IS READY TO ASSIST WITH TRANSPORTATION, DELIVERIES, AND MORE
4/22/20 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES OFFERS RESOURCES TO HELP COMBAT SOCIAL ISOLATION DURING THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC
4/20/20 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES RECEIVES COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE FUND GRANT FROM THE REDLICH HOROWITZ FOUNDATION
4/17/20 COVID-19 PANDEMIC, RESPONSE PUTTING PRESSURE ON ERIE COUNTY BUDGET
4/15/20 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES EXPANDS GO AND DINE PROGRAM
4/14/20 POLONCARZ ISSUES EMERGENCY ORDER CLOSING CAMPGROUNDS
4/11/20 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES, PARTNERS SEEK VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH TRANSPORTATION, DELIVERIES, MORE FOR SENIORS AND THE DISABLED COMMUNITY
4/11/20 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SHARES RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES IN CRISIS
4/9/20 POLONCARZ ISSUES EMERGENCY ORDER ON USE OF FACE MASKS
4/8/20 ERIE COUNTY BUSINESS TASK FORCE CREATED
4/6/20 GUEST COLUMN: Working together to weather the storm
4/2/20 EC DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES REMINDS RESIDENTS TO ACCESS PROGRAMS FROM HOME
March
3/31/20 EC PARKS TO CLOSE DISC GOLF COURSES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
3/24/20 MATCHING ESSENTIAL FRONT LINE WORKERS WITH NEEDED CHILD CARE
3/23/20 HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLNESS FOR CAREGIVERS OF THE ELDERLY DURING COVID-19
3/22/20 POLONCARZ JOINS GROCERS IN STATEMENT ON SUPPLIES
3/21/20 NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE LOOKING FOR EMPLOYERS WHO VIOLATE GOVERNOR CUOMO’S ORDERS OR LABOR LAWS
3/18/20 STAYING POSITIVE AND OVERCOMING ANXIETY DURING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
3/17/20 CLARIFICATION ON BUSINESS OPERATION DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
3/16/20 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES STEPS TO HELP COMBAT THE TRANSMISSION OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS  
3/16/20 SOME ERIE COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO BEGIN WORKING FROM HOME
3/15/20 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT ON SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS, NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES
3/15/20 COUNTYWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS URGE RESTRAINT, COMMON SENSE TO CURTAIL SHOPPERS’ PANIC BUYING
3/15/20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL EXPOSURE FROM POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE IN CLARENCE
3/15/20 FIRST COVID-19 CASES IDENTIFIED IN ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS
3/13/20 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES SUSPENDS SOME SERVICES
3/13/20 Upcoming Erie County Civil Service Examinations Postponed
3/6/20 START PLANNING FOR 2020 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
3/6/20 GUEST COLUMN: New Convention Center is Essential for Our Local Economy
3/4/20 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON COVID19 TESTING
February
2/28/20 TONAWANDA CREEK ROAD SLIDE REMEDIATION WORK UNDERWAY
2/27/20 HELP SPREAD THE WORD FOR INCLUSION!
2/26/20 ERIE COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT OFFERS GOLF SEASON PASSES
2/24/20 ERIE COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT CONTINUES WINTER ACTIVITIES
2/14/20 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AWARDED ADDITIONAL $2 MILLION TO EXPAND DAYCARE AVAILABILITY FOR LOCAL FAMILIES
2/13/20 CONVENTION CENTER PLAN SPOTLIGHTS DOWNTOWN LOCATION
2/12/20 GUEST COLUMN: 2020 CENSUS IS COUNTING ON ALL OF US
2/10/20 2021 Cultural Funding Application Period Set to Begin
2/9/20 POLONCARZ ASSAILS FEDERAL BAN ON NEW YORK PARTICIPATION IN THE TRUSTED TRAVEL PROGRAM
2/5/20 BRIDGING THE COMMUNICATION GAP BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT, DEAF/HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY
2/4/20 TREE AND SHRUB SEEDLINGS AVAILABLE FROM ERIE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
January
1/29/20 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES, PARTNERS ARRIVE AT TAX BILL SOLUTION
1/24/20 A PLAYGROUND FOR ALL PLANNED FOR CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK
1/21/20 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON IMPACT GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSED CHANGES TO MEDICAID WOULD HAVE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUDGETS
1/17/20 JOIN THE 2020 CENSUS TEAM
1/16/20 BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD DELIVERS ANNUAL REPORT
1/16/20 PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED ON 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND 2020 ACTION PLAN
1/14/20 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO STEM TIDE OF ARBOREAL INVADERS
1/13/20 POLONCARZ APPOINTS BYLEWSKI DIRECTOR OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES
1/13/20 WINTERFEST RETURNS TO CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK
1/7/20 CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK SKI HILL TOW ROPE COMPLETED
1/3/20 GUEST COLUMN: Building a stronger Erie County for all in 2020
1/3/20 POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES 2020 LIVE WELL ERIE BLOCK GRANT AWARDS
1/2/20 POLONCARZ APPOINTS SZYMANSKI ERIE COUNTY DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT