Erie County, NY

Erie County, NY This is the official page of Erie County, NY. Follow for news, alerts, and other information. Erie County is a metropolitan center located on the western border of New York State covering 1,058 square miles and consisting of 3 cities and 25 town governments.
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It has almost a million residents. Erie County is governed under a home rule charter which provides for the separation of legislative and executive functions. County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, elected to a four year term, is the chief executive officer of the County. The County Legislature, consisting of 11 members elected to two year terms, is the County's governing body. Other elected positions are Comptroller, County Clerk, District Attorney, and Sheriff.

Operating as usual

Shop local this holiday season—and be sure to get your #Shop716 eGift Cards. The program has already injected over $1 mi...
12/12/2020

Shop local this holiday season—and be sure to get your #Shop716 eGift Cards. The program has already injected over $1 million into locally-owned small businesses!

Support your neighborhood businesses. Get your cards today: amherst.org/shop716

#ShopLocal #BuyLocal #SmallBusiness

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry
12/11/2020

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Do you or someone you know want to operate a Concession at a Golf Course?
We are seeking bids for the operation of the Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows Golf Course Concessions.
For more information see link below!
Questions? Call 858-7037
http://www2.erie.gov/purchasing/sites/www2.erie.gov.purchasing/files/uploads/rfps/GROVER%20ELMA%20MEADOWS%20CONCESSION%202021.pdf

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
12/11/2020

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Continuing our thanks...

Thank you to the Erie County employees who have staffed our drive-through COVID testing sites. Through heat and hot sun, and now snow and cold, they are providing testing in all conditions.

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
12/11/2020

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Continuing our thanks this month -

Thank you to our warehouse crew, which handles the flow of incoming supplies and distribution to our department’s operations and local agencies. They work behind the scenes every day!

Erie County Sheriff's Office
12/11/2020

Erie County Sheriff's Office

Hey everyone - Timothy B. Howard, Tim Howard or any other form of the Sheriff's name WILL NOT be calling you about a Social Security issue. Just hang up on these sons of....well, we will keep it clean.
#JustHangUp
#JustHangUp
&
#JustHangUp

Mark Poloncarz
12/11/2020

Mark Poloncarz

I spoke to Governor Cuomo this morning about what we are seeing in Erie County in our Orange Zone. As we discussed, and he just announced, gyms and barber shops/salons may open in an Orange Zone if capacity is reduced to 25% and they test staff weekly, as more fully described in the below picture.

I also spoke to the governor about what we are seeing in local school districts regarding COVID-19 transmission. As previously noted, we are not seeing transmission in local schools among students, but do see transmission among staff.

It is fair to say the governor and I are both concerned about lack of in-school learning in some districts, and the governor noted his concern regarding the Buffalo Public School District's plan to not reopen until February. I am also concerned regarding the county's inability to continue funding of Virtual Learning Centers after December 30, and I expressed that concern to the governor today, and to Superintendent Kriner Cash during a phone call we had on Tuesday.

It is important to note, while NYS is now allowing gyms and barbers/salons to open in Orange Zones, we are NOT out of the woods yet. Our 7-day positivity rate is still 7%, Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has confirmed more than 3000 new cases since Dec. 4, and hospitalizations are still rising.

If we want to avoid our county entering a Red Zone, which is a complete shutdown of everything, we must continue to #WearAMask , #AvoidSmallGatherings, #PracticeSocialDistancing. Also, please #StayHome if you are sick, do NOT go to work or school, but call your doctor.

We are all in this together. We can overcome this virus, but only if we - all of us - are united in our efforts.

A little eye-candy for everyone: last night's remarkable sunset twilight over Lake Erie, taken from the Rath Building in...
12/11/2020

A little eye-candy for everyone: last night's remarkable sunset twilight over Lake Erie, taken from the Rath Building in Downtown Buffalo with Old Erie County Hall in the foreground.

#Buffalo #downtown #LakeErie #sunset

12/10/2020
12/10/2020
Warmest wishes to everyone celebrating, on this first of the eight days of Hanukkah. 🕎 Here's to a joyous, peaceful holi...
12/10/2020

Warmest wishes to everyone celebrating, on this first of the eight days of Hanukkah. 🕎 Here's to a joyous, peaceful holiday season and a Happy New Year, from all of us at Erie County.

#HappyHanukkah

WATCH LIVE at 2:30 PM: #COVID19 media update. County Executive Mark Poloncarz & Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)...
12/10/2020

WATCH LIVE at 2:30 PM: #COVID19 media update. County Executive Mark Poloncarz & Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Commissioner Gale Burstein will update the community on COVID-19 developments and Erie County's response.

Livestreamed on this page (facebook.com/ErieCounty) & youtube.com/ErieCountyNY

MEDIA: Note change in procedure. Media may access the conference through a WebEx link that will be communicated by email to local newsrooms. Reporters should plan to log in about 10 minutes prior to the start of the press conference. A pool video feed will be available. See graphic for detailed advisory.

More resources: erie.gov/COVID19

As winter approaches, stay informed on road closures due to #storms (or construction) with the interactive, up-to-date r...
12/10/2020

As winter approaches, stay informed on road closures due to #storms (or construction) with the interactive, up-to-date road map by the Erie County Department of Public Works.

Go to: erie.gov/dpw and click on "Road Closures,"
…or use this direct link: erieny.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0efe9e2c993844d59da5da55a1365def

Congratulations, Erie County! You've injected over $1 million into local small businesses by supporting the #Shop716 eGi...
12/09/2020

Congratulations, Erie County! You've injected over $1 million into local small businesses by supporting the #Shop716 eGift Card Program!

Due to overwhelming response, the buy-one-get-one card promotion is now sold-out.

But you can still purchase gift cards and continue to support participating local businesses. Get your cards today at: amherst.org/shop716

#ShopLocal #BuyLocal #SmallBusiness

BUSINESS OWNERS: Tomorrow (December 10) at 9 AM, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce is hosting a FREE online wellness serie...
12/09/2020

BUSINESS OWNERS: Tomorrow (December 10) at 9 AM, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce is hosting a FREE online wellness series, "Maintaining Wellness During a Pandemic for your Business." Learn tools & resources to assist your employees.

No need to register! Go to: business.amherst.org/events

Sponnsored by: Erie County Business Task Force, Horizon Health Services, Independent Health, Financial Partners of Upstate New York

#healthintheworkplace #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth

The Erie County Department of Health can help you eat healthier. 🥗 For information about the closest farmer's market or ...
12/08/2020

The Erie County Department of Health can help you eat healthier. 🥗 For information about the closest farmer's market or senior dining site, or tips on how to better understand a nutrition label—and more—visit: www2.erie.gov/health/nutrition

Cd: Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Want to make a difference?  🚑  Join SMART, the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team for Erie County. Medical & n...
12/08/2020

Want to make a difference? 🚑 Join SMART, the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team for Erie County. Medical & non-medical volunteers welcome.

Learn more at: erie.gov/smart
…or call (716) 858-7101.

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns
12/08/2020

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns

UPDATE: The Erie County Auto Bureau is accepting same day and next day appointments for in-person transactions at area offices. Find available locations and make your reservation at erie.gov/clerk/autobureau #ReadyReserveRenew #MaskUp #RenewLocal

Erie County Senior Services
12/08/2020

Erie County Senior Services

The Center for Elder Law & Justice has an online event this Thursday at 2:00 PM that covers nursing home visitation.

Watch on the CELJ page (Center for Elder Law & Justice), or join Zoom (zoom.us/join):

Meeting ID: 834 7536 0947
Passcode: 701482
Phone: 1 646 876 9923

This is the FINAL WEEK of the FREE University Express fall semester! Have you caught a fun online class yet? Hosted by E...
12/08/2020

This is the FINAL WEEK of the FREE University Express fall semester! Have you caught a fun online class yet? Hosted by Erie County Senior Services for older adults on an immense variety of topics, remaining classes include "The Technicians of Shakespeare in Delaware Park," "Influential People from Buffalo During the 1800s," & "Ready, Set, Goals!"

Browse & sign-up at: erie.gov/UniversityExpress

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
12/07/2020

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

A reminder for reporters who are producing stories about vaccination - Healthy Children and SELF magazine have a photo gallery of science-based, realistic images for use with your articles.

https://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/immunizations-image-gallery.aspx

These images are available for download and use with proper attribution in print, broadcast or online publications, or on social media. Please use the following credit line: Heather Hazzan, SELF Magazine.

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
12/07/2020

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

From our live video update this afternoon [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCQWZwpKAos] - new cases in Erie County by ZIP code with new cases per 100K populations on a 7-day average for the week ending 12/5/2020.

Data are preliminary.
Source: Erie County Department of Health, Office of Epidemiology

STARTING NOW: the next meeting of the Erie County Police Reform Task Force.WATCH LIVE on Erie County's YouTube channel: ...
12/07/2020

STARTING NOW: the next meeting of the Erie County Police Reform Task Force.

WATCH LIVE on Erie County's YouTube channel: youtube.com/ErieCountyNY.

Send your comments on police reform to: [email protected]

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns
12/07/2020

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns

KEARNS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION FOR DRIVER LICENSES AND PERMITS THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2021. #ReadyReserveRenew

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns
12/07/2020

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns

SCAM ALERT: If you recently received a text message claiming to be the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in regards to updating information for a #RealID, it's a #scam. Recipients are asked to update their mailing address & phone number. If you receive a text message like this DO NOT RESPOND- JUST DELETE.

Erie County Department of Social Services
12/07/2020

Erie County Department of Social Services

The NYDocSubmit App allows you to send us your documents without making a trip downtown or using a stamp!

