Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo continue to work to ensure public safety, prioritize the health and welfare of residents and visitors, and reduce circles of exposure to COVID-19 in our community.
Mayor Brown issued the below statement, following Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen’s Sunday announcement that he tested positive for COVID-19.
“Yesterday, Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen shared that he tested positive for COVID-19. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and easily spread. No one is immune from it and even casual contact can lead to transmission. People who have it may not even show any symptoms and therefore not even be aware that they are spreading it. That is why it is critical we maintain social distancing. Being apart during a time of crisis and uncertainty is one of the most difficult things we can do. It’s natural for us to want to be together and find support in each other when we are scared. I understand how difficult this is for so many of you.”
Mayor Brown continued, “But right now, being physically apart is the only way we can keep each other safe. All of us have to find new ways to interact with each other, console one another and find a supportive community. The positive is that we live in a time and place that allows us to do that through technology. Now is the time for each of us to commit to maintaining a physical distance from each other. Only travel when it is absolutely necessary, limit your face-to-face interactions as much as possible, and stay home whenever you can. The more we follow these steps now, the better off we will be.”
On National Doctors’ Day, Mayor Brown also took a moment to recognize those on the front lines in the fight against Coronavirus.
He stated, “Today is National Doctors’ Day, a day when we can and should express our gratitude and appreciation to the women and men who are risking themselves to meet our community’s needs. Please join me in thanking our doctors, as well as the nurses, EMS workers, hospital support staff, first responders and other health care workers for the extraordinary efforts during this time.”
THE FOLLOWING LIST INDICATES THE LATEST UPDATES, CHANGES AND REMINDERS TO CITY OF BUFFALO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS THAT AFFECT THE PUBLIC, EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020.
Reminder: The Broadway Market continues to be open Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm, to help residents with grocery needs
Collecting blood is a marathon, not a sprint. ConnectLife continues to call on residents to step up and help replenish the dangerously low blood supply.
Mayor Brown continues to stress the importance of residents completing their Census forms.
Go to 2020Census.gov to fill out your form