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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Mayor Brown Urges Residents to Get Tested for COVID19 & Continued Vigilance to Protect Public Health

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Buffalo, N.Y. – Mayor Byron W. Brown is reminding residents that resources continue to be available to help protect and inform them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City’s one-stop information hub, covid19.buffalony. gov, gives residents easy access to COVID-related news and updates, including an interactive map residents can navigate to find a COVID-19 testing site near them. According to the Erie County Health Department, as of Wednesday, July 15, 2020, there were 3,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Buffalo, a figure that shows that the virus continues to have an impact on the City and Western New York.

Mayor Brown stated, “COVID-19 remains a threat to our community and we cannot afford to let our guard down at this time. We must remain vigilant and continue to take the necessary precautions to maintain public health and safety. Please continue to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings when going out. If you start to experience symptoms, get tested immediately at one of the many locations Citywide we have available on our website. We will get through this if we continue to stick together and protect ourselves and each other. The way we stick together is why we are the City of Good Neighbors.”

Covid19.buffalony.gov also includes information for small businesses, employment assistance, health and mental health guidance, 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.

The website also features links to food resources, tips for seniors, kid-friendly online activities. For more information, please visit, covid19.buffalony.gov.

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