You're needed NOW! There's an urgent local need for blood of all types. Donate today:• ConnectLife : ConnectLife.org/urg...
12/07/2020

You're needed NOW! There's an urgent local need for blood of all types. Donate today:

• ConnectLife : ConnectLife.org/urgent or call (716) 529-4270

• American Red Cross of Western New York: RedCrossBlood.org or call (716) 886-7500

#GiveBlood #DonateBlood #BloodDonation

12/07/2020
Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, commemorating this day in 1941 when the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked ...
12/07/2020

Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, commemorating this day in 1941 when the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, marking the United States' entry into World War II. Take a moment to remember.

Learn about the services of the Erie County Veterans Service Agency, helping local vets since 1926. Visit: erie.gov/veterans

#PearlHarborRemembranceDay #PearlHarbor

LIVE at 2:30 PM: Today's #COVID19 media update. County Executive Mark Poloncarz & Erie County Department of Health (ECDO...
12/07/2020

LIVE at 2:30 PM: Today's #COVID19 media update. County Executive Mark Poloncarz & Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Commissioner Gale Burstein will update the community on COVID-19 developments and Erie County's response.

Livestreamed on this page (Erie County, NY) & youtube.com/ErieCountyNY

MEDIA: Note change in procedure. Media may access the conference through a Webex link that will be communicated by email to local newsrooms. Reporters should plan to log in about 10 minutes prior to the start of the press conference. A pool video feed will be available. See graphic for detailed advisory.

More resources: erie.gov/COVID19

This is the final week of the "University Express" fall semester! Have you caught a fun, FREE online class yet? Hosted b...
12/06/2020

This is the final week of the "University Express" fall semester! Have you caught a fun, FREE online class yet? Hosted by Erie County Senior Services for older adults on an immense variety of topics, remaining classes include "Awesome Omegas" (how omega-3 fats keep you healthy), "So…What Happens after I Flush?" and "Getting Started with Irish Genealogy Records."

Browse & sign-up at: erie.gov/universityexpress

Did you get your buy-one-get-one FREE #Shop716 eGift card yet? The $25 offer ends December 12. Support local, independen...
12/06/2020

Did you get your buy-one-get-one FREE #Shop716 eGift card yet? The $25 offer ends December 12. Support local, independent businesses this Holiday Season. Card is good online & curbside at participating locally-owned businesses.

Makes a great gift! Get cards at: amherst.org/shop716

#shopsafe #shoplocal #dinesafe #dinelocal

TOMORROW (Monday, December 7) at 5 PM: the next meeting of the Erie County Police Reform Task Force. WATCH LIVE on Erie ...
12/06/2020

TOMORROW (Monday, December 7) at 5 PM: the next meeting of the Erie County Police Reform Task Force.

WATCH LIVE on Erie County's YouTube channel: youtube.com/ErieCountyNY.

Send your comments on police reform to: [email protected]

There's an urgent local need for blood of all types. Donate today:• ConnectLife: connectlife.org/urgent or call (716) 52...
12/05/2020

There's an urgent local need for blood of all types. Donate today:

• ConnectLife: connectlife.org/urgent or call (716) 529-4270

• American Red Cross: RedCrossBlood.org or call (716) 886-7500

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Erie County is a metropolitan center located on the western border of New York State covering 1,058 square miles and consisting of three cities and 25 town governments. It has almost a million residents. Erie County is governed under a home rule charter which provides for the separation of legislative and executive functions. County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, elected to a four-year term, is the chief executive officer of the County. The County Legislature, consisting of 11 members elected to two-year terms, is the County's governing body. Other elected positions are Comptroller, County Clerk, District Attorney, and Sheriff.

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Cuomo and crew..Do as they say not as they Do Serving Gail Bernstein and Mark Polancarz at their homes today on Thanksgiving...but they both, as did Cuomo, traveled for Thanksgiving so we missed them. Once again...do as they say not as they do. Hypocrites. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10225442801763954&id=1442574074 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=133521205217111&id=100056776974225 https://artvoice.com/2020/11/26/thanksgiving-protestors-serve-papers-to-mark-poloncarz-and-gail-burstein/ Do as they say not as they do. He said NOT to travel for Thanksgiving and he, Polancarz, and DOH Hit squad leader Gail 'OT QUEEN' Berstein leader ALL traveled for Thanksgiving. Are you FED UP WITH their LIES and HYPOCRISY YET ?!
why did the Holling senior homes apts here at 1 holling dr.. 14216 .. STOP .. letting us recycle ? no more green bins
This is a evil racist city. God curse you all bigots
Why am I receiving prerecorded calls after 9pm on my home phone? Thought no calls after 9 and besides I completed my census in April! 🤬
Why did I get a pre-recorded phone call at 2:00 AM to fill out the census so Erie County can get paid? Who calls at 2AM? Nothing good happens after midnight and I thought this was an emergency call, but no, it's just idiots reminding me of something I completed and sent in months ago.
Did you know Erie county is in NY's 27th Democratic Congressional District? Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/27thDistNYDems/
Can you tell me if school zone speed limits are in effect?
Please help track down Oliver! Last seen at 10 am in North Tonawanda near Mississippi muds. Any information please message me. He is a 50 lb orange mutt with wirey hair.