Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the launch of covid19.buffalony.gov, a new website that will serve as a COVID-19 resource and information hub for City of Buffalo residents. The new website is a one-stop destination, designed to assist residents in staying informed regarding the latest COVID-19 related news, policies and resources in Buffalo.
Mayor Brown stated, “As we continue to work in neighborhoods across the City to provide essential services for residents and businesses, while also protecting their health and well-being, we know that centralizing critical information is key to our efforts. We can’t let misinformation lead people to make poor decisions about their health and this virus.”
He continued, “Ensuring our residents have accurate, up to date information about the coronavirus is critical during this challenging time. Covid19.buffalony.gov is another resource residents can access to gather information to help us follow public health guidelines that will help keep ourselves and neighbors safe.”
The website includes information for small businesses, where to find free food distribution and meal sites, how to access support for older residents, help for those seeking employment, health and mental health guidance, shareable infographics with information regarding COVID-19, ways people can help others through volunteering and donating, and a special “In Memoriam” section which pays tribute to people who lost have lost their lives during this pandemic, which is so important because we have been unable to gather in celebration of these lives and to mourn their passing, as we normally would.
This resource page also features data and dashboards that show the impact of coronavirus at the city, county, state, national, and global level. These dashboards are updated daily with information from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health, the Erie County Department of Health, and Johns Hopkins University.
City residents will also be able to suggest information and resources that could be shared with the general public. Those suggestions will be considered so that the best and most helpful information can be accessed quickly from this trusted site.
For more information, please visit, covid19.buffalony.gov.