Month: December 2020

BUFFALO BILLS 2020 PLAYOFFS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

**RELEASE**

As part of a New York State Demonstration Project, Buffalo Bills fans will be permitted to attend the first Bills home playoff game in 25 years. New York State approved a capacity of 6,772 fans to attend the Bills first playoff game and is requiring all fans attending the Bills Playoff Game to obtain a NEGATIVE COVID-19 test result prior to the game. This testing will be conducted by the NFL’s testing partner, BioReference Laboratories. Please see below for information about the testing requirements. Further, attendees will be required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival at Bills Stadium pursuant to the questionnaire below. As a result of certain NFL Rules and other commitments, approximately 6,200 tickets will be available for purchase. Please see below for information about ticketing.

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Marlowe E. Young

Marlowe E. Young (Lounsbury), of Akron passed away on December 23, 2020. She was born in Holland, New York, on February 24, 1935 to the late Clarence and Emma (Marlowe) Lounsbury.

Marlowe was a 1953 graduate of Holland High School. She married James Young Sr. and they had three children together. Marlowe and James were married for over 50 years at the time of his death in 2008. She enjoyed working around the house, gardening, and especially loved painting peddle cars.

Beloved mother of James (Jane) Young Jr., Jeff Young, and Brenda Young; cherished grandmother of Donna Young, and William Young. Marlowe is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Private.

Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home Akron

Arnold “Bugs” Stegman

Arnold “Bugs” Stegman passed away on December 25, 2020 following a brief illness. Born in Akron on January 7, 1932 to Harry and Mary (Carpenter), he was predeceased by his siblings Donald (June) Stegman, Elaine (Gordon) Dieterle, and Phyllis (John) Trigilio. 

Bugs was a 1950 graduate of Akron High School and went on to serve our country honorably in the United States Army in Korea (1952-1954). He married MaryAnn Kolenko in 1956. They were married for 56 years at the time of her death in 2013. He worked for U.S. Gypsum, retiring in 1994 and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Arnold liked taking long walks with his buddy Petey, enjoyed a good laugh, the New York Yankees, the Buffalo Bills, and a nice cold beer. He liked to draw and listen to classic jazz, especially Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, but mostly he loved spending time at home with his family.

Beloved father of Laurel (late George) Voigt and Leslie (late William) Gates as well as his grandchildren Shaun Voigt, Leah Gates, Jessica Gates, Jared Voigt,  and Danielle Voigt; proud great-grandfather of Taylor and Tori Voigt. Bugs is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be held in the spring. 

Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home, Akron

ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHANGES QUARANTINE GUIDANCE FOLLOWING UPDATE FROM NEW YORK STATE

Quarantine time period shifts from 14 days to 10 days

ERIE COUNTY, NY – Following an update by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to COVID quarantine requirements on December 26, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has changed the time period for quarantine from 14 days to 10 days past last exposure.

Starting today, December 28, individuals placed under quarantine by ECDOH can end quarantine after ten days if no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period.

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