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.
“The number of Covid-19 cases are rising more rapidly than we originally anticipated and that is why we really need to focus on practicing social distancing to the greatest extent possible,” stated Mayor Brown. “Stay home as much as possible. You should only leave for a limited number of reasons, including to shop for necessary items like food or personal care items, to go to work if you are considered an essential service and you cannot work from home, and for limited amounts of outdoor exercise that do not require you to gather in groups and where you can observe a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.”
He continued, “My team is working round-the-clock to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the City of Buffalo. Our City’s services, including 311, are operating and responding to residents’ needs. If you have questions or need non-emergency services please call 311 and we will be able to assist you.”
All non-essential travel between the United State and Canada is no longer allowed, until April 20th
There is still an urgent need in our area for blood donations. If you are healthy and able to donate, make an appointment by visiting ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or by calling 529.4270.
Completing the Census is important and having an accurate count will help our City in the recovery phase of this emergency. Go to 2020Census.gov to fill out your form.
Both the federal and state governments have moved the tax deadline from April 15th to July 15th.
All major telecommunication companies have pledge to the Federal Government that they will NOT disconnect service for the next 60 days due to the lack of payment. This includes Spectrum, AT&T, Verizon, Spring, T-Mobile and more;
Governor Cuomo recently announced that the Department of Financial Services has directed mortgage servicers to provide 90-day mortgage relief to borrowers impacted by the coronavirus; it includes waiving mortgage payments based on financial hardship; no late or online payment fees and no negative reporting to credit bureaus.
New York State’s application to be eligible for the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Program has been approved. For more information, business owners can visit sba.gov.
Continue to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable in our community, including older adults, homebound individuals, persons with disabilities, and those who live alone are in danger of social isolation.
For general questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To combat false information, go to the City’s FAQs page about COVID-19 on the City’s website.