Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo are working to ensure public safety and prioritize the health and welfare of residents and visitors. We are doing our part to continue to reduce the potential circles of exposure to COVID-19 in our community. The following list indicates the latest updates and changes to City of Buffalo government operations that affect the public, effective March 17, 2020.
At this time, there are 1,374 confirmed Coronavirus cases in New York State, 12 deaths statewide and 11 diagnosed in Erie County, 4 of which are in Buffalo.
Reminder: Code Blue is in effect tonight. Harbor House, St. Luke’s and Holy Cross are open from 8 pm to 8 am;
Again, all municipal buildings, including City Hall, remain closed to the general public; despite interest and late fee payments being suspended, City Hall bill payments remain operational. You can make a payment online by visiting the City’s website or by calling the following numbers:
WITH REGARD TO PARKING:
To assist those with child care issues, The Childcare Resource Network is providing free help finding the right child care option for parents and families. Call 877-6666;
The COVID-19 outbreak is also resulting in volunteer opportunities. If you’re not sick and have a vehicle go to buffalony.gov/volunteer;
More than 3,600 residents signed up for BuffAlert on Monday, March 16th to stay informed on important information like emergencies and cancellations. You can sign up by texting Join BUFFALERT to 30890;
Mayor Brown continues to encourage people to give blood, if able. There is a shortage of blood in Erie County. Call 529-4270 to make an appointment or email connectlifegiveblood.org.
The City continues to work toward a complete count of our community during Census 2020. Census information has or is arriving in local mailboxes. It is critically important that every resident is counted so we get our fair share of federal funding. Go to 2020Census.gov to fill out your form;
THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF NEW CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS:
LOTS OF INFORMATION CONTINUES TO CIRCULATE: