News - 2020

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01/08/2020 CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION STARTS WITH SCREENING AND VACCINATION PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
01/25/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PREPARES FOR CORONAVIRUS CASES PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
01/29/2020 STATEMENT FROM THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
01/31/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, UB, AND PATIENT VOICES NETWORK PRESENT A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
02/28/2020 LOCAL GROWERS CELEBRATE NATIONAL CSA DAY BY RELEASING GREATER BUFFALO URBAN GROWERS PLEDGE PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
03/03/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHARES UPDATE ON COVID19 TESTING PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
03/04/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ALERTS COMMUNITY TO INCREASE IN SUSPECTED OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
03/05/2020 ERIE COUNTY OPIATE EPIDEMIC TASK FORCE TO HOLD BLACK BALLOON DAY EVENT ON MARCH 6 PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
03/06/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE PROTOCOL PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
03/09/2020 ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH LAB TO TEST FOR NOVEL CORONAVIRUS March 9, 2020 ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH LAB TO TEST FOR NOVEL CORONAVIRUS  
03/13/2020 UPDATE TO ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH QUARANTINE AND COVID-19 TESTING NUMBERS March 13, 2020 UPDATE TO ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH QUARANTINE AND COVID-19 TESTING NUMBERS  
03/14/2020 ERIE COUNTY CONFIRMS POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THREE ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS March 14, 2020 ERIE COUNTY CONFIRMS POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THREE ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS  
03/15/2020 ERIE COUNTY CONFIRMS ADDITIONAL FOUR POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES IN ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS March 15, 2020 MEDIA ADVISORY  
03/16/2020 UPDATED INFORMATION ON COVID-19 CASE UPDATED INFORMATION ON COVID-19 CASE
03/16/2020 ERIE COUNTY TO PROVIDE COVID-19 UPDATE ON MONDAY ERIE COUNTY TO PROVIDE COVID-19 UPDATE ON MONDAY
03/16/2020 ERIE COUNTY PROVIDES COVID-19 UPDATE ON MONDAY PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
03/16/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE, March 16, 2020 evening COVID-19 UPDATE, March 16, 2020 evening
03/17/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE, March 17, 2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE, March 17, 2020
03/17/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, TUESDAY EVENING ERIE COUNTY, NY – From test results received by the Erie County Department of Health as of close of business on Tuesday, March 17, nine new cases were confirmed.
03/18/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE, Wednesday evening, March 18 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE, March 18, 2020, evening
03/18/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, WEDNESDAY EVENING ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, WEDNESDAY EVENING
03/19/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE, Thursday, March 19 PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
03/20/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE - Friday, March 20 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE - Friday, March 20
03/21/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - Saturday, March 21 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - Saturday, March 21
03/23/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - March 23 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - March 23
03/24/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE March 24, morning ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE March 24, morning
03/24/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, March 24, afternoon ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, March 24, afternoon
03/24/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, March 24, evening ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, March 24, evening
03/25/2020 Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 Update, March 25, evening ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE March 25, 2020  
03/26/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - March 26, afternoon ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - March 26, afternoon
03/27/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE, FRIDAY EVENING ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health is making the following announcements.
03/28/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, March 28, afternoon ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, March 28, afternoon
03/31/2020 ERIE COUNTY UPDATE - March 31, afternoon ERIE COUNTY UPDATE - March 31, afternoon
04/02/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - April 2, afternoon ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - April 2, afternoon
04/03/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - April 3, evening ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE
04/06/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - April 6, evening ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - April 6, evening 
04/10/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE April 10, afternoon ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE April 10, afternoon
04/14/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, April 14, afternoon ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, April 14, afternoon
04/17/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - April 17, morning ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE April 17, morning
04/20/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, April 20, evening ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE, April 20, evening
05/05/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE – May 5, 2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE – May 5, 2020
05/12/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR CAMPGROUNDS ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR CAMPGROUNDS 
05/18/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO OFFER COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTS TO ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO OFFER COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTS TO ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS <</p>
05/28/2020 COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST SCHEDULING RESUMES WITH ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ERIE COUNTY, NY – Scheduling for COVID-19 antibody test appointments has resumed for Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) clinics taking place in June.
06/05/2020 ERIE COUNTY COVID-19 INFORMATION LINE CHANGING HOURS OF OPERATION STARTING SATURDAY, JUNE 6 ERIE COUNTY COVID-19 INFORMATION LINE CHANGING HOURS OF OPERATION STARTING SATURDAY, JUNE 6
06/09/2020 WHAT ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONTACT TRACING, ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE FOR COVID-19 As Western New York moves through the phases of reopening with NY Forward, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) contact tracing program will continue to be an important part of reducing...
