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04/10/2021 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO UPDATES TO NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL GUIDANCE “Our advice to Erie County’s school leaders is to review this update carefully, and implement all possible mitigation strategies, regardless of whether your school chooses to expand in-...
04/09/2021 39% OF ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE As of April 8, 39% of Erie County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 25% percent have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series.
04/08/2021 COVID-19 “SOUTH AFRICAN” VARIANT OF CONCERN DETECTED IN ERIE COUNTY SAMPLES Two COVID-19 samples from Erie County residents have been identified as containing the COVID-19 B.1.351 “South Africa” variant of concern. These samples were collected during March 2021.
04/02/2021 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CAUTIONS RESIDENTS TO REDUCE COVID-19 RISKS AT HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AND RECONSIDER SPRING BREAK TRAVEL ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CAUTIONS RESIDENTS TO REDUCE COVID-19 RISKS AT HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AND RECONSIDER SPRING BREAK TRAVEL
04/02/2021 ONE THIRD OF ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE Through April 1, ECDOH administered 44,559 first doses and 33,205 second doses at county-run PODs (points of distribution). 
04/01/2021 ERIE COUNTY’S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES ISSUE WARNING: COUNTERFEIT PILLS CAN KILL Erie County Central Police Services Forensic Laboratory has seen a steady influx of counterfeit alprazolam and oxycodone tablets seized by law enforcement agencies in Erie County.
04/01/2021 ADDITIONAL COVID-19 VARIANTS OF CONCERN DETECTED IN ERIE COUNTY SAMPLES "These new data appear to confirm what we have suspected – that COVID-19 variants of concern with higher transmission rates are circulating in Erie County,” said Commissioner of Health Dr...
03/29/2021 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES NARCAN TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2021 Public invited to virtual training dates and in-person sessions
03/26/2021 30% OF ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE Data on vaccination rates by ZIP code are updated weekly, and posted to the ECDOH web site. 
03/26/2021 “CALIFORNIA” VARIANTS DETECTED IN ERIE COUNTY COVID-19 SAMPLES University at Buffalo scientists used genetic sequencing to identify variants of concern in specimens from Erie County residents
03/26/2021 FOLLOWING FIVE SUSPECTED OVERDOSE DEATHS IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD, THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH URGES PUBLIC TO “NEVER USE ALONE” Of the 15 confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths in 2021, 7 deaths involved cocaine. 
03/25/2021 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES STATEMENT ON NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY SCHOOL’S SHIFT TO REMOTE LEARNING ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES STATEMENT ON NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY SCHOOL’S SHIFT TO REMOTE LEARNING
03/24/2021 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES STATEMENT ON DEPEW MIDDLE SCHOOL’S SHIFT TO REMOTE LEARNING A decision like this is never easy, and the decisive action taken by Depew Central Schools reflects their commitment to the health and safety of their school community.
03/19/2021 25% OF ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE 25% OF ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE 
03/19/2021 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFERS STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CDC K-12 SCHOOL OPERATIONAL STRATEGY UPDATE The New York State Education Department (NYSED) established reopening guidance for p-12 schools in summer 2020. School districts and schools are responsible for policies and practices that...
03/16/2021 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHARES FEEDBACK FROM COVID-19 CASE INVESTIGATIONS Interviews with newly diagnosed Erie County residents show common themes
03/12/2021 MORE THAN 21% OF ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE Through March 11, ECDOH administered 33,040 first doses and 21,739 second doses at county-run PODs (points of distribution). 

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