Taylor Manzare graduates from University of Tampa

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo left business groups and a slew of upstate leaders frustrated Thursday when he abruptly declared that regions waiting to begin the second phase of reopening businesses will have to wait until "international experts" conduct a review of health data.

The Niagara County Department of Health announced two COVID-19 related deaths on Monday.

Federal, county and city leaders representing Niagara Falls are calling on the Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Brett Giroir, who has been designated the coronavirus National Testing Czar, to coordinate testing sites in the City of Niagara Falls. 

ALBANY -- New York's public schools must stay closed for the remainder of the current academic year and should begin working on reopening plans, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.

ALBANY — The North Country, the Mohawk Valley and Central New York are expected to be among New York's first regions where limited business activity will resume in May, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

The Niagara County Health Department said Sunday that 35 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Niagara County since Friday. They raise th total number of cases to 394.

ALBANY — State lawmakers have nothing on their legislative calendar for the remainder of the 2020 session but advocates for a wide variety of causes hope to keep it from staying a blank slate.

ALBANY — The Cuomo administration's block on elective surgeries will be gradually removed for New York hospitals in regions where the infection rate for the coronavirus has been relatively low and where there is adequate bed space, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

Niagara Falls will shine purple from 8 p.m. to midnight for #HospitalityStrong, to honor hospitality industry workers worldwide who have been deeply-impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Niagara County officials announced the death of an 88-year-old man on Monday from COVID-19, bringing the county's total number of deaths to 16.

The Niagara County Department of Health reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Sunday.

NEW YORK — New York’s daily toll of coronavirus deaths hit its lowest point in more than two weeks, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Saturday that the state isn’t ready to ease up on shutdowns of schools, businesses and gatherings.

NEW YORK — New York is focusing more on the testing that will be be needed to restart the economy. New York City started to open new coronavirus testing sites for hard-hit communities Friday, and the state will coordinate testing at hundreds of labs.

Niagara County health officials are reporting four more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 13 to date.

NEW YORK — New York planned for a long fight against the coronavirus outbreak amid hopeful hospitalization trends. Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended stay-at-home restrictions Thursday through mid-May and New York City is getting ready to use 11,000 empty hotel rooms for coronavirus quarantines. Mea…

Niagara County officials reported an additional four COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the county-reported death toll to nine.

Six of the deaths related to the novel coronavirus in Niagara County have involved individuals who were receiving care from either nursing or adult care facilities, according to new information released Monday by the New York State Department of Health.

NEW YORK — New York’s coronavirus death toll has now topped 10,000 only about a month after the state recorded its first fatality, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

ALBANY — The governors of seven northeastern states launched a team effort Monday to reopen businesses and schools, using a strategy that they said will be greatly influenced by public health objectives.

NEW YORK — Amid some signs of hope that the coronavirus infection rate is plateauing, New York is still wrapping up its worst week in deaths so far since the outbreak began. Officials announced Sunday that the daily death toll for the state topped 700 in the state for the sixth straight day.…

Niagara County Department of Health officials said Saturday 28 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Niagara County since Thursday, raising the total number of COVID-19 cases to 194.

ALBANY — Overwhelmed by a barrage of applications for jobless benefits, the state Labor Department says it has beefed up its ability to process the paperwork and cut down on delays that have caused frustration for thousands of New Yorkers.

ALBANY — Responding to state government's financial crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has frozen contractual pay increases some unions have negotiated with his administration, igniting howls of protest from some -- but not all -- labor leaders.

ALBANY — New York's biggest concentration of COVID-19 deaths has come at state-licensed nursing homes — though the state has so far opted to keep a lid on the identity of the specific facilities.

With Niagara County reporting its first COVID-19 death, Niagara County Legislature Chair Becky Wydysh, R-Lewiston, delivered a somber message during the county's daily briefing on Tuesday.

Seventy-four non-profit organizations in the region have received grants from the newly formed Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund coordinated in part by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Niagara County's first COVID-19 death was reported on Tuesday morning.

NEW YORK — New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, marking the biggest one-day jump in the outbreak. The state’s death toll since the beginning of the outbreak is now 5,489, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Niagara County has received 100 of the 1,500 coronavirus test kits that the county health department requested, Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton announced during Monday's county briefing.

ALBANY — New York's non-essential businesses and schools must now stay closed through April 29, even as COVID-19 deaths appear to be tapering off in the downstate region, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Monday.

Reddy Bikeshare has re-opened for service in both Buffalo and Niagara Falls for its fifth season.

In accordance with Department of Defense policy, all personnel including military, DoD civilian employees and contractors now must wear a face mask or cloth face-covering while on the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station when they cannot maintain 6 feet physical distance in public areas or work…

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered schools and nonessential businesses to remain closed until the end of the month and lambasted New Yorkers for being out in parks over the weekend during his daily briefing Monday.

Over the weekend, Niagara County has confirmed an additional 27 cases of COVID-19, according to the county's heat map.

At Niagara Fall Memorial Medical Center, the call went out early in March seeking additional staff to handle a potential surge in patients testing positive for the coronavirus.

NEW YORK — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.

NEW YORK — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a slight glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as overall fatalities in the state climbed to nearly 4,200.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he's signing an executive order allowing the state to take ventilators from medical facilities in other parts of the state and redistribute them to hospitals in need in New York City. 

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased again on Friday, moving passed 100 total cases, up from 91 a day earlier. 

ALBANY -- Decrying a "federal leadership void" in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, Sen. Chuck Schumer urged President Donald Trump Thursday to appoint a top military official to oversee the nation's response to the escalating pandemic.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face coverings when leaving home, in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Seneca Resorts & Casinos has announced the temporary furlough, effective this Monday, of workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

First responders in the Falls have cleared their first possible case of COVID-19.

ALBANY — Chris Cuomo, the CNN news show host who is the younger brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revealed Tuesday he has been diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his home basement.

Two local pediatricians say COVID-19 has presented them a need to change some of their daily practices.

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital on Monday held a “blessing of the tents,” which are set up outside of the Emergency Department.

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