06/18/2020 MAKE YOUR LIVING SPACES SAFER DURING NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH With so many people now spending a significant amount of time at home, the Erie County Department of Health is urging homeowners and renters to reduce the risk of preventable injuries inside the home...
06/22/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE ERIE COUNTY OPIATE EPIDEMIC TASK FORCE TO HOLD POP-UP HEALTH FAIR ON JUNE 27 As part of National HIV Testing Day activities taking place nationwide, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force are coordinating a pop-up community...
06/30/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REMINDS RESIDENTS OF TRAVEL ADVISORY Slow the spread of COVID-19 in New York State by preventing travel-based transmission of this disease
07/06/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH URGES PRECAUTIONS DURING EXTREME HEAT Heat-related illness a concern during scorching weather; Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries available as cooling centers
07/07/2020 POP-UP HEALTH FAIR ON JULY 11 IN CHEEKTOWAGA WITH THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force will hold a pop-up community health event on Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 2910 William Street...
07/13/2020 ERIE COUNTY COVID-19 DATA SHOWS INCREASE IN CASES IN YOUNGER ADULTS 54% of new cases last week were between 20-39 years old, compared to 30% for all confirmed cases
07/15/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DIRECTS EDUCATION EFFORTS AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS TOWARD LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND BARS Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has conducted complaint-based investigations of food service establishments in addition to regular...
07/20/2020 POP-UP HEALTH FAIR ON JULY 25 IN AMHERST WITH THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force will hold a pop-up community health event on Saturday, July 25 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 400 John James...
07/20/2020 ERIE COUNTY COVID-19 DATA UPDATE Slight week-over-week increase in positivity rate; more than one-third of new cases seen in 20-29 year old age group
07/28/2020 ERIE COUNTY ALERTS COMMUNITY TO DEATHS DUE TO SUSPECTED COCAINE PLUS OPIOID OVERDOSES By July 2020, suspected and confirmed opioid-related deaths exceeded 2019 total confirmed deaths
07/29/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO OFFER COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC IN RESPONSE TO GROUPING OF NEW CASES ECDOH will coordinate with NYSDOH to provide tests for New Zion Baptist Church members and local community
08/05/2020 CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM OF ERIE COUNTY PLANS ONLINE SERIES FOR CANCER PREVENTION Free web-based presentations will focus screening and awareness for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers
08/09/2020 RABIES VACCINE AIRDROP PLANNED FOR ERIE COUNTY Oral rabies bait protects public health by preventing deadly virus in wildlife
08/12/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EXPLAINS INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES IN TOWN OF EDEN Lab results confirmed in 38 individuals over weekend
08/12/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONTINUES ENFORCEMENT OF NY FORWARD GUIDELINES AT PERMITTED FACILITIES The Erie County Department of Health is responding to questions from permitted facilities, media outlets and the general public about enforcement of the NY Forward guidelines and NY Codes, Rules and...
08/14/2020 AT LEAST 12 OVERDOSES IN ERIE COUNTY IN THE PAST 24 HOURS Erie County Department of Health warns that fentanyl and cocaine can kill; carry Narcan
08/17/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFERS TIPS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES AS HUMID, WARM WEATHER BRINGS OUT THE BUGS Sentinel surveillance in mosquito pools show that mosquitoes that can transmit West Nile virus are present in Erie County
08/17/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES COVID-19 TESTING FOR AGRICULTURAL WORKERS Targeted program will provide diagnostic test access to essential farm workers throughout the County 
08/18/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL PROVIDE INSPECTIONS TO GYMS & FITNESS CENTERS THAT SEEK TO OPEN UNDER NY FORWARD PHASE 4 After reviewing the NY Forward guidance related to re-opening fitness centers and gyms, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is announcing a blanket approval for these facilities to re-open on...
08/20/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HIRING CONTACT TRACERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIANS New positions will support COVID-19 response
08/21/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO OWNERS OF GYMS, FITNESS CENTERS, OTHER FACILITIES FOR INSPECTION PROCEDURES Meeting public safety requirements is part of re-opening process
08/24/2020 SAVE THE DATES: ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES DATES FOR FREE RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS Protect public health by protecting pet health
08/28/2020 ERIE COUNTY OPIATE EPIDEMIC TASK FORCE TO COORDINATE MEMORIAL DISPLAY FOR INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY ECDOH and Task Force Members will transform front lawn of Old County Hall with a display to remember loved ones lost to overdose
09/02/2020 PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS: ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFERS SCREENING AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS OR DISABILITIES Early Intervention and Preschool programs serve children from birth to age 5 with therapies and family supports
09/04/2020 IMAGE GALLERY FROM AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND SELF MAGAZINE PORTRAYS ACCURATE SCENES OF VACCINATION ACROSS ALL AGES Erie County Department of Health shares “Vaccines Save Lives” package; includes free photos available for use by media, general public
09/09/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES LOCATIONS FOR TWO FREE RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS Registration required for pet owners at ECC South (September 19) and ECC North (September 29)
09/21/2020 FREE VIRTUAL NARCAN TRAININGS OFFERED BY ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Online options to learn how and when to use Narcan to save a life by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose
09/30/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PARTNERS WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW YORK FOR MOBILE HEALTH CARE Family planning and sexual health services to be offered at mobile clinic at 608 William Street in Buffalo
10/08/2020 WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? GET A FLU VACCINE, NOW. Erie County Department of Health recommends flu vaccination to reduce influenza cases this winter
10/12/2020 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH CONTINUES WITH NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY ON OCTOBER 16 Erie County Department of Health reminds residents of importance of regular cancer screenings
10/13/2020 CLEAN OUT YOUR CUPBOARDS – ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROMOTES “DRUG TAKE BACK DAY” EVENT ON OCTOBER 24 Multiple drop-off locations in Erie County for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide event to dispose of expired and unused medications
10/14/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADDRESSES RISE IN NEW COVID-19 CASES Epidemiology data offers transmission sources based on case investigations
10/19/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFERS HALLOWEEN SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS ERIE COUNTY, NY – A major celebration of autumn, Halloween, is nearly here.
10/20/2020 ERIE COUNTY OBSERVES NATIONAL LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 25-31 Lead poisoning and its harmful effects are largely preventable with increased testing and education.
10/26/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUTH SPORTS TRAVEL “Coaches and parents who choose to allow children to travel out of state for sports events are putting our school districts and community at risk for travel-based COVID-19 cases,” said Commissioner...
10/28/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES FREE FLU VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULE This flu season, our department is adding free flu vaccine clinics to supplement what is already being provided by local pharmacies, doctor’s offices, healthcare facilities, faith communities, school...
11/07/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONFIRMS 385 NEW COVID-19 CASES FOR NOVEMBER 6 We have to re-double our efforts as a community right now on individual actions to reduce COVID transmission.
11/09/2020 ERIE COUNTY OPIATE EPIDEMIC TASK FORCE LAUNCHES HOPE AND HELP CAMPAIGN Community Education and Awareness Committee challenges Erie County youth to create 30-second video PSAs
11/10/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TEST CRITERIA Public health resources will focus on testing close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases and symptomatic Erie County residents
11/12/2020 COVID WORKING GROUP OF WESTERN NEW YORK RELEASES CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON MASK USAGE A group of more than 20 healthcare and health-related organizations has released a statement today on the importance of mask wearing in healthcare settings, and on masks as an effective tool to...
11/13/2020 POSITIVE FOR COVID-19? ISOLATE AND TELL CLOSE AND HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS TO QUARANTINE “We can stop community transmission of COVID-19, but we need your help.”
11/13/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EXPANDS COVID-19 INFORMATION LINE HOURS, DAYS Strong demand for diagnostic test appointments, general questions
11/16/2020 GET READY FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE OUT ON NOVEMBER 21 Erie County Department of Health marks annual event with support for current smokers and vapers to begin a smoke-free lifestyle
11/23/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGES UNACCEPTABLE DELAYS IN COVID-19 TEST RESULT NOTIFICATION Following an investigation into reports of lengthy wait times for COVID-19 test results, the Erie County Department of Health acknowledges that notification policies in place in November led to...
11/25/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES STATEMENT ON CIVIL PENALTY FOR ATHLETES UNLEASHED The stipulation charged this facility with violations of New York State Public Health Law, New York State Rules and Regulations, Executive Orders And New York State Sanitary Code
12/01/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OUTLINES TESTING PROCESS FOR SCHOOLS IN MICROCLUSTER ZONES Requirements for school-based diagnostic testing programs emphasize safety and quality control
12/04/2020 ERIE COUNTY CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM ANNOUNCES CERVICAL CANCER WEBINAR ON JANUARY 11 ERIE COUNTY CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM ANNOUNCES CERVICAL CANCER WEBINAR ON JANUARY 11 
12/17/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHIFTS INFORMATION LINE HOURS AND ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN SCHEDULE FOR HOLIDAYS Beginning Monday, December 21, new COVID-19 Information Line hours will be: Weekdays, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., Sundays, closed
12/19/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STATEMENT ON CLOSE ORDER ISSUED TO LOCAL SPORTS FACILITY STATEMENT FROM ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ON CLOSE ORDER ISSUED TO LOCAL SPORTS FACILITY
12/21/2020 A CLOSER LOOK AT CONTACT TRACING WITH THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH A CLOSER LOOK AT CONTACT TRACING WITH THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
12/28/2020 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHANGES QUARANTINE GUIDANCE FOLLOWING UPDATE FROM NEW YORK STATE Quarantine time period shifts from 14 days to 10 days

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